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Opinions mixed on city’s snow removal efforts

With more than 15 inches of snow falling in November, it’s obvious that snow removal has been on the minds of Watford City city workers as well as Watford City residents. However, the thoughts of the two groups are very different.

Posted 12/08/10 (Wed)read more »

Parade of Lights was a great way to get into the holiday spirit

Parade of Lights was a great way to get into the holiday spirit

Once again, the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce put on a spectacular Parade of Lights to kick off the holiday season.

Posted 12/01/10 (Wed)read more »

Food Pantry offers help throughout the holiday season

For many people, food is something we don’t think about too much. When you or your kids are hungry, all you need to do is go to a cupboard or the fridge and there is something to eat. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone.

Posted 12/01/10 (Wed)read more »

Drovdal elected N.D. Speaker of the House

After nine legislative sessions, District 39 Representative David Drovdal decided he needed a bit of a challenge to regenerate himself and his career, a challenge that could ultimately be very good for McKenzie County. After a close race, Drovdal was elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Posted 11/24/10 (Wed)read more »

Businesses decorate Christmas trees for Boots & Bling auction

Businesses decorate Christmas trees for Boots & Bling auction

With Christmas just around the corner, many people are digging out their holiday decorations, including the dusty Christmas tree and decorations. Maybe this year is the year you’ve decided it’s time to spice things up or make a change. If so, you’ll want to make plans to attend the 2010 Boots and Bling Gala, sponsored by the Benefit Fund of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems.

Posted 11/24/10 (Wed)read more »

Watford City is ready to Celebrate a Country Christmas

‘Celebrating a Country Christmas’ is the Christmas theme chosen by the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce for this year’s holiday season and it all kicks off this weekend.

Posted 11/24/10 (Wed)read more »

Keeping elderly housing affordable

Keeping elderly housing affordable

In a time when housing is in high demand, most people who are thinking of selling are looking at a nice profit. But not everyone is selling to make big money.

Posted 11/17/10 (Wed)read more »

Tying for a good cause

Tying for a good cause

A toothbrush, pajamas, socks and underwear are possessions that most people take for granted. However, for abused children, the simple gift of these and other everyday necessities can make a huge difference in their life.

Posted 11/17/10 (Wed)read more »

School requests bus funding from county’s Infrastructure Fund

With its existing school bus fleet wearing out faster than normal, the McKenzie County School District No. 1 school board is going to be asking the McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners to use a portion of the county’s Infrastructure Fund to purchase six new buses, as well as to provide funds to help construct a new bus storage facility.

Posted 11/17/10 (Wed)read more »

Health care system has profitable year

While Dan Kelly, CEO of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems may have been a little disappointed with the number of patients that the facility saw at its clinic, hospital and emergency room this year, you have to excuse him for not being too upset.

Posted 11/10/10 (Wed)read more »

A time to remember our veterans

A time to remember our veterans

What is a veteran? A veteran is any person who has served in the armed forces. A veteran can be a person who has seen combat or a person who has served only in peacetime. Either way, Veterans Day is a chance for Americans to salute all of our veterans.

Posted 11/10/10 (Wed)read more »

Hanson chosen as new McKenzie County auditor

With Frances Olson retiring as the McKenzie County Auditor, area voters elected Jodi Hayden Hanson as the new McKenzie County Auditor, a position that Olson has held for the past 20 years.

Posted 11/10/10 (Wed)read more »

Homeowners in Watford City are leasing mineral acres

Leasing minerals is nothing new for residents of McKenzie County. However, it is a new idea for home- owners in Watford City.

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed)read more »

First snowstorm catches many off guard

First snowstorm catches many off guard

Although fall snowstorms are typical for North Dakota, that first good storm always seems to be a tough one. And even though it was the second snow of the season, last week’s storm was no different.

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed)read more »

Legislative leaders hear about energy impacts on county, city government

Legislative leaders hear about energy impacts on county, city government

The booming oil activity in western North Dakota has brought with it increased employment, increased tax revenue and a strong economy in the midst of a struggling U.S. economy. However, with the increase in oil activity, there has also been a multitude of challenges for local, county and state decision makers.

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed)read more »

Fundraising efforts underway to build new wellness center

For her efforts in bringing awareness to health and wellness to Watford City, a group of Watford City residents have made it their goal to name the new wellness center after the late Connie Wold. The group has started the Community Campaign to Name The Connie Wold Wellness Center, a fund-raising campaign to raise $801,000 in Connie’s name.

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed)read more »

Gas plant construction awaits PSC ruling

Gas plant construction awaits PSC ruling

Construction of a gas processing facility north of Watford City will have to wait until spring. That is, unless the North Dakota Public Service Commission (NDPSC) approves the company’s application quickly like Bear Paw Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of ONEOK Partners, LP is pushing for.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed)read more »

Watford City is bursting at the seams

As developers and individuals work to end a housing shortage in Watford City and McKenzie County, it has gotten a little difficult to determine where the city ends and the county begins. As of now, some businesses and subdivisions aren’t sure which one they will fall into either.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed)read more »

Voters to elect new McKenzie County Auditor

With Frances Olson not seeking re-election as the McKenzie County Auditor, area voters will be choosing between two candidates to serve as the county’s auditor during the 2010 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed)read more »

Three candidates seek two seats on County Commission

McKenzie County voters will be asked to choose between three candidates to fill two seats on the McKenzie Board of County Commissioners during the 2010 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Incumbents Roger Chinn of Grassy Butte and Richard (Rick) Lawlar are being challenged by Cameron Arnegard of Arnegard.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed)read more »