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City needs $18 million in infrastructure improvements

The growth of a city doesn’t come without significant financial cost.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed)read more »

School enrollment numbers continue to rise

When school started last August, it came as no surprise to school faculty that there were a lot of new students. The surprise for some teachers and parents is just beginning to surface as the number of new students continues to grow at a steady pace for some county schools.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed)read more »

A growing community has 911 dispatchers stretched to the max

A growing community has 911 dispatchers stretched to the max

With the county growing at an unusually rapid pace, many offices and departments are continually getting busier without any slowdown in sight. Area law enforcement and emergency personnel are firsthand witnesses to just how busy the county has become.

Posted 1/19/11 (Wed)read more »

Wellness Center fund drive tops halfway point

Wellness Center fund drive tops halfway point

Thanks to several large donations, a new wellness center in Watford City is an even closer reality than fundraisers expected it to be.

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed)read more »

City’s crime on the rise

Watford City’s population is growing, and with the increase in residents, the Watford City Police Department has also noticed an increase in crime.

Posted 1/12/11 (Wed)read more »

72 apartment units planned for Watford

Progressive Commercial Development, an Oregon-based company hopes that its plans for 72 apartment units will not only help with the area’s rental shortage, but the company also hopes to offer the apartments at an affordable market value.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed)read more »

Oil activity will only grow in 2011

Throughout 2010, McKenzie County residents have watched the oil industry grow.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed)read more »

Drovdal: State sees need to help oil impacted areas

Oil and gas, water, and of course, money, along with many other issues will be discussed when the 62nd session of the North Dakota Legislature convenes in Bismarck on Jan. 4.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed)read more »

City’s taxable sales up 55 percent in third quarter

After posting a very vigorous 45.96 percent increase in taxable sales and purchases in the second quarter of 2010, the third quarter of this past year was even better.

Posted 1/05/11 (Wed)read more »

Social Services struggles to deal with a dramatic caseload increase

Social Services struggles to deal with a dramatic caseload increase

County office sees big increase in child protection, foster care cases

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed)read more »

Watford City to host family friendly New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve can be a fun time, but it can also be a scary time, especially for parents. However, one Watford City group has decided to make this New Year’s Eve a little safer for everyone.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed)read more »

Watford City on pace for record snow

Area’s snow total already stands at a record 48.9 inches

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed)read more »

Living for today, inspiring for tomorrow

Living for today, inspiring for tomorrow

What does it mean to have a heart of gold? If it means going above and beyond the call of duty in everything that you do, while always keeping a smile on your face and thinking of others’ needs before your own, then Kathy Skarda is definitely worthy of the 2010 Heart of Gold Award.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed)read more »

Study says Watford to grow to 2,655 people

Study says Watford to grow to 2,655 people

It is apparent that there is a housing shortage in Watford City and several other communities in western North Dakota. However, a recently completed housing study is being viewed as a good tool for Watford City.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed)read more »

Fire prevention is key for people living in campers this winter

Fire prevention is key for people living in campers this winter

With hundreds of campers in the area and lots of cold weather ahead, the Watford City Fire Department is concerned about the number of fire dangers associated with living in a camper during the winter.

Posted 12/15/10 (Wed)read more »

City police arrest two men on drug charges

Following a tip by an anonymous citizen, two men were arrested on drug charges near a Watford City business on Monday, Dec. 6.

Posted 12/15/10 (Wed)read more »

County Treasurer’s office offers vehicle title service

Purchasing a vehicle is an exciting time, but waiting to receive the title to your new purchase can be a daunting task. But that daunting task is going to be much easier if you make your vehicle purchase in McKenzie County.

Posted 12/15/10 (Wed)read more »

Choir to present Christmas cantata

Choir to present Christmas cantata

The First Lutheran Choir is ready to help stir up your Christmas memories with its annual Christmas cantata, ‘Winter’s Grace,’ A Cantata for Christmas by Joseph M. Martin.

Posted 12/08/10 (Wed)read more »

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 »