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Watford City’s taxable sales skyrocket

Posted 10/06/10 (Wed)read more »

Man faces multiple charges following incident at Kum & Go

Brock Savelkoul, 28, of Minot is currently being held in the McKenzie County Jail after brandishing firearms at the Kum & Go convenience store in Watford City and leading area law enforcement officers on a high speed chase.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed)read more »

Adding the finishing touches

Adding the finishing touches

When a new home is being built, it’s a great accomplishment when it is ready to move in to, but at that point the work is often far from over.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed)read more »

Highway road construction continues on schedule throughout McKenzie County

After some unseasonably cold temperatures and snow in the area, it may seem to some people that road construction season will soon be over. But according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, that isn’t the case.

Posted 9/29/10 (Wed)read more »

School Board okays track improvements

Watford City High School’s track will be going fully electronic this spring following the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1’s school board approval of spending $5,000 toward the purchase of an automated timing system as well as making other improvements at the track.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed)read more »

City’s historic ‘Old Courthouse’ slated for demolition

One of Watford City’s oldest buildings, ‘The Old Courthouse’ is slated to be demolished this week. The building, which is currently owned by the McKenzie County School District No. 1, was built in the late 1930s to be used as a hospital.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed)read more »

Optimism has faded

Optimism has faded

It’s common knowledge that rain is an important part of growing crops. This spring the rain was nearly perfect, giving area farmers a bumper crop for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t let up on the rain, and for some area farmers it’s turned their bumper crop into something that is barely salvageable.

Posted 9/22/10 (Wed)read more »

Booming economy provides different twist for JDA director

Economic development is an important aspect for any growing town. But what happens to an economic development coordinator when a town is booming with economic development, like Watford City is right now.

Posted 9/15/10 (Wed)read more »

Busted at the Post Office

A trip to the Watford City Post Office on Sept. 1 to pick up a package didn’t turn out quite the way Tim Bourne had planned it.

Posted 9/15/10 (Wed)read more »

County sees big budget increase

McKenzie County Commissioners will be considering a 39.3 percent increase in the county’s 2011 budget during a preliminary budget hearing on Sept. 23. The hearing, which is open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room.

Posted 9/15/10 (Wed)read more »

Home schooling proves to be a good option for some parents

All parents of school-aged children know that back-to-school time can be a very busy and stressful time. But for some area students going back to school is a lot easier, especially when they don’t even have to leave home.

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed)read more »

NDRA rides into Watford

It’s been named one of the nation’s top 100 events and it’s happening right here in Watford City. McKenzie County residents are in for a special treat when the NDRA Championship Rodeo rides into Watford City on Sept. 10 and 11 with nightly performances at 7 p.m. at the McKenzie County Multi-Purpose Building.

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed)read more »

Medicare changes could hurt small rural hospitals

A new policy from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could be disastrous for small hospitals and clinics like McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) if the ruling can’t be overturned.

Posted 9/08/10 (Wed)read more »

Alexander to host 65th Annual Old Settlers’ Day celebration this weekend

As fall approaches, the time has come for the 65th Annual Old Settlers’ Day celebration in Alexander, a weekend of food, fun, family, reunions and of course, new memories.

Posted 9/01/10 (Wed)read more »

Schools open to more students

It may come as no surprise, but area schools have all reported an increase in enrollment.

Posted 9/01/10 (Wed)read more »

Rains keep farmers from their fields

Recent rains have area farmers sidelined from their fields, but most are still optimistic for a good harvest. Most farmers throughout McKenzie County report being half finished with this year’s harvest before rain put a stop to things.

Posted 9/01/10 (Wed)read more »

From building permits to crime, City sees activity skyrocketing

It’s no secret that the oil and construction industries are extremely busy in McKenzie County. But workers in those industries aren’t the only ones who are busy.

Posted 8/25/10 (Wed)read more »

County, Grazing Assoc. oppose plan to close roads on grasslands

As a result of a national mandate, the U.S. Forest Service Dakota Prairie Grasslands has developed a Travel Management Plan for the Little Missouri National Grasslands that will greatly decrease public access opportunities.

Posted 8/25/10 (Wed)read more »

Area investors hope to bring an end to Watford City’s housing shortage

Several businesses and private investors have chosen Watford City for their housing projects, with several housing projects underway in Watford City and its surrounding area.

Posted 8/18/10 (Wed)read more »

Looking for a good harvest

If you get up early enough, you can feel the chill of fall in the air. And if you haven’t noticed that, the combines in the fields are another indication that fall is just around the corner.

Posted 8/18/10 (Wed)read more »