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Oil industry experts: Oil patch is expected to get crazy busy in 2010

With only eight active drilling rigs in McKenzie County as of Oct. 5, 2009 compared to 20 active rigs one year ago, it doesn’t seem like oil activity in the county is on the rise. But according to area officials, things are pickin

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed)read more »

Campers bracing for a cold N.D. winter

Camping is a fun pastime in North Dakota and something that many families do on weekends during the summer. But it’s not something most North Dakotans would think of as a fun thing to do in the winter.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

A good problem to have

For a school system the size of McKenzie County Public School District No. 1, having too many students is a good problem to have.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

Cascade Homes begins a second housing project in Watford City

With a struggling economy, people are willing to do a lot for a job. Even if that means braving a North Dakota winter in a camper.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed)read more »

Meeting city’s housing needs

It’s been almost a year in the making, but the Lutheran Social Services Housing project in Watford City has finally arrived, literally. Three units arrived and were set up in Watford City on Thursday, Sept, 17.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

School Board approves $6.7 million budget

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 gave its final approval to a $6.7 million budget for the 2009-2010 school year during its meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

Farm Rescue to the rescue

llness and injury are things that we all know can happen to us. But with no way of planning for them, it’s always an unwelcome surprise, especially when a family member is forced out of work for an extended period of time.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed)read more »

New drilling concept starts in McKenzie County

Oil exploration is an ever-changing industry and one company has decided to break out its newest technology right here in McKenzie County.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »

Council asks city attorney to work on new water agreement

Watford City’s City Council took a very tentative first step forward on the concept of bringing treated municipal water from the Williston Water Treatment Plant to Watford City during its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 7.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »

Road work causing traffic delays

If you traveled east out of Watford City this spring or summer, it was probably easy to see that the long winter coupled with added traffic was very hard on U.S. Highway 23 east of Watford City.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »

NDRA Championship Rodeo rides into town this weekend

It’s coming. Polish your boots and grab your hats, the rodeo is coming to Watford City!

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Commissioners eye $16.7 million budget

McKenzie County Commissioners will be considering a 34.8 percent increase in the county’s 2010 budget during a preliminary budget hearing on Sept. 18.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

A harvest to remember

Things at the local elevator may not show it, but one of the greatest harvests in McKenzie County is in full swing.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Old Settlers’ Day celebration offers four days of fun

As fall approaches, the time has come for the 64th Annual Old Settlers’ Day Celebration in Alexander, a weekend of food, fun, family, reunions and of course, new memories.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Good news for schools

Watford City and Alexander School officials are excited to see enrollment numbers on the rise.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Watford City Police add K-9 officer to their department

he main goal of the Watford City Police Department is to keep the community safe. In an effort to do that, the department has added a new member to its team, a member that is capable of doing things most police officers can’t.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Elementary school to see more students

Like most kids, Watford City Elementary students probably aren’t ready for summer to end and school to start. But ready or not, the first day of school is just around the corner and students can expect to see some new faces and a few changes around the school.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

County’s oil production tops 821,705 barrels in May

With a resurgence in drilling for oil in North Dakota on the heels of the discovery of the Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota, since 2004, North Dakota’s crude oil production has grown an average of 16.9 percent per year.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

Harvest on hold

After a rough harvest last year, area farmers are just happy they have something to harvest. Now they just need the weather to cooperate and let them get into their fields.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

McKenzie County schools start classes next week

Although unseasonably cool weather has most kids feeling like summer hasn’t even started, the time has come for summer vacation to end with McKenzie County students heading back to school over the next week.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed)read more »