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Taxable sales still growing

While development in the oil fields in McKenzie County slowed somewhat in the first quarter of 2009, the energy sector continued to push the county’s taxable sales and purchases at a double digit rate.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed)read more »

Old School Bed & Breakfast kicks off concert series

The Old School Bed & Breakfast offers a unique experience for anyone who stays there. But for residents of McKenzie County, there isn’t much reason to stay there when home is so close by. But even though spending the night may be out, area residents can still enjoy an evening at the Bed & Breakfast during its summer concert series.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed)read more »

‘Small Town Soldiers’ gets rave reviews

If the turnout and feedback from the Watford City movie premiere of ‘Small Town Soldiers’ directed by Cody Shimek, is any indication of the movie’s overall success, then Shimek should be in the running for Director of the Year.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed)read more »

Arnegard to celebrate the Fourth of July

he Fourth of July - food, friends, family, fun and of course, fireworks. Where can you get it all in one place? The Arnegard Fourth of July Celebration.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed)read more »

‘Small Town Soldiers’ premieres in Watford City this weekend

During World War II, millions of young Americans from rural areas were swept away from their small farms and towns to participate in a world-changing event that had a lasting affect on their lives.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed)read more »

Reunions, dances just part of Homefest fun

It doesn’t matter if you graduated 10 years ago or 60, it’s always fun to reconnect with classmates and that’s exactly what Homefest is all about.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed)read more »

McKenzie Electric focuses on controlling rising energy costs

As the cost of everything seems to be rising, McKenzie Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting focused on what they are doing to help keep customer costs down in a time of rising costs and company growth.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed)read more »

McKenzie County Fair begins Thursday

Food, fun, entertainment and 4-H make the McKenzie County Fair a memorable experience that you won’t want to miss.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed)read more »

City Council grants liquor licenses, tables study on B & H Body Shop building

The Watford City City Council reissued liquor licenses to five Watford City establishments during its regular meeting on Monday, June 8. But it did so with a stern warning that it expected the establishments to strictly follow city ordinances, especially those governing the sale of alcohol to minors.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed)read more »

City prepares to kick off summer with Homefest weekend

Summer is a great time for reunions, street dances and of course ,the county fair. In most areas, these events are spread throughout the summer, but in McKenzie County, they mark the beginning of a fun-filled summer.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed)read more »

A life-changing experience

For most college students, college courses are a way of learning the things they need in order to get their dream job. But for some students like Alex Veeder, some courses offer a lot more. Veeder, a 2007 Watford City High School graduate heard about the God’s Child Project and the volunteer network at North Dakota State University during freshman orientation and right away, she knew it was something she wanted to get involved with.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed)read more »

Sakakawea is expected to hit 1,840 feet by July

This spring the thought of rising water was not a good thing. But today many McKenzie County residents are thrilled to hear that Lake Sakakawea has risen considerably and is still on the rise.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed)read more »

Rain comes just in time

Nobody wants to see cold weather in June, not even in North Dakota. But area farmers are thankful for the unseasonably cool temperatures we’ve seen so far this June. Until recently a lack of moisture had many farmers thinking they wouldn’t have much if anything to harvest.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed)read more »

Wold ends year as Grand Master of North Dakota Masons

The Fraternal Order of the Masons is the oldest fraternal order of men in the world, and McKenzie County is privileged to have the Masons Grand Master of North Dakota from the Fort Union Lodge #128 in Watford City.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed)read more »

North Unit road to get face-lift

Summer is the time for traveling and road construction. Although no one likes having their travel plans delayed due to road construction, we all know that it’s something that needs to be done.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed)read more »

Giving kids a chance

If you have room in your heart and in your home, you may be ready to make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed)read more »

Not even cancer can keep the sheriff down

A cancer diagnosis is nothing to take lightly, but fortunately for McKenzie County Sheriff Ron Rankin, a recent diagnosis hasn’t slowed him down or interrupted his work.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed)read more »

County’s taxable sales up nearly 50%

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed)read more »

County receives $4.8 million in stimulus funds for rural water project

Even though North Dakota has faired pretty well during this time of economic struggle, the state is still receiving some economic stimulus money that will have a big impact on McKenzie County .

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed)read more »

Relay For Life helps make a difference for cancer patients

For most people cancer is never far from their minds, and even though there always seems to be somebody you know battling the disease, it still seems impossible to think that the next person you know with cancer could be you.

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed)read more »