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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

County’s taxable sales up nearly 50%

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed)read more »

Study looks at improving Highway 85

A four-lane highway from Watford City to Belfield, wow – that would be great! Unfortunately, that’s something that just isn’t economically feasible, at least at this time. But supporters of the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway (TRE) hope to bring residents of McKenzie County the next best thing.

Posted 5/20/09 (Wed)read more »

Neighbors helping a neighbor

McKenzie County residents are fortunate to live in an area where everybody looks out for each other and neighbors are there when you need them.

Posted 5/20/09 (Wed)read more »

Wellness Center to move to new location

Living in a rural community has a lot of great advantages, but there are some things that most rural communities just can’t offer, like affordable and quality wellness opportunities.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed)read more »

Tobacco Gardens Resort reopens

Tobacco Gardens Resort has been a long standing part of McKenzie County, but for the past several years the cafe and concessions have been without an owner leaving patrons without any services.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed)read more »

City urged to enact tougher dog ordinances

The owners of a dog that was savagely mauled and critically injured by another dog over the Easter weekend in Watford City made an impassioned plea to the Watford City City Council during their meeting on Monday, May 4 for the city to enact stricter dog ordinances.

Posted 5/13/09 (Wed)read more »

New law could boost state’s oil activity

Oil production in North Dakota has dropped from a rig count high of 98 to a rig count of 38 as of Friday, May 1, 2009. The main cause for the drop in rigs is the drop in the price of oil.

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed)read more »

Bomb squad called to McKenzie County

Things aren’t always what they seem, but in this day and age it seems that anything is possible. But could there really have been a pipe bomb in the Badlands? Yes, there could have, which is what brought the Minot Police Department Bomb Squad to Watford City on April 29, 2009.

Posted 5/06/09 (Wed)read more »