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Filling city’s housing shortage

Watford City is often referred to as a growing and thriving community. However, a lack of housing has made it difficult for the community to continue growing. A problem the city hopes will be resolved soon through two housing projects.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed)read more »

Three Forks Sanish Formation fuels new potential to state’s oil industry

Because of its success, the Bakken continues to be a hot topic among the oil industry. But recently, conversations have changed from the success of the Bakken to the potential of the Three Forks Sanish (TFS) Formation.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed)read more »

City Council toughens dog ordinance

Owners of dogs that are found running at large within the city limits of Watford City will be facing stiff fines under new city ordinances being enacted by the Watford City City Council.

Posted 7/15/09 (Wed)read more »

Veeder earns rural development award

Gene Veeder is a man credited with using his position in the community to change Watford City from a rural community like many others in the state, to a thriving community that is looked up to by other communities in the state.

Posted 7/15/09 (Wed)read more »

Knudtson named County’s 2009 Responder of the Year

t takes a lot of time and hard work to be an emergency responder and because having a good emergency response team is vital to the community, each year McKenzie County awards one of its responders with the Responder of the Year award.

Posted 7/15/09 (Wed)read more »

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 »

Samuelson elected State American Legion Commander

‘Still Serving America’ is the motto of the American Legion, and Jerry Samuelson of Watford City continues to fulfill that motto as the North Dakota State Legion Commander.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed)read more »

Vehicle accidents are way up in McKenzie County

Nobody wants to think about being in an accident. But maybe if more people thought about accidents before they got behind the wheel, a few of them could be avoided. McKenzie County has seen more than its share of accidents for 2009 and the year is only half over. The number of accidents so far for 2009 is almost the same as the total number of accidents for 2008, a pretty scary fact for anyone on the road.

Posted 7/08/09 (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’ 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 »

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »