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Ribfest draws record crowd

Posted 8/12/14 (Tue)read more »

ONEOK to build new gas plant in McKenzie County

Demicks Lake plant will process 200 million cubic feet per day

Posted 8/05/14 (Tue)read more »

Are you ready for some ribs?

Thousands of pounds of ribs to be prepared during Friday’s Ribfest

Posted 8/05/14 (Tue)read more »

Schools get $3.8 million

School districts in Watford City and Alexander, which are being impacted by increased enrollment due to the energy boom in western North Dakota, will be sharing in $3,809,700 in grants from the Board of University and School Lands.

Posted 8/05/14 (Tue)read more »

Wolf Pup Daycare receives $50,000 from Hess Corporation

Wolf Pup Daycare in Watford City received a $50,000 donation from Hess Corporation last week, bringing the total donation amount to roughly $1.2 million for the daycare project.

Posted 8/05/14 (Tue)read more »

Ground broken for new $50 million high school

As earth moving equipment was already at work shaping the ground, school and city officials on Monday, July 21, officially broke ground on a new $50 million, 600-student capacity, high school to serve Watford City’s growing student numbers.

Posted 7/29/14 (Tue)read more »

Lawmakers to visit state’s oil patch

Petroleum Council sponsors a two-day tour through the Bakken to open up the eyes of North Dakota lawmakers

Posted 7/29/14 (Tue)read more »

Study: McKenzie County needs 120-bed jail facility

Commissioners explore options to house prisoners

Posted 7/29/14 (Tue)read more »

Multi-story buildings coming to Main Street

New York developers plan to invest $65 million in city

Posted 7/22/14 (Tue)read more »

Four-laning of Highway 85 from Watford to Alexander to be completed by fall

Bypasses of Watford City and Alexander on schedule for fall completion

Posted 7/22/14 (Tue)read more »

Another big month for oil production

McKenzie County leads North Dakota in oil and gas production

Posted 7/22/14 (Tue)read more »

Spill dumps one million gallons of saltwater near Mandaree

Saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production that is up to 30 times saltier than seawater, leaked into the soil from an underground pipeline near Mandaree, N.D.

Posted 7/15/14 (Tue)read more »

Ground-breaking planned for new school

The McKenzie County School District No. 1 and JLG Architects are looking to close the design and development stages of the new Watford City High School on Tuesday, July 22.

Posted 7/15/14 (Tue)read more »

Burglar kicks in door of Watford home to steal purse

Family awakened by sounds of crashing door

Posted 7/15/14 (Tue)read more »

Watford City, McKenzie County taxable sales increase over 30 percent in first quarter

City, county economy off to fast start in 2014

Posted 7/15/14 (Tue)read more »

Law enforcement officers get rapid intervention training

Highway Patrol troopers train McKenzie County deputies and Watford City police officers for Active Threat Response

Posted 7/08/14 (Tue)read more »

Supreme Court ruling says unproductive well can end oil lease

North Dakota mineral owners who have their minerals tied up in non-paying wells were the winners in a recent North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

Posted 7/08/14 (Tue)read more »

County jail re-opens after remodeling

Commissioners begin process of looking to build a new jail facility

Posted 7/08/14 (Tue)read more »

County holds 55th annual fair this week

“Lasso Some Fun” is the theme of McKenzie County Fair

Posted 7/08/14 (Tue)read more »

McKenzie County Bank to merge with Cornerstone Bank

Watford City and New Town banks part of merger

Posted 7/01/14 (Tue)read more »