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Hadley brings wealth of experience to county planning job

Walter Hadley, who has extensive planning experience in Idaho, has been hired as the new planner for McKenzie County .

Posted 5/16/12 (Wed)read more »

DOT to study four-lane for U.S. 85

While an actual four-lane of U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City to Williston could very well be years in the future, the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun taking the initial steps of making that a reality.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

Perfect seeding conditions

Early seeding in McKenzie County continues to run way ahead of last year's late start.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

WAWS brings water to western North Dakota

$110 million project to provide potable water to municipal and rural residents throughout western North Dakota.

Posted 5/09/12 (Wed)read more »

Food trucks pose new issues for city

The overwhelming demand for restaurants is not yet being met by new restaurants, but by vendors in food trucks or trailers.

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

W.C.H.S. goes into “lock-down” as part of drug search

The Watford City High School went into “lock-down” for minutes last Wednesday afternoon as the Watford City Police Dept., along with members of the Northwest Area Task Force and canine units from the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Williston Police Dept., conducted a drug search of the school.

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

New museum exhibit showcases oil industry

Museum to house scale model of oil well site

Posted 5/02/12 (Wed)read more »

$8 million remodel plan for elementary school unveiled

It wasn’t all that many years ago, when faced with a decade of declining enrollment, that the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board was giving very serious consideration to the closing of the Watford City Elementary School.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

School District No. 1 to hire and hire . . . and hire

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is looking to hire 12 teaching positions and two administration positions for the 2012-2013 school year.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Homefest gets a big makeover

Homefest is a Watford City tradition that celebrates class and family reunions, street dances and warm weather.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Officials dispute figures in latest Census estimate

City, county officials say county’s population far exceeds 7,019 estimate

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

County rallies behind “Pick Up the Patch”

Volunteers collect over 1,400 bags of roadside garbage

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

Traffic violations on the rise

Law enforcement see huge jump in number of traffic offenses

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

New power plant proposed in county

Basin Electric to begin construction of new $64.5 million Lonesome Creek electric generation plant west of Watford

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

County approves landfill expansion

With the McKenzie County Landfill quickly running out of space to put any more waste, the McKenzie County Commissioners have approved a $1,171,170 contract to expand the landfill.

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

Watford grows with three new annexations

City Council contemplates updating city master plan to accommodate 15,000 people

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

School charges forward on expansion plans

Public informational meeting to be held on April 12 to address school district’s building needs

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

State to spend $8.5 million for more passing lanes on U.S. 85

With traffic on U.S. Highway 85 between Williston and Watford City increasing, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)will be moving forward with plans to extend additional passing lanes.

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

Tired of the trash

Area residents take the challenge to “Pick Up the Patch”

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

City ups cost of building permits

Call it a sign of the times. It is getting more and more costly for everyone to provide services in western North Dakota.

Posted 3/28/12 (Wed)read more »