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Study: McKenzie County could see 13,500 wells by 2027

McKenzie County is projected to have 13,500 wells by 2027. To put that growth into perspective, McKenzie County had 2,656 in production in July of this year, while there are now 11,287 producing wells in all of North Dakota.

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Legislation would infuse money to city, county

Legislators say surge funding, change in Gross Production Tax formulas is critical to oil-impacted areas

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

$500,000 donation ‘kicks off’ healthcare system’s fund drive

$500,000 donation ‘kicks off’ healthcare system’s fund drive

First International Bank & Trust makes its largest donation to any single community project

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

With U.S. 85 Bypass open, Alexander back to normal

With U.S. 85 Bypass open, Alexander back to normal

With bypass around Alexander has finally completed, city residents are thrilled to have their Main Street back.

Posted 9/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Henrikson charged with murder-for-hire

Former Watford City man faces federal felony charges in two deaths

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

A melting pot of cultures

A melting pot of cultures

Children from 49 states, 20 foreign countries attending Watford Elementary

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

Alexander School out of room

Alexander School out of room

District turns to voters for $17 million bond issue to meet student growth

Posted 9/23/14 (Tue)read more »

Oil production sets new record

Oil production sets new record

North Dakota produces 1.10 billion barrels of oil per day in July

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

County to spend $135 million of $192.6 million budget on roads and bridges

Proposed county budget up 96.8 percent

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

City Council eyes $104 million budget

Watford City budgets $60 million for new Events Center

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

School Board okays 12 percent mill levy increase

The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 approved a 12 percent mill increase for school district patrons as it finalized a $14.8 million budget.

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

Farmers rush to finish harvest

Farmers rush to finish harvest

About half of the crops in McKenzie County are still standing in the fields waiting to be harvested.

Posted 9/16/14 (Tue)read more »

Beicegel Creek Road collapse could cost county $1 million in repair work

Beicegel Creek Road collapse could cost county $1 million in repair work

Wet weather is being blamed for slump damage on County Road 50

Posted 9/09/14 (Tue)read more »

Alexander School seeks $17.1 million bond for expansion

School district voters to decide fate of bond issue at Oct. 7 special election

Posted 9/09/14 (Tue)read more »

Busting at the seams

Watford City sees school enrollment jump 27 percent

Posted 9/09/14 (Tue)read more »

Record number of students enrolled in Watford City schools

McKenzie County School District No. 1 enrollment reaches 1,355 students

Posted 9/02/14 (Tue)read more »

Fourteen hospitalized following exposure to carbon monoxide

Fourteen hospitalized following exposure to carbon monoxide

A total of 14 people were hospitalized on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Watford City after two people passed out and many others were vomiting after being exposed to Carbon Monoxide at the Watford City Express Laundry Center.

Posted 9/02/14 (Tue)read more »

Legislators tour state’s oil patch

Legislators tour state’s oil patch

Tour gives lawmakers a firsthand look at impacts in the oil patch

Posted 9/02/14 (Tue)read more »

City, county leaders push for bigger share of oil revenue

Oil patch region wants 60-40 split in state’s Gross Production Tax to meet needs

Posted 9/02/14 (Tue)read more »

Preparing for the unthinkable crisis

Preparing for the unthinkable crisis

School, law enforcement, emergency responders receive training for shooting at Watford City High School

Posted 8/26/14 (Tue)read more »