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Gas outage affects 1,000 area residents

Natural gas service to Watford City and Arnegard was lost when a natural gas transmission line about 2½ miles east of Alexander was struck by a contractor who was working in the area on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26.

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed)read more »

Study: Decades of oil development ahead

Study: Decades of oil development ahead

McKenzie County could have 8,636 wells by 2025

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

Herfindahl resigns as city police chief

There has been a changing of the guard at the Watford City Police Department following the surprise resignation of Slade Herfindahl as the chief of police and the appointment of Jesse Wellen as the city’s new police chief.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

It’s almost time to work out

It’s almost time to work out

New Connie Wold Wellness Center nears completion

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

School Board struggles to determine future enrollment

Need for new high school in Watford City to be based on increased growth

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

Sanford hired as Chamber of Commerce executive

Sanford hired as Chamber of Commerce executive

Like many entities in the Watford City area, the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce has had to adjust to a changing, growing and developing community over the last two years.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

No service from the Postal Service

No service from the Postal Service

Watford residents demand better service, Postal Service officials say it will happen

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

Number of flu cases in county grows

The flu has received a lot of attention in the media lately due not only to its epidemic level proportions, but also the severity of its symptoms.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

City okays new emergency facility building

In order to meet a growing demand for new fire equipment and ambulances in Watford City, the Watford City City Council, at its Jan. 7 meeting, gave its blessing to construct a new six bay facility next to the Watford City Post Office.

Posted 1/15/13 (Tue)read more »

Donations ring in the New Year

Donations ring in the New Year

Leland Stenehjem Family Foundation donates to area organizations

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed)read more »

City police set new records for arrests

Dept. sees calls for service rise from 3,940 in 2011 to 6,385 in 2012, an increase of 62 percent.

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed)read more »

Rep. Drovdal: Upcoming session will be all about money

The 63rd Legislative Session can be summed up in three words, money, money and money.

Posted 12/31/12 (Mon)read more »

County to hold public meeting on new land use plan

Public meeting to be held Jan. 3

Posted 12/31/12 (Mon)read more »

Oil well blowout capped

Oil well blowout capped

A Newfield Exploration Company oil well, located five miles west of Watford City, that spewed gas and oil, as well as other well fluids, more than 90 feet into the sky has finally been brought under control.

Posted 12/31/12 (Mon)read more »

Coborn’s acquires Mike’s Super Valu

Coborn’s acquires Mike’s Super Valu

Company to open new Cash Wise store in Watford City summer of 2013

Posted 12/31/12 (Mon)read more »

Going out of her way for others

Going out of her way for others

Hellandsaas earns the 2012 McKenzie County Farmer “Heart of Gold” award for work with others across county

Posted 12/24/12 (Mon)read more »

City scrambles to flush lines of super chlorinated water

City scrambles to flush lines of super chlorinated water

Two million gallons of water dumped

Posted 12/24/12 (Mon)read more »

Oil industry still fueling a booming local economy

Watford's taxable sales top $49.9 million in third quarter

Posted 12/24/12 (Mon)read more »

City connects to new water source

City connects to new water source

WAWSA delivers Missouri River water to Watford City, McKenzie County

Posted 12/19/12 (Wed)read more »

State shortchanges school in rapid enrollment funds

At a time when McKenzie County Public School District is experiencing the most rapid student enrollment in the district’s history and struggling to maintain a budget, the last thing that it needs to have happen is for some of its revenue stream to be short-circuited.

Posted 12/19/12 (Wed)read more »