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After long delay, spring seeding now underway

After long delay, spring seeding now underway

This year’s late snow and cold temperatures have area producers going all out to get their spring seed in.

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed)read more »

City feels short-changed by Legislature

Not enough funding provided for small oil-impacted communities

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

USGS doubles estimate of oil in the Bakken/Three Forks

USGS doubles estimate of oil in the Bakken/Three Forks

Report says over 7.4 billion barrels of oil recoverable in Williston Basin

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

Commission imposes Burn Ban for county

Because of abnormally dry conditions this spring, the McKenzie County Commissioners have issued a countywide Burn Ban.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed)read more »

State takes industrial water sales from Western Area Water

Legislature to provide funds to complete water projects in McKenzie County

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

City Hall to undergo remodeling

City remodels City Hall to make room for more employees

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

Power companies reach agreement on service areas

MDU, McKenzie Electric to provide electric service to new growth areas

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed)read more »

More judges needed in NW Judicial District

More judges needed in NW Judicial District

In the Northwest Judicial District (NWJD), only two judges preside over an ever-increasing caseload in the rapidly-growing McKenzie, Williams and Divide counties.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

DOT moving forward with U.S. 85 plans

Four-laning of highway, bypass of Watford City to begin this summer

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

More time for students

School District adds extra class period to each day

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

County leads state in oil production

County leads state in oil production

McKenzie County leads state in production of natural gas

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed)read more »

City prods electric suppliers to reach service agreement

MDU, McKenzie Electric have until April 24 to create area service agreement

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Costly road work

County to spend $30 million to fix County Road 16

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Spring not here yet!

Spring not here yet!

Storm dumps upward of 14” of snow across portions of McKenzie County

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

City, county leaders devastated by Senate cuts

Hope is that $417 million for oil-impacted ambulances, law enforcement, city and county will be restored

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed)read more »

Foundation to funnel donations to school district

Watford City High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and the North Dakota Community Foundation to funnel donations to school district

Posted 4/11/13 (Thu)read more »

County leads state in traffic fatalities

County leads state in traffic fatalities

Nine people have died in vehicle accidents since beginning of the year

Posted 4/10/13 (Wed)read more »

Watford third grader is city’s “Mayor for a Day”

Watford third grader is city’s “Mayor for a Day”

Being the mayor of Watford City is not easy for many reasons. But perhaps the job would be easier without the constraints of adult life and adult rules.

Posted 4/10/13 (Wed)read more »

Fire site closed due to possible contamination

State finds cyanide present at site

Posted 4/03/13 (Wed)read more »

Doing more with less

Doing more with less

Use of pad wells allow oil companies to drill more wells with fewer rigs

Posted 4/03/13 (Wed)read more »