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Taxable sales plummet in 2015

Watford City, McKenzie County’s taxable sales down 27 percent from 2014 to 2015

Posted 4/19/16 (Tue)read more »

Farmers get an early jump on spring seeding

Low wheat prices have farmers planting other crops

Posted 4/19/16 (Tue)read more »

Growing to meet a bigger congregation

Mormons to build 16,000-square foot meetinghouse

Posted 4/19/16 (Tue)read more »

Putting value of care above volume of care

McKenzie County Healthcare System joins pilot program to provide better, more cost-effective care to Medicare patients

Posted 4/12/16 (Tue)read more »

Burgum names Sanford as running mate

Brent Sanford, Watford City’s mayor, has been selected by Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum as his lieutenant governor running mate in North Dakota’s June 14 Primary Election.

Posted 4/12/16 (Tue)read more »

Gearing up for kindergarten

Elementary program designed to help reduce student, parent anxiety

Posted 4/12/16 (Tue)read more »

Filing deadline looms for local elections

Candidates for city, county and school positions have until April 11 to file necessary paperwork

Posted 4/05/16 (Tue)read more »

Keene man sentenced to five years for possession of child pornography

Posted 4/05/16 (Tue)read more »

Traumatic brain injury has forever changed Omlid’s life

Family struggles to find support to provide the 24/7 care needed for Omlid following motor vehicle accident

Posted 4/05/16 (Tue)read more »

Deputy pleads not guilty to Reckless Endangerment

Cpl. Travis Bateman was accused of purposefully hitting a speeding motorcyclist with his patrol vehicle following a high speed pursuit

Posted 3/29/16 (Tue)read more »

Conference room named in honor of fallen police officer

Keith Braddock, a 16½-year veteran of Watford City Police Department, was slain in line of duty 20 years ago

Posted 3/29/16 (Tue)read more »

Watford City teen charged following weekend shooting

A Watford City teen, Colton DeFoe, has been charged with two counts of Reckless Endangerment and one count of Criminal Mischief following a shooting at Tobacco Gardens

Posted 3/29/16 (Tue)read more »

County gets tough on water pipeline companies

Companies without Conditional Use Permits have until March 22 to come into compliance or face injunction, lawsuit or pipeline removal

Posted 3/22/16 (Tue)read more »

County imposes fire ban

Two grass fires on March 13 burn over 1,100 acres in McKenzie County

Posted 3/22/16 (Tue)read more »

Park to see $670,000 expansion

Park District renames Nature Park, the Kent Pelton Nature Park

Posted 3/22/16 (Tue)read more »

State’s oil production continues downward slide

While oil prices started showing signs of a minor rebound in March, low oil prices in January continued to have a downward effect on the state’s oil production

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

Feeling the pinch of fewer city sales tax dollars

Roughrider Fund Committee puts a hold on future projects

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry hanging on by a thread

Without funding, ministry that has served over 1,100 families could close

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue)read more »

Radioactive waste landfill in county raises concerns

Indian Hills Disposal Solids Management LLC, an oilfield landfill located just north of Alexander, is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new rules.

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)read more »

County okays funding for northern bypass linking U.S. 85 to N.D. 1806

Construction of $29.9 million Phase II of roadway to begin this Spring

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)read more »