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DOT begins talks on four-laning of U.S. 85

DOT begins talks on four-laning of U.S. 85

While the four-laning of the heavily traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 85 between Watford City and Williston could still be several years in the future, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun the process of upgrading the highway.

Posted 10/31/12 (Wed)read more »

Voters head to the polls

McKenzie County voters will be joining the rest of the nation on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their vote for the president of the United States.

Posted 10/31/12 (Wed)read more »

Overwhelmed and understaffed

Overwhelmed and understaffed

Watford City Post Office struggles with ever increasing volume of mail, loss of postmaster

Posted 10/31/12 (Wed)read more »

Healthcare System to host annual Women’s Day

Every year the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) Women’s Day Event focuses on the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health of one of the community’s and society’s biggest contributors, women.

Posted 10/24/12 (Wed)read more »

Bakken is booming

Bakken is booming

While state rig count down, McKenzie County drilling activity increasing

Posted 10/24/12 (Wed)read more »

Postal Service to cut hours for small offices

Post Offices in Alexander, Arnegard, Cartwright and Mandaree could see their retail hours cut in half

Posted 10/23/12 (Tue)read more »

County zoning plan almost done

The McKenzie County Planning Board is in the final stages of putting together a comprehensive plan and land use ordinance for McKenzie County.

Posted 10/17/12 (Wed)read more »

Deadly at any speed

Deadly at any speed

Northwest North Dakota leads state in number of traffic fatalities

Posted 10/17/12 (Wed)read more »

County adopts $95.8 million budget for 2013

County taxpayers on the hook for only $1.39 million of total county spending

Posted 10/10/12 (Wed)read more »

Building boom underway

Building boom underway

Watford issues over $86.8 million in building permits in first nine months of 2012

Posted 10/10/12 (Wed)read more »

City says “OK” to unlimited off-sale licenses

While no one can say for sure how many off-sale liquor licenses will be issued in Watford City in the future, the Watford City City Council decided last Monday night that only having one off-sale license was not enough.

Posted 10/10/12 (Wed)read more »

McKenzie County leads state in taxable sales increase

Watford’s taxable sales top $49.9 million in second quarter

Posted 10/10/12 (Wed)read more »

Area fire, ambulance, and police departments receive over $1 million in Oil Impact funds

McKenzie County’s emergency responders, fire departments and law enforcement agencies have received over $1 million in the latest round of Oil Impact Funding grants.

Posted 10/03/12 (Wed)read more »

Firemen push safety during Fire Prevention Week

Firemen push safety during Fire Prevention Week

Department to give away 100 smoke detectors

Posted 10/03/12 (Wed)read more »

Rash of break-ins has area residents on edge

Rash of break-ins has area residents on edge

In the past two weeks, McKenzie County has seen a surge of crime involving the break-in of three county homes and a body that was found near Power Fuels under suspicious circumstances.

Posted 10/03/12 (Wed)read more »

County’s population projected to triple

A newly-released study says that McKenzie County’s population could triple in the next 15 years. And that projected growth only fuels the need for more housing.

Posted 10/03/12 (Wed)read more »

City’s newest hotel holds grand opening

City’s newest hotel holds grand opening

The Watford Hotel offers 77 guest rooms

Posted 9/26/12 (Wed)read more »

Nowhere to put the prisoners

Full jails force local law enforcement officers, courts to consider other options

Posted 9/26/12 (Wed)read more »

Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

One week after tragic accident, Johnson Corners Christian Academy finalizes plans to reopen school

Posted 9/26/12 (Wed)read more »

Grass fire sparks burn ban in county

A huge grass fire in the Grassy Butte area has prompted McKenzie County to initiate another county-wide burn ban.

Posted 9/26/12 (Wed)read more »