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Schools see big gain in students

Schools see big gain in students

Nearly 1,000 students head back to class in McKenzie County

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed)read more »

Rhodes faces manslaughter charges after hit and run

A 22-year-old Otis Orchards, Wash., man is facing manslaughter charges, along with four other felony charges, following a hit and run south of Watford City on Aug. 14.

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed)read more »

City okays $11 million bond for LSS housing project

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) will soon begin construction of a new 120-unit apartment complex in Watford City pending a final decision by the Watford City City Council to allow the project to use $11 million in city revenue bonds on behalf of LSS.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed)read more »

City tries to tackle daycare, housing issues

Affordable housing and daycare are problem areas that community leaders have been working tirelessly to solve.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed)read more »

Ribfest rocks Watford City’s Main Street

Ribfest rocks Watford City’s Main Street

Annual Best of the West Ribfest sends families home with full stomachs, sticky fingers, painted faces and lots of smiles

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed)read more »

Board finalizes plans for new $11 million elementary school

Improvements for the Watford City Elementary School are now set to get underway

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed)read more »

Court overwhelmed

Court overwhelmed

McKenzie County’s criminal cases on pace for record year

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed)read more »

Good crops, but no place to store them

Good crops, but no place to store them

Concerns about the dry and mild winter dissipated with the presence of a strong winter wheat crop and good spring moisture.

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed)read more »

Ribfest is back bigger than ever

Best of the West Ribfest will feature more people, vendors, events, and food to Watford City this Friday

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed)read more »

ONEOK to build new gas plant north of Watford

Plant to process 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed)read more »

The single life isn’t for everyone

Many new residents seeking a chance to rebuild their lives

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Pheasant Ridge set to go vertical

Pheasant Ridge set to go vertical

Developers break ground on city’s newest housing subdivision

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Challenges, opportunities ahead

Challenges, opportunities ahead

Keeping things the same amidst change will be goal of new elementary principal

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Coborn’s to open new grocery store in Watford

Grocery chain expands into western North Dakota

Posted 8/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Makeover of County Road 10 to cost $18.5 million

Makeover of County Road 10 to cost $18.5 million

Full rehab is being done on all 12.4 miles of County Road 10.

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Oil patch fuels growth in economy

Watford City’s taxable sales increase 89 percent in first quarter of 2012

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Police bust counterfeiters

Police bust counterfeiters

Three arrested for making over $10,000 in counterfeit bills

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed)read more »

City plans for future growth

City plans for future growth

Plans for transportation, ETA land use to be presented at July 31 meeting

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Agreement clears way for Pheasant Ridge construction

The Watford City City Council found itself stepping outside its comfort zone as it approved a development agreement with Bayfront Builders for the development of the Pheasant Ridge development on the northside of Watford City.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed)read more »

Mrachek honored as county’s Emergency Responder of the Year

Mrachek honored as county’s Emergency Responder of the Year

Joe Mrachek has been serving his community of Alexander for over 30 years in more than one capacity.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed)read more »