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Bakken keeps rock’n

State’s oil and gas industry sets new production records

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed)read more »

Proposed truck reliever route draws criticism

Proposed truck reliever route draws criticism

Residents along 24th Ave. SW say truck route would destroy neighborhood

Posted 2/15/12 (Wed)read more »

County landfill nears capacity

County landfill nears capacity

Landfill taking in over 70 tons of garbage per day

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed)read more »

Making the world a safer place

Karmen Lawrence, a 20-year-old native of Watford City, has spent the last six months of her life on an overseas journey, familiarizing herself with the global human trafficking industry and the victims it creates.

Posted 2/08/12 (Wed)read more »

City, school officials have concerns about Measure 2

Proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate state's property tax

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Long locks gone for a good cause

Long locks gone for a good cause

What began as a common battle between parent and child over hair has ended in an act of giving.

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Housing is still No. 1 issue facing city

Housing is still No. 1 issue facing city

Watford City struggles to develop affordable housing

Posted 2/01/12 (Wed)read more »

Extinguishing the gas flares

The bright lights of the burning natural gas flares that make western North Dakota visible from outer space are going to be a little dimmer now that the Garden Creek natural gas processing plant is online.

Posted 1/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Getting oil trucks off the road

Last Friday, state and federal officials, along with a number of local industry leaders and landowners flocked to McKenzie County to celebrate the commissioning of Bridger Pipeline’s new Four Bears Pipeline.

Posted 1/25/12 (Wed)read more »

DOT moves forward with Alexander bypass plans

The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s (NDDOT) State Traffic Improvement Program (STIP) is out for 2012-2015 and it contains some exciting things for McKenzie County.

Posted 1/25/12 (Wed)read more »

“The Patch” funds sailing trip of a lifetime

“The Patch” funds sailing trip of a lifetime

Jesse Osborn joins work crews flooding into landlocked North Dakota

Posted 1/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Garden Creek natural gas plant goes online

Garden Creek natural gas plant goes online

ONEOK Partners new 100 million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility located northeast of Watford City, the Garden Creek Plant, is open and operational.

Posted 1/18/12 (Wed)read more »

New wheels for Sierra

The life of a child with special needs is full of challenges and blessings.

Posted 1/18/12 (Wed)read more »

Healthcare system looks at affiliation with St. Alexius

In an attempt to recruit new physicians as well as expanding its specialist physician services, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has begun discussing a possible affiliation with St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Posted 1/18/12 (Wed)read more »

Carrillo adds a little Lantina spice to everthing she touches

Carrillo adds a little Lantina spice to everthing she touches

Diana Carrillo is the kind of person that brings a smile to your face every time you see her. She can best be described as a spunky, vivacious Lantina.

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed)read more »

County moves forward with zoning

McKenzie County Commissioners vote 4 - 0 in favor of implementing new zoning ordinances

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed)read more »

Pennies fuel local economic development

One cent city sales tax pours record $980,170 into city’s Roughrider Fund

Posted 1/11/12 (Wed)read more »

Bakken booms in 2011

Bakken booms in 2011

2011 has been a huge year for the oil and gas industry throughout western North Dakota.

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed)read more »

One bad day

One bad day

Eight accidents on Dec. 29 send six to the hospital and leave another dead

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed)read more »

Hospital honored with REACH award

Hospital honored with REACH award

Healthcare System is first in the state to implement electronic records

Posted 1/04/12 (Wed)read more »