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City has a building boom in 2014

City has a building boom in 2014

Watford City issues 511 building permits totalling more than $242 million in 2014

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

Minot Bomb Squad detonates bombs in Watford RV park

Colorado man charged with possession of explosives, terrorizing, and reckless endangerment

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

State’s Attorney’s Office expands in response to growth in crime

McKenzie County judicial system sees similar caseload to Stark County

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue)read more »

Lighting coming to U.S. 85 bypass

Lighting coming to U.S. 85 bypass

NDDOT begins safety review on four-lane portion of U.S. Highway 85 Corridor

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue)read more »

Packing in the garbage

Packing in the garbage

County landfill sees usage jump from 20 tons to 300 tons per day in two years

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue)read more »

Lower oil prices pushing drilling into the Bakken core

Lower oil prices pushing drilling into the Bakken core

McKenzie County will be less impacted by prices than other parts of the Bakken

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

Growing to meet more crime

Watford City sees 35 percent increase in DUI-related citations in past year

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

School’s Facebook page shares bus, weather information

'McKenzie County School Bus' Facebook page shares bus route information with parents

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue)read more »

Homestead at Watford City will be 720-acre, master-planned community

Holm family donates land for new elementary school and recreation areas

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

Home of Economy to open new store in Watford City

By February, Home of Economy hopes to open a new store in Watford City. The store will be located in the space currently occupied by Alco in Watford City’s South Park Plaza.

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

City asked to back loan for expansion of golf course

First phase of Fox Hills Golf Course expansion project could cost $4 million

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue)read more »

Fire destroys oil storage tanks

Fire destroys oil storage tanks

Area firefighters battled fire for two days before extinguishing blaze

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue)read more »

Most county residents see increase in their taxes

State property tax relief helps lessen some of 2014 tax bite

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue)read more »

U.S. Highway 85 one of the most dangerous roads for motorists

U.S. Highway 85 one of the most dangerous roads for motorists

McKenzie County accounted for nearly 18 percent of the state’s 130-plus highway fatalities in 2014

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue)read more »

Two housing projects get the go-ahead from county

New apartment complexes scheduled to break ground in 2015

Posted 12/30/14 (Tue)read more »

There’s a new sheriff in town

There’s a new sheriff in town

Schwartzenberger assumes duties as McKenzie County’s new sheriff

Posted 12/30/14 (Tue)read more »

Three drug runners captured after fleeing vehicle crash

Illegal immigrants try to ditch $6,000 worth of methamphetamines

Posted 12/30/14 (Tue)read more »

City finalizes financing for $101 million Event Center

50 percent of Roughrider Fund to be used to help construct facility

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue)read more »

A “changed life” now spent changing the lives of others

A “changed life” now spent changing the lives of others

Becker honored as the 2014 “Heart of Gold” recipient

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue)read more »

McKenzie County Bank donates $250,000 toward new healthcare facility

McKenzie County Bank donates $250,000 toward new healthcare facility

Generous gift and a ‘virtual’ tour of the new facility makes for another historical night in the making

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue)read more »