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Legislation could help hospitals reduce bad debt charges

House Bill 1433 is proposing to send the state’s tobacco tax to the North Dakota Department of Health, and for $20 million of that money to be set aside as grants to help pay the bad debts of oil-impacted hospitals

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed)read more »

Wolf Run ready for the next step

Oil companies donate $300,000 toward Wolf Pup Daycare project

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed)read more »

Wellness Center ready to open

Connie Wold Wellness Center to offer access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed)read more »

Council approves preliminary plat for new subdivision in northwest corner of city

Watford City's City Council approves preliminary subdivision map for a new residential area that could provide apartments, townhomes and single family homes for 502 people in the northwest corner of the city.

Posted 2/13/13 (Wed)read more »

WAWSA seeks more money to finish project

The Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA) was created as a result of the last North Dakota Legislative Assembly and has made tremendous progress since then.

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed)read more »

Embracing technology

W.C.H.S. Geography class replaces textbooks with iPads

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed)read more »

Bills look at putting more money into oil patch cities, counties

Three bills are being introduced in the 63rd Legislative Session that could greatly change the formula of oil and gas production taxes that are returned to impacted western North Dakota counties.

Posted 2/06/13 (Wed)read more »

Gas outage affects 1,000 area residents

Natural gas service to Watford City and Arnegard was lost when a natural gas transmission line about 2½ miles east of Alexander was struck by a contractor who was working in the area on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26.

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed)read more »

A building boom coming

New housing, retail coming to Watford City in 2013

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed)read more »

Joy Dental Design opens office in Watford City

Hazen dentist expands operations to Watford City

Posted 1/30/13 (Wed)read more »

Study: Decades of oil development ahead

McKenzie County could have 8,636 wells by 2025

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

Herfindahl resigns as city police chief

There has been a changing of the guard at the Watford City Police Department following the surprise resignation of Slade Herfindahl as the chief of police and the appointment of Jesse Wellen as the city’s new police chief.

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

It’s almost time to work out

New Connie Wold Wellness Center nears completion

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

School Board struggles to determine future enrollment

Need for new high school in Watford City to be based on increased growth

Posted 1/23/13 (Wed)read more »

Number of flu cases in county grows

The flu has received a lot of attention in the media lately due not only to its epidemic level proportions, but also the severity of its symptoms.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

No service from the Postal Service

Watford residents demand better service, Postal Service officials say it will happen

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

Sanford hired as Chamber of Commerce executive

Like many entities in the Watford City area, the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce has had to adjust to a changing, growing and developing community over the last two years.

Posted 1/16/13 (Wed)read more »

City okays new emergency facility building

In order to meet a growing demand for new fire equipment and ambulances in Watford City, the Watford City City Council, at its Jan. 7 meeting, gave its blessing to construct a new six bay facility next to the Watford City Post Office.

Posted 1/15/13 (Tue)read more »

Donations ring in the New Year

Leland Stenehjem Family Foundation donates to area organizations

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed)read more »

City police set new records for arrests

Dept. sees calls for service rise from 3,940 in 2011 to 6,385 in 2012, an increase of 62 percent.

Posted 1/09/13 (Wed)read more »