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Homefest gets a big makeover

Homefest is a Watford City tradition that celebrates class and family reunions, street dances and warm weather.

Posted 4/25/12 (Wed)read more »

Officials dispute figures in latest Census estimate

City, county officials say county’s population far exceeds 7,019 estimate

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

County rallies behind “Pick Up the Patch”

Volunteers collect over 1,400 bags of roadside garbage

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

Traffic violations on the rise

Law enforcement see huge jump in number of traffic offenses

Posted 4/18/12 (Wed)read more »

New power plant proposed in county

Basin Electric to begin construction of new $64.5 million Lonesome Creek electric generation plant west of Watford

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

County approves landfill expansion

With the McKenzie County Landfill quickly running out of space to put any more waste, the McKenzie County Commissioners have approved a $1,171,170 contract to expand the landfill.

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

Watford grows with three new annexations

City Council contemplates updating city master plan to accommodate 15,000 people

Posted 4/11/12 (Wed)read more »

School charges forward on expansion plans

Public informational meeting to be held on April 12 to address school district’s building needs

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

State to spend $8.5 million for more passing lanes on U.S. 85

With traffic on U.S. Highway 85 between Williston and Watford City increasing, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)will be moving forward with plans to extend additional passing lanes.

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

Tired of the trash

Area residents take the challenge to “Pick Up the Patch”

Posted 4/04/12 (Wed)read more »

To seed or not to seed

An easy winter and mild spring have McKenzie County farmers wondering when to get back into the fields

Posted 3/28/12 (Wed)read more »

City ups cost of building permits

Call it a sign of the times. It is getting more and more costly for everyone to provide services in western North Dakota.

Posted 3/28/12 (Wed)read more »

First Lutheran Church Choir to perform Easter Cantata

Easter Cantata to be performed on Sunday, April 1

Posted 3/28/12 (Wed)read more »

School board looks at building options

With the number of students attending McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 still on the rise and showing no sign of slowing up in the near future, the district school board is moving as fast as it can to come up with more classroom space.

Posted 3/21/12 (Wed)read more »

Truck damages Long X Bridge

The Long X Bridge, 16 miles south of Watford City, was temporarily closed Sunday afternoon after a semi hauling a trailer and carrying an excavator repeatedly struck overhead beams of the bridge before finally breaking one of the beams from the bridge structure.

Posted 3/21/12 (Wed)read more »

Local elections drawing few candidates

April 13 is deadline to file for city, county, school openings

Posted 3/21/12 (Wed)read more »

City Council approves new housing developments

New homes, apartments and a new truck stop will soon be going up in Watford City.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed)read more »

County to spend $17.3 million to fix road

The McKenzie County Commissioners have just approved an award of $17.3 million to make badly needed repairs to County Road 10.

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed)read more »

Mail carrier logs over a million miles

Knutson wears out 10 vehicles in 36-year career of delivering mail

Posted 3/14/12 (Wed)read more »

Alexander residents prefer 85 bypass to go west of city

“Go West,” was almost the unanimous consensus of the nearly 75 Alexander residents who attended the first public meeting on a proposed U.S. Highway 85 bypass or truck reliever route around the community.

Posted 3/07/12 (Wed)read more »