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Tour gives lawmakers a firsthand look at impacts in the oil patch

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A total of 14 people were hospitalized on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Watford City after two people passed out and many others were vomiting after being exposed to Carbon Monoxide at the Watford City Express Laundry Center.

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McKenzie County School District No. 1 enrollment reaches 1,355 students

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School, law enforcement, emergency responders receive training for shooting at Watford City High School

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The rush to build puts Watford City on record pace

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Parade, barbecue, street dance among weekend’s events

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Watford City schools expect to see over 1,300 students on opening day

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County produced 41.6 percent of state’s gas, 32.5 percent of state’s oil

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Petroleum Council to host two-day legislative tour of oil-impacted counties

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New daycare quickly filling to its capacity of 190 children

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State to invest $2.7 billion during current biennium to support oil, gas region

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Council approves record annexations

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Demicks Lake plant will process 200 million cubic feet per day

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Thousands of pounds of ribs to be prepared during Friday’s Ribfest

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August 5, 2014

Schools get $3.8 million

School districts in Watford City and Alexander, which are being impacted by increased enrollment due to the energy boom in western North Dakota, will be sharing in $3,809,700 in grants from the Board of University and School Lands.

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Wolf Pup Daycare in Watford City received a $50,000 donation from Hess Corporation last week, bringing the total donation amount to roughly $1.2 million for the daycare project.

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As earth moving equipment was already at work shaping the ground, school and city officials on Monday, July 21, officially broke ground on a new $50 million, 600-student capacity, high school to serve Watford City’s growing student numbers.

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Petroleum Council sponsors a two-day tour through the Bakken to open up the eyes of North Dakota lawmakers

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Commissioners explore options to house prisoners

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New York developers plan to invest $65 million in city

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Bypasses of Watford City and Alexander on schedule for fall completion

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McKenzie County leads North Dakota in oil and gas production

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Saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production that is up to 30 times saltier than seawater, leaked into the soil from an underground pipeline near Mandaree, N.D.

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The McKenzie County School District No. 1 and JLG Architects are looking to close the design and development stages of the new Watford City High School on Tuesday, July 22.

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Family awakened by sounds of crashing door

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City, county economy off to fast start in 2014

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North Dakota mineral owners who have their minerals tied up in non-paying wells were the winners in a recent North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

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Commissioners begin process of looking to build a new jail facility

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