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During the month of May, McKenzie County produced 13,243,028 barrels of oil and 22,330,958 MCF of natural gas, which represents 35.6 and 44.3 percent, respectively, of the state’s production totals.

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McKenzie County quickly on its way to filing 2,240 cases by the end of 2015

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Final preparations are being made for the 7th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest, which this year will be held in Alexander on July 14.

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Building permits top $79.6 million during the first six months of 2015

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In spite of slowdown in oil patch, Watford City sees a 10 percent growth in taxable sales in the first quarter of 2015

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July 7, 2015

It’s Fair time

McKenzie County Fair opens July 9

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City to host “old-time” celebration with parade, barbecue, games and fireworks

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Multiple major construction projects slated for city, county and state roads this summer

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Two Watford City men arrested in bust

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Construction on new replacement facility begins this week

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Free concert, street dance, Long X Art Show on tap for Homefest 2015

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County continues to lead state in oil, gas production

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Concerts and street dances to feature Kat Perkins and Jessie Veeder & Outlaw Sippin’

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On May 31, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Deputy Corporal Travis Bateman was nearly struck by a vehicle, resulting in Bateman defensively firing four shots at the vehicle’s tires.

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Nuverra to open state’s first oilfield waste recycling site

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Ground broken for $57 million, 129-bed combined law enforcement center

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Supreme Court says increased caseload warrants second judge

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NDDOT to widen roadway from Tourist Park to Highway 23 Bypass

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The Fort Union Masonic Lodge, a fraternal organization with approximately 40 members and almost 90 years of history in Watford City, has made it single largest donation to a local cause when it pledged $1 million to the McKenzie County Healthcare System, Inc.

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New high school to be open in January of 2016

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Watford City-based singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist Jessie Veeder kicked off the celebration of the release of her fourth original studio album Northern Lights.

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56-year-old man arrested on two counts, including felony

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What started out as a dream two years ago to have an Events Center in Watford City that would fill the indoor recreation and convention needs of this rapidly growing community is becoming a reality.

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Dale Garmann was not yet 17 years old when the Korean War began on June 25, 1950. And he was just barely 18 years old when he chose to enlist into the U.S. Army.

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State expects to see surge in production in June

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McKenzie County’s taxable sales show 39.44 percent growth from 2013

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Grant clears the way for healthcare system to break ground for new replacement facility

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Scheme bilked $62 million from 980 investors from 66 countries

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Task force formed to look at state’s new statewide online assessment tests

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