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

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Becker honored as the 2014 “Heart of Gold” recipient

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

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This year was a big year for McKenzie County in terms of developments.

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A special Christmas present came early this year for the McKenzie County Public School No. 1 in the form of a $10 million construction loan from the Bank of North Dakota for the construction of the district’s new high school.

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Commissioners appoint Svihovec as acting treasurer following surprise resignation

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McKenzie County still setting oil, gas production records

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When McKenzie County Sheriff John Fulwider takes off his badge at the end of December, it will mark the end of a 37-year career in law enforcement, including 34 years serving the citizens of McKenzie County.

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With only two foster care families in county, majority of county’s foster care children are being placed out of county

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A Watford City man was arrested on Nov. 25, on multiple drug-related charges following a search of his trailer at the Coyote Charlies RV Park.

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Parade of Lights kicks off Watford's holiday season

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Residents asked to help fill the needs of others this Christmas season

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This past year’s accomplishments and the optimistic future of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) were the highlights of this year’s 2014 Report to the Community luncheon and meeting that took place Friday, Nov. 21.

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Watford City kicks off holiday festivities

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Skarda, Best will officially join the county commission in December

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Immediate goal is to find a temporary building for Mobile Free Thrift Center

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Existing school too small to meet new student growth

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November 18, 2014

Drilling activity slows

Drilling begins shift to the “Heart of the Bakken”

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With the holidays fast approaching, the local Watford City Post Office is feeling the pressure of trying to adequately meet the needs of their customers with an insufficient amount of staffing and an enormous amount of mail volume.

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Schwartzenberger elected sheriff; Skarda, Best to serve on McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners; Republicans head to State Legislature

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Shooting incident results in four being arrested for involvement in drug ring

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Niece had uncle sign over oil well rights, loan her and her family more than $20,000 before kidnapping him

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Opening of U.S. Highway 85 and N.D. 23 bypasses reroutes 5,000 trucks per day from city’s streets and intersections

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November 4, 2014

Alco files for bankruptcy

Impacts on Watford store not known

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Nov. 4 election will decide fate of state, local candidates

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Over $110 million in housing projects currently underway in 10 subdivisions

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A healthcare partnership in Watford City is expanding to greatly enhance growing community’s needs

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With footings and foundation work underway for the new Watford City High School, members of the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board spent last Monday discussing options that they have to increase the maximum capacity of the school to 800 students.

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