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ONEOK to build third 100 mmcfd natural gas processing plant in county

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Postal authorities to hold listening session in Watford on May 31 to discuss postal patrons’ concerns with mail service

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City to observe 100th birthday July 5-7

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State energy officials anticipate 200 rigs to be drilling by summer

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Construction on 14,000-square foot addition, remodeling to begin by fall

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This year’s late snow and cold temperatures have area producers going all out to get their spring seed in.

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$40 million provided for Western Area Water Supply projects

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Teams sought for Aug. 9 event

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Not enough funding provided for small oil-impacted communities

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Report says over 7.4 billion barrels of oil recoverable in Williston Basin

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Because of abnormally dry conditions this spring, the McKenzie County Commissioners have issued a countywide Burn Ban.

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MDU, McKenzie Electric to provide electric service to new growth areas

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City remodels City Hall to make room for more employees

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Legislature to provide funds to complete water projects in McKenzie County

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In the Northwest Judicial District (NWJD), only two judges preside over an ever-increasing caseload in the rapidly-growing McKenzie, Williams and Divide counties.

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Four-laning of highway, bypass of Watford City to begin this summer

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April 24, 2013

More time for students

School District adds extra class period to each day

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McKenzie County leads state in production of natural gas

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Hope is that $417 million for oil-impacted ambulances, law enforcement, city and county will be restored

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April 17, 2013

Spring not here yet!

Storm dumps upward of 14” of snow across portions of McKenzie County

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April 17, 2013

Costly road work

County to spend $30 million to fix County Road 16

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MDU, McKenzie Electric have until April 24 to create area service agreement

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Watford City High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and the North Dakota Community Foundation to funnel donations to school district

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Nine people have died in vehicle accidents since beginning of the year

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Being the mayor of Watford City is not easy for many reasons. But perhaps the job would be easier without the constraints of adult life and adult rules.

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Taking care of the immediate needs of the state, as well as providing additional state funding for oil-impacted counties in northwestern North Dakota are the two main issues facing the North Dakota Legislature this session.

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County landfill sees collections jump from 20 tons/day to 350 tons/day

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April 3, 2013

Doing more with less

Use of pad wells allow oil companies to drill more wells with fewer rigs

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State finds cyanide present at site

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City, county officials say lag in data results in misleading numbers

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