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Chalk up another major accident on the deadliest stretch of highway in North Dakota.

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What ended with the Minot Police Department Bomb Squad being called in to a Watford City RV Park and the arrest of a 29-year-old Colorado man charged with Terrorizing, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Explosives, has now gone from being a state case to a federal case.

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New census estimate says county’s population grew 18.3 percent in 2014

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Inglis faces charges of felony terrorizing after being taken into custody following traffic stop

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Watford City forms task force to deal with sex trafficking

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With a tremendous amount of construction still going on and slated to begin, housing is starting to fill up

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Reddington charged with Criminal Attempted (Murder) and Reckless Endangerment

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Commissioners to hold final public hearing on proposed merger on April 7

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Rig count falls from 160 rigs in December to 111 in March

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March 17, 2015

Preschool in jeopardy

Unless new board members can be found, First Lutheran Preschool and After School programs at risk of closing

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Watford City Vet Clinic opens in new 32,000-square foot facility

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Economist says oil prices could rebound in 2015

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2,000 barrels of oil, 1,200 barrels of ‘other’ fluids in fire near Alexander

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The second shooting incident since the beginning of March, took place over the weekend in the 100 block of Lincoln Street in Watford City.

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The Watford City Police Department recently welcomed a new and much-needed addition to its department, a K-9 unit to fight Watford City’s crime.

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McKenzie County had 24 fatalities, 360 people injured in traffic crashes in 2014

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Second phase expansion planned to meet a city population of 15,000

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Scott to address the future of oil and gas industry in the Bakken

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McKenzie County is currently producing 37 percent of state’s oil, 45 percent of state’s natural gas

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School Board looks at options to meet next fall’s growing student population

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Roughrider Stables & Training Facility offers riding, training, and boarding services

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New study shows district enrollment to top 3,900 students by 2024

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New mail route will service 800 Watford City postal customers

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McKenzie County Public Library launches new Library 2 Go program

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Watford City issues 511 building permits totalling more than $242 million in 2014

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Colorado man charged with possession of explosives, terrorizing, and reckless endangerment

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McKenzie County judicial system sees similar caseload to Stark County

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NDDOT begins safety review on four-lane portion of U.S. Highway 85 Corridor

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January 27, 2015

Packing in the garbage

County landfill sees usage jump from 20 tons to 300 tons per day in two years

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January 20, 2015

Growing to meet more crime

Watford City sees 35 percent increase in DUI-related citations in past year

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