Oil prices won’t rebound until 2017
North Dakota’s oil, gas production continue on a downward slide
A pilot’s worst nightmare
Watford City pilot makes emergency landing on I-94
Hospital to offer surgery services
McKenzie County Healthcare System partners with UND Medical School to develop surgical program
Traffic fatalities still high on U.S. 85
Even after four-laning, 19 motorists died in vehicle accidents in 2015
County looks to have new land use plan by June
To continue on in their strategy of executing a new comprehensive plan for McKenzie County’s future development, the county is taking the next step forward by hosting a set of public meetings on Feb. 23 and 24.
New high school set to open
District to hold Open House for 167,000-square foot, $53 million school on Monday, Feb. 15
CornerStone Bank to build new bank in Watford City
Bank to open in new location in summer of 2017
County’s first baby arrives by ambulance
On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 20, Traci Cole and her significant other, Jimmy Royster, did not think they would almost be delivering their new baby boy in the parking lot of a truck stop, let alone the back of an ambulance. But that is exactly what happened.
Watford’s Main Street welcomes new businesses
Five new businesses bring more retail, dining experiences
Students handle being stranded 20 hours
Watford teens were part of March for Life in Washington, D.C. when East Coast blizzard hit
Busy year for law enforcement
Despite the oil and gas slowdown in 2015, McKenzie County law enforcement officers stayed busier than ever.
Fuchs arrested in Montana
A man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting in McKenzie County was apprehended early Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, in Roosevelt County, Mont.
State’s oil industry running on empty
North Dakota’s oil production rises with fewer rigs drilling
Elementary school students anxious to leave portables
Watford fourth and fifth-graders ready to move into Middle School classrooms
Granting a dying father’s last wish
Frye walks his daughter down the wedding aisle
Study: Watford City student numbers expected to top 3,000
School district will see 10 percent growth in students for next 10 years
Lucky to be alive
Minnesota man survives 17 hours in cold after breaking leg while hunting pheasants
Watford sales slump in third quarter of 2015
City, county taxable sales drop 37 percent from last year
Compressor station explosion raises concerns
Explosion leads to apprehension and worry over pipeline and compressor station placement in both county and city
Watford’s building boom slows
Residential building permits drop by almost 600 percent from 2014 to 2015
Burgerrito’s has 4th best burger in state
For most people who have tried a fresh-grilled burger at Watford City’s Burgerrito’s, it will come as no surprise that the little, hole-in-a-wall, burger joint was ranked as the 4th best burger joint in North Dakota.
2015 was a year of “catch up” for Watford
Watford City has seen huge changes in the past several years as the oil industry drove the community to a record population estimated at more than 7,000.
Watford City man charged with sex abuse of child
On Monday, Dec. 21, a joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of Lance Foreman of Watford City for sexual abuse of a child.
Blue Santas help to make Christmas merry
Watford City Police Foundation raises over $10,000 to help make holiday special to 20 area families
Enrollment comes up short for full enrollment grant
Board hires Construction Engineers as Construction Manager At Risk for possible new elementary school
Paying back kindness received
O’Connor honored as 2015 “Heart of Gold” recipient for work with food pantry
Two county deputies reassigned pending their criminal cases
Three Sheriff’s Office employees facing charges from misdemeanor charges to a felony charge
State’s oil, gas production up in troubling times
Oil producers continue belt-tightening as state’s oil prices hit seven-year low
Taxpayers will see little or no change in county taxes
The majority of McKenzie County residents and commercial businesses will not see much of a change in their county taxes this year.
City’s turns on new waste water treatment facility
With the addition of 20,000 gallons of sludge containing live micro-organisms and biology, Watford City’s new Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant was turned on Thursday, Dec. 3.