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New Connie Wold Wellness Center nears completion

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Need for new high school in Watford City to be based on increased growth

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The flu has received a lot of attention in the media lately due not only to its epidemic level proportions, but also the severity of its symptoms.

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Watford residents demand better service, Postal Service officials say it will happen

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Like many entities in the Watford City area, the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce has had to adjust to a changing, growing and developing community over the last two years.

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In order to meet a growing demand for new fire equipment and ambulances in Watford City, the Watford City City Council, at its Jan. 7 meeting, gave its blessing to construct a new six bay facility next to the Watford City Post Office.

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Leland Stenehjem Family Foundation donates to area organizations

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Dept. sees calls for service rise from 3,940 in 2011 to 6,385 in 2012, an increase of 62 percent.

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Company to open new Cash Wise store in Watford City summer of 2013

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December 31, 2012

Oil well blowout capped

A Newfield Exploration Company oil well, located five miles west of Watford City, that spewed gas and oil, as well as other well fluids, more than 90 feet into the sky has finally been brought under control.

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Public meeting to be held Jan. 3

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The 63rd Legislative Session can be summed up in three words, money, money and money.

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Watford's taxable sales top $49.9 million in third quarter

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Two million gallons of water dumped

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Hellandsaas earns the 2012 McKenzie County Farmer “Heart of Gold” award for work with others across county

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WAWSA delivers Missouri River water to Watford City, McKenzie County

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At a time when McKenzie County Public School District is experiencing the most rapid student enrollment in the district’s history and struggling to maintain a budget, the last thing that it needs to have happen is for some of its revenue stream to be short-circuited.

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December 19, 2012

Already too small?

With growing student enrollments, School District No. 1 says new high school may be needed

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Legislative forum highlights area’s need for increased financial help to meet energy impacts

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Pioneer Museum to host celebration marking 60th anniversary of first oil well drilled in McKenzie County

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The First Lutheran Church Choir is putting on its annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 16, again choosing to perform a work of gifted composer Pepper Choplin.

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Hotels to be part of major commercial development that will bring grocery store, restaurants and more to south edge of city

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As a McKenzie County Commissioner for the past 12 years, Dale Patten has seen the county undergo the most dramatic changes in the county’s history.

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A full-service, 100 percent contained crew lodge with the capacity to house 1,400 people is being built in Arnegard.

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November 28, 2012

’Tis the season for giving

Two Giving Trees will help brighten Christmas for the less fortunate in McKenzie County

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State's 7,798 producing wells produce 728,494 barrels of oil a day

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Watford City merchants going all out meet needs of growing population

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On Nov. 20, 1952, John O. Larsen opened the doors of Larsen Service Drug, and now 60 years later, the business is still serving the people of Watford City and McKenzie County.

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While the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems saw a record number of patients at its clinic and emergency room during the past year, the system saw a decline in its operating revenues in 2011.

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