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$12.5 million loan is first step of financing package

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The Watford City City Council hashed out details over a land bargain for one of the two new water towers at the Feb. 3, meeting.

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Wolf Run Village will be the 2014 NDHFA Housing Production Award recipient

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McKenzie County sees less than seven percent of oil and gas revenue being sent to state returned for local use

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Propane becomes scarce as industry corn drying grows to get Ethanol gas

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Property owners in the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 will be asked to pay a smaller portion of a new school building than originally estimated. During a special school board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the board set the new bond levy at $27 million versus the $31.5 million levy that had been approved a week earlier.

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January 28, 2014

Yes there is a Santa

QEP’s $515,000 HIF donation saves Arnegard’s housing project

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A five-time convicted felon, James Henrikson, 34, of Watford City, remains in custody at the Burleigh County Detention Center in North Dakota on a firearms charge.

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Saddle Up Western Wear opens new location in South Park Plaza

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Henrikson is a person of interest in Washington murder

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At the Monday, Jan. 13 McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board meeting, the board approved moving forward with a $31.5 million dollar bond for the new high school in the Fox Hills development.

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24 die in 22 fatal crashes on McKenzie County roads in 2013

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City to see construction boom in 2014

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Wellen asks city to find new police chief

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The McKenzie County Landfill is one of the five largest landfills in North Dakota

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25 percent of district’s students classified as “homeless” due to living conditions

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Food Pantry’s new BackPack Program helps meet hungry children’s needs

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Jacob Rodenbiker hired as McKenzie County’ first-ever, full-time state’s attorney.

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State’s property relief taxes brings 12 percent savings

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December 30, 2013

Meeting the holiday rush

Post Office makes changes to meet needs of area’s growing population

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New retail businesses to open in 2014

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December 24, 2013

A busy year of building

As oil activity presses forward, residential and commercial development in Watford City continues to go vertical.

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Humble. That is the word most used to describe the McKenzie County Farmer’s 2013 Heart of Gold recipient, Susie Lundin.

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This year has brought many changes to the Watford City Police Department.

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The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board has officially picked a 40-acre site in the Fox Hills development east of Watford City as the site for a new school building.

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McKenzie County leads the state in oil and gas production for fifth straight month

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Zubke seeks to fill seat vacated by Drovdal

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Watford City city council approves hike in building permit fees

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School seeks public’s input on new facility

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