DOT begins talks on four-laning of U.S. 85
While the four-laning of the heavily traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 85 between Watford City and Williston could still be several years in the future, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun the process of upgrading the highway.
Overwhelmed and understaffed
Watford City Post Office struggles with ever increasing volume of mail, loss of postmaster
Voters head to the polls
McKenzie County voters will be joining the rest of the nation on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their vote for the president of the United States.
Bakken is booming
While state rig count down, McKenzie County drilling activity increasing
Healthcare System to host annual Women’s Day
Every year the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) Women’s Day Event focuses on the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health of one of the community’s and society’s biggest contributors, women.
Postal Service to cut hours for small offices
Post Offices in Alexander, Arnegard, Cartwright and Mandaree could see their retail hours cut in half
Deadly at any speed
Northwest North Dakota leads state in number of traffic fatalities
County zoning plan almost done
The McKenzie County Planning Board is in the final stages of putting together a comprehensive plan and land use ordinance for McKenzie County.
County adopts $95.8 million budget for 2013
County taxpayers on the hook for only $1.39 million of total county spending
Building boom underway
Watford issues over $86.8 million in building permits in first nine months of 2012
City says “OK” to unlimited off-sale licenses
While no one can say for sure how many off-sale liquor licenses will be issued in Watford City in the future, the Watford City City Council decided last Monday night that only having one off-sale license was not enough.
McKenzie County leads state in taxable sales increase
Watford’s taxable sales top $49.9 million in second quarter
County’s population projected to triple
A newly-released study says that McKenzie County’s population could triple in the next 15 years. And that projected growth only fuels the need for more housing.
Rash of break-ins has area residents on edge
In the past two weeks, McKenzie County has seen a surge of crime involving the break-in of three county homes and a body that was found near Power Fuels under suspicious circumstances.
Firemen push safety during Fire Prevention Week
Department to give away 100 smoke detectors
Area fire, ambulance, and police departments receive over $1 million in Oil Impact funds
McKenzie County’s emergency responders, fire departments and law enforcement agencies have received over $1 million in the latest round of Oil Impact Funding grants.
City’s newest hotel holds grand opening
The Watford Hotel offers 77 guest rooms
Nowhere to put the prisoners
Full jails force local law enforcement officers, courts to consider other options
Picking up the pieces
One week after tragic accident, Johnson Corners Christian Academy finalizes plans to reopen school
Grass fire sparks burn ban in county
A huge grass fire in the Grassy Butte area has prompted McKenzie County to initiate another county-wide burn ban.
Petersen joins healthcare system
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) recently welcomed Tucker Petersen as its new clinic manager and MCHS chief operating officer.
Buffalo Hills offers country living at an affordable price
Residents flocking to buy homes in new subdivision
Semi crashes into Johnson Corners school
Several students suffer minor injuries after two-vehicle accident on ND 73 sends truck crashing into school
Ground broken for new LSS affordable housing project
Lutheran Social Services to build 124 apartment units in Watford City
School board adopts $9.95 million budget
Board approves $9,870,000 in bonds for elementary school construction
Not perfect, but acceptable
Finding a way to keep the proposed truck reliever/bypass routes of U.S. Highway 85 and North Dakota Highway 23 as close to Watford City as possible, but still get the truck traffic away from the community, isn’t going to be easy.
County considers $93 million budget
Proposed 2013 county budget almost double from last year
City looks to up the number of off-sale liquor licenses
The City of Watford City is looking at changing two of its ordinances that govern the location of off-sale liquor establishments, as well as the number of off-sale licenses it will make available in the community.
Watford home to state’s first indoor RV Park
Unique development to provide year-round living comfort for people living in RVs
Filling a community need
Lutheran Church offers After-School program