Already too small?
With growing student enrollments, School District No. 1 says new high school may be needed
Area leaders push for state financial help
Legislative forum highlights area’s need for increased financial help to meet energy impacts
60 years of oil, the celebration continues
Pioneer Museum to host celebration marking 60th anniversary of first oil well drilled in McKenzie County
First Lutheran Choir to present Christmas Cantata
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.
Two new hotels going up in Watford
Hotels to be part of major commercial development that will bring grocery store, restaurants and more to south edge of city
Patten: The county has changed a lot
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.
Alexander to get a new motel
Construction begins on 1,400-person crew camp in Arnegard
A full-service, 100 percent contained crew lodge with the capacity to house 1,400 people is being built in Arnegard.
’Tis the season for giving
Two Giving Trees will help brighten Christmas for the less fortunate in McKenzie County
Oil production continues to break records
State's 7,798 producing wells produce 728,494 barrels of oil a day
Stores stocked for busy shopping season
Watford City merchants going all out meet needs of growing population
Larsen’s Service Drug celebrates 60 years of business
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.
Healthcare system shows operating loss
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.
Looking for bread
Grocery stores scramble to find new bread source
Tour of Homes to benefit Wellness Center
Nine homes and businesses included in tour
Pioneer Museum hosts Pieces of the Prairie
Food and wine sampling, book signing and more planned for Friday
Watford City residents to see jump in water, sewer rates
Commercial customers will see biggest increases
Going big on Teddy
20-foot, 8-ton bust of 26th president is newest addition to Roosevelt Inn
City’s budget to keep taxpayers’ costs the same
Watford City City Council approves $11.4 million budget
Post Office customers frustrated
Long lines, slow service along with proposed reduction in hours at some area post offices causing concerns
Voting for the first time
Turning 18 is a rite of passage for every American teenager, but even more so if it is an election year.
Highway Patrol has it hands full
Patrol shifting workforce to oil country
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.