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Cpl. Travis Bateman was accused of purposefully hitting a speeding motorcyclist with his patrol vehicle following a high speed pursuit

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A Watford City teen, Colton DeFoe, has been charged with two counts of Reckless Endangerment and one count of Criminal Mischief following a shooting at Tobacco Gardens

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March 22, 2016

County imposes fire ban

Two grass fires on March 13 burn over 1,100 acres in McKenzie County

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Companies without Conditional Use Permits have until March 22 to come into compliance or face injunction, lawsuit or pipeline removal

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Park District renames Nature Park, the Kent Pelton Nature Park

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Roughrider Fund Committee puts a hold on future projects

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While oil prices started showing signs of a minor rebound in March, low oil prices in January continued to have a downward effect on the state’s oil production

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Without funding, ministry that has served over 1,100 families could close

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Indian Hills Disposal Solids Management LLC, an oilfield landfill located just north of Alexander, is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new rules.

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Construction of $29.9 million Phase II of roadway to begin this Spring

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Kinder Morgan contributed $300,000 to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) new medical campus

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It is pretty hard to sugarcoat the short-term outlook for the United State’s oil industry.

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Donation part of $1 million pledge by Ft. Union Lodge

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Watford City man faces three more charges of sexual abuse of a child

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Economic impact of Watford City’s Municipal Airport has greatly increased over the past five years.

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New $53 million high school welcomes students to first day of classes

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North Dakota’s oil, gas production continue on a downward slide

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February 23, 2016

A pilot’s worst nightmare

Watford City pilot makes emergency landing on I-94

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McKenzie County Healthcare System partners with UND Medical School to develop surgical program

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Even after four-laning, 19 motorists died in vehicle accidents in 2015

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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.

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February 9, 2016

New high school set to open

District to hold Open House for 167,000-square foot, $53 million school on Monday, Feb. 15

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Bank to open in new location in summer of 2017

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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.

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Five new businesses bring more retail, dining experiences

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Watford teens were part of March for Life in Washington, D.C. when East Coast blizzard hit

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Despite the oil and gas slowdown in 2015, McKenzie County law enforcement officers stayed busier than ever.

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January 26, 2016

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.

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North Dakota’s oil production rises with fewer rigs drilling

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Watford fourth and fifth-graders ready to move into Middle School classrooms

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