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Humvees’ purchase draws dispute

County commissioners, sheriff at odds over purchasing process

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History to come alive during Heritage Park’s 18th annua event featuring machinery demonstrations this Saturday

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Over $8,000 missing in collected fees, state’s attorney, county commission waits for sheriff’s investigation

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Sneak preview planned for new Rough Rider Center

Sneak preview planned for new Rough Rider Center

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Watford City’s mayor won’t resign before Nov. 8 election

Sanford weighing his options if elected as state’s lieutenant governor

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Advanced TENORM levels found in landfill

IHD landfill near Alexander blames ‘faulty generator certifications’

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Two investigations underway, one pending in complaints brought by former county planners, school district librarian

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Rocking Watford City
August 30, 2016

Rocking Watford City

One woman’s hidden, painted rocks spread positive message through city

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Alexander man leaves company housing drunk after throwing knife into kitchen cabinet

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Three-day event to conclude on Saturday with parade, barbecue, craft show, games and street dance

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Another enrollment record
August 23, 2016

Another enrollment record

McKenzie County School District No. 1 schools greet a record 1,448 students

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State’s Attorney to return to Fargo for Assistant U.S. Attorney position

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County continues 911 talks

Call volume, out-of-state cell phones, non-emergency calls pose questions for county dispatch

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August 16, 2016

Mold strikes courthouse

Leak from abandoned conduit responsible for mold on interior sheetrock

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Gas up while oil production drops 2 percent in June

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Charges stem from June fire that destroyed Watford City restaurant

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Sheriff wins hearing as attorney points to courthouse turmoil

Charges against Sheriff’s Office leveled as ‘absurd,’ ‘ridiculous,’ ‘frivolous’

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Watford schools poised to see record enrollment

With anticipated enrollment above 325 students, high school could begin two-year transition to Class A sports

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20 teams get Ribfest cooking

Friday’s Best of the West Ribfest will feature over six tons of ribs, plus entertainment for the entire family

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Construction of new healthcare facility begins

With approval of $58 million USDA loan, MCHS to begin construction of new hospital, clinic, nursing home

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Illegal 2015 meeting created waste program upping accepted waste levels

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Safety is main concern for four-laning U.S. 85

Residents express concerns for national park and environment

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State loans Arnegard $380K for lagoons

Loan part of $3.4 million project to better city’s wastewater treatment

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County weighs new 911 dispatch

Schwartzenberger wants to bring dispatch service back to Sheriff’s Office

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Cuddly creatures from ’90s games now wildly popular in mobile app

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Agencies sign agreements for sexual assault services

McKenzie County team collaborates to aid victims of domestic violence, sexual assault

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Sanford wins Emergency Responder of the Year

Annual appreciation dinner brings together the who’s who of emergency responders in McKenzie County.

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‘Bouncing along bottom,’ oil production sees resistance

DMR says state has hit bottom, daily production likely to drop below 1 million barrels by year’s end.

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Support of the police is strong throughout Watford City

Community relations show approval of law enforcement.

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