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Brent Sanford, Watford City’s mayor, has been selected by Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum as his lieutenant governor running mate in North Dakota’s June 14 Primary Election.

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McKenzie County Healthcare System joins pilot program to provide better, more cost-effective care to Medicare patients

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Elementary program designed to help reduce student, parent anxiety

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Candidates for city, county and school positions have until April 11 to file necessary paperwork

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Family struggles to find support to provide the 24/7 care needed for Omlid following motor vehicle accident

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Keith Braddock, a 16½-year veteran of Watford City Police Department, was slain in line of duty 20 years ago

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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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