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North Dakota sees two consecutive months of lower oil production

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A Watford City woman owes her life to the quick actions of bystanders, local law enforcement, and emergency responders who came to her aid during a moment of life or death.

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High winds fans flames across 3,000 acres in north McKenzie County

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McKenzie County’s taxable sales top $100 million

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Helena Chemical Company purchases Taylor Ag

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Bids for two major county road projects come in lower than expected

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Last year, local volunteers picked up over 8,000 tons of trash in just one day

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Victim suffered bruising across her body and broken orbital bone

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McKenzie County Healthcare System faces tough choice of either raising more funds or cutting project size

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As a result of the oil boom, properties around Watford City, both commercial and residential, continue to see their values increase.

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Chalk up another major accident on the deadliest stretch of highway in North Dakota.

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What ended with the Minot Police Department Bomb Squad being called in to a Watford City RV Park and the arrest of a 29-year-old Colorado man charged with Terrorizing, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Explosives, has now gone from being a state case to a federal case.

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New census estimate says county’s population grew 18.3 percent in 2014

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Inglis faces charges of felony terrorizing after being taken into custody following traffic stop

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Watford City forms task force to deal with sex trafficking

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With a tremendous amount of construction still going on and slated to begin, housing is starting to fill up

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Reddington charged with Criminal Attempted (Murder) and Reckless Endangerment

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Commissioners to hold final public hearing on proposed merger on April 7

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Rig count falls from 160 rigs in December to 111 in March

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March 17, 2015

Preschool in jeopardy

Unless new board members can be found, First Lutheran Preschool and After School programs at risk of closing

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Watford City Vet Clinic opens in new 32,000-square foot facility

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Economist says oil prices could rebound in 2015

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2,000 barrels of oil, 1,200 barrels of ‘other’ fluids in fire near Alexander

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The second shooting incident since the beginning of March, took place over the weekend in the 100 block of Lincoln Street in Watford City.

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The Watford City Police Department recently welcomed a new and much-needed addition to its department, a K-9 unit to fight Watford City’s crime.

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McKenzie County had 24 fatalities, 360 people injured in traffic crashes in 2014

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Second phase expansion planned to meet a city population of 15,000

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Scott to address the future of oil and gas industry in the Bakken

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McKenzie County is currently producing 37 percent of state’s oil, 45 percent of state’s natural gas

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School Board looks at options to meet next fall’s growing student population

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