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Watford City schools to hold early-release day every other Wednesday

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$15 million expansion to add 42,000 square feet to existing school

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Visit puts McKenzie County Healthcare Systems in the national spotlight

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School to open in January of 2016, Events Center about 20 percent finished

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Enrollment to top 1,400 students in Watford City

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August 19, 2015

Harvest in full swing

McKenzie County farmers seeing close to average yields

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Robert Cox led Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile chase, narrowly missing two semi trucks on U.S. Highway 85

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August 11, 2015

Gone in two hours

Rib lovers devour over 5,000 pounds of ribs at Ribfest

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Larger building projects will be subject o additional project review fee

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“No-show” jurors force judge to find seven citizens to fill jury seats

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PBR Fire Fighter’s Challenge to be held at fairgrounds arena on Aug. 8

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City hires Contractor Manager At Risk to oversee expansion of Fox Hills Golf Course from 9 to 18-holes

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is evaluating the four-laning along approximately 67 miles of U.S. Highway 85 from the south side of Watford City to Interstate 94 near Belfield, N.D.

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Car show, music, and games to fill Watford City’s Main Street on Friday

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Main Street to be filled with ribs, street vendors, antique cars and games on Aug. 7

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Over 350 mountain bikers set to compete in Maah Daah Hey 100

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North Dakota produced over one million barrels of oil daily during April

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Postal Service hopes to open new 7,000- square foot replacement facility in 2016

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Landfill received 66,400 tons of municipal waste in 2013

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With over 680 elementary students pre-enrolled, school district expands number of modular classrooms

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Blanchard faced four felony charges

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During the month of May, McKenzie County produced 13,243,028 barrels of oil and 22,330,958 MCF of natural gas, which represents 35.6 and 44.3 percent, respectively, of the state’s production totals.

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McKenzie County quickly on its way to filing 2,240 cases by the end of 2015

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Final preparations are being made for the 7th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest, which this year will be held in Alexander on July 14.

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Building permits top $79.6 million during the first six months of 2015

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In spite of slowdown in oil patch, Watford City sees a 10 percent growth in taxable sales in the first quarter of 2015

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July 7, 2015

It’s Fair time

McKenzie County Fair opens July 9

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City to host “old-time” celebration with parade, barbecue, games and fireworks

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Multiple major construction projects slated for city, county and state roads this summer

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Two Watford City men arrested in bust

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