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County produced 41.6 percent of state’s gas, 32.5 percent of state’s oil

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Petroleum Council to host two-day legislative tour of oil-impacted counties

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New daycare quickly filling to its capacity of 190 children

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State to invest $2.7 billion during current biennium to support oil, gas region

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Council approves record annexations

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Demicks Lake plant will process 200 million cubic feet per day

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Thousands of pounds of ribs to be prepared during Friday’s Ribfest

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August 5, 2014

Schools get $3.8 million

School districts in Watford City and Alexander, which are being impacted by increased enrollment due to the energy boom in western North Dakota, will be sharing in $3,809,700 in grants from the Board of University and School Lands.

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Wolf Pup Daycare in Watford City received a $50,000 donation from Hess Corporation last week, bringing the total donation amount to roughly $1.2 million for the daycare project.

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As earth moving equipment was already at work shaping the ground, school and city officials on Monday, July 21, officially broke ground on a new $50 million, 600-student capacity, high school to serve Watford City’s growing student numbers.

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Petroleum Council sponsors a two-day tour through the Bakken to open up the eyes of North Dakota lawmakers

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Commissioners explore options to house prisoners

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New York developers plan to invest $65 million in city

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Bypasses of Watford City and Alexander on schedule for fall completion

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McKenzie County leads North Dakota in oil and gas production

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Saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production that is up to 30 times saltier than seawater, leaked into the soil from an underground pipeline near Mandaree, N.D.

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The McKenzie County School District No. 1 and JLG Architects are looking to close the design and development stages of the new Watford City High School on Tuesday, July 22.

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Family awakened by sounds of crashing door

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