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The Watford City City Council gave its go-ahead to spending $77 million to construct a new wastewater treatment facility and a new community Events Center.

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Domestic violence becoming a bigger problem throughout the oil patch

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October 7, 2014

Costly road closures

Rain-closed roads cost the state’s oilfield over $50 million per day

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Watford City volunteer firefighters are on pace for responding to approximately 275 to 300 calls by the end of 2014.

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Lack of permanent housing and living conditions of many area residents are factors in “homeless” classification

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First International Bank & Trust makes its largest donation to any single community project

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Legislators say surge funding, change in Gross Production Tax formulas is critical to oil-impacted areas

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McKenzie County is projected to have 13,500 wells by 2027. To put that growth into perspective, McKenzie County had 2,656 in production in July of this year, while there are now 11,287 producing wells in all of North Dakota.

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With bypass around Alexander has finally completed, city residents are thrilled to have their Main Street back.

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September 23, 2014

A melting pot of cultures

Children from 49 states, 20 foreign countries attending Watford Elementary

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Former Watford City man faces federal felony charges in two deaths

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September 23, 2014

Alexander School out of room

District turns to voters for $17 million bond issue to meet student growth

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September 16, 2014

Farmers rush to finish harvest

About half of the crops in McKenzie County are still standing in the fields waiting to be harvested.

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September 16, 2014

Oil production sets new record

North Dakota produces 1.10 billion barrels of oil per day in July

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The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 approved a 12 percent mill increase for school district patrons as it finalized a $14.8 million budget.

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Watford City budgets $60 million for new Events Center

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Proposed county budget up 96.8 percent

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September 9, 2014

Busting at the seams

Watford City sees school enrollment jump 27 percent

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Wet weather is being blamed for slump damage on County Road 50

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School district voters to decide fate of bond issue at Oct. 7 special election

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Oil patch region wants 60-40 split in state’s Gross Production Tax to meet needs

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Tour gives lawmakers a firsthand look at impacts in the oil patch

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A total of 14 people were hospitalized on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Watford City after two people passed out and many others were vomiting after being exposed to Carbon Monoxide at the Watford City Express Laundry Center.

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McKenzie County School District No. 1 enrollment reaches 1,355 students

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School, law enforcement, emergency responders receive training for shooting at Watford City High School

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The rush to build puts Watford City on record pace

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Parade, barbecue, street dance among weekend’s events

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Watford City schools expect to see over 1,300 students on opening day

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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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