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State study seeks to determine why county oil wells are showing initial producing of 5,000 barrels per day

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A long season of lost providers and financial struggle may be nearing an end for McKenzie County Healthcare Systems.

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On Aug. 1, the Wild Bison Travel Center opened southwest of Alexander.

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Additional mill levy will generate $4 million for school district

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County leads the state in oil, gas production

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On Sept. 13, 2013 at 1 p.m., Robin A. Schmidt officially became the newest district judge to serve in North Dakota’s Northwest Judicial District, with her court chambered in the McKenzie County Courthouse.

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Three Watford City housing projects eligible for Housing Incentive Funds

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Sen. Wyden says one size fits all policy won’t work in regulating oil and gas industry

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Public hearing on preliminary budget to be held at courthouse on Sept. 19

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September 11, 2013

NDRA Finals comes to town

Championship rodeo to be held this weekend

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September 4, 2013

Breaking the 1,000 barrier

Watford City’s schools quickly running out of room for more students

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Hunter’s Run will be city’s first Master Planned Community

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September 4, 2013

Farm Rescue aids in harvest

Friends, neighbors rally to help Hoffmann bring in his harvest

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Harvest begins across McKenzie County

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MCHS plans to break ground on new hospital, clinic in spring of 2014

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Annual event to start Aug. 29

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New owners committed to customers, community

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As North Dakota continues to set new all-time oil and gas production numbers, McKenzie County remains the driving force in the increased numbers.

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Watford City school administrators anticipate over 980 students on first day

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Watford City Veterinary Clinic to open new 30,000 sq. feet clinc by spring of 2014

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City’s Roughrider Fund tapped for $500,000 to help in building new facility

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Watford City has made a name for itself across North Dakota as being a community that, in spite of seemingly insurmountable challenges and roadblocks, has always been able to find a way to get things accomplished.

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The decision by the Watford City City Council as to whether or not it wants to commit $100,000 a month of the city’s one-cent sales tax proceeds for the next 40 years to help build a new replacement hospital and clinic for the McKenzie County Healthcare System, as well as completely renovate the Good Shepherd Home was tabled last Monday night.

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August 14, 2013

Ribfest a huge success

5,000 pounds of ribs consumed in three hours

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DUIs, accidents, assualts top city police force's calls

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Old and outdated playground equipment is now a thing of the past for Tobacco Gardens Resort.

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After scouring the rugged Badlands south of Watford City for two weeks for a Hillsboro man who reportedly told family members that he intended to commit suicide, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Dept. has called off future search efforts.

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Apartments home to school, city and county employees

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Twenty teams to compete for Best of the West Ribfest crown

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Tractor Supply, Happy Joe’s Pizza, Taco John’s among the new businesses expected to open by November

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