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Leslie Bieber hired as new superintendent for Alexander school district

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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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Meeting the needs of an ever growing student population put the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 in the red to the tune of $370,000 for the past school year.

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Tough winter blamed for slowdown of sales in the state’s oil patch

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Dennis Johnson, McKenzie County’s State’s Attorney, has tendered his resignation from that position effective Sept. 1.

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July 24, 2013

Tons of trash

McKenzie County Landfill one of the state’s busiest

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Monnens finds police work gruelling, but very rewarding

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State predicts oil activity will increase in coming months

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Former commissioner asks for six-month moratorium on man camps

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After 43 years with the Liebel family, Liebel’s Jack & Jill has switched hands.

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Robin Schmidt of Watford City has been appointed by North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple to serve as a newly created district court judge in Watford City.

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Residents concerned that proposed intersection will not handle traffic safely.

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Two Keene volunteer firemen honored for work

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Demolition Derby, NDRA Rodeo highlight this year’s grandstand shows

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Grant makes money available for law enforcement for equipment and housing, but not for new officers

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Construction of the new Wolf Pup Daycare will begin within the next 30 days following the Watford City City Council’s approval of a $500,000 Roughrider Fund grant.

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Watford City gets only $10 million in Oil Impact Grants to meet $195 million in infrastructure improvements

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It’s been a year of work in preparation for the upcoming celebration of Arnegard’s Centennial, and yet, it took 100 years of perspiration and hard work to come to the present.

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Clara Wisness, like most everyone her age, dreams of playing on a sandy beach to her heart’s content.

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July 3, 2013

No regrets

Rankin retires as county sheriff

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With projected enrollment of 1,600, School District looks at the need for a new school building

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June 26, 2013

School fails AYP

When it comes to getting passing grades in the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) as part of the Leave No Child Behind Act, the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 didn’t do very well.

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McKenzie Electric sees 64 percent growth in operating revenues

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Art in the Park, concerts, dances will provide a weekend of fun

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State to participate in $150 million study of Three Forks Formation in McKenzie County

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Heavy oilfield traffic on rain-soaked roads results in over 500 miles of county roads needing repair

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Basin Electric’s 45-megawatt power Lonesome Creek Station set to start producing electricity this summer

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Supreme Courts places new district judgeship in Watford City

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June 12, 2013

Bogged down

Heavy spring rains have contractors playing catch-up to meet deadlines

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Arnegard is partnering with a private company to deal with its sewage waste water problem.

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