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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Old and outdated playground equipment is now a thing of the past for Tobacco Gardens Resort.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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Nearly one week after the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Dept. received notification that a man was possibly going to commit suicide in the Badlands south of Watford City, law enforcement officials are no closer to finding a body.

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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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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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