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Being the mayor of Watford City is not easy for many reasons. But perhaps the job would be easier without the constraints of adult life and adult rules.

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Taking care of the immediate needs of the state, as well as providing additional state funding for oil-impacted counties in northwestern North Dakota are the two main issues facing the North Dakota Legislature this session.

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County landfill sees collections jump from 20 tons/day to 350 tons/day

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April 3, 2013

Doing more with less

Use of pad wells allow oil companies to drill more wells with fewer rigs

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State finds cyanide present at site

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New zoning ordinances will become effective April 26

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With property values escalating in Watford City so are taxable valuations

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City, county officials say lag in data results in misleading numbers

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March 27, 2013

A most unexpected gift

Holms donate $100,000 to ambulance service

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March 20, 2013

Fire destroys business

A structure fire at Steve’s Sprayfoam Insulation, located at the junction of 12th Street Southeast and 11th Avenue Southeast, caused quite a scene on the morning of Tuesday, March 12.

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Effective July 1, 2013, Ron Rankin will officially retire as McKenzie County Sheriff and bring to a close his long career in the field of law enforcement.

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With the number of projected students entering the Watford City Elementary School hitting the highest numbers in recent history, the McKenzie County School District No. 1 school board has decided that it has to try to squeeze one more classroom into a new addition that is scheduled to open this fall.

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McKenzie County wells that are producing nearly 5,000 barrels a day have industry excited

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Electric utilities told to provide city with service area map

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Two Watford City teenagers were killed and a third teenager was severely injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:04 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 west of Watford City on U.S. Highway 85.

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The plans for a nine-hole expansion of the Fox Hills Golf Course & Country Club in Watford City that would use a PILOT (payment in lieu of tax) program to pay for the expansion ran into some serious concerns from members of the Watford City City Council at last Monday’s city council meeting.

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March 13, 2013

Math whiz kids

W.C.H.S. MathCounts team wins State championship

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Cash Wise Grocery, Alco, chinese buffet to anchor new retail complex

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Customers see improvement in service

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Five months after semi smashed into the school, students return to new classrooms

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Elementary students to be bussed to high school for lunch

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Roughrider Fund is pouring millions of dollars into community projects

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Route of U.S. 85 around Alexander to become part of four-lane highway from Williston to Watford City

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February 27, 2013

Center opens to rave reviews

New wellness center sees jump in membership

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City uncovers oilfiled waste in dumpsters

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While the McKenzie County Public School District may be a few years away from deciding whether or not its growing student numbers will require the district to build a new high school, one developer thinks his company has the perfect solution.

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February 20, 2013

It’s a gusher

New well north of Watford City producing 5,000 barrels of oil, 12 million cubic feet of gas a day

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February 20, 2013

Outgrowing its space

Much needed remodeling project to add more jail and office space at County Law Enforcement Center

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House Bill 1433 is proposing to send the state’s tobacco tax to the North Dakota Department of Health, and for $20 million of that money to be set aside as grants to help pay the bad debts of oil-impacted hospitals

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Connie Wold Wellness Center to offer access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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