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Every year the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) Women’s Day Event focuses on the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health of one of the community’s and society’s biggest contributors, women.

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Post Offices in Alexander, Arnegard, Cartwright and Mandaree could see their retail hours cut in half

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October 17, 2012

Deadly at any speed

Northwest North Dakota leads state in number of traffic fatalities

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The McKenzie County Planning Board is in the final stages of putting together a comprehensive plan and land use ordinance for McKenzie County.

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County taxpayers on the hook for only $1.39 million of total county spending

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October 10, 2012

Building boom underway

Watford issues over $86.8 million in building permits in first nine months of 2012

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While no one can say for sure how many off-sale liquor licenses will be issued in Watford City in the future, the Watford City City Council decided last Monday night that only having one off-sale license was not enough.

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Watford’s taxable sales top $49.9 million in second quarter

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A newly-released study says that McKenzie County’s population could triple in the next 15 years. And that projected growth only fuels the need for more housing.

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In the past two weeks, McKenzie County has seen a surge of crime involving the break-in of three county homes and a body that was found near Power Fuels under suspicious circumstances.

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Department to give away 100 smoke detectors

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McKenzie County’s emergency responders, fire departments and law enforcement agencies have received over $1 million in the latest round of Oil Impact Funding grants.

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The Watford Hotel offers 77 guest rooms

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September 26, 2012

Nowhere to put the prisoners

Full jails force local law enforcement officers, courts to consider other options

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September 26, 2012

Picking up the pieces

One week after tragic accident, Johnson Corners Christian Academy finalizes plans to reopen school

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A huge grass fire in the Grassy Butte area has prompted McKenzie County to initiate another county-wide burn ban.

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McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) recently welcomed Tucker Petersen as its new clinic manager and MCHS chief operating officer.

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Residents flocking to buy homes in new subdivision

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Several students suffer minor injuries after two-vehicle accident on ND 73 sends truck crashing into school

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Lutheran Social Services to build 124 apartment units in Watford City

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Board approves $9,870,000 in bonds for elementary school construction

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September 12, 2012

Not perfect, but acceptable

Finding a way to keep the proposed truck reliever/bypass routes of U.S. Highway 85 and North Dakota Highway 23 as close to Watford City as possible, but still get the truck traffic away from the community, isn’t going to be easy.

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Proposed 2013 county budget almost double from last year

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The City of Watford City is looking at changing two of its ordinances that govern the location of off-sale liquor establishments, as well as the number of off-sale licenses it will make available in the community.

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Unique development to provide year-round living comfort for people living in RVs

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September 5, 2012

Filling a community need

Lutheran Church offers After-School program

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State's top cowboys, cowgirls to compete in Watford City Friday and Saturday

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New school meals will have less calories and sodium

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An explosion at an oil well site located north of Arnegard severely burned two men

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Road construction forces changes to parade route

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