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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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Oil companies donate $300,000 toward Wolf Pup Daycare project

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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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Watford City's City Council approves preliminary subdivision map for a new residential area that could provide apartments, townhomes and single family homes for 502 people in the northwest corner of the city.

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The Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA) was created as a result of the last North Dakota Legislative Assembly and has made tremendous progress since then.

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February 6, 2013

Embracing technology

W.C.H.S. Geography class replaces textbooks with iPads

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Three bills are being introduced in the 63rd Legislative Session that could greatly change the formula of oil and gas production taxes that are returned to impacted western North Dakota counties.

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Natural gas service to Watford City and Arnegard was lost when a natural gas transmission line about 2½ miles east of Alexander was struck by a contractor who was working in the area on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26.

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January 30, 2013

A building boom coming

New housing, retail coming to Watford City in 2013

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Hazen dentist expands operations to Watford City

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McKenzie County could have 8,636 wells by 2025

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There has been a changing of the guard at the Watford City Police Department following the surprise resignation of Slade Herfindahl as the chief of police and the appointment of Jesse Wellen as the city’s new police chief.

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New Connie Wold Wellness Center nears completion

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Need for new high school in Watford City to be based on increased growth

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The flu has received a lot of attention in the media lately due not only to its epidemic level proportions, but also the severity of its symptoms.

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Watford residents demand better service, Postal Service officials say it will happen

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Like many entities in the Watford City area, the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce has had to adjust to a changing, growing and developing community over the last two years.

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In order to meet a growing demand for new fire equipment and ambulances in Watford City, the Watford City City Council, at its Jan. 7 meeting, gave its blessing to construct a new six bay facility next to the Watford City Post Office.

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Leland Stenehjem Family Foundation donates to area organizations

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Dept. sees calls for service rise from 3,940 in 2011 to 6,385 in 2012, an increase of 62 percent.

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Public meeting to be held Jan. 3

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