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Report says over 7.4 billion barrels of oil recoverable in Williston Basin

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Because of abnormally dry conditions this spring, the McKenzie County Commissioners have issued a countywide Burn Ban.

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MDU, McKenzie Electric to provide electric service to new growth areas

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City remodels City Hall to make room for more employees

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Legislature to provide funds to complete water projects in McKenzie County

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In the Northwest Judicial District (NWJD), only two judges preside over an ever-increasing caseload in the rapidly-growing McKenzie, Williams and Divide counties.

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Four-laning of highway, bypass of Watford City to begin this summer

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April 24, 2013

More time for students

School District adds extra class period to each day

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McKenzie County leads state in production of natural gas

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Hope is that $417 million for oil-impacted ambulances, law enforcement, city and county will be restored

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April 17, 2013

Spring not here yet!

Storm dumps upward of 14” of snow across portions of McKenzie County

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April 17, 2013

Costly road work

County to spend $30 million to fix County Road 16

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MDU, McKenzie Electric have until April 24 to create area service agreement

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Watford City High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and the North Dakota Community Foundation to funnel donations to school district

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Nine people have died in vehicle accidents since beginning of the year

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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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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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