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December 31, 2012

Oil well blowout capped

A Newfield Exploration Company oil well, located five miles west of Watford City, that spewed gas and oil, as well as other well fluids, more than 90 feet into the sky has finally been brought under control.

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Public meeting to be held Jan. 3

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The 63rd Legislative Session can be summed up in three words, money, money and money.

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Watford's taxable sales top $49.9 million in third quarter

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Two million gallons of water dumped

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Hellandsaas earns the 2012 McKenzie County Farmer “Heart of Gold” award for work with others across county

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WAWSA delivers Missouri River water to Watford City, McKenzie County

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At a time when McKenzie County Public School District is experiencing the most rapid student enrollment in the district’s history and struggling to maintain a budget, the last thing that it needs to have happen is for some of its revenue stream to be short-circuited.

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December 19, 2012

Already too small?

With growing student enrollments, School District No. 1 says new high school may be needed

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Legislative forum highlights area’s need for increased financial help to meet energy impacts

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Pioneer Museum to host celebration marking 60th anniversary of first oil well drilled in McKenzie County

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The First Lutheran Church Choir is putting on its annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 16, again choosing to perform a work of gifted composer Pepper Choplin.

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Hotels to be part of major commercial development that will bring grocery store, restaurants and more to south edge of city

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As a McKenzie County Commissioner for the past 12 years, Dale Patten has seen the county undergo the most dramatic changes in the county’s history.

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A full-service, 100 percent contained crew lodge with the capacity to house 1,400 people is being built in Arnegard.

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November 28, 2012

’Tis the season for giving

Two Giving Trees will help brighten Christmas for the less fortunate in McKenzie County

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State's 7,798 producing wells produce 728,494 barrels of oil a day

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Watford City merchants going all out meet needs of growing population

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On Nov. 20, 1952, John O. Larsen opened the doors of Larsen Service Drug, and now 60 years later, the business is still serving the people of Watford City and McKenzie County.

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While the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems saw a record number of patients at its clinic and emergency room during the past year, the system saw a decline in its operating revenues in 2011.

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November 21, 2012

Looking for bread

Grocery stores scramble to find new bread source

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Nine homes and businesses included in tour

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Food and wine sampling, book signing and more planned for Friday

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Commercial customers will see biggest increases

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November 14, 2012

Going big on Teddy

20-foot, 8-ton bust of 26th president is newest addition to Roosevelt Inn

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Watford City City Council approves $11.4 million budget

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Long lines, slow service along with proposed reduction in hours at some area post offices causing concerns

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November 7, 2012

Voting for the first time

Turning 18 is a rite of passage for every American teenager, but even more so if it is an election year.

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Patrol shifting workforce to oil country

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