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W.C.H.S. fails to meet test scores in three areas

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Everyone is invited to join in as Watford City unites and reunites former high school alumni, family members, friends with this year’s Homefest Celebration taking place June 21 - 23.

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North Dakotas vote to keep state property tax

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Recent licensing of a foster family breaks an almost one-year void

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Watford City’s taxable sales top $118 million last year

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Oppidan plans to bring in Coborn’s Grocery Store, ALCO and McDonald’s as part of new development

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A developer, who is planning to bring Coborn’s Grocery Store, a Little Dukes convenience store and gas station, as well an ALCO and a McDonald’s to Watford City, wants the Watford City City Council to amend its current liquor license ordinance to allow for more than one off-sale liquor license.

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City, county to keep public informed of sex offenders

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After years in the priesthood, Father John looks forward to a retirement of fishing and living close to family

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Public input meeting planned in Watford City on June 28

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June 6, 2012

Going digital?

Six Shooters’ Showhall being forced to go digital

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McKenzie County officials are continuing to develop a county-wide comprehensive zoning plan, which will include specific zoning designations and the accompanying land use plans.

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New all-season restaurant opens on Lake Sakakawea

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New subdivisions to bring housing, retail and commercial options to city

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May 23, 2012

Moving on up!

Bakken propels North Dakota to No. 2 oil-producing state in the country

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The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board has finally come to the decision either it has to purchase housing or they are not going to be successful in recruiting and hiring new teachers or administrative staff.

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Quale awarded Bronze Star for valor during service in Vietnam

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Watford City’s City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday, May 7, cleared the way for what could very well be the biggest summer of building development that the city has ever seen.

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The battle over mobile food vendors in Watford City finally boiled over last Monday when the Watford City City Council voted 3-1 to give mobile food vendors 45 days to come into compliance with zoning ordinances, and in most cases that means relocating.

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Walter Hadley, who has extensive planning experience in Idaho, has been hired as the new planner for McKenzie County .

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While an actual four-lane of U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City to Williston could very well be years in the future, the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun taking the initial steps of making that a reality.

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Early seeding in McKenzie County continues to run way ahead of last year's late start.

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$110 million project to provide potable water to municipal and rural residents throughout western North Dakota.

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The overwhelming demand for restaurants is not yet being met by new restaurants, but by vendors in food trucks or trailers.

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The Watford City High School went into “lock-down” for minutes last Wednesday afternoon as the Watford City Police Dept., along with members of the Northwest Area Task Force and canine units from the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Williston Police Dept., conducted a drug search of the school.

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Museum to house scale model of oil well site

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It wasn’t all that many years ago, when faced with a decade of declining enrollment, that the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board was giving very serious consideration to the closing of the Watford City Elementary School.

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The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is looking to hire 12 teaching positions and two administration positions for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Homefest is a Watford City tradition that celebrates class and family reunions, street dances and warm weather.

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City, county officials say county’s population far exceeds 7,019 estimate

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