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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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While the four-laning of the heavily traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 85 between Watford City and Williston could still be several years in the future, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun the process of upgrading the highway.

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Watford City Post Office struggles with ever increasing volume of mail, loss of postmaster

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October 31, 2012

Voters head to the polls

McKenzie County voters will be joining the rest of the nation on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their vote for the president of the United States.

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October 24, 2012

Bakken is booming

While state rig count down, McKenzie County drilling activity increasing

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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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Lutheran Social Services to build 124 apartment units in Watford City

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