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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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Volunteers collect over 1,400 bags of roadside garbage

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Law enforcement see huge jump in number of traffic offenses

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Basin Electric to begin construction of new $64.5 million Lonesome Creek electric generation plant west of Watford

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With the McKenzie County Landfill quickly running out of space to put any more waste, the McKenzie County Commissioners have approved a $1,171,170 contract to expand the landfill.

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City Council contemplates updating city master plan to accommodate 15,000 people

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Public informational meeting to be held on April 12 to address school district’s building needs

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With traffic on U.S. Highway 85 between Williston and Watford City increasing, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)will be moving forward with plans to extend additional passing lanes.

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April 4, 2012

Tired of the trash

Area residents take the challenge to “Pick Up the Patch”

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March 28, 2012

To seed or not to seed

An easy winter and mild spring have McKenzie County farmers wondering when to get back into the fields

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Call it a sign of the times. It is getting more and more costly for everyone to provide services in western North Dakota.

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