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With the number of students attending McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 still on the rise and showing no sign of slowing up in the near future, the district school board is moving as fast as it can to come up with more classroom space.

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The Long X Bridge, 16 miles south of Watford City, was temporarily closed Sunday afternoon after a semi hauling a trailer and carrying an excavator repeatedly struck overhead beams of the bridge before finally breaking one of the beams from the bridge structure.

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April 13 is deadline to file for city, county, school openings

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New homes, apartments and a new truck stop will soon be going up in Watford City.

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The McKenzie County Commissioners have just approved an award of $17.3 million to make badly needed repairs to County Road 10.

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Knutson wears out 10 vehicles in 36-year career of delivering mail

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The last time that Watford City looked to its future it was a little over 10 years ago. At that time Watford City was a very different community than it is today.

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“Go West,” was almost the unanimous consensus of the nearly 75 Alexander residents who attended the first public meeting on a proposed U.S. Highway 85 bypass or truck reliever route around the community.

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Have you ever met someone and automatically thought, “This is a truly amazing person?”

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It’s ‘open season’ right now for a Colorado company seeking shipping commitments from oil producers.

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Libraries aren’t just for quiet research and studying anymore, at least not in McKenzie County.

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MOPS group helps new families connect to a new community

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Students in McKenzie County are having to sit a little bit closer together than they were before.

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The Healthy Hearts Wellness Center has recently received a face-lift.

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When the call goes out to “play ball” this spring, it won’t just be the boys that will be picking up their bats and balls at Watford City High School.

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Residents along 24th Ave. SW say truck route would destroy neighborhood

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February 15, 2012

Bakken keeps rock’n

State’s oil and gas industry sets new production records

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County appoints members to new zoning board

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Landfill taking in over 70 tons of garbage per day

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Karmen Lawrence, a 20-year-old native of Watford City, has spent the last six months of her life on an overseas journey, familiarizing herself with the global human trafficking industry and the victims it creates.

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Watford City struggles to develop affordable housing

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What began as a common battle between parent and child over hair has ended in an act of giving.

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Proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate state's property tax

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The bright lights of the burning natural gas flares that make western North Dakota visible from outer space are going to be a little dimmer now that the Garden Creek natural gas processing plant is online.

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Last Friday, state and federal officials, along with a number of local industry leaders and landowners flocked to McKenzie County to celebrate the commissioning of Bridger Pipeline’s new Four Bears Pipeline.

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s (NDDOT) State Traffic Improvement Program (STIP) is out for 2012-2015 and it contains some exciting things for McKenzie County.

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Jesse Osborn joins work crews flooding into landlocked North Dakota

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In an attempt to recruit new physicians as well as expanding its specialist physician services, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has begun discussing a possible affiliation with St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

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January 18, 2012

New wheels for Sierra

The life of a child with special needs is full of challenges and blessings.

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ONEOK Partners new 100 million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility located northeast of Watford City, the Garden Creek Plant, is open and operational.

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