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Parks and Rec releases Fall/Winter program list
August 24, 2016
Watford City Parks and Rec. is out with their new fall/winter program schedule. Sign up today!
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Oil patch schools see enrollment increases
August 24, 2016
Watford City Public School opening bell rang Thursday with more students at their desks than when school ended, a surprise given the continued slump in oil development across the oil producing region.

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Rodenbiker resigns as State's Attorney
August 24, 2016
McKenzie County’s State’s Attorney resigned last week as he accepted a federal position in Fargo.
Jake Rodenbiker resigned Wednesday, Aug. 17, in a letter to county auditor Linda Svihovec. His last day is Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Construction of new healthcare facility begins
August 3, 2016
Nearly three years after the McKenzie County Healthcare System, Inc. announced that it would be constructing a new replacement healthcare facility in Watford City, construction of the new $75.4 million complex is finally set to begin this week.

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Safety is main concern for 4-laning US 85
August 3, 2016
A public meeting for a project to expand U.S. Highway 85 between Belfield and the Watford City Bypass drew many concerns, the largest of which was safety.
Seeking to expand the roadway to four lanes for 62 miles with multiple alternatives for locations along the route in a project priced near $1 billion, the North Dakota Department of Transportation sought public input at the meeting held Tuesday, July 26, at Watford City City Hall. Attendees voiced concerns for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the badlands, the agriculture industry and most of all, safety, especially relating to speed and lanes.

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State loans Arnegard $380K for lagoons
August 3, 2016
A project to better manage Arnegard’s wastewater treatment has received a little help from the state.
The North Dakota Department of Health awarded a $380,000 loan last month to Arnegard for its project as part of the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund program. Arnegard will construct a new three-cell lagoon system for $3.43 million for better treatment of the city’s wastewater.

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County weighs new 911 dispatch
July 27, 2016
Mike Lynk and Bill Haas of North Dakota State Radio responded to Skarda’s questions and others posed by county commissioners as the board heard information about state radio dispatch and the Zuercher computer-aided dispatch proposed by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office as a replacement.
Currently the county is contracted through state radio based in Bismarck for dispatch services.

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Introducing Watford City's new app
July 27, 2016
Watford City Tourism wants to make it easy to find the things that interest you. So that’s why they’ve developed a new app for your iPhone or Android called “Visit Watford City” so you don’t ever miss a Watford City beat!

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Mountain biking opportunities abound in ND
July 21, 2016
For adventure-seeking mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail has become a big draw.

Bismarck Tribune

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Sanford wins emergency responder of the year
July 20, 2016
Sanford joined the fire department in 1991 and was assistant chief for 10 years. He’s been lieutenant for three years now.
In his time, he’s helped bring in monthly truck checks and been an extrication trainer for this area of the state, helping train in Alexander, Arnegard and Keene.

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