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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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Support of the police is strong throughout Watford
July 20, 2016
Despite some national scrutiny and condemnation of law enforcement, Watford City residents strongly support their local authorities.
Following a sniper murdering five Dallas police officers and injuring several more after the deaths of two men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota, Watford City locals rallied Sunday, July 10, in support of local law enforcement.

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VIP tickets available to judge Ribfest
July 13, 2016
Watford City’s Ribfest has added something new.
The annual August event is offering $100 VIP tickets for judging rib entries with perks of shaded seating and trinkets of bottled water, mugs and coupons, among other extras.

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Pulitzer Prize winner captures slice of community
July 13, 2016
A confluence of anniversaries, a local push and a state grant have helped land an award-winning photojournalist in Watford City.
Kim Komenich, whose photojournalism project in the 1980s on the Philippine Revolution nabbed a Pultizer Prize, is in town to present his work from the Philippines and to discuss his Watford City photo essay in progress for the Intersection Journal.

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New site for Watford City Post Office chosen
July 6, 2016
Designs are underway for the new location of the Watford City Post Office.
The post office is in the process of relocating and expanding to new facilities at 1204 Fourth St. NE, the U.S. Postal Service said in a news release. The new location looks to open in the spring of 2017 following construction.

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Homefest 2016 Just Around the Corner
June 22, 2016
If country music, golf or mud volleyball, aren’t your cup of tea, then maybe rock music, a street fair or a mile run might be.
Regardless, there’s bound to be something for everyone Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, as Homefest returns for Watford City’s annual summer homecoming, a weekend of events that can draw up to about 1,500 people to Main Street a night for festivities.

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Primary advances Burgum, Sanford
June 22, 2016
Burgum and Sanford, running for the GOP nomination for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively, clinched the gubernatorial nomination, 60 to 38 percent over Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and state Sen. Nicole Poolman of Bismarck.

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