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High School Rises as symbol of new prosperity
February 1, 2016
The high school — designed with a wing that holds public spaces for arts and athletics and and another with classrooms, library and collaborative technology centers — is a symbol of all that’s waited for Watford City on the far side of hard times.

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Josh Duhamel travels Western North Dakota
January 29, 2016
Hollywood actor and North Dakota native Josh Duhamel shares his love of the open roads, smell of fresh hay and the biggest blue skies you have ever seen, right here in North Dakota!

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Development of McKenzie County – Online Survey
January 21, 2016
Please take a moment to fill out the online survey regarding the future development of McKenzie County. Survey available here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X89QXJP


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Elementary students anxious to leave portables
January 20, 2016
While Watford City High School teachers and students are anxiously waiting to move into their new high school on Feb. 16, there’s a group of Watford City Elementary School teachers and students who are just as eager to see them go

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Watford Student numbers expected to top 3,000
January 13, 2016
According to a new enrollment study for the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1, the sky is hardly falling. And in fact, school administrators need to be planning for an annual 10 percent growth in student numbers for at least the next 10 years

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Watford sales slump in third quarter of 2015
January 13, 2016
According to the North Dakota Tax Department, taxable sales and purchases in North Dakota fell 25 percent in the third quarter of 2015 when compared to the same three-month period in 2014

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Watford's Burgerritos voted 4th best burger in ND
January 6, 2016
For most people who have tried a fresh-grilled burger at Watford City’s Burgerrito’s, it will come as no surprise that the little, hole-in-a-wall, burger joint was ranked as the 4th best burger joint in North Dakota.

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Watford's building boom slows
January 6, 2016
After a record year of building in Watford City in 2014, 2015 was a year that offered the community a chance to slow down and really catch up to the whirlwind of everything that materialized the previous year.

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2015 was year of "catch up" for Watford
January 6, 2016
Watford City has seen huge changes in the past several years as the oil industry drove the community to a record population estimated at more than 7,000. And now with oil prices plummeting from a high of $140 per barrel, to the mid-$30s, the community, which is in the epicenter of the Bakken oil development, is still forging ahead.

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Residents want US 85 four-laned south to I-94
November 18, 2015
Watford City and McKenzie County residents are adamant that U.S. Highway 85 running south of Watford City needs to be four-laned to improve traffic safety and to enhance economic development. But more importantly, the Long X Bridge, which crosses the Little Missouri River south of the entrance to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, has to be replaced with a structure capable of handling today’s traffic.

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In Watford I got to go to my first National Park. I made some friends and we went to the badlands and saw things we never heard of before like jackrabbits and mule deer. In my opinion Watford is the best city ever!

~ Justice C Staton-Grade 5





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