- The Online Gateway to McKenzie County and Watford City
Area News
Display By Organization      

Area News
Museum offers classes for preschool children
January 16, 2018
The Pioneer Museum in Watford City is a place where people can learn about the past , but the museum is now taking on the future.
The museum's Tater Tots program recently received a grant from the McKenzie County Community Foundation.
The program will use the money to create sensory activity classes , which help develop motor skills for preschool children.

More Information

County Correctional Facility 100% compliant
January 2, 2018
It was determined that the McKenzie County Correctional Facility was 100% compliant with the 107 ND Correctional Facility Standards and applicable state and federal law.

The McKenzie County Correctional Facility was commended for the high level of cooperation shown during the inspection as well as for the facility’s leadership, dedication and enthusiasm combined with staff teamwork.

More Information

Watford's new dog park a special treat
December 20, 2017
When the oil boom hit Watford City, workers didn't just bring their families - they also brought their pets, and now those furry critters have their own playground thanks to a very generous donation.

Watford City resident and businessman, Robin Greenhagen, isn't Santa Claus, but to pet lovers in Watford City he might as well be. He made their wish finally come true.

More Information

December Monthly Economic Dev. Newsletter
December 20, 2017
What's happened in Watford City this December?
Moving back, new businesses, dog park, Rural Leadership and more.

More Information

Firearms Facility Overlay District Hearing
November 1, 2017
McKenzie County Planning and Zoning will conduct a public hearing requesting comments for a Firearms Facility Overlay District

More Information

McKenzie County Skills Initiative Reception
October 30, 2017
Reception to Highlight Career- Workforce- and Business-Development Efforts in McKenzie County

An informational reception for the McKenzie County Skills Initiative will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5-7pm at the Rough Rider Center. Seeking to respond to the changing workforce needs, the McKenzie County Job Development Authority brought together various institutions that provide training opportunities into the newly-formed McKenzie County Skills Initiative

More Information

McKenzie County Housing Authority Has Two Openings
October 19, 2017
McKenzie County Housing Authority has openings for two board members!

Serve your community now, and provide a vision for the future!

The Housing Authority Administers federal rental assistance programs and affordable apartments for low income families, elderly residents and persons with disabilities.
Meets the First Thursday of Every Month at 12:00 pm.

Contact Auditor Erica Johnsrud to apply

More Information

October Updates from County Economic Development
October 13, 2017
Jeopardy! contestant; Comedy Cafe; Taxable sales up--all that and more in this month's update from economic development

More Information

October updates from Economic Development
October 13, 2017
Jeopardy! contestant; Comedy Cafe; Taxable sales up--all that and more in this month's update from economic development!

More Information

Commissioners Approve Budget 22.2 Million Less
October 9, 2017

McKenzie County, ND—The McKenzie County Board of Commissioners trimmed the County budget by another $439, 359 with the cooperation of Department Heads who were asked to cut 1% from the operations portion of their department’s budget proposed Sept. 19th. This, along with the elimination of 2.5 newly suggested positons, allowed the Commission to meet its goal of providing needed services efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner.

More Information


About McKenzie County
Business Climate

Quality of Life


Relocation Guide

Visitor Information

Area Blogs


The Buzz

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

© 2018 McKenzie County site by DAWA