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Recycling program to start in Watford City
May 4, 2016
Last month Watford City residents, businesses, and students participated in a variety of earth-friendly projects including planting trees, picking up trash, and stocking the fish pond as part of Earth Day. And it’s only fitting that recycling would be added to that list.

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Picnic raises $8,500 for Oil Rush Ministry
May 4, 2016
Lindy Collins knows firsthand just how important the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry is to people who have fallen on hard times. When she and her family arrived in Watford City two and a half years ago, the mobile thrift store operated by Jim and Kathie Konsor was there to help her.

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Watford City Ribfest makes top 6 list
April 18, 2016
Watford City's Best of the West Ribfest and Street Fair is #1 on the top 6 Best Festivals for Food Lovers in North Dakota!

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Burgum names Sanford as running mate
April 13, 2016
Brent Sanford, Watford City’s mayor, has been selected by Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum as his lieutenant governor running mate in North Dakota’s June 14 Primary Election.

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MCHS joins pilot program for better Medicare care
April 13, 2016
The winds of change in the way healthcare systems treat Medicare patients are sweeping across the United States. In the past, healthcare systems were paid by how many times a patient was seen and treated, not by the quality of the care that was provided. But what would happen if that payment process was reversed? Would patients receive better care and be healthier? And would healthcare systems be able to make money by putting value before volume?

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County imposes fire ban
March 23, 2016
Firefighters were quite busy fighting two grass fires on Sunday, March 13, in McKenzie County. The first fire, which was started by a ONEOK oil flare near Keene, ended up burning approximately 900 acres, and the second fire, which was reportedly started after some men were target shooting on land near Alexander, ended up burning another 200 acres.

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Park to see $670,000 Expansion
March 23, 2016
Watford City’s Nature Park, which is located east of the Watford City Elementary School, will be undergoing a major $670,000 renovation this summer that will include a pond fountain in the existing fishing pond, an accessible fishing area, three 20x20 park shelters, a concession and restroom building, a 10-foot walking path, pedestrian lighting with electrical outlets, additional electrical hookups for RVs and events, and turf/lawn space for events.

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State's oil production continues downward slide
March 16, 2016
While oil prices started showing signs of a minor rebound in March, low oil prices in January continued to have a downward effect on the state’s oil production according to Lynn Helms, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director.

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New businesses add flavor to Main Street
March 16, 2016
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – When clothing store owner Beth Veeder learned that the building next door to her shop was for sale, she knew the Main Street storefront had potential.

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County OKs funding for bypass linking 85 to 1806
March 9, 2016
The McKenzie County Board of Commissioners awarded the Northern Bypass Phase II project to Central Specialties Inc., at $29.9 million, which was about $1.2 to $1.3 million below the estimate. The board approved the bid at the county commissioners meeting held on Tuesday, March 1.

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