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Voices of Watford: Shilo Chavez
July 18, 2019
The latest Voices of Watford City video is now available! In this video Shilo Chavez talks about her move to Watford City from her home state of Colorado and how she and her family have come to call Watford City home.

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Homefest 2019 activities for all ages
June 21, 2019
The annual tradition of Homefest in Watford City will take place July 12-14. Festivities include a golf scramble, food and music on main street, art in the park, children's theater and more!

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Equinor contributes to emergency management
June 20, 2019
Equinor, an international energy company that has been operating in our area since 2011, recently provided $22,500 to emergency management services in McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. The funds are to be applied where needed most

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New shooting range
June 20, 2019
The McKenzie County Sportsmans Club has been busy with construction of their new shooting range and educational complex. Once finished it will be composed of nearly 150 acres and located southeast of Watford City on 123rd Ave NW.

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Creation Carpets opens
June 20, 2019
Creation Carpets, a business specializing in flooring and window treatments, has now opened a showroom. They are located at 104 Prospect St. Suite 107 in Watford City and can be reached at 701-444-2055.

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Lewis & Clark Trail Museum celebrating 50 years
June 20, 2019
When Alexander Public School moved to a new facility in 1969, the Lewis & Clark Trail Museum was formed. Now, 50 years later, the museum is still going and is looking to celebrate its past as it looks towards the future. At 4pm on June 29, the museum will hold its 50 year celebration with guest speaker Clay Jenkinson.

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Continued population growth in McKenzie Co cities
June 19, 2019
US Census annual estimates for 2018 are now available. According to the Census, since 2010 Watford City's population has increased from 1,744 to 7,080 or 306%. Other cities in McKenzie County include Alexander (population 325) which has experienced 46% growth and Arnegard (population 161) with 40% growth.

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ONEOK contributes towards flood relief efforts
June 19, 2019
Earlier this year flooding affected the lives of many McKenzie County residents living along the Yellowstone River in our western region. ONEOK, one of our nation's largest midstream service providers, stepped up to the plate and has donated $100,000 towards flood relief efforts.

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Standardized safety training offered at RRC
June 19, 2019
The North Dakota Petroleum Council has been working with petroleum producers and contractors to develop a standardized safety orientation program for contractors that work in the Bakken. This training, called One Basin One Way, will provide a North Dakota-based viewpoint on issues of safety specific to our area. The class will be offered at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City every Tuesday.

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Stimulating residential construction
June 19, 2019
McKenzie County has a shortage of housing. In an attempt to stimulate more single family housing construction, the McKenzie County Job Development Authority has launched a Housing Development Subsidy program which provides an up-to-$50,000 subsidy for certain housing built within McKenzie County.

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