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Governor Burgum's visit to address housing
May 22, 2019
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum will hold public listening session Thursday in Watford City from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of his Main Street Initiativ

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Governor Burgum to visit Watford City on May 23
May 10, 2019
Mayor Phil Riely proclaimed May 23, 2019 as Governor Burgum Day in Watford City, the day the governor and his team are coming to visit Watford City for their Main Street Initiative.
The governor and his team will be conducting a Main Street walk in the morning and then hosting a public listening session from 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT at Outlaw’s Gallery at 120 Main Street South, Watford City.

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Watford City to host screening of 'Badlands Girl'
May 3, 2019
The Badlands Girl, a North Dakota western short film, that will be shown to McKenzie County residents during a screening and social at 6 Shooters Showhall

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Flood victims putting lives back together
May 3, 2019
Suffering devastating losses as a result of the flooding in western McKenzie County, many families are scrambling to find a place to live.

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Watford City looking to improve tornado safety
May 3, 2019
Watford City - After a deadly tornado hit Watford City last July, McKenzie County and Watford City leaders are looking at new ways to keep people safe when the skies darken.

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McKenzie County continues a trend of steady growth
April 25, 2019
McKenzie County in North Dakota is continuing its trends of highs and lows.
In a report recently released from the county's job development authority, the county led the state in population growth.
It grew 7 percent from 2017 to 2018 and a 113 percent increase from 2010
The county's current population is estimated to be about 13,632

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March Updates from Watford City
April 24, 2019
March newsletter featuring highway improvements, economy at a glance, National television coverage, High School entrepreneurship program and more

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April updates from Watford City
April 24, 2019
Watford City monthly newsletter featuring census information, economy at a glance, a feature film set in the badlands, Watford's first Sport and Rec show, America's Got Talent finalists to perform in Watford City and more!

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Watford City Senior Goes to Washington
April 3, 2019
Watford City, ND (KEYZ) Seventeen-year-old Watford City High School Senior Gracie Johnsrud is headed to Washington as part of State School’s Superintendent, Kirsten Baesler’s Student Cabinet. Johnsrud was beside herself with excitement, to be one of the few to address an educational legislative conference.

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Corporate travelers find new hotels, event centers
March 7, 2019
“People don’t really appreciate that throughout western North Dakota, we now have five-star and four-star facilities that have just been built, so they’re all very new,” said Doug Bolken, McKenzie County (N.D.) Tourism director.

“For example, within Watford City, we have 900 hotel rooms available. We have meeting space ranging from boardrooms all the way up to convention halls.”

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