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Keeping rural economies resilient
November 23, 2019
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is chair of the Western Governors Association and this year has set the association's agenda as "Reimagining the Rural West."

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Community foundation awards grants
November 23, 2019
The McKenzie County Community Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $8,000 to area organizations doing work in our community.

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Watford to host new events this holiday season
November 22, 2019
It’s that time of year again as one of the coziest seasons begins unwrapping its enchanting magic throughout Watford City as the Parade of Lights kicks off on Friday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. on Watford City’s Main Street.
And this year, there’s even more to embark upon as the Parade of Lights Art Show hosted by the Long X Arts Foundation will be open for shopping with many local artists and crafters displaying their work from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Gallery of First International Bank & Trust in Watford City.

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The Power of 100 looks to make a difference
November 21, 2019
What kind of positive things can happen in a community when a group of women come together?
Danielle Johnsen is hoping such a organization would be transformational, which is why she is helping to create a Power of 100 group in Watford City. The group hopes to grow to more than 100 members with each member donating $400 annually to local non-profit charities.

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Search is on for person with a "Heart of Gold"
November 21, 2019
What does it mean to have a heart of gold? It could very well mean giving 100 percent of everything you do to help others and devoting your life to helping nurture and care for the area’s children. Those traits earned Elisa Thibodeau the McKenzie County Farmer’s 2018 ‘Heart of Gold’ award.
And now the search is on to find who in McKenzie County showed their ‘Heart of Gold’ during 2019.

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Legendary Smiles opens in new location
November 21, 2019
After more than a year of architectural renovations, Legendary Smiles recently opened the doors of their new Main Street location on Sept. 23.

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County oil production projections
November 21, 2019
McKenzie County's oil production is projected to rise from its current production around 16 million barrels a month to between 18-20 million barrels a month by 2022.

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Watford City featured in Reader's Digest
November 21, 2019
If you flip to page 67 of the November print edition of Reader's Digest you'll find that Watford City is featured as one of the 50 Nicest Places in America.

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November Economy at a Glance
November 21, 2019
The November Economy at a Glance is now available. Some data of note:
Watford City Sales Tax Distributions year to date top $4.4 million; year to date in 2018 was $3.5 million.
McKenzie County labor force numbers are up over 1,000 comparing September 2019 with September 2018.

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Name chosen for new elementary school
November 21, 2019
According to the latest superintendent update, Fox Hills Elementary School has been chosen as the name for the new elementary school being built.

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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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