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June 13, 2018
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Rural Ambulance District Measure #1
Total Votes: 1545
Yes: 1289
No: 251
Abstain: 5

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Watford featured in North Dakota Living Magazine
May 17, 2018
by Luann Dart

Watford City’s hotels include amenities found in any larger community. PHOTOS COURTESY WATFORD CITY TOURISM
Trek the rugged Maah Daah Hey Trail. Reconnect with nature – and your family – with the scenic North Dakota Badlands as a backdrop. Or float in the lazy river in Watford City’s impressive Rough Rider Center.

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March Update:$400M gas plant; events; new business
March 15, 2018
$400M gas plant; events for all ages; new businesses and more...all in the March update

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Bakken seems to be in steady growth cycle
March 14, 2018
There continues to be encouraging news emerging from the Bakken. More key infrastructure projects are being announced, ones that should move more product to market and reduce flaring.

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Madly in love with the Maah Daah Hey
January 22, 2018
Have you ever loved something so much that you would walk 200 miles for it? Through heavy brush? With a push mower? Nick Ybarra has.

"It was here that the romance of my life began." —Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was often given to waxing poetic about North Dakota's Badlands, and it’s easy to see why. The earth rises and plummets in sepia folds that form dramatic buttes and canyons, dotted with dark pine trees. Prairie grasses bend and twist in the ever-present wind and mingle with the brilliant reds and muted browns that make up much of the clay-heavy soil. Roosevelt is known to have cited his time in North Dakota as being the reason he fell in love with the outdoors and set him on the path to becoming President.

It is this same North Dakota landscape that was Nick Ybarra’s first love.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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We are currently 4th generation ranchers here. It's a fun lifestyle for all of us. We know this is a growing place and my children will have more opportunities because of all that has happened here.

~ Calli Thorne

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