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Hospital invests in new technology
September 20, 2018
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, which opened its new facility earlier this summer, is the first hospital in the region to invest in Tru-D SmartUVC to help keep patients and staff safe from germs and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).




Watford Schools see Largest-Ever Student Increase
September 17, 2018
Watford City, ND - The boom is back in Watford City.
At least the schools are seeing unprecedented growth.
Jim Olson takes us to the district where the student population has grown by nearly 20% since last school year.
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2019 McKenzie County Preliminary Budget
August 7, 2018
2019 McKenzie County Preliminary Budget. Public Hearing to be held at 6:00pm CT on September 18, 2018.




Maah Daah Hey 100 to attract 550 mountain bikers
August 2, 2018
WATFORD CITY - About 550 mountain bikers are expected to compete Saturday in the Maah Daah Hey 100, a race through western North Dakota’s Badlands that's growing in popularity and helping to preserve the unique trail.

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Watford: Most charming town in ND-Readers Digest
July 23, 2018
According to Reader's Digest, Watford City is North Dakota's "most charming" town! Among other qualities, the article talks about our badlands, main street, eclectic shops, and local restaurants.

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Local resident launches MineralTracker software
July 23, 2018
Jeff Kummer, a Watford City native, is launching MineralTracker software. MineralTracker is the only mineral management software that allows mineral owners to compare actual royalty payments to expected payments based on well performance and a proprietary and Bakken-specific reservoir model built by MineralTracker’s petroleum engineers.

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PBS's Travels with Darley visits McKenzie County
July 23, 2018
Watford City and its surrounding attractions will be featured on an upcoming Travels with Darley episode. Darley Newman, host of the show, and her crew of technical experts spent four days visiting the people and places of McKenzie County in late June.

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July updates from McKenzie County
July 23, 2018
July update from Economic Development—tv show visit, increased economic activity, events galore, and much more!

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As shelter closes, Red Cross praises Watford City
July 15, 2018
In the days following a deadly EF-2 tornado in Watford City, Red Cross officials have repeatedly praised the efforts of the community to help those affected by the storm.

On Friday, the Red Cross announced that everyone who used its emergency shelter had found either temporary or permanent housing — something that often takes far longer.

“A recovery that can take weeks, has been done in a matter of days,” said Western North Dakota Chapter Executive Director Rob Stotz. “It truly shows the generosity and compassion of this community that’s come together to support their own.”

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Photos: Watford City RV park hit by tornado
July 14, 2018
Photos from the Bismarck Tribune

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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.

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