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Watford City man on ranching without power
April 27, 2022
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (KFYR) - We’ve reported on how recent storms are impacting ranchers during calving season. Besides dealing with severe winter weather, many had to do the job with no power last weekend.

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Economic viability of core production area expands
April 26, 2022
An additional 3,000 square miles may now be considered economical for oil and gas drilling in the prolific oil- and gas-producing Bakken and Three Forks Formations.

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New CEO for McKenzie Electric
April 26, 2022
Matt Hanson is the new CEO for McKenzie Electric Cooperative.

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Ribfest headliners announced
April 26, 2022
Hits of the 1990s/2000s will be on main street Watford City for the annual Best of the West Ribfest this August 12

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Meeting workforce demands
April 26, 2022
Innovative efforts are underway in an attempt to secure future workforce in a partnership between ND Career and Tech Education, ND Department of Commerce and Golden Path Solutions

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Birds & Birdies NDPF Event in Watford City
April 26, 2022
The Inaugural Birds & Birdies tournament is a new event benefiting the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, which promotes the oil and gas industry and shares their values through educational and conservation programs.

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Human trafficking educational scheduled
April 26, 2022
The Second Annual Bakken Human Trafficking Summit will focus on identifying ways communities and agencies can communicate and collaborate, while offering applicable tools, methods and insights to assist those affected by human trafficking.

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Airport Authority receives a 2021 Gold Star Award
January 27, 2022
The Watford City Municipal Airport Authority was awarded a 2021 Gold Star Award from the North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association in the Airfield Category for the recent runway reconstruction project

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Additional 1,000 students projected for district
January 27, 2022
Enrollment for McKenzie County Public School District #1 is projected to increase 1,000 students within the next decade. That is according to a recently-released study presented to the school board this month.

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Employment projected to increase 16.5%
January 27, 2022
Employment for North Dakota Region 1 which includes the counties of McKenzie, Williams, and Divide is projected to increase from 38,221 in 2020 to 44,537 in 2030 which is a 16.5% increase.

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