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Arnegard police officer delivers baby on road
November 29, 2018
Arnegard Police Officer Travis Bateman delivered the baby of Samantha Hoover in the front seat of a car on the evening of Nov. 19 on McKenzie County Road 30 south of Arnegard

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Useful voting information
October 23, 2018
Useful voting information as you head to the polls

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County launches financial transparency site
October 18, 2018
McKenzie County announces the launch of their new financial transparency information site. Financial information form 2013 to present is currently available on this site and new data is uploaded monthly

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Comedy Cafe to feature Vegas Headliner
October 15, 2018
The third annual Comedy Café starring Las Vegas headliner Jeff Civillico and comedian Bob Stromberg, is coming to Watford City on Friday, October 26 at 7 PM Central at the Watford City Performing Arts Center at Watford City High School.

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National Project makes inaugural stop in Watford
October 14, 2018
The Promiseland Project is a marketing campaign to bridge the cultural divide in America, and it's coming to Watford City.

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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).

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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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Official statement on severe weather incident
July 10, 2018
DATE: 07/10/2018
TIME: 0251 CENTRAL TIME
SUBJECT: ***PRESS RELEASE ***
SEVERE WEATHER INCIDENT

On 07/10/2018 around 0045 hours CST there was a severe weather event in central McKenzie County, specifically Watford City, resulting in substantial damage to the Prairie View RV Park located at 304 16th Avenue SW in Watford City. Multiple 911 calls were received indicating subjects were trapped and injured inside Prairie View RV Park.

Initially, units from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Watford City Police Department, McKenzie County Ambulance Service and the Watford City Fire Department responded and found widespread destruction inside the RV Park.

Preliminary reports indicate 28 injured civilians were treated at McKenzie County Hospital with at least 3 being flown by air ambulance and 6 others are critical and arrangements are being made for follow on care. Some of the injured have been released from the hospital, but the numbers are not known at this time.

Any displaced residents of the Prairie View RV Park or other damaged areas may respond to the Watford City Civic Center located 112 2nd Avenue NE for shelter.

Please avoid the area of Main Street from 6th Avenue SE to 24th Avenue SW in Watford City.

Any volunteers can go to the Subway located at 105 9th Avenue SE to check in and assist with the incident.

All media inquiries can be directed to Lt. Watkins by calling 701-444-3654.

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