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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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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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McKenzie County Skills Initiative Reception
October 30, 2017
Reception to Highlight Career- Workforce- and Business-Development Efforts in McKenzie County

An informational reception for the McKenzie County Skills Initiative will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5-7pm at the Rough Rider Center. Seeking to respond to the changing workforce needs, the McKenzie County Job Development Authority brought together various institutions that provide training opportunities into the newly-formed McKenzie County Skills Initiative

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McKenzie County Housing Authority Has Two Openings
October 19, 2017
McKenzie County Housing Authority has openings for two board members!

Serve your community now, and provide a vision for the future!

The Housing Authority Administers federal rental assistance programs and affordable apartments for low income families, elderly residents and persons with disabilities.
Meets the First Thursday of Every Month at 12:00 pm.

Contact Auditor Erica Johnsrud to apply
ejohnsrud@co.mckenzie.nd.us

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October Updates from County Economic Development
October 13, 2017
Jeopardy! contestant; Comedy Cafe; Taxable sales up--all that and more in this month's update from economic development

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Commissioners Approve Budget 22.2 Million Less
October 9, 2017
MCKENZIE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE BUDGET 22.2 MILLION DOLLARS LOWER THAN LAST YEAR: NET ZERO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE HOLDS

McKenzie County, ND—The McKenzie County Board of Commissioners trimmed the County budget by another $439, 359 with the cooperation of Department Heads who were asked to cut 1% from the operations portion of their department’s budget proposed Sept. 19th. This, along with the elimination of 2.5 newly suggested positons, allowed the Commission to meet its goal of providing needed services efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner.

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County Commissioners Voice Concerns about Facility
October 5, 2017
McKenzie County Commissioners send letter to ND Dept. of Health

Re: Radioactive Materials License to Waste Management for operation of the Tobacco Garden Processing Facility

Director O’Clair,
We the members of the McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners request a delay of issuing Waste Management of North Dakota, Inc. a license for the operation of the Tobacco Garden Processing Facility until we have time to thoroughly review the materials that were only sent to our staff September 28, 2017, less than a week ago.

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Director Kanwar selected for Leadership Class
October 4, 2017
Public Works Director Suhail Kanwar has been selected to participate in Rural Leadership North Dakota's 2017-2019 Program.

Kanwar is among 26 people selected for the North Dakota State University Extension Service's leadership development program that starts in November.

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Commissioner Veeder and JDA Director Tour Dam
September 28, 2017
Commissioner Veeder and JDA Director tour Dam with Lt.
Lt. Gov. tours intake dam

By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald
Sep 22, 2017 Updated Sep 22, 2017


GLENDIVE, Mont. — There is a quiet corner on the Yellowstone River, across from the Glendive Intake Diversion Dam’s canal entrances, where pallid sturgeon gather in the spring as they try to find a way upriver to spawn.


That quiet spot is where a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation project has proposed constructing a fish bypass channel that the endangered species could use to find a way upriver.


The project, however, has run afoul of environmental groups. They want to see the underwater weir, which has served 58,000 acres of cropland in the MonDak for more than 100 years, removed instead.








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