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Governor Burgum to visit Watford City on May 23
May 10, 2019
Mayor Phil Riely proclaimed May 23, 2019 as Governor Burgum Day in Watford City, the day the governor and his team are coming to visit Watford City for their Main Street Initiative.
The governor and his team will be conducting a Main Street walk in the morning and then hosting a public listening session from 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT at Outlaw’s Gallery at 120 Main Street South, Watford City.

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Flood victims putting lives back together
May 3, 2019
Suffering devastating losses as a result of the flooding in western McKenzie County, many families are scrambling to find a place to live.

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March Updates from Watford City
April 24, 2019
March newsletter featuring highway improvements, economy at a glance, National television coverage, High School entrepreneurship program and more

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April updates from Watford City
April 24, 2019
Watford City monthly newsletter featuring census information, economy at a glance, a feature film set in the badlands, Watford's first Sport and Rec show, America's Got Talent finalists to perform in Watford City and more!

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Corporate travelers find new hotels, event centers
March 7, 2019
“People don’t really appreciate that throughout western North Dakota, we now have five-star and four-star facilities that have just been built, so they’re all very new,” said Doug Bolken, McKenzie County (N.D.) Tourism director.

“For example, within Watford City, we have 900 hotel rooms available. We have meeting space ranging from boardrooms all the way up to convention halls.”

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Jump starting construction on single family homes
February 27, 2019
Will financial incentives help spur the construction of much needed affordable single-family homes in Watford City, as well as Arnegard and Alexander?
The McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners hopes so.

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North Dakota hits all-time high in oil production
February 18, 2019
Oil production reached an all-time high in December according to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.

Oil production was 43,442,924 barrels, averaging 1,401,385 barrels per day.

The previous record high was 1,392,369 barrels a day in October of 2018.

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Poco Rio Frio Badlands Winter Event Feb. 9
February 8, 2019
This year’s Poco Rio Frio is February 9 at the Long X Trail and CCC Campground just off of Highway 85, south of Watford City near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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School bond passes
January 16, 2019
Area voters overwhelmingly said "yes" to plans for an additional elementary school as well as funding flexibility in the near term if school board officials deem more building needed in the future.

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Community to provide 100k+ meals for those in need
January 16, 2019
For the second year, Watford City will be a mobile site for the Feed my Starving Children organization. Over the course of March 15-16, over 500 volunteers are needed to help pack over 100,000 meals that will be distributed to those in need throughout the world.


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