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Still Booming
April 12, 2017
Watford City is still booming even though oil growth has slowed down in western North Dakota. Check out how our community reinvested in their city by building a state-of-the-art events center and high school. You'll also see how McKenzie Electric Cooperative planned well for this community's future by having the vision to build the necessary infrastructure to supply electric service to this rapidly growing area.

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Watford City schools to see steady growth
April 5, 2017
For a school district that has seen its enrollment numbers explode from 698 to 1,379 students in the last five years, Steve Holen, district superintendent and the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 school board know all too well how important it is to get a handle on what their future enrollment trend is going to be.

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What the Watford?!
March 20, 2017
Last week for Rural Leadership North Dakota we traveled to a town in the state where I have never been: Watford City. I thought it was fascinating to see how a town that had a population of 1500 less than a decade ago, survived being inundated with people so much so that it’s estimated population was over 10,000 for a time.

Read complete commentary at:https://nodakkelli.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/what-the-watford/

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Sen. Heitkamp visits Wolf Pup to talk healthcare
March 20, 2017
WATFORD CITY — The group of young parents sitting in toddler-sized chairs around a table in a McKenzie County daycare met Friday morning with the same issue on their minds — the struggle of balancing a family while working jobs that offer little or no maternity leave.

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Watford City Elects New Mayor
February 22, 2017
Justin Voll, President of Watford City's Branch of the First International Bank and Trust, has received 250 votes. That beat out Gregg Schuetze of Watford Electrical Inc, who received 72 votes.

These results are considered unofficial until February 27.


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Sanford steps into new role as ND's Lieutenant Gov
February 7, 2017
BISMARCK—Phil Riely remembers Watford City as a town where everyone knew each other.

"When you've got a town of 1,400 people, you know everybody," he said. "You know everybody by their vehicle."

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Ice fishing heats up Lake Sakakawea
February 7, 2017
Eddie Marcy cradles a red Solo cup in his hand as he watches the Syfy Channel on satellite TV.

A lonely bratwurst lies on the stovetop after his lunch, and camouflage curtains decorate the windows. If it weren’t for the 26 inches of ice under his feet, the cozy confines of his ice house might be mistaken for a cabin in the woods.


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Curling sweeps Watford City
January 26, 2017
Jarrett Wold says anyone can curl.
And with the sport new to Watford City, everyone now has the opportunity.
“You don’t need to be young. You don’t need to be 6 feet tall and 200 pounds,” Wold, a curling board member, said. “You can curl as long as you can walk.”
With ice available for the sport adding another activity in winter, Wold said he hopes to help teach it to others in the area.
People like Cameron Quinn.

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Shuetze, Voll hope to build on city's gains
December 28, 2016
The two candidates for Watford City mayor have much in common in their outlook for the city, while their experiences and resumes vary on many points.

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Two submit petitions for Watford City Mayor
December 21, 2016
Following former Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford’s election to North Dakota lieutenant governor, at least two candidates have emerged for his former position.
Gregg Schuetze and Justin Voll filed their petitions for the city’s special election for mayor to be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Watford City City Auditor Peni Peterson and Voll said.

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In Watford I got to go to my first National Park. I made some friends and we went to the badlands and saw things we never heard of before like jackrabbits and mule deer. In my opinion Watford is the best city ever!

~ Justice C Staton-Grade 5





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