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Taxable sales growth among state's highest
January 20, 2020
While most of North Dakota’s major cities and counties saw a very modest growth in taxable sales and purchases in the third quarter of 2019, Watford City and McKenzie County, according to statistics from the North Dakota Tax Department, saw double digit growth during the quarter.

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RRC to hold Soup Cookoff
January 20, 2020
It’s time to start perfecting your favorite soup recipe to prove once and for all that your soup is the best of them all. On Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Rough Rider Center will host its 3rd Annual Soup Cook-Off.

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Watford to host new events this holiday season
November 22, 2019
It’s that time of year again as one of the coziest seasons begins unwrapping its enchanting magic throughout Watford City as the Parade of Lights kicks off on Friday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. on Watford City’s Main Street.
And this year, there’s even more to embark upon as the Parade of Lights Art Show hosted by the Long X Arts Foundation will be open for shopping with many local artists and crafters displaying their work from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Gallery of First International Bank & Trust in Watford City.

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Watford City featured in Reader's Digest
November 21, 2019
If you flip to page 67 of the November print edition of Reader's Digest you'll find that Watford City is featured as one of the 50 Nicest Places in America.

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Ramage named state's top Doctor
October 10, 2019
Friday, Oct. 4, Dr. Ramage was recognized for his devotion to his patients and his medical skills by being presented with the 2019 Physician Community and Professional Services Award at the North Dakota Medical Association conference in West Fargo.

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Watford City Voted Top 10 Nicest Places to Live
July 31, 2019
Watford City was voted one of the top nicest places to live in the United States.

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US Census Bureau hiring for multiple positions
June 3, 2019
The Census determines the funds the city receives for roads, schools and hospitals, offering a flexible schedule, paid training and pay of $17.00 - $18.50 per hour paid weekly.
Apply online at:

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State Firefighter's meeting set for Watford City
May 30, 2019
A highly anticipated event for many in the firefighting community is right around the corner as the North Dakota Firefighter’s 135th Annual State Convention will be held this Thursday, May 30 through June 1, at Watford City’s Rough Rider Center.

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Mountain Bike Shop to open in Watford City
May 30, 2019
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A world renowned extreme mountain biking trail 15 miles south of Watford City will hopefully be even more popular soon according to Director of Maah Daah Hey 100 Mountain Bike Race Nick Ybarra.

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Governor Burgum's visit to address housing
May 22, 2019
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum will hold public listening session Thursday in Watford City from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of his Main Street Initiativ

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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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