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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: 2020census.gov/jobs

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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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Watford City looking to improve tornado safety
May 3, 2019
Watford City - After a deadly tornado hit Watford City last July, McKenzie County and Watford City leaders are looking at new ways to keep people safe when the skies darken.

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Watford City Senior Goes to Washington
April 3, 2019
Watford City, ND (KEYZ) Seventeen-year-old Watford City High School Senior Gracie Johnsrud is headed to Washington as part of State School’s Superintendent, Kirsten Baesler’s Student Cabinet. Johnsrud was beside herself with excitement, to be one of the few to address an educational legislative conference.

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Students give up Valentine's party to help others
February 18, 2019
West Dakota Fox News

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - In Watford City Wednesday, seven third-grade classrooms gave up their Valentine's Day party to create a project of love.

About 175 students worked together to make fleece tie-blankets for the local McKenzie County Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Houses in Bismarck and Fargo

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McKenzie County featured on National Travel Show
February 18, 2019
Watford City resident, McKenzie County and North Dakota to be featured on "Born to Explore," a travel show airing across the nation on PBS February 23rd with multiple repeat broadcasts throughout the year.
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Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy Statewide
February 18, 2019
When Marty Mulder had the chance to own a 20-foot bust of Theodore Roosevelt, he pounced.

The proprietor of the Roosevelt Inn & Suites in Watford City swooped in to buy the bust from the defunct Presidents Park in South Dakota before it went to Medora.

Since 2012, the white bust of the 26th president has featured prominently outside his family's hotel in North Dakota's oil patch.

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Ybarra at TEDxFargo
December 20, 2018
Watford City's Nick Ybarra recently spoke at TEDxFargo about his work with the Maah Daah Hey Trail.

His talk is titled "Choosing to Do Things the Hard Way"

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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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