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NWNDCF Receives $10,000 from ONEOK
April 6, 2020
ONEOK has contributed $10,000 to the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation’s (NWNDCF) Relief Fund to support recovery in Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail counties. Originally founded in 1906 as an intrastate natural gas pipeline business in Oklahoma, today ONEOK is one of the nation’s premier energy companies and the largest operator of midstream energy infrastructure in the Williston Basin.

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Keeping the faith while churches are closed
April 3, 2020
If you would have asked Pastor Rob Favorite of Watford City’s First Lutheran Church his thoughts on preaching to empty pews several months ago, he would have laughed.

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Gov. announces Workforce Coordination Center
April 2, 2020
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the activation of North Dakota’s Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to serve emergency workforce needs in support of health care providers, industries and agencies affected by COVID-19.

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ONEOK Hospitality Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund
April 2, 2020
ONEOK has partnered with the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) to create the ONEOK Hospitality Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund. ONEOK has contributed $200,000 to start this fund managed by the NDCF to help hospitality workers with their immediate needs.

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Governor orders closing of more retail
April 1, 2020
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in North Dakota on Friday, March 27, Gov. Doug Burgum expanded business closures in the state to include all salons operated by licensed cosmetologists, including manicurists and estheticians, as well as massage therapy, barbershop and tattoo/body art facilities until April 6.

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County COVID-19 Response team receives grant
April 1, 2020
The Watford City/McKenzie County COVID-19 Response Team has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation’s (NWNDCF) newly formed Relief Fund to organizations responding to immediate needs in Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail counties as a result of COVID-19 and energy industry pressures.

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A World of Hearts aims to heal world heartache
April 1, 2020
Driving around Watford City these days, one might wonder if Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Everywhere you look, you see hearts.

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Developed sites on the ND Grasslands are closed
March 31, 2020
All developed recreation sites on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in North Dakota have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park remains open to visitors, but all facilities within are closed.

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COVID-19 Business Breifing
March 30, 2020
Led by the Department of Commerce, the Economic Resiliency Team held the COVID-19 North Dakota Business Briefing on March 27. State leaders and community partners across all agencies provided just-in-time COVID-19 related information with an emphasis on emergency business financing to more than 1,000 participants.

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Gov. Bergum issued travel quarantine order
March 29, 2020
Governor Bergum has issued travel quarantine orders for persons returning to North Dakota.

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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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