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County GIS department wins achievement award
October 14, 2020
While the McKenzie County GIS Department generally flies under the radar, on Oct. 6, it was awarded a Special Achievement Award by ESRI, a global software company that networks with more than 350,000 organizations worldwide.

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Driver's License office now open in courthouse
September 30, 2020
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has relocated its Drivers License office in Watford City to the McKenzie County Courthouse, 201 5th Street NW, effective Wednesday, September 16.

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Governor moves county COVID risk level to yellow
September 23, 2020
On September 23, 2020 Governor Burgum moved McKenzie County to a risk level YELLOW-Moderate Risk. At YELLOW it is recommended to cancel gathering where distance cannot be maintained. Upon reevaluation of our September 23, 2020 sttus, the community goal is to return to green.

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Oil Rush Ministry working to improve thrift shop
September 18, 2020
The old saying goes that one man’s trash could be another man’s treasure and for a local nonprofit, that statement stands true.

Bakken Oil Rush Watford City Outreach Director Dwayne Keener said, “Our primary mission is to help people getting settled into Watford City.”

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Meet the county commission candidates
September 17, 2020
The Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an evening forum of the six candidates who are vying for three seats on the McKenzie County Commission

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Workforce Connection Forum
September 17, 2020
Job seekers, employers and interested community members are all invited to attend the Workforce Connection Information and Networking Forum.

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County's largest employer list
September 17, 2020
For the second year in a row, Delta Constructors LLC came out on top of the largest employer list for McKenzie County as compiled by Job Service North Dakota.

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More local workforce training
September 17, 2020
Trade Ready is a local company looking to diversify our community's workforce with much needed skilled jobs. They are seeking to offer courses relevant for the skills needed in our area. Their first class will be welding which will also cover hands-on fundamentals of being a skilled entry level oil field employee

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McKenzie County Healthcare Systems adds space
September 17, 2020
The McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Urgent Care and Great Plains Women's Health Center now have more space with their relocation to the newly-renovated "old clinic" space. Find them at 525 N. Main St. in Watford City.

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New dance studio in town
September 17, 2020
Dancers throughout the area are excited about the newly-opened Rhianna's Dance Studio on Main Street!

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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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