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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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Northrop named to "40 under 40 list"
December 20, 2018
Prairie Business Magazine recently released its 40 under 40 list. Included in that list is Dia Northrop. Northrop is Assistant Vice President of Cornerstone Bank in Watford City.

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Indoor playground opens at Rough Rider Center
December 20, 2018
Playground goers now have an indoor option in Watford City with the addition of the indoor playground at the Rough Rider Center. Located on the lower level, the playground is steps away from the swimming pool, ice rinks, gymnastics, walking track, coffee shop and more.

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America’s Front Porch comes to Watford Ciyu
October 11, 2018
The Promiseland Project makes inaugural stop in Watford City on Sunday, October 14 from 3-6:30 pm at the Roigb Rider Center.

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As shelter closes, Red Cross praises Watford City
July 15, 2018
In the days following a deadly EF-2 tornado in Watford City, Red Cross officials have repeatedly praised the efforts of the community to help those affected by the storm.

On Friday, the Red Cross announced that everyone who used its emergency shelter had found either temporary or permanent housing — something that often takes far longer.

“A recovery that can take weeks, has been done in a matter of days,” said Western North Dakota Chapter Executive Director Rob Stotz. “It truly shows the generosity and compassion of this community that’s come together to support their own.”

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Photos: Watford City RV park hit by tornado
July 14, 2018
Photos from the Bismarck Tribune

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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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