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2021 Bismarck Bucks Training Camp in Watford City
March 25, 2021
With the 2021 season right around the corner, the Bucks continue
their work to take the team to the next level on and off the field. This season, for the first time in Indoor Football history, a team will report to an off-site location for training camp. The Bucks are making the move to Watford City, April 9th, as 40 hopefuls will chase their professional football dreams and fight to earn a position on the Buck’s 25-man roster.

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Maah Daah Hey Trail named “Best of the Midwest"
March 9, 2021
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakotans know how great the Maah Daah Hey trail system in Theodore Roosevelt National Park is and now, readers of Midwest Living will know too.

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WCHS students create food pantry for school
March 2, 2021
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Many schools across the state have food backpack programs to make sure food insecure students and families have enough to eat.

Watford City High School did not and some of its students decided to change that.

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Vaccination planned for county residents over 75
January 21, 2021
While the federal government has plans to roll out millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines, it may be a while before the majority of McKenzie County residents will be able to get vaccinated.
According to Michael Curtis, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. executive director/CAO, the limiting factor is going to be how much of the vaccine the healthcare system receives.
“We are now going to be starting to vaccinate people who are 75 years of age and older as part of a mass event,” states Curtis. “The first vaccination event is set to take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Watford City Civic Center.”

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JDA housing programs working
January 21, 2021
After seeing no new single-family homes built in Watford City in 2017, new homes are finally popping out of the ground thanks to two innovative housing programs, the Housing Development Subsidy Program and the Shovel-Ready Lot Program, administered by the McKenzie County Job Development Authority.

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W.C.H.S. student raises $6,000 for library books
January 21, 2021
While the idea to enhance the literature collection at Watford City High School’s (W.C.H.S.) library probably wouldn’t come naturally for most teenagers, it did for Levi Sanford. Sanford, a W.C.H.S. senior, recently raised $6,000 to help contribute to a bigger, better selection of books for his school.

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Touring Bismarck's Career Academy
January 12, 2021
Over a dozen leaders from throughout McKenzie County toured the Bismarck Career Academy earlier this month

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Free crisis support
January 11, 2021
Free and anonymous support services are available to North Dakotans who may be experiencing feelings of anxiousness, stress, depression, loneliness, or frustration during the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Small Business Relief Grants available
January 11, 2021
A new grant has been announced for small businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 in rural communities.

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River + Ranch Magazine features local home
January 11, 2021
The December/January edition of the River + Ranch Magazine features the home of Kira and Greg Noll of Watford City all decked out for the holidays

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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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