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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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ND Petroleum Council to meet in Watford City
January 11, 2021
Save the date! The 2021 North Dakota Petroleum Council's annual meeting has been set for September 22-24.

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Community effort to bring Christmas to elders
December 15, 2020
A senior care facility in Watford City received a little holiday makeover today.

Nearly a hundred volunteers helped place Christmas decorations around the courtyard at the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Senior Living Complex.

More than a thousand dollars worth of items were donated like lights and inflatables.

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Behavioral Health Summit
November 20, 2020
Local community leaders and professionals working with those who suffer from mental/behavioral health issues surrounding the use of illegal drugs, opioids, and alcohol will be gathering virtually for the Summit on Behavioral Health in Energy Country. This event will run from November 30-December 2, 2020 via the virtual platform Zoom.

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First, statewide, unmanned aircraft system begins
November 18, 2020
Our nation's first, statewide unmanned aircraft system (UAS) beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) network buildout will begin in the counties of McKenzie and Williams.

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County GIS expands functionality
November 18, 2020
McKenzie County GIS expands map functionality, receives recognition

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Expansion for rural broadband service
November 18, 2020
$6.9 million will be used by Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC) in expanding broadband services to 1,500 rural residents in McKenzie County and three Montana counties.

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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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