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Long X Bridge suffers minimal damage after truck hits it

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — A truck traveling on U.S. Highway 85 hit the top portion of the Long X Bridge that spans the Little Missouri River on Friday evening, according to authorities.

“I believe it hit the top portion from the beginning to the end of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: The school of fish: Teacher and fishing guide gives lessons on Lake Sakakawea

July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON — Matt Liebel may be a fish whisperer.
The Watford City native started fishing before age 5, and like any savvy fish whisperer-in-training, his mantra proved prescient.
“Let’s go fishing, let continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Watford City voters approve sales tax for hospital, rec center

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Voters in Watford City have overwhelmingly approved a 1.5 percent sales tax to finance a new recreation and events center, a new hospital and other community projects.

In complete but unofficial results, 364 Watford City voters, o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Voters in Williston, Watford City asked to fund major projects

June 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Residents of two rapidly growing Oil Patch cities will vote Tuesday on using local tax dollars for major projects.
The Williston Public School District proposes a $34 million bond issue to finance a new high school to accommodate the d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Assessing the damage: McKenzie Co. to consider disaster declaration

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
WATFORD CITY — McKenzie County Commissioners are expected to consider a county disaster declaration Tuesday, allowing county funds to be used to clean up damage from last week’s tornado, Emergency Manager Jer…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: In McKenzie Co., emergencies require double duty

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — In her first three weeks on the job, the new McKenzie County emergency manager visited the National Weather Service, held a Skywarn training course and met with the Red Cross.
Karolin Rockvoy didn’t expect to apply what she learne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: In McKenzie Co., emergencies require double duty

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — In her first three weeks on the job, the new McKenzie County emergency manager visited the National Weather Service, held a Skywarn training course and met with the Red Cross.
Karolin Rockvoy didn’t expect to apply what she learne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Battered, but not broken: Tornado sent teen and her aunt and uncle flipping and spinning inside RV

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
MINOT — Fifteen-year-old Ainslea Oliphant had been at the Watford City RV park where her aunt and uncle live for 30 minutes when her uncle told her to get under the table.
Oliphant, visiting from the Baton Rou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Battered, but not broken: Tornado sent teen and her aunt and uncle flipping and spinning inside RV

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
MINOT — Fifteen-year-old Ainslea Oliphant had been at the Watford City RV park where her aunt and uncle live for 30 minutes when her uncle told her to get under the table.
Oliphant, visiting from the Baton Rou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Roadwork season begins in western ND

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mike Hricik
mhricik@thedickinsonpress.com
State officials say 2014 could be North Dakota’s biggest year for roadwork.
This summer brings one of the state’s largest construction seasons in its history, spurred by a massive influx of oil and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com