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Names of man, woman involved in fatal crash in McKenzie Co. released

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — Officials on Thursday released the names of a man that died and a woman who was injured after a Tuesday night accident in McKenzie County. 

Carolyn J. English, Bainville, Mont., was driving a 2013 Chevrolet pickup north on Hi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Emergency treatment: Oilfield work, traffic pushing more people to Watford City ER

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — Dr. Donita Diamond came to western North Dakota from Detroit to get away from crime and kids showing up in her clinic with bullet wounds.
But after five months in the trenches of the McKenzie County Clinic and the hospital’s emerg…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

13 Highway Patrol troopers coming to western North Dakota

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

More North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are coming to the Oil Patch.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced in a press release 15 candidates graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Academy on Friday, 13 of which are heading to oil and gas-producing cou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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