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Newspaper business purchased
June 17, 2022
With roots back to 1908, the McKenzie County Farmer newspaper--the official newspaper of McKenzie County--will be in the hands of new owners come July 1, 2022.

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Skills training program
June 17, 2022
gener8tor Skills Accelerator, a free skills training program for under/unemployed individuals, in partnership with Microsoft and TrainND, is launching a cohort for residents of North Dakota to improve their skills in Customer Service and Sales. The program is a free 5-week program; no prior experience or degrees are required to apply! Sign up by June 20th.

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Greater North Dakota Chamber Roundtable
June 17, 2022
The Greater North Dakota Chamber will be hosting a Business Roundtable in Watford City on June 22 focused on quality of place.

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Area business survey
June 17, 2022
McKenzie County businesses are encouraged to complete the Resilience and Recovery Planning survey being administered through Visionwest North Dakota and DLN Consulting. Results of the survey will be used to help inform covid recovery efforts. Respondents are eligible for a $10 Amazon gift card, and the survey must be completed by June 30, 2022.

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Combatting human trafficking event
June 17, 2022
The Second Annual Bakken Human Trafficking Summit will focus on identifying ways communities and agencies can communicate and collaborate, while offering applicable tools, methods and insights to assist those affected by human trafficking.


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Watford City man on ranching without power
April 27, 2022
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (KFYR) - We’ve reported on how recent storms are impacting ranchers during calving season. Besides dealing with severe winter weather, many had to do the job with no power last weekend.

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Economic viability of core production area expands
April 26, 2022
An additional 3,000 square miles may now be considered economical for oil and gas drilling in the prolific oil- and gas-producing Bakken and Three Forks Formations.

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New CEO for McKenzie Electric
April 26, 2022
Matt Hanson is the new CEO for McKenzie Electric Cooperative.

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Ribfest headliners announced
April 26, 2022
Hits of the 1990s/2000s will be on main street Watford City for the annual Best of the West Ribfest this August 12

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Meeting workforce demands
April 26, 2022
Innovative efforts are underway in an attempt to secure future workforce in a partnership between ND Career and Tech Education, ND Department of Commerce and Golden Path Solutions

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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!

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