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Continued population growth in McKenzie Co cities
June 19, 2019
US Census annual estimates for 2018 are now available. According to the Census, since 2010 Watford City's population has increased from 1,744 to 7,080 or 306%. Other cities in McKenzie County include Alexander (population 325) which has experienced 46% growth and Arnegard (population 161) with 40% growth.

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ONEOK contributes towards flood relief efforts
June 19, 2019
Earlier this year flooding affected the lives of many McKenzie County residents living along the Yellowstone River in our western region. ONEOK, one of our nation's largest midstream service providers, stepped up to the plate and has donated $100,000 towards flood relief efforts.

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Standardized safety training offered at RRC
June 19, 2019
The North Dakota Petroleum Council has been working with petroleum producers and contractors to develop a standardized safety orientation program for contractors that work in the Bakken. This training, called One Basin One Way, will provide a North Dakota-based viewpoint on issues of safety specific to our area. The class will be offered at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City every Tuesday.

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Stimulating residential construction
June 19, 2019
McKenzie County has a shortage of housing. In an attempt to stimulate more single family housing construction, the McKenzie County Job Development Authority has launched a Housing Development Subsidy program which provides an up-to-$50,000 subsidy for certain housing built within McKenzie County.

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McKenzie County top oil producing county in USS
June 18, 2019
North Dakota ranks #2 for oil production behind Texas, but when one looks county-by-county throughout the United States, McKenzie County, North Dakota comes out as the largest oil producing county. See more in this Hobbs News-Sun article.

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McKenzie County Fair this week
June 18, 2019
The McKenzie County Fair runs June 20-22 this year and will feature a free beef BBQ, demolition derby, rodeo, arts and crafts, carnival, 4H exhibits and more! No admission to enter the grounds. Tickets required for some special events.

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Healthcare CEO honored
June 18, 2019
Dan Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, received the Outstanding Rural Health Professional award at the 2019 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

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McKenzie County Deputy Sheriff involved in crash
June 11, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY (6-7-19): The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was airlifted to Bismarck after her patrol car was struck and started on fire near Watford City Friday morning.

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Oil company gift brings obstetrics to community
June 11, 2019
Obstetrics are disappearing from rural counties across America, but not in the Oil Patch. In the Oil Patch, most recently in McKenzie County, there is a resurgence.

A new wing that will be devoted to labor and delivery has already been completed in the McKenzie County Health Care Center, its cost underwritten by Whiting Oil and Gas with two gifts totaling $250,000.


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US Census Bureau hiring for multiple positions
June 3, 2019
The Census determines the funds the city receives for roads, schools and hospitals, offering a flexible schedule, paid training and pay of $17.00 - $18.50 per hour paid weekly.
Apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs

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