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Arnegard police officer delivers baby on road
November 29, 2018
Arnegard Police Officer Travis Bateman delivered the baby of Samantha Hoover in the front seat of a car on the evening of Nov. 19 on McKenzie County Road 30 south of Arnegard

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After Struggles ND Grows Into Its Ongoing Oil Boom
November 26, 2018
NPR Reports
The U.S. hit a milestone this year, producing more crude oil than any other country, and North Dakota is a big reason for that. After a lull when prices collapsed in 2014, the state is setting new production records and is the country's number two oil state, behind only Texas.

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Burrito Bros Restaurant opens in Watford
November 19, 2018
Burrito Bros has opened their doors in Watford City. This quick-serve Tex-Mex restaurant is the brainchild of Ryan Seigfreid and Nick Ybarra. Menu items include burritos, bowls, quesadillas, salads and the 4 pound Brorito made with a 30 inch tortilla.


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Forum scheduled on additional elementary school
November 19, 2018
With continued student enrollment growth, considerations are being made towards an additional elementary school to Watford City. A bond vote is scheduled for January 8, 2019. There will be three forums to help spread information about it. The first forum has been set for Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm at the Watford City Intermediate School commons area at 100 3rd St NE.

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Radio interview spotlights McKenzie County
November 19, 2018
The Crude Life radio network recently featured updates happening in McKenzie County on its radio program. Topics covered include energy activity and economic development.

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Recoverable oil double what was thought
November 18, 2018
According to this Seeking Alpha news article, Continental Resources has upped its estimate of recoverable Bakken oil from 20 billion barrels to 30-40 billion barrels. The increase comes from enhanced technologies that have been developed since the 20 billion barrel estimate came out in 2011.

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USA TODAY Features TR National Park
November 18, 2018
In a recent article published by USA TODAY, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is called "North Dakota's hidden gem." The article talks about the attributes of the park as well as Theodore Roosevelt's experiences in the area.

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Local bank wins national award
November 18, 2018
First International Bank & Trust was recently named the top extraordinary bank in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ at the Best Banks in America™ Super Conference.

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Interview: Workforce Education Development
November 6, 2018
Daniel Stenberg, McKenzie County Economic Development, talks about the challenge of meeting work force needs and education. He also talks about the push for more training sessions and workforce development programs so workers do to have to train in other shale plays.

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McKenzie County Healthcare to expand services
November 6, 2018
As a response to requests from women we serve, MCHS and Great Plains Women’s Health Center have come together to expand access to women’s healthcare services in the region

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