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Hard Work Pays Off for 2017 Grand Champion Steer Winner

Savage's Tyler Lien had never shown a 4-H steer, but swept up two big wins at the 2017 Richland County Fair & Rodeo. The twelve-year 4-H veteran had years of experience showing pigs in the ring,...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    Sports    July 25, 2018

Local Teen Takes 2nd in National Taekwondo

Sidney's Caleb Baxter recently took second place at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 14-year old, up-coming freshman is currently a blue belt, and faced...

 

Eli Young Band and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Headline Richland County Fair

The Richland County Fair and Rodeo concert-goers will spend Saturday, August 4th moving and grooving to music by the Eli Young Band, featuring special guest the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fair &...

 

Kenny Metcalf As Elton, Free Performance At The Richland County Fair & Rodeo, August 1

You may have to look twice to make sure Elton John himself really isn't at the Richland County Fair & Rodeo this year. Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band will be performing a free...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    Energy    July 11, 2018

Bakken Conference & Expo to Feature Local Economic Development Updates

Bakken region operators, suppliers, consultants, local officials and many others will convene in Watford City for the three-day Bakken Conference & Expo, beginning on July 16. Among the many...

 

MonDak Parks Receive Updates; Seek Support

It is for many reasons that officials in both Sidney, Montana, and Watford City, North Dakota, have embarked on significant upgrades to city parks. In Sidney, improving accessibility and ease of maint...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    June 6, 2018

Updated Addresses May Bring More Retailers to Watford City

Want more retailers in Watford City? One step towards that is simple, according to Daniel Stenberg, McKenzie County Economic Development Coordinator. McKenzie County Economic Development recently reviewed the results of a customer analytics study...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    May 2, 2018

Lucky Buckle to Close After 10 Years in Business

After 10 years of offering quality, name-brand clothing to Richland County, the Lucky Buckle is set to close by early summer. Lucky Buckle owner Marci Sondeno started the business a decade ago,...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    April 25, 2018

LifeLight Festival Coming to Watford City, April 28

The Rough Rider Center in Watford City will be lit up and busy all day Saturday, April 28, when the LifeLight Festival takes place. The LifeLight Festival will feature extreme sports riders,...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    April 25, 2018

Montana Reports Cases of Illness Linked to Romaine Lettuce

State and local public health agencies are investigating several reports of E. coli O157 illnesses likely linked to chopped romaine lettuce sourced from the winter growing areas in Yuma, Arizona....

 

McKenzie County Ambulance Service Meets Important Community Need

The McKenzie County Ambulance Service has remained strong through the oil boom, despite a 328% increase in the number of calls. At the height of the oil boom, in 2014, the Service responded to about...

 

Rural Areas Use Innovative Ways to Ensure Emergency Care

In the last decade, the number of ambulance calls has increased as much as 300% or more in and around McKenzie County, North Dakota. Several of the rural areas in McKenzie County have turned to Quick...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    March 28, 2018

McKenzie Co. Ambulance Service Seeks Tax District to Balance Budget

The McKenzie County Ambulance Service employs 8 licensed paramedics, and has a volunteer staff of 18 Emergency Medical Technicians and 10 drivers that provide emergency health care and advanced life support for the people of Watford City and some of...

 

Kitchen Remodel Provides Space for Entertaining, Storage

When Nicolle Larson bought her house on the southwest side of Sidney eight years ago, it was perfect for her and her four children. However, now that her children are in high school, Nicolle found...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    March 21, 2018

Alexander Commits, Savage Considers 4-Day School Week

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, Alexander Public Schools will join East Fairview, Fairview Public Schools, and many other regional schools in instituting a 4-day school week. Savage Public Schools may not be far behind, as the school is...

 

McKenzie County Ag Extension Preps for Busy Spring

McKenzie County Ag Extension Agent Morgan Wisness is ready to close out winter and start a busy spring. First on the agenda is pesticide recertification training for private pesticide applicators. The...

 

An Evening of Hygge in Watford City, Feb. 23

The Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County will hold this season’s second Hygge event on Friday, February 23rd. Hygge is a Scandinavian term, pronounced “HOO-gah”, which celebrates coziness, shared meals, and companionable interactions with friends...

 

Insecticide Trials Show Promise in Combatting Springtails

Sidney Sugars' Agriculturist Kathryn Cayko has been hard at work testing methods to combat sugar beet crop damage from springtail infestation. Springtails are tiny, wingless insect-like hexapods that...

 

An Evening of Hygge in Watford City, Feb. 23

The Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County will hold this season's second Hygge event on Friday, February 23rd. Hygge is a Scandinavian term, pronounced "HOO-gah", which celebrates coziness, shared meals,...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    February 7, 2018

Watford City High School Performs the Wizard of Oz March 9, 10

Dorothy and Toto will find themselves at Watford City High School on March 9th and 10th for the Drama Club's spring musical performance. The Wizard of Oz follows the classic story of Dorothy and her d...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    January 31, 2018

Jordan Hall Files for Candidacy for House Rep

Sidney's Jordan Hall is joining the likes of Duane Mitchell and Tom Halvorson in filing for office this upcoming election. Hall has officially filed for House District 35, a position currently held...

 

Eli Young Band and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Headline Richland County Fair

The Richland County Fair and Rodeo concert-goers will spend Saturday, August 4th moving and grooving to music by the Eli Young Band, featuring special guest the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fair & Rodeo manager Jamie Larson announced the bands publicly...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    January 24, 2018

Watford City Concert Series Begins Feb. 24

On February 24, the Watford City Area Concert Association will kick off the first annual Concert Series with a free performance by musician Scott Kirby. The Watford City Area Concert Association is a...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    January 17, 2018

Eli Young Band and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Headline Richland County Fair

The Richland County Fair and Rodeo concert-goers will spend Saturday, August 4th moving and grooving to music by the Eli Young Band, featuring special guest the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fair &...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    January 17, 2018

Ice Cold Laps, Local Brews on Tap, Feb. 10th

The North Dakota Brewers Guild is teaming up with Save the Maah Daah Hey to combine a cool race ending with cold local beers at the Winter Beer Fest. On Saturday, February 10th, enjoy the snowy "Poco...

 

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