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 By Jordan Hall    News    May 16, 2018

Two Candidates Challenge McKenzie County Sheriff Incumbent

Two candidates are challenging McKenzie County Sheriff incumbent, Gary Schwartzenberger. Schwartzenberger has had a controversial term as McKenzie County Sheriff, with a misdemeanor charge of the...

 
 By Jordan Hall    News    May 9, 2018

Richland Co. to Vote for Justice Of The Peace June 5

Three candidates are running for Richland County Justice of the Peace. Sidney resident, Judge Luke Savage, Sidney resident, Ross Hall, and Fairview resident, Judge Ray Trumpower are all vying for...

 

Richland County Ambulance Service

Sirens flare, lights blaze and another ambulance flies down the street to someone's aid. It happens way too often and yet, someone is blessed with another chance at life every time. EMS or Emergency...

 

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...

 

Health Department Administrator Co-Authors Peer Reviewed Publication

Richland County Health Department’s administrator Judith LaPan recently co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, evaluating strategies for conducting impact assessments in areas affected by oil...

 

Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Looks Forward to 2018 Changes

A lot has changed in the MonDak Region in the post oil-boom period, but perhaps none as substantial as the future expansion of the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County. In November, the Club...

 

Watford City High School Receives Design Award

Two projects by JLG Architects have earned design awards, including the top Honor Award, from the North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The awards were presented at the annual AIA North Dakota Awards Conference in Fargo...

 

Bakken Conference

McKenzie County Economic Development Coordinator Daniel Stenberg speaks at the "Bakken vs. The World" Pre-Conference Seminar which was held July 17 prior to the Bakken Conference. Stenberg's...

 

North Dakota Entities Partner for State's First Skills Initiative

North Dakotans have read this book before. And it usually doesn’t end well. As the story goes, an oil boom draws thousands of people from around the country to the Peace Garden State. Jobs, jobs and more jobs are created in the industry. Then,...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    April 26, 2017

Books on Broadway

Books on Broadway, downtown Williston, was started in 1993 by Robin Wilder at a time when independent booksellers were going out of business. She and Chuck met as undergraduates at NDSU and were frien...

 
 By Jordan Hall    News    April 12, 2017

Edwards Admits to Drug Trafficking in the Bakken

In June of 2015, Montana and North Dakota U.S. Attorneys announced the creation of the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force, which has jurisdiction in both western North Dakota and Richland County,...

 
 By Jordan Hall    News    March 1, 2017

Voll Elected Mayor of Watford City

Brent Sanford became the mayor of Watford City, just when the oil boom began. After taking his new post as Attorney General of North Dakota, his mayoral position needed to be filled. With Sanford’s...

 

Kat's Kitchen Offers Great Food For the Whole Family

Hungry? For some great food in a family atmosphere, try Kat's Kitchen at the Elks Lodge in Sidney. Owner Kirsten Traylor cooks up mouthwatering breakfast foods, and a soup and salad bar on her buffet...

 

Communities In Action Holds Workshop

Communities In Action (CIA) held a workshop on January 30 and 31st in Sidney to discuss the community building process including members' engagement to make sustainable change across sectors and...

 
 By Meagan Dotson    News    November 9, 2016

Justice of the Peace Gregory Mohr Resigns After 30 Years of Service

The honorable Gregory Mohr is bringing his career of 30 years as a Justice of the Peace to a close, with December 31st being his last official day. Mohr is in the middle of his eighth term, and the...

 
 By Meagan Dotson    News    November 2, 2016

Daniel Farr Announces His Retirement & Reviews the Challenges & Accomplishments of His Time in Sidney

Superintendent of Sidney schools, Daniel Farr has announced his retirement, with his last official day being June 30, 2017. Farr began his career in Culbertson, MT after graduating from MSU Bozeman...

 

Richland Pump & Supply Has Provided 17 Years of Service And Is Still Going Strong

This is Richland Pump & Supply’s 17th year providing supplies and service to the oilfield. Scott Ramus and Dave Williams opened their doors on Sept. 15, 1999; both had extensive experience in...

 

Shirley Jean Sanders Ekern, 91, Cottage Grove, MN formerly of Rawson, ND

Jean Ekern and her siblings were the 2016 Old Settler's Day Honorees in Alexander ND. She joined 15 relatives to lead the parade and eat barbequed beef. She had planned for two years to revisit her...

 

Official Says Recovery Will Take Time

Some people living in the Bakken area became more optimistic recently when the North Dakota director of mineral resources told Williston, N.D. leaders that oil will come back “with a rush....

 

Researchers To Survey Communities On Local Community Benefits And Costs Of Oil And Gas Development

BOZEMAN – Researchers will be using a mailed survey in Richland County, Montana, and McKenzie County, North Dakota, to collect data to better understand the local community benefits and costs of oil and gas development. The survey asks businesses...

 

Jamie Carlsen Named ROI Employee Of The Year

Jamie Carlsen was recently named Richland Opportunity Incorporated's (ROI) Employee of the Year. Carlsen is the Supported Living Manager and has worked for ROI for almost seven years. All of her...

 

RED's Annual Report Shows How the Downturn is Effecting Local Businesses

With oil production slowing down in 2015, many are wondering what's next for Richland County and how the downturn is going to effect a community that has seen so many changes over the last few years....

 

Roosevelt Medical Center Continues Search for Provider, Not Rushing to Bring Someone on Board

It isn’t for a lack of trying. But, it has to be a good fit. Like many critical access hospitals across the nation who are situated in rural areas far removed from urban sprawl, Roosevelt Medical...

 

100 Years Of Growth And Service To Community

Johnson Hardware and Furniture began as Johnson-Mercer Hardware in 1915 as a Marshall Wells hardware merchant. The store was owned by three Johnson brothers – George, Gil and Axel – along with...

 

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