WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels.
BISMARCK, N.D. — As oil drilling is forecast to see a downturn in the Bakken in 2015, the mayor of Watford City concedes people want to know what will happen in one of the fastest-growing towns in the oil patch.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An investigation into a weekend shooting has led to four people being arrested on drugs charges, including the woman accused of shooting a man in the face.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting in Watford City that sent a man to the hospital for emergency surgery.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Ranchers say they don’t have time to chase cattle loose because a pipeline crew cut the pasture fence. Nor do they have time to repair equipment damaged from crossing a sunken pipeline trench.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The boom town of Watford City has grown up to and around its longtime shooting range and this week, a district court agreed it should be shut down.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The McKenzie County Commission next week will review a preliminary budget for next year that one commissioner calls "mind-boggling."
FARGO, N.D. — A felon linked to fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch has been indicted on charges he hired people to gun down a former business associate in Washington state and kill a former employee whose body has not been found.
North Dakota accuses 2 businesses in Bakken area of running lodging buildings without certifications
BISMARCK, N.D. — Two McKenzie County businesses have been charged in Northwest District Court with Class B misdemeanor operating without a license.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil patch town of Watford City.
Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City is wasting no time following the June 10 approval of a one-cent sales tax increase and a $1 million donation from a major gas processor to build a new hospital and health care facility.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing about a proposed natural gas plant near Watford City.
MINOT, N.D. — A 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured when a tornado struck a worker camp in the western North Dakota oil patch on Memorial Day has been discharged from the hospital.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp discussed emergency response plans with local officials in North Dakota's oil patch in the wake of a Memorial Day tornado that struck Watford City.
MINOT, N.D. — A 15-year-old girl injured when a tornado struck a worker camp in the western North Dakota oil patch is improving at a Minot hospital.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston nonprofit organization is collecting food and clothes for the victims of the Memorial Day tornado that hit a trailer park south of Watford City.