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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City residents have overwhelming approved a $27 million bond measure to help pay for a $50 million high school.

Superintendent Steve Holen says Tuesday's vote was 748 in favor and only 83 against, for an approval rate of 90 percent. Sixty percent was needed for the measure to pass.

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Public school enrollment in the western North Dakota oil patch city has doubled since 2010. The new school is expected to be ready by the start of the 2015 school year.

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