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Sanford Health set to open Watford City clinic in August

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Sanford Health is set to open a new 1,900-square-foot clinic in the western North Dakota oil patch community of Watford City offering specialty care. The Sanford Health Watford City Clinic with cardiology, podiatry and orthopedic specialists will begin seeing patients Aug. 11. Physicians will travel from clinics in Bismarck and Dickinson to Watford City each month ...

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Heitkamp, McCain focusing on ND’s trafficking challenges

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Longtime anti-human trafficking advocate Cindy McCain and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are touring western North Dakota to look at the state’s human trafficking challenges. Cindy McCain is the co-founder of the McCain Institute and wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain. She will join Heitkamp in Watford City on Sunday to hear firsthand ...

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Mayor: ND boomtown’s rents beginning to tumble

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The mayor of Watford City says rents in the city have gone down by $1,000 a month or more. Mayor Brent Sanford says about 300 apartment units have been added in the western North Dakota community recently. Sanford says just a month ago, rents ranged from between $3,200 to $3,400 a month. Now they range from $1,600 ...

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Work beginning on $83 million Watford City Event Center

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Work is starting on an $83 million event center in Watford City. Mayor Brent Sanford said Wednesday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the project was “pretty monumental” for the oil patch city. Residents last June voted to increase the city sales tax to fund the center and other projects, including a new hospital. The Bismarck Tribune reports that ...

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Bakken schools keeping eye on low, fluctuating oil prices

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Some school administrators in North Dakota’s Bakken oil region are keeping an eye on student enrollment as oil prices fluctuate and some families leave for work elsewhere. Officials at schools in Dickinson, Tioga, Ray, Williston and Parshall are watching some students leave along with the drilling rigs as oil prices stay low. But others, like in Watford ...

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