MCKENZIE COUNTY

Two Produced Water Spills Release about 500 Barrels in North Dakota

The NDDEQ says it is inspecting both sites and will continue to monitor the investigation

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reported two separate produced oil spills in northwestern North Dakota on Tuesday. A valve failure on a well pad in McKenzie County was the cause of the first spill that occurred on January 11. Landtech Enterprises, the operator of the well, estimates approximately 290 barrels of produced water spilled with about four…

Teen Killed in Dirt Bike Crash in McKenzie County

Cora Wagner, of Lisbon, was killed Monday afternoon when she crashed on an off-road trail near Trotters.

TROTTERS, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a teen has died after losing control of a dirt bike in McKenzie County. The patrol says 19-year-old Cora Wagner, of Lisbon, was killed Monday afternoon when she crashed on an off-road trail near Trotters. Authorities say she was wearing a helmet. Wagner was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under…

Utility Vehicle Driver Dies in McKenzie County Crash

The patrol says the vehicle overturned several times and pinned the victim underneath.

ARNEGARD, N.D.–The driver of an off-road utility vehicle has died in a crash in McKenzie County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the 27-year-old man from Philadelphia, Mississippi was driving on a private road near Arnegard Sunday about 5 p.m., crested a hill and lost control of the vehicle, striking a barbed wire fence. The patrol says the vehicle overturned…

McKenzie County Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

In the last few months, cases have been identified in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces

MCKENZIE, ND — A horse in North Dakota has confirmed positive for the neurologic disease associated with equine herpes virus 1, or EHV-1. The horse is receiving veterinary care in McKenzie County. In the last few months, cases have been identified in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says owners should take care when…

Nobody Was Hurt After Oil Field Saltwater Disposal Site Exploded Near Watford City

The fire will be allowed to burn out

WATFORD CITY, ND — No one was hurt in an explosion at an oil field saltwater disposal site near Watford City. The McKenzie County Emergency manager says one man was at the site at the time of the explosion, but he was not hurt. It happened at a White Owl Energy Services site. Authorities don’t know what caused the explosion and…

Officer Helps Deliver Baby In North Dakota’s Oil Patch

Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have had a catcher's mitt

MCKENZIE COUNTY, ND — A police officer arrived just in time to help deliver a baby girl along a rural road in North Dakota’s oil patch. Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have had a catcher’s mitt when he responded to a 911 call last week along McKenzie County Road 30. After just two minutes on the scene Bateman…

Thousands of Dollars Raised For Tornado Victims And Family of Dead Baby

The tornado tore through an RV park in Watford City, North Dakota early on July 10th

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far to help people affected by a tornado that hit Watford City. The McKenzie County emergency manager says a local relief fund will go directly to families impacted by the storm. The tornado that tore through an RV park early on July 10th killed a baby and hurt more than…

Dozens Injured After Storm Moves Through Watford City

The sheriff's office says just after midnight, the storm moved through Watford City, hitting the Prairie View RV Park the hardest.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Watford City, N.D. (KEYZ/KFGO) – Dozens are injured and displaced after a violent storm in McKenzie County, North Dakota early Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office says just after midnight, the storm moved through Watford City, hitting the Prairie View RV Park the hardest. Responding first responder units pulled as many as 20 injured people from…

ND oil patch hiring is on the rise

If you’re looking for a job, a recent report shows jobs are steadily increasing in the oil patch. Job Service North Dakota found that job openings in Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties were at their highest level last month since July 2015. The three counties have a significant need for health care professionals and teachers. But that’s not all. More…

Williston Suicide May be Linked to Homicide of Woman Found in McKenzie County

Authorities list the primary suspect as Jonah Hendricks

  WILLISTON, ND — Williston authorities believe a man who committed suicide last week is responsible for killing a woman before he died. The body of 28-year-old Lindsay White was found in a rural area in McKenzie County on Thursday. Her death is being treated as a homicide. Authorities list the primary suspect as Jonah Hendricks. He was found dead…