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Toddler killed by pickup truck in Watford City

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP)–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a toddler was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Watford City and a woman suffered life-threatening injuries when her car was hit by a sheriff’s deputy responding to the call. The patrol says a 50-year-old man got in his pickup truck parked on the street to back it into…

Bison Injures Woman at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

MEDORA, N.D. – The National Park Service says a bison injured a woman visiting the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota. Officials say the 55-year-old woman from Watford City was hiking around a bend on the Buckhorn Trail on Monday afternoon when she encountered a bull bison on the trail. The bull charged, striking the…

Semi Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in Fatal Crash

The semi driver told a witness he knew his brakes were not working properly.

Watford City, N.D.–The driver of a semi involved in a fatal crash near the Missouri River last fall has been charged with negligent homicide. Authorities say James Whitcomb was driving on Highway 85 last October when he crashed into a pickup truck, pushing it into another vehicle and killing Terry Lynn. A criminal complaint says Whitcomb told a witness at…

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…

State Trooper Struck By Truck Near Watford City

The patrol squad's emergency lights were activated.

Watford City, N.D. (KFGO) – A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was injured when he was struck by a pickup near Watford City Monday night. The highway patrol says around 5:45 p.m. on Highway 23, a 36-year-old trooper got out of his squad to help with traffic control for cattle crossing the road. The patrol squad’s emergency lights were activated….

HS Football Roundup: Davies Downs Fargo North, 49-6

Shanley shuts out Watford City 58-0

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Davies football team hosted Fargo North in Friday’s contest. The Eagles downed the Spartans 49-6 and improve to 2-1 on the season. Over at Shanley high school, the Deacons shut out Watford City. Shanley’s 58-0 win puts the squad at 3-0 on the year. Fargo South battled Grand Forks Red River at the Fargodome. Despite…

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…

Governor Promises Assistance After Tornado Killed Baby And Destroyed Dozens of Structures

The tornado hit Watford City Tuesday with wind speeds reaching 127 miles per hour

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A tornado that hit an RV park in Watford City early Tuesday morning took the life of a newborn baby and injured two dozen other people. The week-old baby boy died after the storm flipped his family’s trailer. The boy was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire. A GoFundMe campaign has already raised over…

Red Cross on the Ground After Tornado Hits Watford City

The Red Cross says the devastation has brought the community together

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The Red Cross is on the ground to help those who are displaced by the tornado. “This was pretty devastating. It was only an F2, but given the circumstances… mobile homes or camp and RV areas… not a lot of things are tied down, things are really light, there was a lot of damage… it’s amazing what…

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…