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Submitted Graphic A drawing for a recreation center proposed to be built in Watford City. The town in the Oil Patch needs the facility, officials said, which could cost $56 million.

Watford City: Rec center plans ‘as critical as streets’

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WATFORD CITY — Leaders in this booming town say a $56 million indoor recreation facility and events center is key to keeping working families in the community.


If approved, the project would be funded with city sales taxes and a gross oil production tax loan program designed for critical city infrastructure.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.