McKenzie County has hired a new state's attorney.
The county in the heart of the oil boom has seen a huge increase in criminal and civil cases over the past few years.
The Watford City office has had only a part-time state's attorney, and he resigned last September.
Now, the county commission has hired Jacob Rodenbiker, a Fargo native, as it's first-ever full-time state's attorney.
Rodenbiker is scheduled to be on the job on January 20th.