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Missouri River Lodge project opponents meet in New Town

The Missouri River Lodge, a development that would house 1,500 workers about a mile northwest of New Town, is drawing a lot of attention from residents of the area along the shore of Lake Sakakawea where it would be built.

Posted 4/25/13 (Thu) read more »

Bypass opponents argue for southern route

A group of residents of the area north and east of New Town presented a letter outlining their objections to the proposed route for a truck reliever route (bypass) to the north and east of New Town.

Posted 4/25/13 (Thu) read more »

Dumping opponents gather in New Town

The oil boom that started in 2006 has brought many things to western North Dakota. It has brought people to towns that were fading away and money into an economy that was barely holding its own.

Posted 4/18/13 (Thu) read more »

Remembering Martha Johnson

It would have taken more than a 10 inch snow storm to keep the members of Bethel Lutheran Church from honoring the memory of Martha Johnson on Sunday.

Posted 4/18/13 (Thu) read more »

Group calls for Main Street renovation

Several years ago, the Fort Berthold Tribal Business Council authorized an organization to work for the economic development of the North Segment, which includes New Town.

Posted 4/11/13 (Thu) read more »

New Town students organize to combat meth

Sometimes the best way to teach is to have your students do. That is the philosophy that New Town High School teacher Bobbi Larson’s is trying the Tribal Government and Tribal History classes she is teaching this year.

Posted 4/11/13 (Thu) read more »

Water plant fix high on city agenda

Progress is being made in bringing the New Town Water Plant back to full production.

Posted 4/03/13 (Wed) read more »

Dakota Plains Pioneer Project to move oil from New Town

Dakota Plains Holdings Inc. is thinking big things are coming for New Town.

Posted 4/03/13 (Wed) read more »

Business Expo looks towards future development

Western North Dakota, and especially the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, is awash with oil money that, like the tides, flows into our communities and then flows back out of the state.

Posted 3/28/13 (Thu) read more »

Hearing your people’s songs

Keith Bear says he grew up as “a kid on Dakota Drive,” with limited prospects and opportunities for the future. Now, decades later, he is an internationally known musician who performed with symphony orchestras around the world, performing music on Native American flutes he makes himself.

Posted 3/28/13 (Thu) read more »