Mountrail County Record News

A five-time convicted felon, James Henrikson, 34, of Watford City, remains in custody at the Burleigh County Detention Center in North Dakota on a firearms charge. He was arrested on Jan. 18 after the FBI raided and seized multiple pistols, shotguns and a rifle from his Watford City home.

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Drums resounded in the cafeteria of the Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town as competitors stared intently at the faces of the opposing team, looking for the smallest twitch of an eyelid or quiver of a lip that could betray the thoughts and reveal the whereabouts of the marked bones.

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Mountrail County Sheriff Ken G. Halvorson will replace long-time Wells County Sheriff Curtis Pellett. Pellett retired on January 7 due to ill health.

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The Parshall City Council is looking at getting tough on several fronts as the community prepares to celebrate its centennial in June.

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January 16, 2014

Proclamation

Whereas, The city of Parshall was organized in 1914 and will commemorate 100 years of existence in the year 2014; and

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The countdown is on. June will be here before we know it and though there is still a lot to do and we are not ready.... I, for one, am definitely looking forward to some warmer temps! While we are asking, how about some sun for the big celebration? Notice I did not say no rain as I am still a farmer!

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Contrary to rumors, says Mountrail County Extension Agent Jim Hennessy, it didn’t get so cold out this week that local cattle were producing ice cream.

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January 2, 2014

2013 Top Story Review

It doesn’t take a Christopher Columbus to figure out that it’s a long way from Twin Buttes to New Town, especially when you’re battling construction and oilfield traffic.

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The Parshall Centennial Quilt is one of the projects that will mark the 100th birthday of Parshall this summer.

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Dakota Resource Council has released a film about living in the Bakken, titled, "This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom." DRC Communications Director Sean Arithson said, "The film features everyday North Dakotans talking about how the chaotic development of the Bakken has affected lives and livelihoods."

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