Mountrail County Record News

A fire call produced an unexpected result for a Mountrail County Sheriff’s deputy.

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The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded $12.2 million in Energy Impact Grant funds to help fund enhancements for emergency services and fire districts throughout the state’s oil and gas counties.

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As the Fort Berthold Community College faces many of the same challenges as any business in the Bakken Boom these days. Chief among those is "where will our employees live?"

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The Parshall City Council was looking towards the future as issues of water sales, planning and zoning and housing were on the agenda for it’s regular meeting held Wednesday morning.

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The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations, is now the source of more than half of all the oil produced on Indian Reservations in the United States.

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October 31, 2013

Gifts return home

Gift giving in an integral part of the culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people. They not only exchange ceremonial gifts among themselves but also to people outside the tribes they wish to honor.

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While the meeting was supposed to be about a narrow topic of how royalties are calculated for allottees and tribes for oil wells drilled on reservation lands, the topics discussed at the meeting in the New Town Civic Center ranged widely as tribal members took their chance to send a message to the higher-ups in the federal Department of Interior who oversees the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies who have a direct impact on live on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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October 24, 2013

Bakken Inn gets go-ahead

In two brief votes, the Parshall City Council approved a final plat and a building permit for the 600+ room Bakken Inn in a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 21.

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"Whiskey is for drinking, water for fighting."

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Four resident of New Town and Parshall were indicted on drug charges in Billings, Mont., along with 12 Montana residents in a regional drug operation. The operation was a follow up to the arrest of 22 people, mostly Fort Berthold residents this summer.

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