Mountrail County Record News

Gabriel Garcia was looking for work. That’s what drew him and his wife. Maria, and daughter, Samantha, to the Bakken.

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September 19, 2013

School district ends this year

A review of the financial statements for the Parshall School District showed a clean bill of financial health except for an unusual problem – the district had too much cash on hand.

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September 12, 2013

Rain dampens harvest push

Despite a late and wet spring, most farmers in the southern end of Mountrail County got a crop in and were harvesting decent yields until last weeks rain showers dampened their progress.

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Four developers of major projects in and around Parshall were the agenda of Tuesday’s regular City Council Meeting as the council also coped with a transition in the auditors position.

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Skepticism ran high at the Northern Lights Community Center in New Town as representatives of Missouri River Resources tried to explain the financing and history behind the tribally owned oil company’s proposal to purchase a gathering pipeline system that collects oil from wells between Mandaree and Watford City.

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August 29, 2013

Reaching out

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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August 29, 2013

Trucker 101

Those of us who are old enough to remember the 70s can recall a TV show called Movin’ On, which starred Claude Akins as a crusty old truck driver teaching a young punk the ropes about handling a big rig.

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August 22, 2013

Budget muddle

Politics in Bismarck and Washington D.C. are both making life difficult for Parshall School District Superintendent John Weidner.

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Sequestration – automatic budget cuts that go into force if Congress doesn’t pass a budget – could have negative long term implications for schools like Parshall unless something changes, according to School Superintendent John Weidner.

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Scott Eagle, 50, a former North Segment Representative on the TAT Tribal Business Council, died after a boating accident on Tuesday, July 30. His body was recovered near the Four Bears Bridge on Friday, August 2.

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