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Cornerstone Bank donated $6,000 to the Van Hook Association to add another opportunity for fun and games at the popular recreation area.

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Storm hammers North Shore of Lake Sakakawea

A powerful storm system that brought two days of heavy rain to the region also brought winds that overturned campers in Four Bears Park and downed powerlines across the north shore of Lake Sakakawea.

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Rodeo Days a huge success

New Town Rodeo Days not only attracted the best cowboys of the PRCA rodeo association, but the biggest crowd of fans to the New Town Rodeo Grounds since the facility was reinvigorated several years ago.

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Fans of small explosives got good news and bad news at the last meeting of the New Town City Council. Fireworks will be available for sale in New Town this Fourth of July.

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COVID-19 complicates normal summer fun routine

During what normally would have been the beginning of a busy season, Jeff Baker of Rez Famous Lemonade on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is kicking off June with local lemonade sales to drive-up customers. 

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The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a siting permit for the Northern Divide Wind Project and associated transmission line in Burke County. 

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Shifting state mandates had the New Town School Board doing some fancy financial footwork to preserve the amount of state aid it receives from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

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Pro Rodeo will rock New Town

“This may be the most rodeo talent in one spot in North Dakota for decades.”

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Getting back to normal

It has been a weird spring across the Fort Berhold Reservation. With the COVID-19 epidemic canceling all spring sports and closing schools, community events and gatherings have been put on hold or canceled to slow the spread of the disease that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives elsewhere across the world. 

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The MHA-Nation has been planning and preparing proactively to fight the virus since February. Chairman Mark N. Fox says three tribal members who contracted coronavirus off the reservation also died off the reservation.

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