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August 15, 2019

Paddling all the Missouri

A group of voyageurs came ashore this week at the 4 Bears Marina to rest up before braving the big water of Lake Sakakawea.

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For the children, a safe place to stay

Law enforcement stops a vehicle and the driver is found to be drunk, have active warrants or is carrying illegal drugs.

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Four Bears breaks ground for new store

The MHA Nation’s plan to develop the Four Bears Peninsula as a vacation destination took another step last week as dignitaries gathered to break ground for an expansion of the Eagles Landing Convenience Store on North Dakota Highway 23.

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The streets of New Town were a bustle of activity last Thursday morning as the staff of ‘The Door’ Resource and Recovery Lodge and their supporters prepared for North Segment Sobriety Celebration Course.

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Practicing for the unthinkable

The radio crackles to life, the dispatcher calmly relays the information, “There has been a truck collision at the transload facility in New Town.

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August 1, 2019

Seeing smoke

The celebrations of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people have brought dancers, drummers and singers from across Indian Country and beyond to their homes along the Missouri River for decades.

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Mandaree opens new Head Start

“They are the future and this is their home,” said West Segment Tribal Council Representative Randy Phelan.

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If you went hungry in Van Hook last Thursday it was your own darn fault.

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Subway opens in New Town

New Town’s new Subway quietly opened its doors July 8, and franchise owner, Craig Bell, was still putting on the finishing touches a week later.

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July 18, 2019

A life no more

Editor’s note: Exactly one year ago marked the beginning of the Elder’s Series in the McLean County Independent.

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