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August 9, 2018

Olivia has come home

With drones and search equipment still in the room, the Lone Bear family gathered one last time at the site which became search headquarters for Olivia Lone Bear for more than nine months.

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Two years ago, Benjamin Goodbird III led a group of riders from the Watford City area to the TAT Indian Village in Four Bears to commemorate the forced march of his ancestors, the Xo’shga (pronounced Hushka or Hooshga) to settle them on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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The old Plaza Congregational Church, a museum since 1975, is the “new” oldest chapel in the state of North Dakota. According to the 1955 “North Dakota History” publication, the chapel was erected in 1880, and elders say it was designed by Architect and Fort Berthold Missionary Rev. Dr. Charles L. Hall.

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It was a quiet morning in New Town when Mike Chausee, Associate State Director of AARP and volunteer Russ McDonald came to town to visit with senior citizens recently.

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Tariffs on steel imposed by the Trump Administration could wind up costing water users in New Town a pretty penny.

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July 19, 2018

Four Bears turns 25

The year was 1993 and less than a year earlier the Three Affiliated Tribes reached an agreement with the State of North Dakota to allow gaming on the reservation.

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Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Mark Fox used his welcoming speech to oil and gas industry representatives at the MHA Nation Energy Expo to maintain that tribal governments should control the development of resources on the reservation and reap the benefits of that development.

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It could not have been a more ideal day for residents of the Lakeside Community Living Center, New Town Senior Citizens and others totaling nearly 70 elderly people to board the Three Affiliated Tribes “Island Girl” cruise ship.

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The prediction remains: the Garrison Dam spillway will not open.

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July 5, 2018

Bakken bouncing back

The core of the Bakken oil field is bouncing back as activity keeps picking up after a couple of years of lower oil prices.

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