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Tribal voters in three Fort Berthold districts will be asked to choose from a list of candidates for tribal council representative on Tuesday of next week. Three of the seven tribal council members are up for election this year.

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September 12, 2008

Rain falls in region

People have been waiting a long time for a good, three-day soaker and it came last week in the form of heavy rain, drizzle, light rain and finally, more heavy rain.


Unofficial reports suggest 1.70 inches of precipitation in New Town during the first week of September, including just under an inch on Thursday.


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An historic water agreement was signed Tuesday by the Three Affiliated Tribes and the city of New Town that will help bring rural water to at least 80 homes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

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September 4, 2008

Fallen soldiers honored

Officials from the Three Affiliated Tribes honored 13 of their own Tuesday dedicating a Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum.

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More than 50 people representing numerous community agencies turned out last weekend to clean up and fix up the New Town Rodeo Grounds and get it ready for youth activities in September.

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New Town city council members talked about a number of items during the regular meeting Aug 20, but projects in progress took center stage. As an example, the city is requesting an official progress report on the Breslin paving project from Bureau of Indian Affairs in Aberdeen, S.D.

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There’s a hint of optimism that the substantial rise of Lake Sakakawea this summer will hold throughout the winter. Although the average rise has waned in recent weeks, Lake Sakakawea continues to creep higher. And in the long run, the level could remain relatively high compared to recent years, begging the thought that the lake could get a good jumpstart to rising even more next summer.

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Tribal voters had until Tuesday of this week to challenge the eligibility of the 30 potential candidates who filed for the three tribal business council positions up for election this fall. Besides electing council district representatives, voters will also be asked to elect the chief judge of the Fort Berthold District Court.

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