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The sun was glistening off Lake Sakakawea and bird song filled the air as a good sized crowd gathered to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Earth Lodge Village about six miles west of New Town.

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June 12, 2014

No thank you

Title I is the shorthand term for federal funding, channeled through the state, that is dedicated to proving teaching assistance to low income and disadvantaged children across the county, including the New Town School District.

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A few weeks ago, a local landmark came tumbling down as the New Town Baptist Fellowship church was torn down. However, a new church is rising where the old church stood from the earliest days of New Town.

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Kids love to get dirty.

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A group of veterans from Northwest North Dakota will be touring the submarine USS North Dakota in Connecticut and will then join with Korean War veterans for a tour of Washington, D.C.

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The City of New Town will finally see some housing go up on Outlot 2, 14 acres of city owned property on Sand Hill.

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All New Town Mayor Dan Uran wanted was to see New Town’s Main Street fixed up. That was in 2007.

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Even before the Bakken Boom, there were not enough places to live in New Town. Monday, the North Segment Development Corporation took the first of what may be many steps this summer to make affordable housing available in New Town.

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New Town Public Schools haven’t grown like other schools around the Bakken. Part the reason is that New Town had a housing shortage that predates the oil boom and has only gotten worse, said School Superintendent Marc Bluestone.

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The ongoing saga of Outlot 2 took another turn as the New Town City Council rejected two bids to swap the 39 lot development on Sand Hill for a number of units for city employee housing.

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