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January 2, 2014

Stories of the Year

After years of watching surrounding communities go through a building boom, and after years of developer promises, New Town is finally starting to see new projects actually move dirt.

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The New Town Police Force took over law enforcement in New Town on January 1 from the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department.

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New Town has a new police commissioner as disagreements over the handling of city police department boiled over at the regular New Town City Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Dakota Resource Council has released a film about living in the Bakken, titled, "This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom."

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Students will have one less opportunity to make up absences in the New Town School District.

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December 12, 2013

Lend a hand with a one can

A little competition, it is said, is a good thing. Two oilfield companies have set up a competition for local businesses across the oil patch with the intention of doing a very good thing for hungry people across the Bakken.

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As the region settles in for a second week of a cold snap, icy roads have created hazardous conditions that have led to accidents on area roads.

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Paul Staples wondered what was going on as a troop of people, including his family trooped into the gymnasium as basketball practice ended. The 16 year old freshman at New Town High School was about to find out that, sometimes, dreams do come true.

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In 2001, the Three Affiliated Tribes Boys and Girls Club was officially chartered. A dozen years later, the club has facilities in all six segments of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and has provided recreational, education and leadership opportunities for hundreds of youth in New Town, Parshall, Four Bears, White Shield, Mandaree and Twin Buttes.

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With the weeks in year rapidly fleeting, the New Town City Council mulled over plans for projects it hopes to accomplish in the New Year.

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