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Drums resounded in the cafeteria of the Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town as competitors stared intently at the faces of the opposing team, looking for the smallest twitch of an eyelid or quiver of a lip that could betray the thoughts and reveal the whereabouts of the marked bones.

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The new program the New Town school system is using to track unfinished assignments is having an impact on student performance, according to principals who spoke at the school board meeting Tuesday.

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In about 60 days, New Town might be seeing an uptick in retail sales. That’s when developer Frank Silletti thinks his new strip mall on Main Street will be open for business.

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January 9, 2014

Students have Midas touch

There may be some budding financial geniuses lurking in the halls of the New Town Middle School.

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Contrary to rumors, says Mountrail County Extension Agent Jim Hennessy, it didn’t get so cold out this week that local cattle were producing ice cream.

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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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