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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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November 27, 2013

Finding a way to prosperity

From two miles below the surface, a river of black gold climbs to the surface of the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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A fire call produced an unexpected result for a Mountrail County Sheriff’s deputy.

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The Vision West North Dakota Committee is in the process of finalizing its regional for the North Dakota Legislature. The committee has been holding meetings this spring and summer in the 19 energy producing counties in western North Dakota.

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November 14, 2013

1804 to get major upgrade

A dozen or so concerned citizens were in attendance for a public information meeting at the New Town Civic Center on Nov. 7 to hear about the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s plans to replace about 2.5 miles of North Dakota Highway 1804 stretching from the junction of North Dakota Highway 23 to the planned truck bypass to the north.

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As the Fort Berthold Community College faces many of the same challenges as any business in the Bakken Boom these days. Chief among those is "where will our employees live?"

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