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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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The North Dakota Newspaper Association Hall of Fame has found a prominent place in the new addition to the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.

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"This is not the place we used to know." Those were the words of Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson, as he spoke at a North Segment Town Hall meeting at the Northern Lights Community Center in New Town.

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Is the State of North Dakota ready for the big spill? State Department of Health officials think so.

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Richard Meyer has heard the rumors.

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The Three Affiliated Tribes will exercise its sovereignty when it comes to regulating oil development on the reservation.

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The New Town School Board got an update on this year’s graduating class and started getting ready for the 2014-15 school year and beyond.

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Kandi Mossett is a former New Town resident who now lives in Billings and works with the Indigenous Environmental Network. She traveled to Washington, D.C., about 18 months ago with a group of students to meet with officials of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice.

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