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Western North Dakota, and especially the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, is awash with oil money that, like the tides, flows into our communities and then flows back out of the state.

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New Town’s quest to move truck traffic off of Main Street got a step closer Tuesday as the North Dakota Department of Transportation held a public hearing on a truck reliever route that would move traffic north and east of New Town.

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March 21, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

New Town High School Principal John Gartner told the District School Board that a program to recognize positive behavior in the high school was having positive results.

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New Town’s temporary stop lights will get a little less temporary in April, when the mobile lights now controlling traffic at the junction of North Dakota Highways 23 and 1804 will be replaced by a sturdier setup that will be out of the way of traffic.

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The Fort Berthold Boys and Girls Club maintains safe places for young people to do fun and educational activities in all six of the reservation’s segments.

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Sometimes it takes a big first step to move on. Paul Good Iron took a step out of an airplane 13,000 feet above the ground in memory of his son, Cpl. Nathan J. Good Iron, who died in Afghanistan in 2006.

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People have looked at the skies since time immemorial. Billions of people have looked at the random scattering of stars in the night and, like a cosmic connect-the-dots, used them to draw pictures. We call those pictures constellations.

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The New Town City Council made some decisions on some long-simmering issues as it decided that the city would develop infrastructure on Outlot 2 and also allocated $1 million to repair a decade of neglect at the New Town Water Plant.

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About two dozen members of the Three Affiliated Tribes gathered at the Scenic 23 on Feb. 21 to share their experiences with oil companies on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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One of the challenges faced by New Town Police Chief Art Walgren in creating a new police Department for New Town was finding qualified officers to act as his deputies.

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