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Next year should see a major boost to New Town’s affordable housing stock as the city’s plans to develop Outlot 2 move forward, the council was told at a special meeting on Friday.

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It was a busy night on Sept. 18 at the regular meeting of the New Town City Council. But the long agenda was mostly the council’s own doing.

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Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, continues to stand firm on the return of land around Lake Sakakawea on the Fort Berthold Reservation to the tribe.

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September 19, 2013

Search continues

The flag is unassuming in its mournful black and white, yet it flies proudly along with the red, white and blue and the blue and gold of the United States and North Dakota flags all across the state.

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Gabriel Garcia was looking for work. That’s what drew him and his wife Maria, and daughter, Samantha, to the Bakken.

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A few parents were startled to get phone calls about their children from the Intensive Care Unit this week.

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September 12, 2013

Rain dampens harvest push

Despite a late and wet spring, most farmers in the southern end of Mountrail County got a crop in and were harvesting decent yields until last weeks rain showers dampened their progress.

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Skepticism ran high at the Northern Lights Community Center in New Town as representatives of Missouri River Resources tried to explain the financing and history behind the tribally owned oil company’s proposal to purchase a gathering pipeline system that collects oil from wells between Mandaree and Watford City.

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The drums are silent. The bleachers are empty. The grounds have been swept clean. Summer is fading and so to the powwow season is coming to an end on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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August 29, 2013

Trucker 101

Those of us who are old enough to remember the 70s can recall a TV show called Movin’ On, which starred Claude Akins as a crusty old truck driver teaching a young punk the ropes about handling a big rig.

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