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Officials of the New Town Public Schools and other area school districts will be keeping a close eye on the North Dakota Legislature as it begins its deliberations this week.

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A house owned by Connie Azure was nearly demolished, the schools were locked down and 10-15 neighbors on Ninth Street were evacuated for 34 hours last week.

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Cleanup continues on an oil well blowout near Van Hook Dec. 12. About 33,600 gallons of oil and 16,800 gallons of brine or saltwater are being cleaned up, according to Dennis Fewless, director of water quality for the North Dakota Health Department.

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December 20, 2012

Standoff after home invasion

OnWednesday, Dec. 19, law enforcement agents from several departments were surrounding a north New Town home where a heavily armed man was holed up after breaking into the house sometime after midnight that morning.

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Oil mist from a well blowout went further than first thought, weather conditions should prevent contamination of Lake Sakakawea.

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December 13, 2012

Well blowout near Van Hook

An oil well just east of Van Hook blew out Tuesday evening. Officials and safety teams from Slawson Exploration were on the scene Wednesday morning and said they would attempt to close off the well later that day.

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WANTED: Information on a truck involved in an accident east of Parshall.

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District 4 Representative Kenton Onstad will have a few more responsibilities during this session of the North Dakota Legislature.

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John Reese, CEO of United Prairie Cooperative, New Town, N.D., recently received a 2012 Energy Summit Award from CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Reese was honored at the Cenex Energy Summit in Fort Myers, Florida, where he received the Energy Summit Award in the retail fuels category.

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There wasn’t a parking spot to be found for blocks as hundreds of people came to say their final farewell to Martha Johnson on Monday. Johnson, along with three of her grandchildren were killed on Nov. 18 in her home.

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