The oil boom has brought many changes to the counties of Western North Dakota. Some of these changes have been positive, but the burden of having tens of thousands of new residents has stretched services and infrastructure to the breaking point in many communities.
With the completion of the North Dakota Highway 23 Bypass coming this fall, New Town is poised for an unprecedented growth spurt. City Engineer Joe Dubel outlined the cost of that growth to the council and the council discuss how the city was going to pay for infrastructure needed to support that expansion.
Three generations of Fulton family members have been at the counter at Ray’s Home Appliances for 54 years.
Tex Hall will face nine challengers for his position as Chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, including North Segment Representative Ken Hall. Seven people are running for the Four Bears seat on the Tribal Council to replace Judy Brugh, who is not running.