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As the Fort Berthold Community College faces many of the same challenges as any business in the Bakken Boom these days. Chief among those is "where will our employees live?"

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The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations, is now the source of more than half of all the oil produced on Indian Reservations in the United States.

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Vision West ND Consortium members are very close to finalizing the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development.

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October 31, 2013

Gifts return home

Gift giving in an integral part of the culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people. They not only exchange ceremonial gifts among themselves but also to people outside the tribes they wish to honor.

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October 31, 2013

How much?

While the meeting was supposed to be about a narrow topic of how royalties are calculated for allottees and tribes for oil wells drilled on reservation lands, the topics discussed at the meeting in the New Town Civic Center ranged widely as tribal members took their chance to send a message to the higher-ups in the federal Department of Interior who oversees the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies who have a direct impact on live on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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The New Town City Council is fed up with a mess that has been developing at the Wildcat Minerals facility in New Town.

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"Whiskey is for drinking, water for fighting."

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October 17, 2013

FBI closes shooting case

After 11 months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has closed the case of woman and four of her grandchildren who were shot and killed in New Town.

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A safe place to stay and something to eat. Those are basic needs that are too often taken for granted in this day and age. These needs are even more precious for those who are fleeing a violent situation in their own home.

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Confusion over the City of New Town’s employee handbook will lead to a revised edition of the handbook.

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