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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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November 29, 2012

Outlot 2 back to square one

The New Town City Council decided to start over with the process of finding a developer to build homes on Outlot 2, a 14 acre parcel east of the Northern Lights Building.

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Heidi Heitkamp because the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from North Dakota by the slimmest of margins.

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Three children and their grandmother were murdered in New Town on Sunday afternoon. A New Town man who committed suicide in Parshall that evening is alleged to be the killer.

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Lewis Ken Hall and Randy Phelan were the winners in last Tuesday’s Three Affiliated Tribes election for seats on the Tribal Business Council.

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November 15, 2012

Bond vote goes down

A marquee at a local church said, “Pray. Listen. Vote.” Garrison school patrons made it a point to do at least the latter Tuesday.

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