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December 16, 2011

RTC opens new facility

Like the rest of Mountrail County, Reservation Telephone Cooperative is racing to keep up with the growing populations and other changes being brought about by the oil boom.

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It’s been one of the rights of being an Eagle upperclassman for ages. But with a unanimous vote of the school board, leaving New Town High School over the noon hour will now be a privilege that has to be earned.

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MHA Nation Chairman Tex Hall was one of five Native American leaders named by U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to a commission that will oversee the reform of the Native American Trust Fund.

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Fort Berthold can be a hard place to be a young person. But for the last 10 years, an organization of volunteers has been trying to make the reservation a place where young people can thrive and create a better future for themselves and their communities.

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Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative has an interesting problem on its hands. Thousands of oil wells will need thousands of kilowatts of electricity and providing that power will bring the cooperative millions of dollars.

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Three Affiliated Tribes member Pete Fredericks of Twin Buttes said he was surprised and honored to be inducted into the first class of the Indian National Finals Rodeo Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 12, during the 36th annual INFR rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Delvin Driver, Sr. is a soft spoken man. He quietly goes about his business teaching the Hidatsa language and traditions to a new generation.

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The New Town City Council took up the issue of people renting out space in their yards and driveways to people living in recreational vehicles for extended periods of time.

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Three people died in three single vehicle accidents in the area over the Veterans Day weekend and another man died in a collision Wednesday in an accident filled week.

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The reopening of North Dakota Highway 22 between Mandaree and Killdeer has come with a big sigh of relief from teachers at the Mandaree Public School.

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