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Governor Jack Dalrymple on Jan. 3 traveled highways in western North Dakota and met with area officials to receive updates on the region’s needs in addressing the impacts of oil and gas development.

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The oil boom continues to be a boon for sales tax collections in Mountrail County. According to the North Dakota Tax Department, tax receipts from the third quarter of 2011 were double from the year before in Mountrail, Burke and Williams Counties.

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The Dec. 21 meeting of the New Town City Council was preceded by a special meeting of the council with city workers.

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December 23, 2011

Giving from the heart

The Lakeside Community Living Center in New Town received a generous donation of $50,000 from Doris Ogden of Minot, ND formerly of Stanley in loving memory of her husband Ross (Sonny) Ogden.

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Ronald Johnson, a 74-year-old man from Riverdale, went missing Oct. 15 and authorities have found little evidence of his whereabouts or his 1982 gold Fleetwood Cadillac since then.

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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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