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Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed two historic House bills into law this week that should be a shot in the arm for western North Dakota’s oil and gas producing counties.

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Tax Director and Three Affiliated Tribes member Mark Fox was elected unanimously by acclamation to a third term as treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association in Phoenix, earlier this month.

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There is a continuous advertisement running from the New Town school district all year. It’s looking for bus drivers to help with the district’s nine routes each school day. So far the district has been able to manage the routes but it hasn’t been without a few headaches.

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It took three plans but last Thursday the New Town School Board finally decided on the building plans for the new high school to be completed by the summer of 2012.

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April 8, 2011

Oil spill

It happened. Oil activity has impacted Lake Sakakawea. Oil has leaked into the lake.

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A study of New Town and Parshall’s housing needs confirmed what many already knew: the area is bursting at the seams.

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Oil and water don’t mix. The conclusion is simple, the solution isn’t. When the Friends of Lake Sakakawea board of directors met Friday with state and federal agency officials, there were far more questions than answers.

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I am concerned about the potential impacts from toxic hydraulic fracturing fluid spilled by oil trucks. After a very severe winter, the roads are clear and the volume of truck traffic has been increasing. Unfortunately, there is more and more evidence of routine truck spills now.

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Even though we are into the first week of spring and the sun is gaining some power, a powerful winter storm pushed through the state on Tuesday, forcing cancellations and closing several county, state and federal highways.

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It’s official, New Town is one of the top 10 growing communities in North Dakota.

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