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A Canadian Pacific Railway train headed for New Town derailed near Van Hook resulting in three tanker cars tipping on their sides.

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North Dakota has always had a lack of trees and although Arbor Day began during territorial days in 1872, it has only been in recent years that locals have taken Arbor Day seriously.

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While most people were protecting their property from flood water not seen in North Dakota since 1997, nobody was expecting an intense late-season storm that slammed most of the western third of North Dakota with heavy rain, freezing rain, heavy snowfall and gale-force wind.

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In a marathon meeting that lasted late into the night Wednesday, the New Town City Council took action on numerous topics, discussed many more and heard from interested parties regarding roads, traffic signs and financial reports.

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A group of about 100 protestors in the Canadian Maritimes used Earth Day to get their word out about the ills of hydraulic fracturing.

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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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