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New bypass triggers new housing for New Town

Wooden Bowl

Within a few days of opening, a 20-unit apartment complex in New Town, funded by MHA Nation oil income, was filled with pre-screened applicants.  Now, the community is looking to other nearby areas, including the newly-opened truck by-pass around the city, for more potential housing opportunities. Wooden Bowl II is the second apartment complex in New Town built by the ...

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Fox to lead oil-rich Three-Affiliated Tribe

canola rig

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Unofficial election results show Mark Fox will be the next leader of North Dakota’s oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Fort Berthold Indian Reservation radio station KMHA reports Fox received 1,240 votes in the election, beating tribal attorney Damon Williams, who picked up 1,094. The tribes’ election board has three days to certify the election. Fox ...

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Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

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Polls opening across ND for midterm election

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Polls are opening across North Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Lines had formed by opening time in Fargo, the state’s largest city. The National Weather Service forecast indicates favorable conditions, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Voters will ...

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Statoil well spills saltwater in Mountrail County


The North Dakota Oil and Gas division announced today that there has been a saltwater release six miles southwest of Ross, ND. A valve failure has caused 830 barrels, or 34,860 gallons, of saltwater to be released. The well is owned by Statoil Oil & Gas LP. The spill has been contained and recovered on site. Earlier this week it ...

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MHA Nation set to drill its own wells

MHA nation

MHA Nation tribal members on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are celebrating their next move to oil extraction and production.  Talk about drilling their own wells brought cheers and applause at the Indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit in New Town, Tuesday. North Segment Tribal Council Representative Ken Hall told the audience at the Summit that by drilling their own wells ...

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Letter to the editor: Media should report both sides on TENORM disposal

By Laura Erickson from Williston, N.D. Printed in the Jamestown Sun Incidents regarding technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) have generated a fair amount of concern among western North Dakota’s citizens and local officials. Media have reported on several businesses haphazardly discarding TENORM waste, blatantly violating North Dakota solid waste disposal regulations. These incidents have been sensationalized by some reports and letters, creating ...

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New Town Starts Upscale Development With Oil Money


Mike Kopp, Shale Plays Media While work crews watched from the sidelines Monday morning, businessmen, contractors, developers and tribal leaders turned the first dirt of a long-term development of New Town. Members of the North Segment Community Development Corporation broke ground on the Wooden Bowl Estates, a 20-unit apartment complex in New town. Developer Tony Krejci with Bakken Housing and ...

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