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Oil money helps with a pre-oil need in New Town


By: Mike Kopp, Shale Plays Media     The need for low-income housing in New Town pre-dates the current oil boom, but it’s money from the oil activity that is helping to alleviate some of the housing crunch. The President of the North Segment Community Development Corporation, Elgin Crows Breast stated that Wooden Bowl Estates will provide one-, two- and three-bedroom ...

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Western North Dakota getting several inches of snow

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Winterlike weather in western North Dakota on Monday kicked off Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in the state. The irony didn’t escape National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Mathews, though he said snow at this time of year is not unusual. “Spring storms can certainly give North Dakota some snowfall,” he said. The snow, and rain in other ...

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Weekend head-on crash kills two from Mandaree


MANDAREE, N.D. — Two Mandaree residents died in a weekend crash on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Corrina Larocque and 41-year-old Ricky Finley were in a sport utility vehicle that failed to negotiate a curve on state Highway 22 and drove head-on into a flatbed truck shortly before midnight Saturday. They both died at the ...

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Tribes aim to cut high rate of gas flaring in half

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By Amy Dalrymple, Oil Dispatch, InForum NEW TOWN — Reducing natural gas flaring on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has more hurdles than the rest of the state, but a tribal task force says flaring can be cut in half within five years. The reservation flares about 48 percent of its natural gas due to a lack of adequate pipelines and ...

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Killdeer, New Town runway projects may draw from funds intended for Williston airport


By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Mike Schollmeyer doesn’t sugarcoat the poor conditions at Weydahl Field Airport near Killdeer, in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom. “It’s kind of land at your own risk,” the chairman of the Dunn County Airport Authority said. Yet, despite the rough spots in the runway and its 5,000-pound weight limit — not ...

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Tribes collect millions in oil revenue: Three Affiliated Tribes set to collect $184 million in revenue; money to be used for infrastructure

By Amy Dalrymple, The Fargo Forum NEW TOWN, N.D. — In less than one year, the Three Affiliated Tribes have collected $184 million in oil tax revenue, nearly equal to the amount collected during the entire 2011-13 biennium. The jump in revenue is primarily due to increased oil production at Fort Berthold, which now produces more than 270,000 barrels per day ...

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Bakken briefings


Socks dumped in Mountrail County In what seems to be a recurring story in northwestern North Dakota these days, officials in Mountrail County have found discarded filter socks off the roadway in the southern part of the county. Emergency Manager Don Longmuir said he received the call April 4 from Mountrail County Chief Deputy Corey Bristol that the socks had ...

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Sheriff seeks to return cache of stolen property


STANLEY, N.D.  (A.P.)— The Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office is trying to track down the owners of stolen items recovered during a two-year investigation into thefts in four counties and on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of items were recovered, Sheriff Ken Halvorson said. Some items have been returned to owners. Halvorson said he doesn’t ...

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