Drivers on Highway 12 can’t miss the 13,000 square-foot building that is Newby’s Ace Hardware of Bowman, shown above on Feb. 28. The business opened in May and has filled the need in the community as a supplier of do-it-yourself projects.

Bowman's helpful place: Newby’s Ace Hardware fills a void, sees success with 2nd location


BOWMAN — If there was something Bowman needed, it was a hardware store.

At least that’s what customers tell Ben Olin, general manager of Newby’s Ace Hardware, located in the city of 1,650.

“I still haven’t gone a complete day without somebody thanking me for being here, telling us how much they appreciate the store, how big of a selection we have,” Olin said. “I hardly hear anything negative about the store or anything period.”

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Hi. I'm the assistant editor of The Dickinson Press and I'll be your tour guide. I grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, or 10 miles southwest of South Heart. I was right in the middle. Anyways, my family raises registered Hereford cattle on the ranch, where I learned a lot of valuable lessons. I went to school at Belfield Public School, graduating in the last class as the Belfield Bantams. I then double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown College. After three years of working for the now University of Jamestown's newspaper, The Collegian, I joined the staff at The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson City government and energy reporter. I moved on to the Hazen Star and Center Republican as an editor before being pulled back to Dickinson. And here I am. As someone that grew up and lived in North Dakota for 25 years, I never thought that our corner of the state would ever change. But time has a way of proving me wrong. In the midst of one of the largest oil booms that state has seen I get to watch it all and tell everyone about it. I can't wait to see what happens next.
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