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Residents of the Prairie Winds Trailer Court in New Town are being evicted to make way for housing for employees of an oil company. But many of the 45 trailers in the park are in poor condition and residents worry they can't be moved.

Tribal members evicted for oil field development

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NEW TOWN -- Residents of a 45-lot mobile home park in New Town, many among the poorest members of the Three Affiliated Tribes, are being evicted and will be replaced by oil workers.


Tribal leaders, who were offered a chance to buy the mobile home park, are working on a solution, but a severe housing shortage caused by the oil boom has the residents worried.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.