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A bear mauled a cyclist in the Alaskan woods. His friend came to his rescue.
A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator
Republican healthcare bill imperiled with 22 million seen losing insurance
Three CNN journalists resign after Russia-related article retracted
The world's regard for the U.S. has plunged under Trump, poll finds
crime and courts
nation and world
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Playing the music of a bygone era
Celebrating 20 years of Family Fun Day
Big & Rich to headline Roughrider concert
Things your wedding server will never tell you
Bull riding winner Whitt shines on final day of Roughrider Days rodeo
Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory
Grand Forks native Jackson Kunz commits to UND
Wild sign Olofsson to two-year contract
Second all-star trip would be 'a blessing' for Santana
Jacobs: Are vetoes from ND, MN governors a coincidence, or a continuing experiment?
Port: Heidi Heitkamp blasted in the New York Times for being 'uninterested in sexism and misogyny'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Jessie Veeder: To have my little sister along with me
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Reuben E. Pladsen
Virgil H. Heidecker
Raphael "Ralph" Brinster
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Health & Wellness
Spring Lawn and Garden
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
Burgum proclaims statewide fire and drought emergency
April 25, 2016
Shut-in oil well near New Town struck by lightning
NEW TOWN -- A shut-in oil well site a few miles east of New Town was also struck by lightning early Monday morning. An unknown amount of oil released and burned, according to an Oil and Gas Division official, though most was contained to the well site. An inspector visited the site...
April 25, 2016 - 3:29pm
April 7, 2016
FBI investigating fatal shooting in New Town
NEW TOWN -- The FBI is investigating a shooting that killed a woman earlier this week on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said the fatal shooting occurred Monday in New Town and a man is in tribal custody in connection with the incident. Loven said the...
April 7, 2016 - 1:57pm
February 15, 2016
Letter: Support cutting flaring waste on public land
The flaring of natural gas is a waste of a finite resource and a loss of income for oil companies and mineral owners, including the state of North Dakota. Currently, there is no set limit on flaring volumes on public and tribal lands. This is a huge monetary loss for tribes and for...
February 15, 2016 - 4:50pm
January 23, 2016
New Town woman has been in jail a year and a half awaiting trial
WILLISTON — A New Town womanwho’s been behind bars in Williston for a year and a half on dozens of felony theft and other charges may go...
January 23, 2016 - 3:52pm
January 18, 2016
Letter: Ness’ op-ed filled with deception
If anyone read Ron Ness’ recent op-ed on spills, it would be wise to remember he is a defender of the oil industry, not a representative of reality. His listed “statistics” are deceiving. The regular person’s viewpoint and/or interpretation is this: His quote on low percentage...
January 18, 2016 - 10:43pm
November 23, 2015
New Town man killed in crash with truck
NEW TOWN, N.D. - A New Town man was killed Sunday night in a crash with a tractor-trailer North Dakota Highway Patrol officials said Monday. North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Skar said the man was headed west in his Toyota Tundra on Highway 23 in McKenzie County about 9:38...
November 23, 2015 - 10:37am
August 27, 2015
Plaza woman killed in collision
MAKOTI -- A woman was killed in a collision Wednesday on a rural road near Makoti in north-central North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the victim was a 26-year-old woman from Plaza; a 33-year-old woman from New Town also was injured. The Highway Patrol said...
August 27, 2015 - 11:52am
August 6, 2015
Police officer who formerly worked in Medora charged with possessing child porn
FARGO -- A former police officer, who worked at various agencies in central and western North Dakota, is facing child pornography charges in Cass County District Court. Mark David Wallevand, 42, of Fargo was charged Wednesday with a felony count of promoting a sexual performance...
News/crime and courts
August 6, 2015 - 5:15pm
August 4, 2015
Man killed after being buried under gravel at Mountrail County construction site
NEW TOWN -- A Michigan man was killed Monday after he was buried under a pile of gravel at a construction site in rural Mountrail County. William Makela, 65, of Harrisville, Mich., became tripped under a loader at a gravel pit about 4½ miles south of New Town, Mountrail County...
August 4, 2015 - 10:59am
July 29, 2015
Western ND awarded $11.5M in Energy Impact Grants
The North Dakota Land Board awarded on Wednesday $11.5 million in Energy Impact Grants to multiple local municipal entities in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to a statement from the governor's office. Around $8 million will go toward supporting the region’s law enforcement...
July 29, 2015 - 10:25pm
July 14, 2015
North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal
NEW TOWN — A leading official on a Native American reservation where roughly a third of North Dakota's oil is extracted has voiced his strongest threat to date to walk away from a tax-sharing deal with the state, ratcheting up energy industry concerns about dueling levy rates and...
July 14, 2015 - 5:34pm
June 15, 2015
Body found in northern Laka Sakakawea
NEW TOWN -- A dead body was found Sunday morning on the shore of Lake Sakakawea about three miles southeast of New Town. A search began late Saturday night after the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a possible body on the east shore of Lake Sakakawea...
June 15, 2015 - 4:24pm
May 30, 2015
Former Fort Berthold chairman joins marijuana company
BISMARCK — Former MHA Nation Tribal Chairman Tex Hall has joined a company focused on producing marijuana on reservations. Native American Organics LLC will help tribes who want to enter the marijuana products industry set up legal growing and distribution systems. The company...
May 30, 2015 - 11:52pm
April 18, 2015
Federal, tribal officers check on sex offenders at Fort Berthold
NEW TOWN -– A joint law enforcement operation to check on sex offenders on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation found nearly 20 percent of offenders may be in violation of registration laws, the U.S. Marshal Service said. Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed up with Three Affiliated...
News/crime and courts
April 18, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 15, 2015
Gas flare suspected as cause of McKenzie County fire
KEENE, N.D. – Local officials point to a natural gas flare as the likely cause of a grass fire that scorched about 3,000 acres in McKenzie...
April 15, 2015 - 8:23pm