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'Your voices are important,' 15-year-old speaker says to open tribal conference
ND archaeologist: No burial sites destroyed by Dakota Access
Giving tribal courts access to state juvenile services could improve relations, tribal official says
Bountiful 2016 pumpkin crop overcomes last year's shortfall
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Wentz taking NFL by storm and veterans are taking notice
Defending champion UND earns No. 1 ranking in preseason poll
Local organization provides North Dakota hunting experience for injured veterans from across the nation
Vikings beat the odds, sack Panthers big time
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
good bad and ugly
Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
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
March 28, 2015
Bypassed bypasses: Officials work to make sure trucks use routes
As western North Dakota boomtowns work to catch up to growing truck traffic with bypasses around city centers, they’re also working to make...
March 28, 2015 - 6:11pm
March 14, 2015
Williston man accused of stealing vehicle from casino, leading officers on chase
WILLISTON, N.D. – A Williston man has been arrested after being accused of stealing a vehicle from a New Town casino after drinking Thursday night and then leading law officers on a high-speed chase reaching more than 100 mph. Neal Gonzalez, 36, has been charged with DUI, fleeing,...
News/crime and courts
March 14, 2015 - 7:42pm
February 9, 2015
New Town man killed in rollover, passenger injured
NEW TOWN -- A 24-year-old New Town man died and his passenger was injured in a rollover crash early Sunday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. Christopher Westbrook was traveling north on Highway 1804 about seven miles northwest of New Town in a 1994 Pontiac Grand...
February 9, 2015 - 10:43am
January 5, 2015
Trafficked, Day Two: Native American populations ‘hugely at risk’ to sex trafficking
NOTE: For more stories from this series, click here. NEW TOWN, N.D. – As the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation reels from the impacts of...
January 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
January 1, 2015
Stray animals an issue on reservations
NEW TOWN -- The headlines in November were disquieting. In two separate incidents on different Indian reservations, one adult and one child...
January 1, 2015 - 10:14pm
December 29, 2014
Man killed in rollover near New Town
NEW TOWN, N.D. -- A 34-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash near New Town in Mountrail County early Saturday morning. Jeffrey Ogden of New Town was traveling east in a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe on 46 Street Northwest 7 miles north of New Town when he failed to negotiate a curve,...
December 29, 2014 - 10:37am
December 5, 2014
Letter: Kemp’s column misses the point about New York Times article
I am writing in response to the column by John Kemp printed in your paper. His article was in response to The New York Times article “The Downside of the Boom.” He criticizes the Times’ article for only telling part of the story and not mentioning the positive impact the boom...
December 5, 2014 - 11:35pm