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Mountrail County Social Services takes on Region 2 Adult Protection Services

In a decision made after recent legislative and state changes, Mountrail County Social Services has taken on the contract to cover the Region 2 Vulnerable Adult Protection Services. Essentially, the program is funded through the state with the oversight coming through Social Services and Director Bryan Quigley. Niels Anderson, a Licensed Social Worker, has joined the staff and will lead any investigation into any reports filed.

Posted 11/21/13 (Thu) read more »

FBCC dedicates faculty housing

As the Fort Berthold Community College faces many of the same challenges as any business in the Bakken Boom these days. Chief among those is "where will our employees live?"

Posted 11/14/13 (Thu) read more »

Area fire, ambulance receives $1.5 million in grants

The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded $12.2 million in Energy Impact Grant funds to help fund enhancements for emergency services and fire districts throughout the state’s oil and gas counties.

Posted 11/14/13 (Thu) read more »

Missouri River Resources to host energy summit

The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations, is now the source of more than half of all the oil produced on Indian Reservations in the United States.

Posted 11/07/13 (Thu) read more »

Proposal could ease Parshall’s truck traffic

The Parshall City Council was looking towards the future as issues of water sales, planning and zoning and housing were on the agenda for it’s regular meeting held Wednesday morning.

Posted 11/07/13 (Thu) read more »

How much? Rule would change native oil royalty payments

While the meeting was supposed to be about a narrow topic of how royalties are calculated for allottees and tribes for oil wells drilled on reservation lands, the topics discussed at the meeting in the New Town Civic Center ranged widely as tribal members took their chance to send a message to the higher-ups in the federal Department of Interior who oversees the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies who have a direct impact on live on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Posted 10/31/13 (Thu) read more »

Gifts return home

Gift giving in an integral part of the culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people. They not only exchange ceremonial gifts among themselves but also to people outside the tribes they wish to honor.

Posted 10/31/13 (Thu) read more »

State weighs in on proposed land transfer

"Whiskey is for drinking, water for fighting."

Posted 10/24/13 (Thu) read more »

Bakken Inn gets go-ahead

In two brief votes, the Parshall City Council approved a final plat and a building permit for the 600+ room Bakken Inn in a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 21.

Posted 10/24/13 (Thu) read more »

Area residents caught in regional drug sweep

Four resident of New Town and Parshall were indicted on drug charges in Billings, Mont., along with 12 Montana residents in a regional drug operation. The operation was a follow up to the arrest of 22 people, mostly Fort Berthold residents this summer.

Posted 10/17/13 (Thu) read more »