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Hall on land transfer: “we will move forward”

Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, continues to stand firm on the return of land around Lake Sakakawea on the Fort Berthold Reservation to the tribe.

Posted 9/26/13 (Thu) read more »

Garrison Dam release down to 13,000 cfs

Despite more than normal rainfall the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has continued drought conservation measures at Garrison Dam.

Posted 9/26/13 (Thu) read more »

School district ends this year

A review of the financial statements for the Parshall School District showed a clean bill of financial health except for an unusual problem – the district had too much cash on hand.

Posted 9/19/13 (Thu) read more »

A touch of sunny Mexico comes to Parshall

Gabriel Garcia was looking for work. That’s what drew him and his wife. Maria, and daughter, Samantha, to the Bakken.

Posted 9/19/13 (Thu) read more »

Developer deluge at city council meeting

Four developers of major projects in and around Parshall were the agenda of Tuesday’s regular City Council Meeting as the council also coped with a transition in the auditors position.

Posted 9/12/13 (Thu) read more »

Rain dampens harvest push

Despite a late and wet spring, most farmers in the southern end of Mountrail County got a crop in and were harvesting decent yields until last weeks rain showers dampened their progress.

Posted 9/12/13 (Thu) read more »

Missouri River Resources quizzed on pipeline acquisition

Skepticism ran high at the Northern Lights Community Center in New Town as representatives of Missouri River Resources tried to explain the financing and history behind the tribally owned oil company’s proposal to purchase a gathering pipeline system that collects oil from wells between Mandaree and Watford City.

Posted 9/05/13 (Thu) read more »

Trucker 101

Those of us who are old enough to remember the 70s can recall a TV show called Movin’ On, which starred Claude Akins as a crusty old truck driver teaching a young punk the ropes about handling a big rig.

Posted 8/29/13 (Thu) read more »

Reaching out

It doesn’t take a Christopher Columbus to figure out that it’s a long way from Twin Buttes to New Town, especially when you’re battling construction and oilfield traffic.

Posted 8/29/13 (Thu) read more »

Budget muddle

Politics in Bismarck and Washington D.C. are both making life difficult for Parshall School District Superintendent John Weidner.

Posted 8/22/13 (Thu) read more »