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When bad things happen, good people often step in

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Friends, families, even strangers offer donations after tragedies. For example, after the New Town, N.D., shootings, friends and family of the victims have received more than $55,000 to help pay for funerals and for college for young survivors. Continue Reading

Top 10 stories on

December 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Online readers voted with their clicks. These are their Top 10 stories, several of which overlapped with the Herald staff’s Top 10 picks. Continue Reading

The rest of the Top 10

December 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
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New Town deaths reverberate in Minto

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Counselors spent Monday and Tuesday at Minto (N.D.) Public School, helping students cope with the weekend deaths of three children who, until this year, were their classmates. Continue Reading

Displaced residents of New Town trailer court moving into new development

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Getting evicted may have a happy ending for residents of a 45-unit mobile home park on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The tribal government of the Three Affiliated Tribes stepped in and developed a new mobile home park for the residents just outside of New Town. Continue Reading

New Town residents protest mobile home park eviction

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

About 50 people paraded through this northwestern city of 2,000 people Saturday chanting “People over profits” and carrying signs such as “Relocation ended in the ’70s” to protest the eviction of mobile home court residents. Residents of 45 trailers many of them the poorest members of the Three Affiliated Tribes have until Aug. 31 to move after the mobile home park was sold with plans to develop it to house oil workers. Continue Reading

Three Affiliated Tribes casino hotel expanding

April 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An executive for the Four Bears Casino & Lodge says the project will cost $11.7 million. It will add 100 standard rooms, 20 suites and two executive suites with walk-out balconies to the existing hotel. Continue Reading

Tribal members being evicted for oil field development

March 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

New N.D. record catch a 16-pound, 6-ounce lake trout

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state Game and Fish Department says Royce Johnston of New Town was fishing at the Garrison Dam Tailrace when he reeled in his lake trout, breaking a record that had stood for 30 years.
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Truck detours planned for Williston, New Town, Dickinson, other western N.D. oil cities

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that a $10 million temporary highway bypass is slated to be completed this summer in Williston. A similar $6 million project also is scheduled to be completed this summer in New Town. Continue Reading

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