Tribe Aims To Cut High Rate Of Flaring In Half

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Reducing natural gas flaring on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has more hurdles than the rest of the state, but a tribal task force says flaring can be cut in half within five years. The reservation flares about 48 percent of its natural gas due to a lack of adequate pipelines…
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Oil Revenue Way Up For Tribes; Money Going To Roads, Other Infrastructure

NEW TOWN, N.D. – In less than one year, the Three Affiliated Tribes have collected $184 million in oil tax revenue, nearly equal to the amount collected during the entire 2011-13 biennium. The jump in revenue is primarily due to increased oil production at Fort Berthold, which now produces more than 270,000 barrels per day…
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Faces Of The Boom: Connection To Land Drives Tribal Member’s Activism On Energy

MANDAREE, N.D. – Testifying before a legislative committee, holding a picket sign and posting to a blog are not things that come naturally to Theodora Bird Bear. But the member of the Three Affiliated Tribes is so concerned about the impact of oil and gas development that she’s stepping out of her comfort zone and…
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Elders Back Tribal Chairman; Call Attorney Insubordinate

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Tribal elders here defended Chairman Tex Hall on Thursday and requested the tribal attorney be suspended for what they called unethical behavior and insubordination toward the chairman. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Elders Organization brought a resolution to the Tribal Business Council seeking a 30-day suspension of Damon Williams, the attorney…
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FBI Says New Town Shooter Acted Alone, Had Meth In System

NEW TOWN, N.D. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded its investigation into the November 2012 shootings deaths of a woman and her three grandchildren. In a statement issued today, the FBI said Kalcie Eagle, 21, who had been identified as a person of interest, acted alone during the shootings in New Town and…
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