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New Town, ND: March Demands Justice for Olivia Lone Bear and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

In New Town, North Dakota, hundreds of people marched in honor of Olivia Lone Bear and other missing and murdered Indigenous women across the country. The march came days after Lone Bear’s body was found in Lake Sakakawea, nine months after she went missing.


Lone Bear family wants missing person protocol for tribes

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Preserving the past to benefit the future

Projects are underway at the Fort Union National Historic Site to preserve, document and excavate artifacts from the late 1800s.The Garden Coulee site, initially discovered in 1976, contains numerous archaeological finds related to the Crow-Flies-High band, who occupied the site from approximately 1

WILLISTON DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Coby Edwards, Skylar Picconatto charged with GSI

Edwards is charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony, and Picconatto is charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition.


Ward County youth win at 4-H Horse Show

Submitted Photo Sidney Lovelace, Sawyer, received a number of awards in the Senior Division at the 4-H Horse Show.

MINOT DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

New natural gas plant expansion proposed for McKenzie County

The proposal comes as North Dakota oil operators struggle to capture and process natural gas that’s produced along with the oil. Companies flared more than 400 million cubic feet per day of natural gas in May, a record for the state, according to the Department of Mineral Resources.


Federal agency studies unauthorized bridge in North Dakota

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Xo’Shga riders commemorate Native history as part of powwow

The horseback ride Saturday morning from Fort Buford to Fort Union was more than a commemoration of the past.“We’re slowly reclaiming our way of life,” Delvin Driver Sr., a member of the Xo’Shga riders, said. “Things are slowly coming back.”Driver knows that first hand. He recently retired from teac


No lack of fun across N.D. this summer

This is Up and Down, where we give a brief thumbs up and thumbs down on the issues from the past week.UpThe fun continued across the state over the weekend as North Dakotans celebrated summer. The annual Capital A’Fair drew big crowds who checked out the vendors, food and music. Dog lovers got a cha


NWS plans radar upgrades for Watford City, but it's unclear if improvements would have predicted deadly July tornado

Watford City — along with most of western North Dakota — has no radar coverage below 10,000 feet, but an official with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said even additional coverage might not have been able to give enough warning about a deadly July tornado.John Sokich, the


Water searches on Lake Sakakawea challenge divers

Looking northeast from Crow Flies High Butte, Sanish Bay is just west of New Town on Lake Sakakawea, where volunteer searchers using a boat and sonar in July located the truck connected to Olivia Lone Bear's disappearance in October 2017. Her brother confirmed her body was found inside the vehicle p


Best of the West Ribfest brings big names to Watford City

The Best of the West Ribfest in Watford City is one of the premier events in Western North Dakota, and this year's event is bringing some big names to the Bakken.The Ribfest, street fair and classic car show is set for Aug. 10 and kicks off at 8 a.m. with a fundraiser breakfast for the local Boy Sco


Family making plans for funeral for Olivia Lone Bear

Olivia Lone Bear’s funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Johnny Bird Veterans Memorial Hall, west of New Town, in the Four Bears Segment on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Her wake will be Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. in the hall. She will be buried in the family cemetery near New Town. Langhan


Maah Daah Hey 100 expected to attract 550 mountain bikers

WATFORD CITY − About 550 mountain bikers are expected to compete Saturday in the Maah Daah Hey 100, a race through western North Dakota’s Badlands that's growing in popularity and helping to preserve the unique trail.Organizer Nick Ybarra was inspired to start the race after completing the roughly 1


Garry Gac Jr., Minot, sentenced to probation for assaulting Berthold police chief

The state dropped a Class C felony aggravated assault charge and a Class C felony resisting arrest charge against Gac. Gac had been accused of chasing his 45-year-old girlfriend in Berthold prior to the incident when he was very drunk, throwing her down on the road, putting her in a headlock and cau


BREAKING: Brother identifies body as missing ND mother

A few days ago, search crews started using sonar equipment in a secluded bay area.Authorities found the pickup yesterday and today confirmed a body was inside, but they would not immediately give an I.D.WDAY News talked Olivia's brother, Matthew Lone Bear Wednesday night.He says tattoos on the body


Body found in pickup that belonged to missing woman

NEW TOWN, ND (KFGO) - The FBI is confirming that a body was found in a pickup in Lake Sakakawea is connected to the disappearance of Olivia Lone Bear.The 32-year-old New Town woman has been missing since last fall.The pickup was recovered in Lake Sakakawea on the Fort Berthold Reservation.The FBI ha


Oil well leak 13 miles south of Epping

A faulty valve led to the release of 345 barrels of oil at the Scanlan 42-9 central tank battery on Monday, at an oil well site 13 miles south of Epping.The site is owned by Whiting Oil and Gas. It is a relatively new oil well that went into operation six months ago.The leak was fully contained, reg


Body found in truck connected to Olivia Lone Bear case

Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was last seen driving a teal 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 on Oct. 25 in New Town. Her brother Matthew Lone Bear confirmed the truck was found Tuesday evening.PROVIDED


West Nile positives in Grenora, Watford City

West Nile mosquitoes continue to inundate Williams and McKenzie County traps in greater numbers than usual, and with flood waters only recently receding, the situation is likely to continue.Hot weather and the extended flood water has made a perfect environment for flourishing Culex tarsalis, Fran B