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Fort Berthold college offers incentive for virus shots

NEW TOWN, N.D. – A college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is offering an incentive for students to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town announced that students who can verify they are fully vaccinated will receive $500.  The shots must be completed by Nov. 4. College President Twyla Baker says there has been a resurgence…

Charges announced in large drug operation on Native American reservations in ND

Investigators are calling it "Operation Blue Prairie"

NORTH DAKOTA — Twenty six people are charged in what is being called an unprecedented drug distribution enterprise on Indian country in North Dakota. Operation Blue Prairie is the investigation into a large drug ring taking place on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain and Fort Berthold Indian Reservations since 2015. “It was the objective of this conspiracy to target…

Search for Missing Native American Woman Expands Beyond Fort Berthold

  NEW TOWN, N.D. — The search for Olivia Lone Bear is moving beyond the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lone Bear’s family says they’re expanding the search and seeking volunteers in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and other cities. The 33-year-old woman was reported missing in October. She was last seen driving her pickup in New Town. Her brother, Matthew,…

Additional Reward Offered in Missing Woman Case

$5,000 added to reward for information leading authorities to 32-year-old Olivia Lone Bear

FORT BERTHOLD, ND — An additional reward is being offered for information about a missing Fort Berthold woman. The family of 32-year-old Olivia Lone Bear says the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons and its founder, Patrick Atkinson, are offering $5,000 for information if foul play is involved in her disappearance. Anonymous donors have already offered a $21,000 reward…

Search for Missing Fort Berthold Woman Continues, Reward for Information Doubled

Lone Bear is a mother of five

  NEW TOWN, ND — The search for a missing Fort Berthold woman continues, as donations for a reward for information double. Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was last seen leaving a New Town restaurant on October 24 and hasn’t been seen since. Anonymous donors have doubled the amount of a reward set up for information leading to her whereabouts in…

Family of Savanna Greywind Joining the Search for Missing Fort Berthold Woman

She was last seen on the evening of October 24 leaving a restaurant in New Town

HR09_131569058829680000 HR09_131569058786340000 HR09_131569058732340000 NEW TOWN, ND — Savanna Greywind’s parents joined the search over the weekend for a missing woman from Fort Berthold, North Dakota. Joe Greywind and Norberta LaFontaine-Greywind say they know how difficult it is for the family of Olivia Lone Bear. She was last seen on the evening of October 24 leaving a restaurant in New Town….

North Dakota Tribes To Charge Higher Tax On Oil Production

The state's three tribes say they never agreed to the lower tax rate

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes say they will charge a higher tax than the state for oil production on reservation property. Tribal leaders say they never agreed to a change Legislature made in 2015 which abolished some price–based incentives for a lower tax rate. They say this increased rate will pay for the consequences of oil production…