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Oil money helps ND tribe become debt-free

Dickinson Press -- NEW TOWN (AP) — Oil and gas development on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota is boosting the coffers of the Three Affiliated Tribes. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation was $110 million in the red just two years ago, but will become debt-free this year. Tribal Chairman Tex Hall says in his annual report that a fund that will pay dividends to enrolled tribal members has grown to $100 million. He says another $18 million has been invested in a tribal mortgage company that will help tribal members buy homes. Hall says the tribe will work during this year's state Legislature to get a bigger share of oil and gas taxes.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:02:12 PM

the tribes got into the red in the first place b/c they were swindled out of their rightful places.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 6:53:31 AM

Awesome
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 1:47:26 AM

The good news?

They will be debt free.

The bad news?

They will eventually spend more than they take in and be in worse shape.

This is not a racist thing. It is just a simple truth of any governing body anywhere on this planet at any time in history.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 11:02:52 PM

Good...now if Obama can learn from them, we might have hope.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 11:01:53 PM

Now let's make America debt free and do the same thing. Develop our resources.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:23:36 PM

good for them
10k
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:16:12 PM

now if nobama will stay outta north dakota, maybe they, along with alaska, can survive this "nobama doom economy"..
rsox67
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:12:37 PM

Wow
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:11:53 PM

I imagine their delight! Or maybe they didn't really care about that debt anyway.
Number43
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:10:52 PM

Drill baby drill. Maybe it will help the US become deubt free. No! I doubt it. Obummer would just spend it.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:09:22 PM

Good for them
CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:08:15 PM

WOW, Imagine that... Energy allowing a "people" to pay off their debts...
Hint Hint Congress... Harness renewables while using what we have responsibly.
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:07:53 PM

so good from oil
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:07:45 PM

Oil revenue and casino's.....a winning combination.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:07:36 PM

They are going to be richer and richer and buy every thing.
ican2step
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:06:42 PM

Well, it is THEIR land.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:05:55 PM

It could also work for the federal government, if they'd institute export tariffs on petroleum products leaving North America.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:05:11 PM

Excellent!!!
mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:04:39 PM

They did all that without raising taxes? Imagine that.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:04:25 PM

good news for these tribes
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:04:20 PM

Good
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:04:20 PM

Very good
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:02:27 PM

Wow@!
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:02:20 PM

Cool.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:59:07 PM

good that someone other than big oil is profiting
nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:56:17 PM

Good for them. I hear an ad on the radio all teh time he has money to loan and he is part of a tribe and has money. Its not a payday loan, its lower. (apr is yikes)
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:53:16 PM

At least someone is
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:51:24 PM

good
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:51:08 PM

And the rest of us go deeper into debt.
wshho51
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:49:01 PM

Still don't know why we don't tax them!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:46:46 PM

Good, we won't have to support them.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:46:23 PM

good
stpatrickbday
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:42:01 PM

Just another excuse to raise gas prices.
cupboy
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:36:35 PM

Still in a tribe after all these years. Will these people ever evolve?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:35:58 PM

Isn't this something. How much will be wasted on booze?
myambro
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:31:08 PM

Cool.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:25:22 PM

Good for them, I hope they don't squander this windfall!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:24:23 PM

about time - their ancestors suffered a lot from the 'discovers' of their land...
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:24:12 PM

Good for them. We should be doing all the drilling we can.
cssco
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:23:23 PM

Great news, I am happy for them however, any day now someone will knock on the door and say, I am here from the Government and am here to help.
jnseyeongas
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:22:52 PM

Glad to see some good is going in the direction of the indians in ND
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:21:51 PM

Too bad our politicians aren't allowing drilling on public lands to pay down Obama's $5trillion in debt in the past four years.
ericbcire
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:21:14 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:20:33 PM

Good for them!
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:19:00 PM

And may our tribe join theirs in becoming debt free.

They must somehow not be spending more than they take in.

Naw, our tribe can never do that! Look at the chief! Look at the squaws! Look at the horse's rear ends, all!

Our tribe is being decimated and will soon pass.
BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:15:26 PM

casinos and oil made millionairs ...
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:13:11 PM

Good for the Indians! Let's just hope there are no hidden health hazzards involved.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:11:26 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:09:35 PM

Hope they all put the money to good use and good homes. But they need to learn how to spend the money wisely and still make an income as do we all.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:08:41 PM

A silver lining
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Better than Bingo.
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