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June 22, 2012
By ELOISE OGDEN - Regional Editor ( , Minot Daily News

NEW TOWN - The Three Affiliated Tribes' business council has given the green light to a Fort Worth, Texas, company to move forward with a project to build three crew camps and more than 200 homes on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Enspire Management Consulting Group LLC plans to build three crew camps in three segments of the reservation, with the revenues generated from the crew camps used to build about 210 single-family homes for tribal members on the reservation.

The reservation has a shortage of housing and there's even more need for it now because of the oil boom.

The tribal business council approved a resolution at its June 14 meeting that would allow the company and the tribes to form a strategic alliance arrangement to work together in partnership to provide for the new houses in the Four Bears, New Town and Mandaree segments.

According to tribal and Enspire officials, the business council unanimously passed the resolution with a vote of five members, none opposed.

Earlier, the council's Executive Committee approved the resolution but it also needed council approval.

The project also calls for new construction of or upgrades to existing wastewater treatment facilities in the three segments. There also are plans for construction of a truck stop, hotels and restaurants in the Four Bears Segment, an area west of New Town.

Other project details, such as construction schedules, had not been released as of earlier this week, Enspire officials said.

Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763