Dust in the wind: Southwest ND counties at work to contain irritant
In 1978, Kansas sang “all we are is dust in the wind.” For residents of southwestern North Dakota in 2013 caught in a dust storm on a windy day, that ...
ND air quality receives 'A' grade
The Peace Garden State continues to receive high marks for air quality, despite dust issues plaguing the western part of the state. “North Dakota is o...
Faces of the Boom: Safely to school we go
WILLISTON — Tana Turcotte has figured out a way she can make sure her kids get safely to school in the Oil Patch. She volunteered to drive the school ...
In 1978, Kansas sang “all we are is dust in the wind.” For residents of southwestern North Dakota in 2013 caught in a dust storm on a windy day, that lyric can certainly ring true.RELATED CONTENT
The Peace Garden State continues to receive high marks for air quality, despite dust issues plaguing the western part of the state. “North Dakota is one of a handful of states that meet all clean air standards,” Jim Semerad, North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Air Quality Permitting and Compliance manager. “Newer air quality regulations that are in place and enforced and our low population all play into it.”RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Medical centers in western North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch need help in diagnosing which patients requesting nonemergency services are bad debt risks. As part of a fund of almost $10 million to help defray hospitals’ bad debts in 2013-15, lawmakers appropriated $700,000 for new information technology screening tools to curb bad debt expense by evaluating patients’ creditworthiness.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON — Tana Turcotte has figured out a way she can make sure her kids get safely to school in the Oil Patch. She volunteered to drive the school bus.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — The day after she was grilled at a legislative committee hearing about perceived efforts to discredit North Dakota’s higher education chancellor, a member of the board overseeing the system sent an email critical of how her board and staff responded.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.”RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS — Despite grumbling from some conservative Republicans, Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said he didn’t seek the chairmanship of the Legislative Management Committee, which acts for the North Dakota Legislature between sessions, to deny the post to House Majority Leader Al Carlson.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS — A year before faculty at the University of North Dakota’s College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines raised concerns about the “climate of fear” created by Dean Denise Korniewicz, some school employees told university investigators that they feared the dean’s administrative officer, a close friend of the dean who lived with her at the time, according to documents obtained by the Grand Forks Herald.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — A smartphone app for sending photos that disappear within seconds is causing concern for area police who work in schools. “It’s just a nightmare — there’s always something new,” said Discovery Middle School Resource Officer Kim Claus.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Celeste Carlson started scouting houses here months before she and her partner of six-plus years knew for sure their marriage would become legal in Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Rev. Mark Asleson knows it’s just a matter of time before a gay or lesbian couple in his congregation asks if he’ll marry them at his parish, Dilworth Lutheran Church.RELATED CONTENT
At the start of the West Region Meet, state qualifiers for the Dickinson High girls track and field team were far and few between.RELATED CONTENT
Matthew Marsh came out swinging with his long reach Saturday night in professional mixed martial arts action at the Dickinson Recreation Center.RELATED CONTENT
The Pure Stocks feature ended with a perfect birthday gift for Kendall Booke.RELATED CONTENT
BEACH — In each track and field meet, every point counts.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK — Dickinson junior Lindsey Bakken needed to win her first match on Saturday to ensure a spot in the state tennis tournament.RELATED CONTENT