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Investigators pinpoint cause of fuel tank fire in West Fargo, company says
First of DAPL deer poaching cases resolved
Blotter: Items reportedly stolen from construction site
Medora man charged with felony aggravated assault
White nationalist 'shocked' by Fargo Republican group's vote to kick him out
crime and courts
nation and world
Thank teachers for mastering the art of making a lasting impact
Oneok announces new gas processing plant for Bakken core
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
Spud industry going on offensive, think 'performance vegetable'
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
place a business brief
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Everyone take a deep breath. Your Instant Pot pressure cooker has not been recalled.
This man's brain tumor was so big that it 'sat like a head on top of another head'
Church turns garbage into good night's sleep through 'Mat Ministry'
Commentary: Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?
Mushrooms are turning up in coffee, chocolate, even beauty 'dusts.' How come?
Dickinson girls skate away from Grand Forks
DHS boys drop consolation game to Bismarck High
Midgets gymnastics adds second three-peat in program history
Titans steamroll on senior night: Trinity uses defense in energized effort over Killdeer, earn first round bye
Central blanks Red River, advances to state high school hockey title game
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Commentary: Trump’s call to arm teachers is kind of dumb
McFeely: They are teachers, not gunslingers
Commentary: How an aging Billy Graham approached his own death
Commentary: Heitkamp’s union allies canceled meeting with Cramer on the day he announced Senate campaign
Marvin M. "Marv" Morel
Ronald J. "Ron" Heidt
Anton "Tony" Dvorak
Supporting Denny McNamara
Donald & Angela
Guild Mortgage serves local community
Synthetic ice, twice as nice!: Belfield’s skating rink enriches community
A good year, a good meal: Burly’s Roughrider serves steaks and smiles
South Heart school addition finishes up
South Heart elementary principal is committed to her students
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
30 under 30
February 8, 2016
Other Views: Shield UND's logo selection from budget cuts
GRAND FORKS — For an individual, a household or a multimillion-dollar organization, putting a budget together is all about setting priorities. So is cutting a budget. And for the University of North Dakota, a high priority for the rest of 2016 has to be choosing a Fighting Hawks...
February 8, 2016 - 3:25pm
February 7, 2016
Our View: There's still progress, despite economic changes
Today, The Press begins its annual eight-week Progress edition, which tells the story of southwest North Dakota by featuring its businesses, people and cities. This special section can be found in The Press each Sunday in February and March. In the coming weeks, we’ll shine a light...
February 7, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Other Views: You can’t play without players
If the North Dakota Democratic NPL Party were a baseball team, it would be struggling in the minor leagues. Or the little leagues. Spin it until they themselves are dizzy, party leaders are not convincing when they paint a happy face on the situation. The latest indication of decline...
February 3, 2016 - 12:04am
January 29, 2016
Our View: Good to see Dickinson mayoral race begin
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Let the race begin: Dickinson City Commissioners Scott Decker and Klayton Oltmanns both said Thursday that they’re circulating petitions...
January 29, 2016 - 9:52pm
January 25, 2016
Our View: Signs of the oil bust become more apparent
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state.
January 25, 2016 - 3:26pm
Other Views: In Williston, a boom becomes home
North Dakota resilience and know-how are at work in Williston as the collapse of oil prices changes the dynamic in oil country. The city, which has been the heart of the Bakken oil play, is coming down from extraordinary boom times; but leadership is working overtime to ensure a soft...
January 25, 2016 - 3:15pm
January 20, 2016
Other Views: Smart tax incentives pay off
As they confront a downturn in projected revenues, North Dakota legislators should not paint all tax incentives with the same broad brush. Some work very well. Others do not. The several that work as intended should be preserved, not only because they work as intended but also because...
January 20, 2016 - 3:07pm
January 16, 2016
Our View: Dognapper makes us cringe; Bison have us smiling
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Bison capture fifth straight title: It was almost too easy. The North Dakota State football team’s defense made offensive juggernaut...
January 16, 2016 - 6:00am
January 15, 2016
Other Views: Burgum’s path to governor full of potholes
FARGO A few observers of North Dakota politics suggest that Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s quest for governor might take a page from the winning playbook of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. In 2012, Cramer bypassed his party’s convention, which endorsed Public Service Commissioner Brian...
January 15, 2016 - 6:51pm
January 12, 2016
Other views: NDSU’s visionary leaders got it right
FARGO -- We’ve said it before, but in the bright light of the North Dakota State University Bison football team’s fifth (count ’em, five!) consecutive Division I Football Championship Subdivision national title, it’s worth repeating. The history-making evolution of Bison...
January 12, 2016 - 7:51pm
December 22, 2015
Other Views: Red River Valley nuclear power plant idea deserves study
GRAND FORKS — Now that Duane Sand is not running for office, maybe North Dakotans will start listening to him. Let’s hope so. Because Sand’s back, and he’s re-introducing a fascinating idea that’s truly “in his wheelhouse,” to use the maritime term that fits well with...
December 22, 2015 - 2:24pm
December 19, 2015
Our View: Oil export ban repeal part of long game
In what has become dark days for the U.S. oil industry and the thousands of workers it supports, Congress provided some light this week by agreeing to repeal the American crude oil export ban as part of the 2016 spending bill. President Barack Obama signed the bill late Friday. It’s...
December 19, 2015 - 6:01am
Good, Bad and Ugly: Story of Oil Patch genorosity goes viral
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Ad yields unexpected help: Last week, we wrote about the “Pay It Forward” Facebook group that is helping people around the Dickinson...
December 19, 2015 - 5:59am
December 16, 2015
Other Views: Pipelines safest option for Bakken oil
GRAND FORKS — These arguments seem to arise more than ever. A conglomeration of farmers wants to start a dairy operation in a rural county, but is met with strong opposition by neighbors concerned about noise and odor. But if not in a rural area, where? An energy company considers...
December 16, 2015 - 5:09pm
December 15, 2015
Other Views: A better way to hire educators
FARGO -- The 2017 Legislature should approve a change in North Dakota’s open meetings/open records laws that would keep private the initial list of names of applicants for college and university presidents and the University System’s chancellor. The early lists are meaningless...
December 15, 2015 - 5:49pm