Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
ND coal power plant shuts down after 50-year run
ND father doing better in burn unit after losing his kids in fire
Short on funds: $200k needed to begin veterans pavilion
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
DSU basketball loses to Bellevue in NSAA finals, potentially ending its season
Competing Twins outfielders once had mentor-pupil relationship
Wild's Parise, Pominville sidelined with mumps
From the archives: 'Something weird happened tonight' when a ND basketball team won with 4 points
Big Wild trade makes it look like team is going for it all
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
McFeely: ND could reduce pain by doing something crazy, like raising taxes
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Port: Group which hosted feisty Cramer town hall in Fargo caught stage managing event in another state
William "Bill" G. Heick
Leo G. Stockert
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Hospital now certified as ‘acute stroke ready,’ with new processes, training and effective drug
New hair salon opens in Sentinel Butte
Diamond Truck Equipment serves more three generations of customers
Filling a need in Beach
Revamping New England one pipe and ordinance at a time
Honoring our Firefighters
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
December 12, 2015
Our View: Oil prices in freefall as airport declines
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Frenzel fills empty commission seat: The Dickinson City Commission turned to a trusty old hand to fill a seven-month vacancy by appointing...
December 12, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Other Views: North Dakota can handle oil slide
FARGO -- North Dakota is prepared to weather the collapse of oil prices and the downturn in farm commodity prices. That’s the fact-based assessment of Gov. Jack Dalrymple and his chief of staff Ron Rauschenberger, who met with The Forum’s Editorial Board on Monday. The governor,...
December 11, 2015 - 5:49pm
December 10, 2015
Other Views: Build a governor’s house with style
FARGO — The ultimate look and design of the new North Dakota governor’s residence have not been finalized, but if sentiments expressed by most members of the Capitol Grounds Planning Commission carry the day, the house will be underwhelming. Last week the commission accepted a...
December 10, 2015 - 5:39pm
December 5, 2015
Our View: Good to question need for crew camps
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Counties questioning man camps: Regulations on crew camps are beginning to be tightened throughout the Bakken and just last week the...
December 5, 2015 - 9:12am
December 1, 2015
Other Views: Power of being offended has limits
GRAND FORKS -- Slavery was as real as the lash. Women had no voice in government for more than a century of U.S. history. “Whites Only” and “Colored Only” signs were tangible objects whose existence — and horror — couldn’t be denied. But there’s a difference between...
December 1, 2015 - 6:44pm
November 27, 2015
Other Views: Nickname fracas needn’t hurt UND fundraising
GRAND FORKS -- As university scandals go, it’s hard to beat the 2011 Jerry Sandusky firestorm at Penn State. Not only was the assistant football coach arrested and eventually convicted of child sex abuse, but also Penn State’s president and athletic director and a vice president...
November 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2015
Omdahl: North Dakota higher ed as harmonious as Mideast
GRAND FORKS — Trouble is still brewing in North Dakota higher education despite our hope for a new start with a new chancellor. The appointment...
November 21, 2015 - 9:17pm
Our View: Best of luck to Mayor Jackson
Occasionally, The Press Editorial Board looks at the good, bad and ugly news that recently made headlines throughout our region and state. The Good Jackson named Dickinson’s mayor: On today’s front page, Press city reporter Andrew Haffner profiled new Dickinson City Commission...
November 21, 2015 - 6:00am
November 19, 2015
Other Views: Kree-e-ah! Cry of the hawk
GRAND FORKS — That’s the cry of the Ferruginous Hawk, by the way. And it ought to describe the University of North Dakota’s hawk-like focus as the university sets out to make Fighting Hawks an unforgettable brand. Can that evolution happen? You bet it can. And now — at...
November 19, 2015 - 5:50pm
November 16, 2015
Other Views: Obama’s decision won’t stop tar-sands mining
GRAND FORKS -- If President Barack Obama actually thought that rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would keep Alberta tar sands oil “in the ground,” Canadians would like to disabuse him of that notion. For as a review of Canadian reports on the rejection show, there’s about...
November 16, 2015 - 6:20pm