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'Blessing in a bag': Buxton woman spreads holiday love through care packages for the elderly
Custer Health to launch syringe exchange program in Mandan
More than $1 million awarded in Outdoor Heritage Fund grants
Planting for the Future project will add 55,000 trees in North Dakota
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
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North Dakota Nursing Home Facilities Achieve Progress in Quality Care
Bitcoin’s future as a digital currency will depend on consumer confidence
Proposed refinery near western North Dakota national park spurs debate over economic, conservation concerns
Give back by helping to feed the people around you
What did we Google in 2017? Hurricane Irma, Meghan Markle and a slime recipe
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Wind energy is supposed to fight climate change. But climate change is fighting back.
Protesters occupy Enbridge offices in Duluth
Minn. Public Utilities Commission says Enbridge Line 3 review needs more work
Federal prosecutors seek prison time for ND oil operator who endangered water sources
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
Don't try to replace parent's deceased spouse
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
Everything you need to know about smart speakers
The crazy questions new moms Google
Dickinson State Athlete of the Week - Jerry Shevlin
High School Athlete of the Week - Sydney Anderson
Blue Hawks overcome slow start to down Presentation
Sickler helps Trinity defeat Bulldogs, earn fourth consecutive Roughrider crown
Midgets blow lead in overtime loss to Billings
Commentary: It is risky to sell your soul to the devil
Retail curtails my workout at the mall
Children remind us to breathe despite worry
COMMENTARY: Republicans challenging Republicans is a healthy thing for North Dakota's dominant party
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Donald & Angela
Business going well at Bowman Lodge and Convention Center
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
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Health & Wellness
August 28, 2016
Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
MINOT -- “The Department of Human Services is not properly monitoring or suspending providers and notifying parents after confirmed knowledge...
August 28, 2016 - 1:00am
May 17, 2016
SBHE Audit Committee looks for leverage
BISMARCK -- The State Board of Higher Education Audit Committee voted to change a policy allowing it more leverage to get university audits completed. A law passed during the 2015 Legislative Session made the State Auditor's Office responsible for external audits and left $300,000...
May 17, 2016 - 5:51pm
April 19, 2016
Audit says state employees took free meals, drinks from investment firms
BISMARCK – Still bruised from two critical audits in February, the state Department of Trust Lands took another clubbing Tuesday in a broader performance audit that found employees crossed ethical lines by accepting free meals and drinks from investment firms managing state assets....
April 19, 2016 - 4:27pm
January 29, 2015
SBHE chief auditor resigns after investigation
BISMARCK — An upper level official with the North Dakota University System who was placed on administrative leave has signed a release agreement and resigned. Timothy Carlson, the chief auditor for the system, was placed on paid leave in November after an investigation accused...
January 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
January 5, 2015
N.D. Game and Fish will try to recover improper payments made to 174 employees
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s attorney general has directed the state Game and Fish Department to try to recover more than $37,000 in erroneous payments made to 174 employees for meals and travel expenses, with legal action still possible if the funds aren’t recovered, according...
January 5, 2015 - 5:27pm
November 15, 2014
Reviews: Possible conflicts of interest with DSU Foundation
The most recent review of the Dickinson State University Foundation suggests the organization may have violated ethical standards and used millions of dollars in restricted funds to cover operating expenses, but a former board member says the report does not tell the full story. According...
November 15, 2014 - 10:29pm
September 4, 2014
Report: Measure 3 threat to University System accreditation: Commission says ballot measure creates autonomy, implementation questions
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota University System schools could risk losing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission if ballot Measure 3 passes in November, a report from the commission indicates. The proposed constitutional amendment, Measure 3, would replace the current eight-member...
September 4, 2014 - 4:27pm
September 2, 2014
Accrediting commission gives ND higher ed board favorable review
FARGO — In response to a complaint filed last year, the Higher Learning Commission has issued a favorable review of the North Dakota Board...
September 2, 2014 - 8:41pm
August 19, 2014
Report says Canada railway audit inadequate before Quebec derailment
LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec — The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker...
August 19, 2014 - 11:37pm
July 9, 2014
UND, NDSU contest parts of audit
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s two biggest universities don’t do enough to make sure students accurately report their residency status, the State Auditor’s Office found. North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, among other state schools, don’t require...
July 9, 2014 - 11:02pm
May 15, 2014
DSU still struggles with reporting student enrollment, audit finds
Two years after a performance audit highlighted issues with inflated enrollment at Dickinson State University, improvements are still needed on how the school reports its student enrollment, a report recently released by the North Dakota state auditor shows. The operational audit,...
May 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
July 27, 2012
NDUS chancellor: Student fee expenditures 'common place'
BISMARCK -- Many of the issues raised in a scathing audit of how North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota have spent student fees are simply "common practice" in higher education and not a sign of problems, North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Audit: NDSU, UND inappropriately spent student fees
FARGO -- Students applying to North Dakota State University's graduate school bought an $11,000 first-class ticket to India for the school's dean for a recruiting trip, and the University of North Dakota's graduate school applicants indirectly bought five iPads for university employees...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
International student policy to change after DSU trouble
BISMARCK -- The State Board of Higher Education is working to tighten admission policies for international students after fake transcripts and bogus degrees became evident at Dickinson State University. On Wednesday during its meeting at Bismarck State College, the board approved...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Audit: DSU out of compliance
Dickinson State University is out of compliance with numerous policies, according to the results of a performance audit conducted by the Office...
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am