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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
board of University and School Lands
July 28, 2016
Board may restore suspended grants as oil tax revenues rebound
BISMARCK — A rebound in North Dakota's oil tax collections could restore more than $7 million in oil impact grants that were suspended...
July 28, 2016 - 3:51pm
May 2, 2016
Nelson, Burgum chime in on critical audits of ND land agency
BISMARCK – The Democratic candidate for governor called Monday for a full review of North Dakota’s oil impact grant program after state auditors found the five-member board that oversees it – currently all Republicans – awarded grants to some recipients who appeared to be...
May 2, 2016 - 10:36pm
December 16, 2015
Land Board awards St. Joseph's $2.1M grant
BISMARCK—CHI St. Joseph's Health in Dickinson is getting around $2.1 million in oil-impact grants as part of the state Land Board's funding for critical access hospitals. The Land Board, awarded $5 million in oil-impact grants to support critical access hospitals in North...
December 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 29, 2015
State board may take another shot at selling land in Bismarck
BISMARCK – The board that manages state-owned trust lands in North Dakota is looking to cash in on a chunk of the capital city, meaning some cows may have to find a different pasture. The Board of University and School Lands, informally known as the Land Board, is considering...
October 29, 2015 - 6:02pm
June 18, 2015
Land Board approves $1.2 M in grants
BISMARCK – The Board of University and School Lands awarded more than $1.2 million Thursday to communities affected by rapid oil development. Three counties and three townships each received an energy impact grant totaling $205,378 for road maintenance and repair projects. The...
June 18, 2015 - 8:12pm
May 28, 2015
$19.3M awarded for western N.D. airports
BISMARCK – The Board of University and School Lands awarded $19.3 million Thursday in Energy Impact Grant funds to western North Dakota airports. Williston will receive $19 million in state grant funds for costs associated with the relocation of Sloulin Field International Airport,...
May 28, 2015 - 5:25pm
July 31, 2014
N.D. Land Board awards nearly $8M to oil-impacted schools
BISMARCK – The state Land Board awarded nearly $8 million Thursday to K-12 schools affected by oil and gas development in western North Dakota, while also providing $2 million to reconstruct the Killdeer airport’s runway, hangar and taxiway. The board, officially known as...
July 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
June 4, 2014
Airports awarded: Killdeer, New Town runway projects land energy impact grants
BISMARCK — Western North Dakota airports dealing with the rising demands of oil and gas development were targeted Wednesday for nearly $11...
June 4, 2014 - 11:58pm
August 15, 2013
Land board awards nearly $7 million for Oil Patch schools
BISMARCK - The Board of University and School Lands awarded $6.85 million Thursday to K-12 schools in the Oil Patch affected by rapid growth. The energy impact grants will help 23 school districts in western North Dakota buy portable classrooms, provide affordable housing for teachers,...
August 15, 2013 - 6:33pm
June 29, 2012
Land board awards nearly $25M in grants: Dickinson, South Heart, Belfield among communities receiving funds
BISMARCK -- State officials approved nearly $25 million worth of grants Thursday to help the state's oil- and gas-producing counties. The Board of University and School Lands awarded $4 million to address public safety and education-related projects that will benefit several counties. The...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
Energy funding set aside to help Oil Patch child care crunch
BISMARCK -- State officials agreed Wednesday to move forward with a pilot program that aims to provide more child care in western North Dakota's Oil Patch. The Board of University and School Lands set aside $500,000 of energy impact grant funding for the cost-share program. Oil-producing...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Dickinson awarded $5.8 million for oil impacts; Williston to receive $9.6 million, Minot $1.4 million
BISMARCK -- Dickinson, Williston and Minot received a funding pledge of nearly $17 million from the state Thursday to help with energy impacts from North Dakota's oil boom. The Board of University and School Lands intends to award $9.6 million to Williston, $5.8 million to Dickinson...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 10, 2012
Officials give preliminary approval for $7M to help oil counties
BISMARCK -- State officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to set aside $7 million to help fire departments, ambulances and other emergency services feeling the strain of the oil boom. Funding recipients are expected to be decided by late March. Every few months, the state...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2012
Officials prepare for next funding round
BISMARCK -- State officials are still working out plans on how to distribute millions of dollars to help North Dakota's oil- and flood-impacted counties. The Board of University and School Lands heard updates on both issues during its Wednesday meeting. The next funding round...
January 5, 2012 - 12:00am