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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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
October 3, 2016
Judge dismisses lawsuit over N.D. membership in Common Core testing consortium
BISMARCK — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to end North Dakota's membership in a multistate group that develops tests aligned...
October 3, 2016 - 7:23pm
May 25, 2016
North Dakota education leader gathers input from teachers to prepare for move from Common Core standards
GRAND FORKS -- In an age where students have access to information with the click of a mouse, teachers should use tools to design learning experiences instead of lessons in an effort to ensure students are ready for the next step in their careers, North Dakota's schools superintendent...
May 25, 2016 - 8:41pm
May 6, 2016
Port: Baesler claims shift away from Common Core not campaign choice
On Tuesday, Kirsten Baesler, Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, announced her department would begin the process of developing...
May 6, 2016 - 12:40am
May 3, 2016
Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English
BISMARCK – North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged...
May 3, 2016 - 4:05pm
April 9, 2016
Omdahl: Politicians excel in overpromise and under delivery
GRAND FORKS -- In a recent editorial statement, Rae Ann Kelsch of Mandan reminded political candidates and voters that campaign promises by candidates...
April 9, 2016 - 11:16pm
March 30, 2016
Kelsh: Know the law when arguing Common Core
I had the honor to serve as the chairman of the North Dakota House Education Committee for 17 years. During that time, I was instrumental in the rewrite of North Dakota Century Code Chapter 15 and a driving force behind improved and strong education legislation. I am pleased that...
March 30, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 5, 2015
Jacobs: Taking aim at Common Core
GRAND FORKS — Higher education has been beset by controversy in North Dakota, but the campuses needn’t feel picked on. The public elementary...
August 5, 2015 - 5:10pm
July 27, 2015
Judge hears arguments in lawsuit over Common Core tests in ND
BISMARCK — Opponents of a multistate group that develops tests aligned with the Common Core education standards argued for a court order Monday that would temporarily block North Dakota from spending any more money with the consortium until a judge rules on their lawsuit claiming...
July 27, 2015 - 5:18pm
June 24, 2015
Other Views: Common Core lawsuit is a sham
FARGO -- A lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s adoption of new education standards is rooted in an out-of-state organization’s campaign to derail Common Core, no matter the damage caused. The suit features a not-too-clever facade of local origination because plaintiffs include...
June 24, 2015 - 9:13pm
June 22, 2015
Common Core critics sue N.D. over membership in testing organization
BISMARCK -- Opponents of Common Core state standards filed a lawsuit Thursday against some of North Dakota's highest state officials over "unconstitutional" implementation of the standards. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and other officials are named...
June 22, 2015 - 8:42pm
March 25, 2015
North Dakota districts resume Common Core-aligned test after delay
A test gauging North Dakota students' knowledge on new educational standards was delayed a second time Wednesday after a problem with the testing...
March 25, 2015 - 7:58pm
February 21, 2015
Letter: Some representatives didn’t vote
What is the job of our representatives? What or who do they represent? The meaning of representative is a legislative assembly consisting of people chosen to act and speak on the behalf of a wider group. I am starting to wonder what wider group do our legislators speak on behalf...
February 21, 2015 - 11:57pm
February 13, 2015
Baumgarten: Everyone thinks they are right
Who is right when both sides say the other is wrong? It’s a question that popped into my head multiple times this week, especially with the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline and Common Core. After all, both sides of the two hot-button issues think they are absolutely right,...
February 13, 2015 - 11:57pm
Other Views: Common sense prevails
The defeat of legislation to pull North Dakota out of the Common Core education standards consortium indicates common sense has not been jettisoned by most lawmakers. For the vote in the North Dakota House, the bill was separated into two divisions. The withdrawal section vote was...
February 13, 2015 - 11:55pm
February 11, 2015
Emineth: Calling for an uncommon response
To be perfectly honest, I will admit that for the most part, I have stayed out of the fray of debate and controversy over Common Core. As the North Dakota Legislature takes up the debate on Common Core, I decided to weigh in because it is on the verge of becoming the guideline or...
February 11, 2015 - 10:40pm