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U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
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Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
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Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
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The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
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Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
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Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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
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December 27, 2016
Baby Owen case in West Fargo 'frustrating,' but not considered cold
WEST FARGO—It's been 18 months since 6-month-old Owen Skodje died after he was found unresponsive at an unlicensed day care here, but while the investigation into his death has grown dormant, police say the only open potential homicide case in the city is not yet considered...
December 27, 2016 - 9:30pm
City in northeast corner of North Dakota opens daycare facility, hopes to spur growth
PEMBINA, N.D.—Opening a day care center in Pembina took a lot of effort, but 20 months of work has paid off, city leaders said. The city-owned...
October 27, 2016 - 11:41am
September 30, 2016
Old Strom Center becomes preschool, day care
When one door closes, another opens. When the Strom Center closed its doors in April, Alyssa Kuntz saw an opportunity to re-open the doors as...
September 30, 2016 - 9:38pm
September 7, 2016
New Hillsboro day care helps small town provide missing service for families
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Derrick Kvernen wasted no time Wednesday wandering around Tot Spot Hillsboro. The curious 2½-year-old roamed the day care...
September 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
August 9, 2016
Charges dismissed against N.D. Department of Human Services director
BISMARCK — A judge Tuesday threw out criminal charges against the head of North Dakota's largest state agency who was accused of impeding...
August 9, 2016 - 6:19pm
August 6, 2016
Hillsboro development group buys former day care center
HILLSBORO -- Economic leaders in Hillsboro hope a $147,000 deal for a former day care building will be an investment for the future of child care and the growth of the city. The Hillsboro Economic Development Corp.’s purchase of the Main Discovery Creative Education Center could...
August 6, 2016 - 4:35pm
March 14, 2016
After fatal pool visit, rules on taking kids swimming about to change for day cares
BISMARCK – New rules drafted one month after a 5-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a public pool in Velva last summer will soon require North Dakota child care providers to obtain written permission from parents before taking their children swimming. The changes, which will...
March 14, 2016 - 11:52am
March 4, 2016
New federal authorizations to child care created backlog of background checks for day care providers
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Megan McDonald of Jamestown has two children in day care and another baby on the way. She said young children often don’t have the voice to speak up about something that could be going wrong at a day care, and knowing a provider has passed a criminal background...
March 4, 2016 - 6:58pm
August 9, 2015
Communities look to solve day care shortage for parents
PEMBINA — When Jennifer Krom returns to work later this month from maternity leave at GHY International, a Pembina customs brokerage, she’ll...
August 9, 2015 - 5:01am
June 27, 2015
Child care services falling short of demand in Dickinson area
Emily Dolinar of Stark County Social Services said she constantly gets inquiries from locals about open spaces in nearby daycare facilities for their children. “I get calls, I get emails,” she said. Dolinar, who is in charge of licensing child care services in Stark County,...
June 27, 2015 - 11:17pm
June 5, 2015
Baby Owen dies from trauma; police waiting on autopsy: Day care provider had history of being rough with children
WEST FARGO -- Police believe blunt force trauma to the head may have led to the death of a 6-month-old boy who was found not breathing at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo on Monday, but they are waiting for an autopsy to tell them when that may have happened. Owen Skodje died...
June 5, 2015 - 11:30pm
January 23, 2015
Day care employee cleared of sex charges
GRAND FORKS — All charges against a former Grand Forks day care employee were dropped earlier this month after two psychologists found the worker had likely made a false confession. Grand Forks County Assistant State’s Attorney Jason McCarthy, who prosecuted the case, filed a...
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January 23, 2015 - 12:17am
October 17, 2014
Early Head Start to reopen in Dickinson
By Nadya Faulx email@example.com Almost two months after closing its doors, Dickinson’s Early Head Start center is set to reopen on Monday. The child care provider, part of the North Dakota Head Start Association that provides services to low-income families and children,...
October 17, 2014 - 11:25pm
June 13, 2014
Hess provides $5,000 for Killdeer day care
Hess Corp., a big player in the Bakken, has donated $5,000 to Killdeer for outdoor play equipment for the city’s day care. The check will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hess’ Killdeer office, at 417 109th Avenue SW.
June 13, 2014 - 5:42pm
March 8, 2014
From a trailer to a new home: Bowman’s Tot-Lot Child Care enjoying new 4,000 square-foot facility
BOWMAN — Anyone that visits Tot-Lot Child Care will see a lot of happy faces, and not just from the children. The 4,000 square-foot day care...
March 8, 2014 - 11:11pm