Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
ON THE CLOCK: County Road Department will continue clearing this snow all winter
From around the world, beautiful artwork with inspirational messages sent to domestic violence victims
Devils Lake considers 'caregiver units' to help those needing medical care
Police shootings echo through criminology classrooms
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Titans boys basketball team's athleticism should carry it through tough region
Trinity girls basketball taking on new roles, playing styles
Big stage, big performance for UND
NELSON: Experience counts, ask Richmond
KOLPACK: Tough guy Stumpf is playing at an all-American level
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Esther E. Will
Lesa D. Saunders-Dicus
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
September 17, 2016
North Dakota waterfowl hunting outlook: Just ducky
All signs point to a good waterfowl season in northeast North Dakota, but hunters might find the birds scattered because of widespread wet conditions....
September 17, 2016 - 6:47pm
September 24, 2015
Optimistic outlook for North Dakota waterfowl hunting
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota produced fewer ducks this spring, but that shouldn’t put a damper on hunting prospects when the state’s waterfowl...
September 24, 2015 - 5:05pm
June 25, 2015
Leier: Rain turnaround means duck growth
BISMARCK Here it is barely summer — the calendar says summer began June 21 — and a lot of us are already looking ahead to what the fall...
June 25, 2015 - 12:54am
May 23, 2015
Ducks in the Bakken: DU research project aims to shed light on impact of oil and gas development on duck production and density
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study underway in the Oil Patch of northwest North Dakota and northeast Montana aims to gauge the impact of energy development...
May 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
April 3, 2014
Leier: ND wildlife is mostly nongame
Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer and other game animals get much of the wildlife press in North Dakota, but if publicity was based on numbers alone,...
April 3, 2014 - 1:10am
October 17, 2013
Duck hunter Alex Culp comes to class directly after an morning hunt
DULUTH, Minn. -- It's a Tuesday morning in early October. Alex Culp, a senior at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has an 11 a.m. communications theory class. Perfect. Plenty of time for an early morning duck hunt on a lake north of Duluth. Culp hauls himself out of bed at 4 a.m.,...
October 17, 2013 - 12:01am
October 10, 2013
Rice guy: Backman watches and shoots ducks from his layout boat on one of Minnesota's popular wild rice lakes
ON BIG RICE LAKE, NEAR VIRGINIA, Minn. -- Morning is just breaking over Big Rice Lake, and John Backman is right where he loves to be. He's semi-reclined...
October 10, 2013 - 12:53am
September 19, 2013
Waterfowl continues to ride favorable conditions
GRAND FORKS -- In a year of fewer deer, grouse and pheasants, waterfowl look to be the bright spot on the horizon for North Dakota hunters this...
September 19, 2013 - 12:21am
August 29, 2013
Leier: ND ducks above long-term average
Hunters aren't much different than sports fans when looking forward to upcoming seasons and learning about expert analysis and predictions. Fall...
August 29, 2013 - 12:18am
June 20, 2013
ND spring duck numbers dip slightly
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's annual spring breeding duck survey showed an index of 3.9 million birds, down 17 percent from last year but still 73 percent higher than the long-term average from 1948 to 2012. Mike Szymanski, waterfowl biologist for Game and...
June 20, 2013 - 12:42am
July 12, 2012
Despite record numbers, declining duck conditions cloud future
GRAND FORKS -- Habitat conditions were poorer than previous years, but spring continental duck populations were the highest ever recorded, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported this week. According to the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, North America's...
July 12, 2012 - 12:02am
January 17, 2012
Judge says bird law doesn't apply to oil pits
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that oil companies can't be prosecuted if a duck dies in an oil waste disposal pit. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland threw out misdemeanor charges against Continental Resources Co., Brigham Oil and Gas and Newfield Production...
January 17, 2012 - 3:15pm
March 24, 2011
Readying for round 2
The Bismarck region of Ducks Unlimited, a nationwide wetlands preservation organization, has teamed up with two researchers at Montana State University for year two of a three-year study involving the amount of duck nesting done in winter wheat fields compared to other seasons and...
March 24, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Feds propose protecting 2M acres of native prairie
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The federal government is proposing to spend roughly $588 million over the next two or three decades to prevent 2 million acres of prime migratory bird habitat across the Dakotas and part of Montana from turning into farmland. The Dakota Grassland Conservation...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 13, 2010
Nonprofit must sell land in corporate farming case
BISMARCK (AP) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled a nonprofit group that develops duck nesting grounds must sell a 949-acre tract because of state restrictions on corporate ownership of agricultural land. The opinion released Thursday overturns a Southeast District Court...
May 13, 2010 - 7:30pm