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Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
Two more flu deaths reported in ND
Woman, 23, dies in crash on I-29 near ND-SD border; driver faces charges
Clad in pink and vowing to vote, activists around the globe flood streets for Women's March
Grants help ND agencies equip officers with Narcan: Nasal spray used to battle opioid overdoses could save lives, officers say
crime and courts
nation and world
Why events specifically targeted to women in agriculture need to continue
$50K 'sorry': ND couple wins CRP payment limit appeal
Facebook will now ask users to rank news organizations they trust
Will millennials kill Costco and Sam's Club?
Law grads in N.D., S.D. and Minn. see good opportunities, comparatively low debt
place a business brief
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
340 billion gallons of sludge spur environmental fears in Canada
Enbridge Line 3 protesters block entrances to Wells Fargo in downtown Duluth
North Dakota coal production up in 2017
How to care for amaryllis after flowering
'Minneapolis Miracle' speaks hope in despair
Long-lived houseplants often become heirlooms
Caregiver health must be considered, too
A story of two Vikings: NFL, norsemen come to life
Maybe all Vikings quarterback Keenum needed was a chance
Twins owner Jim Pohlad is a Yu Darvish fan: 'He's a cool guy'
Vikings-Eagles lacks marquee quarterbacks and everybody knows it
Without Vikings, Super Bowl would test limits of Minnesota Nice
Homegrown Vikings defense on Super Bowl push: 'This is our destiny
Commentary: Commissioner Fedorchak, pump the brakes
Commentary: Trump has greatly helped the Senate career of Sen. Heitkamp
Commentary: North Dakota does not need primary enforcement for seat belt use
And now the rest of the story
Commentary: An open letter to Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
Ronald "Ron" Schauer
Stanley J. Ulrich
Valeria Ann Praus (Kovash)
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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September 22, 2016
Judge dismisses ex-EERC leader's wrongful termination lawsuit
FARGO — A $2.9 million wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the former director of the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental...
September 22, 2016 - 5:40pm
August 18, 2016
UND president Kennedy works to be collaborative in budget process
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy told the North Dakota Legislature's Interim Higher Education Committee that UND is continuing to work collaboratively on both the university and the athletics budget. Kennedy put the athletics department on...
August 18, 2016 - 11:42pm
March 4, 2016
Proposed borehole project draws concern from water districts
BISMARCK -- While the Energy and Environmental Research Center continues to evaluate its options for drilling an experimental borehole to test deep rock for nuclear waste storage, a joint meeting of water districts plans to take up petitions against it. When the Upper and Lower Sheyenne...
March 4, 2016 - 9:18pm
February 29, 2016
In slump, oil firms turn to labs, data centers for help
GRAND FORKS -- In a basement lab of a North Dakota research center, Beth Kurz and an assistant are peering through a scanning electron microscope, studying samples from the state's vast Bakken shale oil formation. Kurz, a hydrogeologist, is part of a team, which looks at using carbon...
February 29, 2016 - 1:10pm
August 19, 2015
EERC sees some financial improvement, chips away at deficit
By Anna Burleson Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center brought in more awarded-contract dollars last year and its deficit shrunk. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, the EERC received $28.4 million in...
August 19, 2015 - 9:24pm
June 21, 2015
Our View: Inaccurate satellite images help show real Oil Patch picture
More than two years ago, a video from NASA made the rounds on the Internet showcasing beautiful satellite images of Earth. Dozens of areas around the globe were seen from space and, in many ways, the video was mesmerizing. One particular area, however, caught everyone’s attention....
June 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2014
UND’s Energy, environment research facility names director
GRAND FORKS — Tom Erickson had been named director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Erickson served as acting and then interim director after former Director Gerald Groenewold was placed on administrative leave in May and subsequently...
October 23, 2014 - 11:16pm
October 17, 2014
EERC deficit reduction plan approved by board
BISMARCK — A North Dakota Board of Higher Education committee approved Friday a plan to reduce the Energy and Environmental Research Center’s deficit. The center, which is a part of the University of North Dakota and mainly works with private companies, posted a deficit fund...
October 17, 2014 - 11:30pm
September 13, 2014
Report recommends closer EERC tie to UND: Fired director guarded facility’s independence
GRAND FORKS — A consulting firm is recommending the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center become a more integrated part of the university after the school fired the center’s director, who fought for the center’s independence for decades. The...
September 13, 2014 - 4:28pm
July 12, 2014
Interim director of UND research center named
GRAND FORKS — Tom Erickson has been named interim director at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. Erickson has been acting director since former director Gerald Groenewold was put on leave May 5 and subsequently fired. Erickson has worked...
July 12, 2014 - 12:12am
June 26, 2014
Hostile workplace: Interviewed EERC employees describe bullying, abuse by director
GRAND FORKS — Working at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center meant dealing with former Director Gerald Groenewold’s fits of rage, bullying and animosity toward UND, according to more than a dozen employees interviewed by a law firm hired...
June 26, 2014 - 10:46pm
June 10, 2014
EERC chief fired for ‘abusive’ actions, finances: Groenewold denies charges laid out in dismissal letter
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley fired the director of the school’s Energy and Environmental Research Center for being misleading about the facility’s financial situation and for creating a hostile work environment, according to university documents....
June 10, 2014 - 5:31pm
June 5, 2014
UND fires research center director: Fired Groenewold blames personality, budget conflicts
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota officials confirmed Thursday that President Robert Kelley has fired the director of UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. Gerald Groenewold was put on administrative leave in early May without explanation, he said, until he was...
June 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 14, 2014
EERC: Income shift could solve deficit: Facility asked for more funds shared with UND
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota officials discussed how to address the operating deficit of the Energy and Environmental Research Center in the months leading up to its director being put on paid administrative leave, memos and meeting minutes show. But whether the center’s...
May 14, 2014 - 10:05pm
May 9, 2014
Senator questions future of UND research center amid director’s leave
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota Sen. Connie Triplett, the wife of longtime Energy and Environmental Research Center director Gerald Groenewold, said they are concerned about the future of the institution now that Groenewold has been put on paid administrative leave. Triplett, D-Grand...
May 9, 2014 - 12:17am