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Residents still stranded after 15 inches of rain in northwest Wis. town
'I am the first': Full gender reassignment surgery believed to be the first in North Dakota
Trump's Duluth visit sparks mixed reactions
Analysis: Two studies show that undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crime than native-born citizens
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Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app
Barley: Crop faring well, but prices, exports are worrisome
When it comes to tipping for service, millennials are cheapest
New ND extension director a good fit
Bin, machinery makers hit by steel tariff hikes
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Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
Wind developer's payment to Ducks Unlimited raises questions
Efforts to reduce wind energy impact to wildlife prompts controversy
China offered to buy $70 billion in US ag and energy products to ward off Trump's tariffs
No-cook sauce? No problem for Arugula Walnut Pesto
ND's first West Nile case of season found in Ramsey County
Rancher of the Year: Roughrider Commission honors Brad Gjermundson
Free pool event set in Dickinson
Stern homestead offers walking tours
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Former Minnesotan worked since childhood for NBA draft night
Twins score late to put away Red Sox
Lynx hold off Dallas Wings
Silva shuts out Big Sticks in Aberdeen
Commentary: Trump's child separation policy bleeds into tight ND Senate race
Commentary: Deep pocketed interests routinely buy their way onto North Dakota's ballot
Commentary: The goal of gender parity in elected office is as dumb as it is insulting
Commentary: ND non-citizen voting measure receives $100,000 from an out-of-state mystery group
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
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April 7, 2018
UND researchers seek key to lower-energy ammonia production
GRAND FORKS—Ammonia might be something of an unsung hero when it comes to feeding the masses. The substance—a compound of nitrogen...
April 7, 2018 - 2:40pm
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