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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
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
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
Energy and Environmental Research Center
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
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Energy providers have officially partnered with a division of the University of North DAkota to develop updated carbon capture technology aimed at reducing coal-fired power plant emissions. Leaders from Allete Clean Energy, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.,...
August 22, 2016 - 8:33pm
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
March 1, 2016
County shuts down borehole project
RUGBY, N.D. -- The Pierce County Commission shut down any opportunity to drill an exploratory borehole near Rugby that would allow researchers to probe any potential for nuclear waste disposal. On Tuesday, the commission unanimously voted to tell the Energy and Environmental Research...
March 1, 2016 - 6:33pm
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
January 22, 2016
Scientists aim to probe oldest rock near Rugby
RUGBY -- Scientists want to go to the middle of the continent near Rugby to peer deep where few have looked before. On Thursday, the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks will approach the state to drill down more than 16,000 feet into the oldest rock on the planet...
January 22, 2016 - 10:11am
January 15, 2016
Nuclear waste storage study considered near Rugby
RUGBY -- Scientists plan to use state-owned land near Rugby to test whether extremely deep crystalline rock can be used to permanently store spent nuclear waste. The State Land Board has made it clear that it wants a hearing on any application to use 20 acres of a state-owned section...
January 15, 2016 - 6:18pm
August 21, 2015
Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended
BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research...
August 21, 2015 - 10:29am
July 9, 2015
Energy research center cuts two employees, reallocates priorities
GRAND FORKS — Two employees at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center lost their jobs after funds and positions were reallocated to address a shortfall in federally earmarked funds. Associate Director Deb Haley and Deputy Associate Director...
July 9, 2015 - 3:50pm
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
May 5, 2014
ND receives $800,000 AmeriCorps grant to support child literacy
FARGO — An $800,000 federal AmeriCorps grant has been awarded to North Dakota to support child literacy and other programs statewide. The grant package includes $189,149 for the North Dakota Reading Corps to continue funding AmeriCorps reading programs for pre-kindergarten through...
May 5, 2014 - 8:08pm