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N.D. delegates enter Dem convention spilt between Clinton, Sanders
Press Pass: Dickinson rental prices and occupancy in free fall, Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Stark County Commission approves courthouse renovation contract, DirecTV viewers in western N.D. still without ABC affiliate KMBY
German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall
Former KKK leader David Duke to run for U.S. Senate
Man dies in rollover near Rugby
crime and courts
nation and world
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for Kalamazoo spill
Halliburton sees ‘modest uptick’ in rig count this year
Reducing children's exposure to violence starts with ‘stronger political will’
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
VCRs -- an ‘80s living room wonder -- to go out of production this month
Community Health Needs Assessment report available online
Riding for veterans: American Legion Riders chapter plans Legacy Benefit Run
Gibson’s strong outing helps Twins edge Boston
Scoreboard of July 22, 2016
Stroh now fifth in saddle bronc riding after second go at NHSFR
James Hayden named new head coach of Dickinson High girls golf program
Cowboys RB Elliott denies accusations of domestic violence
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
Other Views: Let governor’s residence construction proceed
good bad and ugly
Diane K. Berger
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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
April 15, 2015
Jacobs: Lawmakers, higher ed officials differ on process
A winter of watching has taught me something about the Legislature and higher education. For legislators, governing is all about decision-making. Governance in higher education is all about process. Lawmakers make scores of decisions every day. Ideas are examined and acted upon,...
April 15, 2015 - 7:24pm
April 5, 2014
ND Senator wants higher ed funds tied to teaching
GRAND FORKS — A state senator from Grand Forks is crafting a bill that would require North Dakota’s public universities to dedicate a portion of their state funding for instructional purposes only. Sen. Ray Holmberg said Friday that the proposal would force universities to be...
April 5, 2014 - 11:24pm
August 30, 2013
Higher education negotiates transition
One of the concerns about hiring an interim chancellor for the North Dakota University System was that good candidates would not apply because of the turmoil in higher ed. That was a possibility. But the more plausible reason the candidate pool was not as deep as it might have been...
August 30, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
45,000 emails not gone for good, acting chancellor says
The more than 45,000 reportedly deleted emails from North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani's inbox are not gone for good, according to Larry Skogen, acting North Dakota University System chancellor. Officials are still trying to determine if they were ever deleted. "We...
June 28, 2013 - 4:15pm
May 26, 2013
After years of waiting, ND's new higher ed funding formula to kick in July 1
FARGO -- A new formula to fund North Dakota's public colleges and universities pulled off a "rare" achievement this spring, Sydney Hull said: earning the support of all 11 campuses for a change that he believes will lead to more transparency and efficiency in the system. Hull, the...
May 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 19, 2013
Higher ed board torn over Shirvani criticisms
FARGO -- The day after she was grilled at a legislative committee hearing about perceived efforts to discredit North Dakota's higher education chancellor, a member of the board overseeing the system sent an email critical of how her board and staff responded. Kari Reichert wrote...
May 19, 2013 - 12:00am
May 18, 2013
Higher ed official questions NDUS leaders
GRAND FORKS -- A commission charged with accrediting the North Dakota University System is investigating a complaint filed by a former university...
May 18, 2013 - 12:00am
May 11, 2013
NDUS whistleblower files lawsuit
A North Dakota University System whistleblower who questioned her boss' conduct before a legislative body earlier this year said she plans to file a defamation lawsuit against her employer. In a letter sent Friday through her attorney, Linda Porter, a university system office liaison...
May 11, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
Higher ed board plans anonymous surveys to evaluate Shirvani's leadership
GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously decided Thursday to conduct a performance evaluation on the chancellor...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 28, 2013
Behind the silence: Emails show ND university, college presidents have bristled at Shirvani's leadership
BISMARCK -- Minot State University President David Fuller had some tough talk for presidents of North Dakota's 11 public colleges and universities...
April 28, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Higher ed board vice president asked about open meeting law at dinner
FARGO -- Recollections from a Jan. 16 dinner meeting at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani's home show that one State Board of Higher Education member recalled asking whether it was subject to the state's open meeting law and, if so, whether the board had followed the required procedures. "I...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Higher ed board future up to voters
BISMARCK -- Voters will decide in 2014 whether a three-member, full-time commission should replace the current eight-member, part-time State Board of Higher Education. House lawmakers sent House Concurrent Resolution 3047 to the 2014 statewide ballot by a 55-34 vote Tuesday after...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 20, 2013
Senate votes to bring back resolution on higher ed board
BISMARCK -- Voters may still be able to decide whether the State Board of Higher Education should be replaced by a new full-time, three-member commission. The Senate voted 25-20 Friday to bring back House Concurrent Resolution 3047 after it failed 24-23 in the Senate on Thursday...
April 20, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Lawmakers hope for 1 last vote on higher ed structure
BISMARCK -- A proposal to eliminate the State Board of Higher Education was shot down twice Thursday, with lawmakers hoping it comes back up today. House Concurrent Resolution 3047 failed 24-23 in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, and an attempt to reconsider the vote failed later...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2013
Lawmakers worried funding for university projects inadequate
BISMARCK -- Grand Forks lawmakers are concerned the current budget for the North Dakota University System won't provide enough funding to address renovations to the state's only law school and medical school on the University of North Dakota campus. The House passed the system's...
April 18, 2013 - 12:00am