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Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
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
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
April 8, 2015
Tschosik remains on leave from Bismarck schools
BISMARCK - Teacher Todd Tschosik was on administrative leave again Wednesday after he made a phone call to a radio talk show while working Tuesday,...
April 8, 2015 - 6:39pm
Tschosik placed on leave for interview during work hours
BISMARCK — A Bismarck teacher who was embroiled in controversy over an alleged domestic dispute with North Dakota Superintendent of Public...
April 8, 2015 - 11:36am
March 28, 2015
Teacher licensing board to consider action against Baesler, Tschosik
BISMARCK — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and former fiancé Todd Tschosik will appear on the agenda of an upcoming meeting of the state’s teacher licensing board. The Education Standards and Practices Board is slated to discuss both educators...
March 28, 2015 - 5:20pm
March 22, 2015
‘I just wanted to go home': Baesler, former fiancé speak out about domestic incident
BISMARCK — Kirsten Baesler says she just wanted to go home. Instead, North Dakota’s superintendent of public instruction was handcuffed,...
March 22, 2015 - 10:11am
March 20, 2015
Charge against Baesler dropped
BISMARCK – A criminal charge accusing state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler of striking her then-fiancé with an object...
March 20, 2015 - 3:28pm
March 5, 2015
Ed board delays action on state superintendent, fiancé until assault charge resolved
BISMARCK – The board responsible for licensing teachers and education administrators in North Dakota voted Thursday to delay taking action...
March 5, 2015 - 11:55am
March 3, 2015
Baesler on N.D. education board agenda
BISMARCK – Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and her fiancé, Todd Tschosik, are both on the agenda at this month’s Education Standards and Practices Board meeting. The board, which regulates licensing of teachers and education administrators in the state,...
March 3, 2015 - 8:11pm
February 20, 2015
Baumgarten: Save judgement until facts are known
Social media can be a cruel, fickle frenemy (that's the word for someone that is both friend and enemy, but I'm not going to talk about that concept). Part of my job includes scouring Facebook, Twitter and media outlets for news tips. In that sense, Facebook makes for a good tipster...
February 20, 2015 - 6:34pm
February 17, 2015
Baesler enters not guilty plea to simple assault charge
BISMARCK — An attorney for North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler entered a not guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday to a simple assault charge that alleges she struck her fiancé with an object Sunday, injuring his face. Attorney Justin Vinje said after...
News/crime and courts
February 17, 2015 - 11:30pm
February 16, 2015
Alleged victim of Baesler assault says others witnessed it; denies assaulting her in Florida
Alleged victim of Baesler assault says others witnessed it; denies assaulting her in Florida By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service BISMARCK – A man who reported being assaulted Sunday by North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said...
February 16, 2015 - 8:39pm
ND state superintendent of public instruction Kirsten Baesler arrested for domestic violence
BISMARCK, N.D. – Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota’s superintendent of public instruction, was jailed Sunday for what police describe as a domestic violence assault. Baesler, 45, is being held in the Burleigh County Detention Center without bond on one count of simple assault,...
February 16, 2015 - 1:45am
February 10, 2015
Baesler invites applications for Student Cabinet
BISMARCK — Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler is seeking applicants for her new Student Cabinet, which will provide ideas and opinions about how to improve education in the state. North Dakota students in grades 4 through 12, from both public and private schools,...
February 10, 2015 - 10:16pm
North Dakotans divided on education standards
FARGO — Leah Peterson of Fargo said she wants high education standards, but opposes the way Common Core State Standards came to be. “It’s not necessarily one or two things,” said Peterson, an active member of the group Stop Common Core in North Dakota. “It’s a combination...
January 10, 2015 - 8:03pm
Fargo lawmaker trims massive Common Core record request
FARGO — A staunch opponent of North Dakota’s adoption of Common Core standards for English and math has withdrawn several massive open records requests with the Department of Public Instruction and agreed to work with the state agency more informally to get the information he...
January 10, 2015 - 8:02pm
December 1, 2014
Bill would require N.D. students to pass citizenship test to graduate
BISMARCK – How many justices are on the U.S. Supreme Court? When is the last day to send in federal income tax forms? Why did the Colonists fight the British? North Dakota students may have to answer those and other civics questions correctly to graduate from high school if...
December 1, 2014 - 3:52pm