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Minot man who stole girlfriend’s checkbook, not faces harassment charges
Attempted rapist appealing case to ND Supreme Court
NDSU, university system explore deeper budget cuts.
Trump's favorite for EPA chief is foe of Obama climate agenda
Cold, wet winter on the horizon for parts of ND
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EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Post play to drive Tigers boys basketball
Crandall's 24 points leads UND to men's basketball win over cold Bison
New England girls look to surprise Region 7
UND's Bubba Schweigert hoping to take football program to next level in 2017
Streaky UND team hopes to build off of NYC victory
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
John R. Metz
Barbara Rose Secrest
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 10, 2015
Teacher who accused Baesler of assault quits job
BISMARCK – A Bismarck teacher who was placed on leave earlier this week after calling in to a radio talk show during work hours to discuss...
April 10, 2015 - 11:00am
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