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Oilfield spill contaminates creek in southwestern N.D.
Trump plans to clear Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines
'La La Land' leads diverse Oscar nominations lineup
Police say drunk man pushed toddler home from Grand Forks Wal-Mart in shopping cart
Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
Jacobs: ND higher ed in the crosshairs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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 13, 2015
Supporters worry schools could miss out on millions in donations if foundation bill dies
BISMARCK – Officials from two of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies are urging North Dakota House lawmakers to approve legislation...
April 13, 2015 - 4:19pm
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