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City in northeast corner of North Dakota opens daycare facility, hopes to spur growth
Jury finds ND man guilty of murdering man by stabbing him in the heart
Pipeline protest setting tense, but quiet
More than 120 Dakota Access protesters arrested, sent to jails across North Dakota
Community comes together to stock Amen Food Pantry’s shelves before the holidays
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
UND hopes to reach the top of the Big Sky this season
UND women's basketball team plans to push pace
DSU men's basketball downed by Minot State in home opener
Arrieta, Cubs even World Series with Game 2 win
Grizzlies slip by Timberwolves in season opener
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Bernice M. Kuhn
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Martin R. Harnisch
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
February 19, 2015
Odermann, Ness among nominees for SBHE seat
Two men in western North Dakota are among the final three candidates for a seat on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. The state Department of Public Instruction unanimously endorsed Belfield rancher James Odermann and Hazen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Ness as finalists...
February 19, 2015 - 12:22am
February 4, 2015
Panel waits on higher ed board replacement
BISMARCK — A nominating committee decided Wednesday it needs more information before it makes a recommendation on who should replace Kirsten Diederich on North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education. The panel will wait until the state Senate votes today on the confirmation of current...
February 4, 2015 - 10:59pm
January 30, 2015
7 apply for higher ed board opening
BISMARCK — Seven people have applied for an opening on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. The applicants include Hazen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Ness, Belfield rancher and public relations firm owner James Odermann, Northwood farmer Kent Gronlie, Sharon farmer...
January 30, 2015 - 10:36pm
Hjelmstad appointed SBHE chair: Board discusses proposed legislation, IT security
BISMARCK — Terry Hjelmstad has been appointed chairman of the State Board of Higher Education after the former head stepped down earlier this month. Hjelmstad, a retired administrator at Minot Public Schools, currently resides in Minot and has served on the board since 2011. He...
January 30, 2015 - 9:57pm
January 14, 2015
Diederich resigns: Head of higher ed board steps down to avoid ‘power struggle’
FARGO — Saying she wanted to avoid a distracting fight over her confirmation, the chairwoman of the state Board of Higher Education submitted...
January 14, 2015 - 11:51pm
January 13, 2015
Majority leader: Senate’s integrity ‘on the line’ in higher ed board confirmations
BISMARCK – Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says “the integrity of the Senate is on the line” in upcoming confirmation hearings for State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich and another board member, after a string of controversies within the North...
January 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
October 11, 2014
The debate over higher ed commission continues
GRAND FORKS — People are opposed to changing the structure of higher education governance in the state, but the debate continues as the November vote on the issue draws closer. Measure 3 would amend the state constitution and replace the existing eight-member State Board of Higher...
October 11, 2014 - 12:30am
October 2, 2014
Higher education board approves strategic plan
WAHPETON — The governing body of higher education in the state approved a new five-year strategic plan at a meeting Thursday, but plans to...
October 2, 2014 - 10:29pm
September 13, 2014
Measure 3 holds many questions for North Dakota: Voters to decide on proposal to overhaul higher ed governance
The highly debated restructuring of North Dakota’s higher education governance system will be placed in the hands of voters this November after years of tension between lawmakers and the State Board of Higher Education. A proposed constitutional amendment, Measure 3, would eliminate...
September 13, 2014 - 5:06pm
September 2, 2014
Accrediting commission gives ND higher ed board favorable review
FARGO — In response to a complaint filed last year, the Higher Learning Commission has issued a favorable review of the North Dakota Board...
September 2, 2014 - 8:41pm
August 13, 2014
Debate over higher ed measure focuses on risk to accreditation
BISMARCK — Evoking memories of the 2012 diploma mill scandal and suicide at Dickinson State University and more recent missteps by higher education officials, House Majority Leader Al Carlson on Wednesday downplayed fears that a November ballot measure would put the accreditation...
August 13, 2014 - 4:58pm
June 5, 2014
SBHE: Sanford deal not a bailout: North Dakota legislators question NDSU acquisition of nursing school
GRAND FORKS — Higher education officials told skeptical legislators that North Dakota State University’s acquisition of the Sanford College of Nursing in Bismarck was a smart and well-researched decision at a meeting with the Higher Education Funding Committee on Tuesday. Even...
June 5, 2014 - 12:11am
May 20, 2014
Two appointed to higher ed board
BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday appointed Kirsten Diederich and Kevin Melicher to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Diederich was reappointed after seeking another term and Melicher, a Fargo optometrist, was appointed to replace Duaine Espegard, who...
May 20, 2014 - 2:32pm