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South Dakota considers buffer strip bill
Trump's defense chief says in Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Malaysian PM says probe into killing of North Korea's leader's half-brother will be fair
Suspect in North Dakota attack arrested on attempted murder charge
Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Just a kid at heart: Buffington makes dollhouse for silent auction item
Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
Wild recall F Graovac
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Port: Young legislators learn that in politics the people are never wrong (even when they’re wrong)
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Shaun L. Walton
Catherine "Katie" (Kessel) Steinke
Gladys Josephine Stenberg
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
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