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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
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Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
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
Trinity finishes home schedule in fashion
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Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
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Heidt and Horner plan wedding
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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
November 5, 2016
LETTER: Ross is the right choice
Stark County citizens deserve better leadership than the current commissioners seeking to be reelected. On the very controversial wind farm issue Jay Elkin voted four times. He voted YES, NO, NO and finally YES. Elkin voted NO for a wind farm proposed for his neighborhood and YES...
November 5, 2016 - 12:05am
October 22, 2016
Three seats up for grabs on County Commission
This November, Stark County will fill three seats on its County Commission. Duane "Bucky" Wolf is retiring from his seat, opening up an opportunity...
October 22, 2016 - 9:19pm
June 15, 2016
Incumbents Elkin and Kuntz, Franchuk win Stark County Commission primary
Voters put two Stark County commissioners on a path toward re-election during Tuesday's primary, while another commission primary race fell in favor of a county sheriff's deputy. Incumbents Pete Kuntz and Jay Elkin soundly defeated Clarence Tuhy and Leslie Ross in the District 1 and...
June 15, 2016 - 3:54pm
May 12, 2016
Stark County Commission debate ranges from wind farm to mental health
Five of the six candidates vying for three seats on the Stark County Commission met to discuss the region’s current status and options for...
May 12, 2016 - 10:10pm
November 11, 2015
Ross lawsuit against Stark County moves to federal district court
BISMARCK -- A lawsuit concerning the firing of former Stark County Veterans Service Officer Leslie Ross by the Stark County commissioners last December has been removed from the state’s Supreme Court and accepted into U.S. District Court. The county motioned the case to federal...
November 11, 2015 - 8:06pm
September 16, 2015
Press coverage of Leslie Ross termination biased
I wanted to voice my disgust with The Dickinson Press and its biased coverage of the current lawsuit against the Stark County Commissioners by Leslie Ross. Where was your reporting when they terminated her? Let’s recap your misreporting: She made a complaint about the treatment...
September 16, 2015 - 4:44pm
September 1, 2015
Ross' lawsuit against Stark County could move to federal court
A civil lawsuit filed against Stark County by its former veterans service officer could be heading to federal court. Leslie Ross was fired from the position in December by the Stark County Commission for alleged inappropriate conduct. Ross' immediate termination was decided unanimously...
News/crime and courts
September 1, 2015 - 7:20pm
March 16, 2015
School board resolves teacher grievances
After seeking legal consultation, the Dickinson Public School Board held a special meeting on Monday afternoon to resolve 59 teacher grievances filed in December. During the meeting, the board approved a plan to award teachers who attended the curriculum night with a quarter...
March 16, 2015 - 11:13pm
January 29, 2015
Letter: Ross was the best VSO in decades
Leslie Ross is the best veteran’s service officer Dunn County had in 27 years here. In fact, one of the best in the VA I ever had anything to do with. She is also a veteran and I would like all veterans to stand up for our own. Ronald O. Jorissen, Dunn Center
January 29, 2015 - 11:34pm
January 6, 2015
Vets support fired VSO Ross
About 20 supporters and veterans attended the Stark County Commission meeting Tuesday to show their support for former Veterans Service Officer Leslie Ross, whom the commission fired at a meeting in December. Veterans who feel Ross served them well pushed for a more thorough look...
January 6, 2015 - 11:35pm
January 5, 2015
Letter: Thanks for the help, Leslie
I read with great dismay that Ms. Leslie Ross was recently fired from her position with the Veteran’s Bureau. If I understood the article correctly, Ms. Ross did not follow proper protocol and was therefore forced to resign her position. I have to believe that Ms. Ross stepped...
January 5, 2015 - 6:53pm
December 3, 2014
Ross fired as Veterans Service Officer
Stark County commissioners fired Veterans Service Officer Leslie Ross at their meeting Tuesday, effective immediately. Though the vote was unanimous, commissioners expressed sadness about losing Ross over apparently retaliatory actions, because of the otherwise good service she's...
December 3, 2014 - 3:03pm
July 30, 2014
City bus service for school pushed back to November
The Dickinson Public School board is still looking to bring in new in-city bus routes for the next school year, but not on the timeline it had originally anticipated. Despite a push to try to get routes set for the beginning of the school year, Superintendent Doug Sullivan told the...
July 30, 2014 - 11:44pm
DPS budget reviewed by committee: Bottom line increased to almost $38.6 million
The Dickinson Public School Board will be reviewing a number of what Superintendent Doug Sullivan calls “big-ticket items” when it sets the 2014-2015 budget at its executive meeting August 11. The board’s budget committee, chaired by Leslie Ross, discussed at a meeting Wednesday...
July 30, 2014 - 11:43pm
January 27, 2014
Better Know Your Leaders: Leslie Ross
Name: Leslie Ross Hometown: Crystal, Minn. Position in Stark County: Stark County Veterans Service Officer For how long? 5½ years When did you first move to Dickinson? October 1996 What types of challenges and opportunities has the oil boom brought to your office? Challenges...
January 27, 2014 - 6:03pm