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September 22, 2015
Halliburton to pay $18.3M in overtime wages
Halliburton Co. will pay $18.3 million to more than 1,000 oil and gas workers it improperly exempted from overtime pay, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Tuesday, the latest development in a nationwide probe into wage practices in the industry. The department said Halliburton...
September 22, 2015 - 5:18pm
December 18, 2013
Overtime pay suit seeks class-action status
Schlumberger Ltd. is denying allegations from a former employee seeking class action on a lawsuit over overtime pay. Chris Elliott, of Clearwater County, Idaho, alleged the oilfield services company didn’t pay him and other plaintiffs overtime when they served as “manual laborers...
December 18, 2013 - 10:42pm
November 26, 2013
Air Force chief wants to curb pay growth
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s top officer says the service must curb growth in pay and benefits. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who spoke at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday, said pay, benefits and medical costs make up about half of the...
November 26, 2013 - 8:19pm
October 10, 2013
Foreign students fight with Dickinson employer for wages
A summer in the United States has turned into an autumn of headaches for three J-1 visa program students in Dickinson. Stevan Ilicin, Petar Karanovic and Tamara Kuncak, all from Serbia, were hoping to get their final paycheck from Badlands Cleaning Service before leaving Dickinson...
October 10, 2013 - 12:00am
August 7, 2013
Board outlines salaries for ND college presidents
VALLEY CITY -- A representative group of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education decided pay raises Wednesday for all 10 North Dakota University System college and university presidents. The special committee of board members Duaine Espegard and Kari Reichert, acting on instructions...
August 7, 2013 - 4:55pm
July 12, 2013
ND governor pay closes gap with Minn.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Art Link earned a salary of just $27,500 in 1980, the country's lowest pay for a governor. Minnesota Gov. Al Quie was paid more than twice as much, with his $62,000 annual salary the country's eighth highest. But a review of historical data from the...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 14, 2013
Men vs. Women: The Wage Gap: ND has 1 of the nation's largest pay divisions
Equal Pay Day, which was celebrated Tuesday, has come and gone, and American women are no closer to having the same paycheck as men. But some say women have themselves to blame. "Women don't necessarily negotiate a higher salary, so they start lower," said Renee Stromme, executive...
April 14, 2013 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Dickinson city employees: We're not paid enough
Dickinson city employees are not satisfied with the payment they receive for the jobs they do, according to a city survey, and the local government may need to make financial changes on a "grand scale" to keep its workers, officials said. "It's been a real struggle, and in some departments...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 3, 2011
Report: ND state workers paid least
GRAND FORKS - North Dakota paid its state employees less on average than any other state in 2010, according to a new report released Friday. The average 2010 payroll per state employee in North Dakota was $33,895, according to analysis of recently released U.S. Census of Governments...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
September 18, 2011
Financial strength: Area colleges aim to keep faculty pay competitive
FARGO -- Professors at North Dakota State University hope the state's strong financial position will help their salaries catch up and become more competitive. Meanwhile, faculty leaders at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota community colleges fear that cuts to the...
September 18, 2011 - 12:16am
May 2, 2010
Teachers' salaries vary
They all provide an education to area children, but at least one thing separates private school teachers and public school teachers: Their salaries. Two private schools in Dickinson offer base salaries in the low- to mid-$17,000 range, its administrators say, while two area public...
May 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Application for more officers gets the go-ahead
More law enforcement may be making its way to the area. The Stark County Sheriff's Department and Dickinson Police Department are applying for...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Mourners pay tribute to radio legend Paul Harvey
CHICAGO (AP) -- The son of radio legend Paul Harvey used his father's words for the eulogy Saturday at a public funeral service in Chicago, the city from which he launched his national news and commentary show. "A great tree has fallen," said Paul Harvey Jr., quoting his father's...
March 7, 2009 - 5:17pm
July 25, 2008
North Dakota aeronautics director on leave with pay
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, calling the task "unpleasant," put its director, Gary Ness, on administrative leave with pay during a Thursday morning meeting, with its chairman saying he suspected Ness' current legal trouble "a medical issue." The vote was unanimous. Ness...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
Letter - Residents must put a stop to legislator pay raises
Would you believe it? The beginning of the 2009 legislative session is almost six months away! The election won't be until November, so we don't know really who all of our legislators will be yet. But already, mind you, some lawmakers are already casting greedy ideas toward yet another...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am