Weather Forecast



September 14, 2017
The plains of North Dakota are seen from an aircraft about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. (Bridget Bennett/The New York Times)
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
September 4, 2017
Cars don't stay clean on gravel roads. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Jenny Schlecht: Dirt road woes for Bluey/Greeny
September 4, 2017 - 7:32am
Katie Pinke on Aug. 28, 2017, visited her great-great aunt Iris Westman on her 112th birthday and learned about Iris's first birthday party, on the occasion of her seventh birthday.
112-year-old shares birthday memories
September 4, 2017 - 6:43am
August 8, 2017
ynn Graham sits on his porch in Redwater, Texas, after returning from an appointment at the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, which is 85 miles from his home. The VA is testing new programs to ensure that veterans in rural areas get health care. (Jen Fifield /Statelie)
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
February 6, 2017
Annette Tait and Katy “Kate” Kassian are a new columnist pair writing about rural America and the connection between rural and urban areas. Special to the Forum
Tait and Kate Take it Rural: Lean, keen, irreverent rural-lovin' machines
February 6, 2017 - 11:30am
March 3, 2016
Tom Nehring, director of the division of emergency medical services and trauma in the North Dakota Department of Health, left, Dr. Jeff Sather, medical director of the North Dakota State EMS, center, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, right, fielded questions during a panel discussion hosted by the North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association in Dickinson Tuesday night. (Press Photo by Andrew Haffner)
Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities
March 3, 2016 - 12:32pm
January 30, 2016
Dickinson Rural Fire Department Officer Aaron Brodhead stands next to a fire truck on Thursday in the Rural Fire Department's new $1.2 million addition to its north side facility in Dickinson. The addition is scheduled to be completed this week after about a year of construction and is intended to provide greater truck and equipment storage.
New addition, new year at the Dickinson Rural Fire Department, A $1.2M extension of the department’s north hall will house trucks and dive gear
January 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
November 27, 2015
ND, SD cities have some of highest federal subsidies for rural flights
November 27, 2015 - 6:55am
November 21, 2015
Zap fixes up roads in hopes of cashing in on Bakken growth
November 21, 2015 - 3:30pm
December 25, 2014
Miles away from needed help: Access to treatment a major challenge for rural mental health patients
December 25, 2014 - 8:09pm
June 12, 2014
Hantavirus kills central North Dakotan
June 12, 2014 - 11:37pm
February 13, 2014
Farmer-based site plants seeds of love
February 13, 2014 - 11:00pm
November 28, 2013
Press Photos by Katherine Lymn
Adolph and Carina Ficek discuss changes the oil boom has brought to their surroundings in the kitchen of their farm home a couple miles northwest of Dickinson.
Encroaching City: For residents on the outskirts of Dickinson, the land is no longer rural
November 28, 2013 - 8:03pm
March 31, 2013
Myron Hanson, left, and Troy Coons, pictured Thursday in Bismarck, represent farmers and ranchers at the Capitol through the Northwest Landowners Association.
FOTB: Missing rural North Dakota; Leaders of landowner group active at Capitol
March 31, 2013 - 12:00am
March 17, 2013
Rural roads relaxing - and deadly
March 17, 2013 - 12:00am