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Financial issues at food co-op leaves Bismarck area farmers unpaid
Grand Forks man accused of using brass knuckles in robbery
Joining 3 colleagues, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp shares #MeToo story on Meet the Press
Everything you forgot about Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's 2004 Super Bowl controversy
Conjoined twins survived one of the world's rarest surgeries. Now they're preparing to go home.
crime and courts
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Map shows North Dakota, South Dakota among 7 states to not submit proposal for new Amazon HQ
Here is the most popular fast-food chain in Minnesota, North Dakota
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.
Target to remodel more stores as chain seeks edge over Wal-Mart
71 percent of employees are looking for new jobs
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Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
United Way campaign underway
Silence: Being female in a Medieval world; DSU to present fall comedy
Prairie Rose Chorus to present 'Jukebox Diner'
Prom and party dress sale set; a benefit for Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center
Camo for a cause: A benefit for veterans
UND still undecided at quarterback for matchup with Portland State
A staple of consistency: Bison ranked in top 25 for 100th straight week
Eagles QB Carson Wentz entering early MVP talk
Dodgers and Astros renew rivalry in World Series
Before losing a courageous battle with cancer, a 10-year-old boy had one wish: meet Carson Wentz
Commentary: Tax commissioner Rauschenberger is testing ND's new attitudes on addiction
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
Column: If only the chair could talk
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Nancy Carol Kostelecky
Joan L. Jurgens
Donald & Angela
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
The Dickinson Press Pro Football Contest
The 2017 Dickinson Press Pro Football Contest
Health & Wellness
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
October 21, 2016
Police Blotter: Craigslist-type scam affects Dickinson area
Area residents should be advised that a scam has been circulating through the area. The scam, which Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said is...
October 21, 2016 - 6:59pm
March 10, 2016
Police Blotter: Costly online tractor scam reported
An individual reported Wednesday to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office that he had lost around $3,000 in a scam where he had tried to purchase...
March 10, 2016 - 8:59pm
December 31, 2015
Police Blotter: Costly scam reported
A female reported Wednesday that she was the victim of a “secret shopper” scam, where she wired $3,700 at the request of a supposed company through Western Union. The Federal Trade Commission writes that the scam usually works where a fake check is sent by an entity represented...
December 31, 2015 - 10:42pm
November 24, 2015
Police Blotter: Costly double-cashing of company check reported
Police were notified Monday afternoon of a check fraud valued at a total of around $5,900 involving a local business. The business submitted a physical check to a bank in South Dakota through a picture via a device, the former of which was then somehow taken and cashed at a bank in...
November 24, 2015 - 11:42pm
October 30, 2015
Massachusetts man ordered to repay North Dakota movie theaters more than $100,000
GRAFTON -- A Massachusetts man who allegedly took advantage of small North Dakota movie theaters has been ordered by the state Attorney General's Office to repay more than $100,000. Brian Vita of Peabody, Mass., is the sole owner of Cinema Service and Supply. He took advanced...
October 30, 2015 - 11:26pm
October 21, 2015
MDU warns of utility phone scam
Montana-Dakota Utilities is warning its customers of a phone scam where someone claiming to work for the company is threatening that utility service to be cut unless consumers pay a bill over the phone immediately. The company states that it does not operate in this manner, and...
October 21, 2015 - 11:18pm
August 24, 2015
Time share scam artist banned in North Dakota
BISMARCK -- An Oklahoma woman has been banned from doing business in North Dakota after allegedly deceiving customers with a timeshare company. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease-and-desist order against Diahnn Cott of Miami, Okla. Cott violated home solicitations...
August 24, 2015 - 3:44pm
Bismarck woman,76, scammed out of $25,000
A 76-year-old Bismarck woman contacted police after sending more than $25,000 in money orders in the space of a week, believing that she was making a down payment on a large sum of federal restitution money. On July 14, the woman was contacted by a caller identifying himself as a...
July 24, 2015 - 11:06pm
July 16, 2015
Unaffiliated scammer calls for Trinity donations
Business owners in the Dickinson area received calls earlier this week from a scammer soliciting donations for Trinity High School without school affiliation. Dickinson Catholic Schools President Steve Glasser said Trinity was alerted of the con by a parent Tuesday. The caller...
July 16, 2015 - 3:18pm
May 2, 2015
Dickinson Police warn of Vivint scammers
The Dickinson Police are warning residents of a home security scam. The department received information from a Vivint Home Security representative that people in the Dickinson area are posing as Vivint consultants. But the security company does not know who these people are or why...
May 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
April 14, 2015
Man charged in scam to buy former Coast Guard cutter
BISMARCK - A 56-year-old man has been apprehended in North Dakota and stands accused of bilking a Virginia woman out of more than $1 million, including $600,825 to buy retired U.S. Coast Guard cutter Acushnet, formerly the USS Shackle. Vernon Wayne Officer Jr., 56, formerly of...
April 14, 2015 - 6:18pm
June 25, 2014
Roughrider Electric scammer claiming customers owe money
HAZEN — Roughrider Electric Cooperative is warning its members about a scam trying to get money. The Hazen-based company said a customer reported a caller claiming to be a Roughrider Electric representative. The caller said the customer owed approximately $600 on her electric bill....
June 25, 2014 - 4:27pm
June 12, 2014
Callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers
Callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers People posing as Farm Service Agency agents are fraudulently requesting personal information from farmers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Callers identify themselves to farmers as Farm Loan Services representatives...
June 12, 2014 - 11:29pm
May 13, 2014
Officers warn of asphalt paving scam in Dickinson
As construction season starts to heat up in North Dakota, Dickinson Police officers are warning residents of an alleged construction scam after an anonymous tipster alerted authorities that so-called “gypsy pavers” are back in the area.
May 13, 2014 - 2:11pm
November 21, 2013
Mon-Dak customers being scammed
Montana-Dakota Utilities is warning its customers of a telephone scam that has surfaced in parts of its service territory, according to a release from the organization Thursday. The utility company is instructing customers who receive calls from an individual who states that service...
November 21, 2013 - 9:03pm