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December 2, 2014
Dickinson schools implement new lockdown procedure
Following two lockdown situations during the first half of this school year alone, the Dickinson Public School district has revised its lockdown...
December 2, 2014 - 6:14pm
October 29, 2014
Officials investigating report behind New England school lockdown
Hettinger County authorities are investigating the incident that led to the New England Public School's half-hour lockdown Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement received reports of an armed individual in the New England area at about noon Wednesday, Hettinger County Sheriff Sarah...
October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
October 14, 2014
High school next challenge for DPS
Less than a week after a $65 million bond referendum to fund a new middle school passed, the Dickinson Public School district is already looking to expand further. The next challenge facing the district will be to address the needs of the high school, administrators said during...
October 14, 2014 - 7:43pm
October 1, 2014
Our View: Dickinson residents should support school bond issue
Dickinson is growing and its schools are growing right along with it. Because of this, we believe residents should vote “Yes” Tuesday on the bond referendum to build a new middle school. The benefits of this $65 million bond issue far outweigh the negatives. This year, the Dickinson...
October 1, 2014 - 6:19pm
September 12, 2014
Our View: Centralized campus for Catholic schools makes sense
The Dickinson Catholic School system is on the right track as it continues to bounce back from a fire that destroyed parts of Trinity High School just six months ago. School is back in session, and construction and cleanup efforts continue at the same time as officials plan for the...
September 12, 2014 - 4:36pm
September 9, 2014
Mott-Regent School Board violated open meetings law
BISMARCK – The Mott-Regent School Board violated North Dakota’s open meetings law by discussing public business through email exchanges, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in an opinion Tuesday. Dustin Gawrylow, a conservative political activist, requested the opinion after...
September 9, 2014 - 2:24pm
August 26, 2014
Record year: Dickinson Public Schools breaks ’80s boom peak for student enrollment
At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, only hours before the new school year began, another family stopped by the Dickinson Public Schools administrative...
August 26, 2014 - 10:11pm
August 25, 2014
Our View: Take it slow as school resumes this week in Dickinson
Do you remember how excited and nervous you were for your first day of school? Every year was different, from kindergarten through high school. Then came the year you were old enough to ride your new bike and, years later, when you drove yourself to school for the first time. The...
August 25, 2014 - 6:14pm
August 23, 2014
Best Friends Mentoring Program sees drop in funding, demand in services
When Cynthia Terry moved from Texas to Dickinson with her family a year ago, it took a while for her twins, now 11, to adjust to their new city. "Our...
August 23, 2014 - 6:56pm
August 21, 2014
Heitkamp: A fresh start for North Dakota’s kids
As a parent of two children, I remember how exciting but also hectic the new school year can be — from buying school supplies to driving my daughter to swim practice to even making sure my kids remembered to zip up their backpacks before bounding out the front door to the school...
August 21, 2014 - 6:47pm
July 31, 2014
N.D. Land Board awards nearly $8M to oil-impacted schools
BISMARCK – The state Land Board awarded nearly $8 million Thursday to K-12 schools affected by oil and gas development in western North Dakota, while also providing $2 million to reconstruct the Killdeer airport’s runway, hangar and taxiway. The board, officially known as...
July 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 3, 2014
N.D. changes vaccine requirement from ‘middle school’ to seventh grade
BISMARCK -- Two vaccines that were required for North Dakota students entering “middle school” will now be required for students starting the seventh grade, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Thursday. Amy Schwartz, the department’s immunization surveillance...
April 3, 2014 - 2:22pm
March 31, 2014
Stuck in winter: March ends with blizzard, dumping nearly a foot of snow in southwest ND
March went out like a lion Monday in southwest North Dakota. An early spring blizzard brought life to a crawl much of the day after the area...
March 31, 2014 - 9:58pm
March 21, 2014
Board to consider special request for $11 million for Watford City school infrastructure
BISMARCK – Watford City leaders are asking the state Land Board to break routine and speed up grant dollars to help pay for infrastructure for a $50 million high school approved by voters last week. The Department of Trust Lands is recommending approval of the city’s special...
March 21, 2014 - 5:10pm
March 5, 2014
DPS expects more growth
Dickinson Public Schools expect to have a total student body of nearly 3,500 students at the beginning of next school year, an 8 percent increase and up about 300 from Saturday’s enrollment number. At a meeting of the Dickinson Public School Board Budget Committee on Wednesday...
March 5, 2014 - 10:19pm