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City commissioners reject abatement pleas, move forward on recycling
School leaders share words of wisdom during annual convocation
Family, friends offer a few more details about missing Fargo woman
Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan as part of retooled strategy
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
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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
Dickinson Expo -- a day of shopping and fun
CHI St. Alexius Health Auxiliary to start new year
Storytelling -- an ageless art
Gardening by community
Helpers in the hospital
White Sox hold off Twins in opener of doubleheader
Miguel Sano's DH struggles could be a hurdle once healthy
Former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner getting first taste of NFL
Will Vikings RB Latavius Murray make preseason debut Sunday? 'Maybe,' coach says
UND will pull redshirt on freshman wide receiver
Port: North Dakota Democrats face fraction as upstart progressives want a split
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Love is an untidy, long story
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Wilfred John Fleck
Ervin B. Follmer
Charles "Buzz" Lynn Fulton
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
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April 12, 2017
County social services bill clears ND House
BISMARCK — A partisan debate over property tax policy erupted Wednesday between North Dakota House members over the framework of a pilot...
April 12, 2017 - 7:10pm
January 15, 2016
Keeping the hearth warm: State program provides heat security for low-income households
Winter may be warmer than usual this season, but those who fall more susceptible to the cold have some recourse for when the deep freeze strikes. The North Dakota Department of Human Services oversees the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, which helps North Dakotans...
January 15, 2016 - 7:22pm
January 12, 2016
Lawmakers question proposed state takeover of county social services costs
BISMARCK -– Legislation that shifted the cost of some social services in North Dakota from counties to the state has lowered property taxes as intended, but some lawmakers expressed reluctance Tuesday about a complete takeover and questioned whether the $150 million price tag is...
January 12, 2016 - 5:36pm
October 14, 2015
Police say mom called ambulance to take kids to school
FARGO – A Fargo mother is facing felony charges after she allegedly called 911 for an ambulance to take her children to school because of Monday's...
October 14, 2015 - 3:50pm
June 26, 2015
Police Blotter: Police recover small bag containing cocaine in hotel
Police recovered a small, blue bag filled with a controlled substance Tuesday morning at Quality Inn & Suites on the 70 block of Museum Drive West. According to reports, the bag was found on the floor and contained approximately 1.23 grams of cocaine, which law enforcement officials...
News/crime and courts
June 26, 2015 - 11:14pm
June 24, 2015
Man admits having sex with 16-year-old foster child
GRAND FORKS — A 30-year-old Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old foster child. Kerry Allison Knutson admitted to luring minors by computer and corruption or solicitation of minors, both Class C felonies,...
News/crime and courts
June 24, 2015 - 12:02am
June 4, 2015
Authorities investigate after infant severely injured at Fargo day care
WEST FARGO — Police are investigating after a 6-month-old boy was found not breathing at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo Monday. The parents of Owen Skodje said on his CaringBridge site Wednesday that the prognosis for their son to survive was dire and though he was on life...
News/crime and courts
June 4, 2015 - 10:57pm
May 9, 2015
Drug cases put strain on family services in Stark County
A growing drug problem in southwest North Dakota is putting a strain on social service providers, and Dickinson’s youngest residents are feeling the effects. Stark County Social Services reports its foster care caseload has doubled over the last year, the result of not only more...
May 9, 2015 - 9:33pm
April 12, 2015
What's Next? When out of a job, the choice to stay or leave
On Friday, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil traded at $47.75. A year ago, the monthly average was $98.20 a barrel. This dramatic...
April 12, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Dickinson’s Community Action Partnership receives another $1M in funding
WASHINGTON -- For the second time this year, the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson is receiving more than $1 million in federal funding for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs, North Dakota’s Congressional delegation announced Wednesday. The organization received...
March 11, 2015 - 6:27pm
December 5, 2014
Dalrymple proposes big shift with plan to fund county social services
BISMARCK — At Lakes Social Service District in Devils Lake, Rhonda Allery and her staff have seen reports of child abuse or neglect jump from 25 to 40 per month and the average number of foster cases rise from about 40 to 55 in recent years. But when budget time rolls around and...
December 5, 2014 - 9:47pm
March 1, 2014
Head of Spirit Lake social services staff resigns: Official says recruitment to reservation is impossible
FORT TOTTEN — The head of the Spirit Lake Nation’s embattled social services program has resigned after just six months on the job. Robert O’Keefe said it’s been next to impossible to recruit social workers to the reservation south of Devils Lake. “I came out here to kind...
March 1, 2014 - 1:16am
October 4, 2013
Spirit Lake social services cut to the bone
FORT TOTTEN -- Social workers at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation have been furloughed because of the federal government shutdown, causing concern among tribal officials and a U.S. senator. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs took over social services from the tribe a year ago after...
October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
August 10, 2013
State assistance for child care depends on family's income
Child care is a major issue for the North Dakota workforce. Many people, often moms, who want to work are forced into stay-at-home parenthood either because there is no child care available or because child care would cost more than what the job would net for the family. In an effort...
August 10, 2013 - 12:00am
September 23, 2012
Little Owl out as Spirit Lake social services director
GRAND FORKS -- Mark Little Owl, hired in mid-August by the Spirit Lake Tribe to restore its embattled social services department, will not continue...
September 23, 2012 - 12:00am