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Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of 9/11 bill
Health Dept. spokeswoman resigns over 'rather inappropriate' tweets posted during presidential debate
Blotter: Two Dickinson residents arrested for criminal trespassing
U.S. strike on Islamic State in Afghanistan kills 21
MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area
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Whiting CEO: Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Midgets volleyball takes care of Saints in four sets
Trinity pulls away from Beulah for sweep
Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
DSU volleyball tops South Dakota Mines
Reeve: Best team ever for U.S. at Ryder Cup?
Port: One of these idiots its going to be president
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
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James "Jim" Basic
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
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
May 13, 2012
Blazing a new path: Mother ends cycle of abuse to reunite with her children
FARGO -- Sarah Bath can't imagine what the child protective services worker thought. But ever since she'd been in treatment for substance abuse,...
May 13, 2012 - 12:00am