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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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
State Board of Higher Education
April 29, 2015
Legislature passes higher ed budget with 2.5 percent tuition cap; other provisions focus on deferred maintenance
BISMARCK - North Dakota legislators agreed to cap tuition increases at 2.5 percent Tuesday morning as part of this year's higher education budget bill. The House passed the bill, which includes more than $876 million in general fund appropriations--down from $896 million last...
April 29, 2015 - 4:16am
April 14, 2015
Senate confirms retiring superintendent for State Board of Higher Education
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Senate confirmed retiring Hazen schools superintendent Michael Ness to a four-year term on the State Board of Higher...
April 14, 2015 - 5:58pm
April 9, 2015
SBHE committee talks about adding cyber security program at UND
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education Academic and Student Affairs Committee discussed adding and changing a handful of academic...
April 9, 2015 - 6:32pm
DSU presidential search committee assembled
The North Dakota University System announced Thursday the chair and 11 members of a search committee that will assist in identifying candidates...
April 9, 2015 - 6:16pm
March 19, 2015
Other Views: Don’t close chancellor discussion
The cool reception that greeted a bill to close state Board of Higher Education discussions about hiring and firing the North Dakota University System chancellor was justified, even if a few of the chilly legislators were merely indulging their chronic higher ed animosity. That absurd...
March 19, 2015 - 8:06pm
March 17, 2015
Senate confirms Stemen, Hacker for State Board of Higher Education
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Senate unanimously confirmed Nicholas Hacker of Bismarck and Greg Stemen of Fort Ransom to four-year terms on the State Board of Higher Education on Tuesday. Gov. Jack Dalrymple appointed the two men to the board in January. Hacker is president...
March 17, 2015 - 7:52pm
March 13, 2015
Higher ed panel OKs NDUS' 2015 Student Affordability Report
BISMARCK - The cost of attending college in North Dakota increased in the last year, and students are continuing to accumulate more debt. This data comes from the North Dakota University System's 2015 Student Affordability Report, which was approved by the State Board of Higher...
March 13, 2015 - 7:59pm
March 3, 2015
Higher ed board approves sale of Foundation apartments to DSU
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Board of Higher Education approved Dickinson State University’s proposal to seek revenue bonds to purchase three residential apartments from the Dickinson State University Foundation. Sean Smith, a Bismarck attorney appointed as receiver to control...
March 3, 2015 - 9:24pm
February 27, 2015
North Dakota college presidents could be forced to undergo 360 reviews
BISMARCK – Public university presidents in North Dakota won’t face comprehensive 360-degree reviews in upcoming performance evaluations, but they might have to under a bill that’s already passed the House. At a meeting of the state Board of Higher Education on Thursday,...
February 27, 2015 - 9:09pm
SBHE to discuss DSU Foundation assets on Tuesday
BISMARCK -- A North Dakota Board of Higher Education meeting that ran late on Thursday will continue on Tuesday. Board members tabled a motion to authorize Dickinson State University to issue revenue bonds to acquire three student housing units from the DSU Foundation. The attempt...
February 27, 2015 - 9:08pm
February 23, 2015
GOP senators defeat bill on college students’ contact information
BISMARCK – The phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses of students at North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities will remain open records after state senators killed a bill Monday prompted by a Republican-friendly ad agency’s actions last election season. Senators...
February 23, 2015 - 3:32pm
SBHE begins search for new chancellor
BISMARCK — Applications are currently being accepted for the North Dakota University System’s next chancellor. The new chancellor will replace Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen, who has served in the position since June 2013 when the State Board of Higher Education controversially...
January 23, 2015 - 12:47am
January 21, 2015
Skogen: Privacy change would improve NDUS evaluations
BISMARCK — A bill proposing a less-open hiring process and performance evaluations for the higher education chancellor and university presidents was debated Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2134, which relates to the chancellor and presidential...
January 21, 2015 - 6:54pm
January 13, 2015
Majority leader: Senate’s integrity ‘on the line’ in higher ed board confirmations
BISMARCK – Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says “the integrity of the Senate is on the line” in upcoming confirmation hearings for State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich and another board member, after a string of controversies within the North...
January 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
December 22, 2014
University presidents won’t get to vote on chancellor
BISMARCK — As the state Board of Higher Education moves forward in its search for a new chancellor, university presidents have a say, but not a vote. That’s a change from previous search committees, and also from the original proposal for this one, which would have included four...
December 22, 2014 - 8:12pm