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GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories, still cutting jobs
UPDATE: DAPL protest occurs Monday with 3 arrested, some say in response to MLK Day
Minnesota nun and former ND teacher who wrote to murderers dies at age 106
In SD, Yankton Sioux police consider cutting 911
Oilfield workers receive checks for unpaid wages from industry donor
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Blue Hawks men’s hoops edges Vikings
Dickinson State women’s basketball tops Valley City
Introspective off days are key to Karl-Anthony Towns' improvement
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
BENSON: A monarchy in America
OMDAHL: A high tech governor offers great promise
Port: NDDOT attaches ridiculous fiscal note to bill to increase speed limit
Port: The Ringling Brothers Circus has a monument in North Dakota
Always in Season: House sparrows present a mystery
Thomas F. Murtha
Shirley A. Dvorak
Hilma K. Sargent
Kim F. Krull
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
Burgum releases budget plan to legislative leaders calling for more cuts than Dalrymple
May 23, 2016
School board agrees to reimburse district specialists
The Dickinson Public School Board agreed at a special meeting held Monday evening to grant some additional reimbursements to address grievances presented by a set of specialists employed by the district.
May 23, 2016 - 10:43pm
May 3, 2016
Dickinson teachers' negotiations reach tentative conclusion
After a meeting that ran nearly an hour over its time limit, the latest round of teacher negotiations reached a tentative conclusion Monday night. Dickinson Education Association President Lyle Smith said the teachers' bargaining group was "pleased with the outcome" and could possibly...
May 3, 2016 - 10:53am
April 29, 2016
Dickinson Education Association makes package proposal at teachers' negotiation
The latest round of the Dickinson teachers' negotiations came to an early close Thursday after the Dickinson Education Association made a proposal to address all remaining agenda items. "We want you to know we're not here asking for the bank," said DEA negotiator and Dickinson High...
April 29, 2016 - 5:43pm
January 4, 2016
More than 200 North Dakota teacher positions still unfilled after ‘community experts’ program falls flat
BISMARCK – Halfway through the school year, more than 200 teaching jobs remain vacant in North Dakota’s public schools after a “community experts” pilot program aimed at easing the state’s teacher shortage failed to fill a single slot. State Superintendent of Public Instruction...
January 4, 2016 - 3:18pm
November 12, 2015
N.D. teacher shortage spreads statewide
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota teacher licensing board learned Thursday that the shortage of teachers in North Dakota extends well beyond the Oil Patch. And while rural school districts have plenty of vacancies, urban ones also had unfilled positions when the school year started,...
November 12, 2015 - 11:25pm
October 15, 2015
New teachers’ contract ratified by school board Thursday, will be distributed to district’s teachers
The Dickinson Public School Board ratified the newly negotiated teachers’ contract at a special meeting Thursday at the district’s Central Administration Office. Assistant Superintendent Vince Reep set out shortly after the meeting to distribute the new contracts to the district’s...
October 15, 2015 - 11:17pm
October 5, 2015
Omdahl: Why the teacher shortage is here to stay
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler moved quickly to deal with the state’s 200-teacher...
October 5, 2015 - 6:52pm
October 1, 2015
Harrisburg teachers tell students the school will be stronger because of shooting
HARRISBURG, S.D. -- Harrisburg High School sophomore Kira Snow hid in a closet in a photography classroom Wednesday after it came over the public...
October 1, 2015 - 11:48pm
September 24, 2015
Dickinson teachers and school board reach tentative contract agreement, await ratification
A tentative teacher contract agreement was reached Thursday morning between the bargaining teams from the Dickinson Public School Board and the Dickinson Education Association. The sides signed off on items regarding grievance procedure and payment for work hours completed beyond...
September 24, 2015 - 2:28pm
September 10, 2015
Teacher negotiations extended; no compromise yet on grievance procedure
Dickinson Public School teacher negotiations have been extended as teams stalled over grievance procedure, the sole remaining issue without agreement by the Thursday morning meeting. Dickinson Education Association representatives held to their bargaining position of requesting...
September 10, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 28, 2015
Dalrymple will approve ‘community experts’ to address teacher shortage, spokesman says
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to sign a policy allowing school districts to hire “community experts” for hard-to-fill positions for the 2015-16 academic year, a spokesman said Friday. The state’s Education Standards and Practices Board met via conference call late...
August 28, 2015 - 11:27am
August 26, 2015
Governor seeks changes to proposed ‘community expert’ policy aimed at teacher shortage
BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has asked the state’s teacher licensing board to make changes to a proposed policy that would allow school districts to hire “community experts” for hard-to-fill teaching positions. The proposed changes were sent to the Education...
August 26, 2015 - 12:13pm
August 25, 2015
Dickinson teachers, school board agree on tentative salary schedule
A tentative salary schedule agreement was made in the Dickinson teacher negotiations Tuesday at the district’s Central Administration Office. It would see an average salary increase of 5.5 percent across the board, with the average pay of a beginning teacher adjusted to $43,920. The...
August 25, 2015 - 11:59pm
Dickinson teachers, school board agree on tentative salary schedule
A tentative salary schedule agreement was made in the Dickinson teacher negotiations Tuesday at the district's Central Administration Office. It would see an average salary increase of 5.5 percent across the board, with the average pay of a beginning teacher adjusted to $43,920. The...
August 25, 2015 - 10:19pm
August 14, 2015
As governor mulls ‘community experts,’ transition program puts teachers-to-be in classroom right away
BISMARCK — As North Dakota’s teachers union raises concerns that a proposed rule allowing school districts to hire “community experts” for hard-to-fill positions will lower standards, a program more than a decade old has allowed college grads interested in going back to school...
August 14, 2015 - 11:04pm