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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
'The complete package'
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
James "Jim" Danks
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
April 5, 2016
Fargo VA to get pilot program to improve care for vets
FARGO -- A pilot project at the Fargo VA Medical Center aims to cut down bureaucratic delays and confusion in scheduling appointments and care, according to Sen. John Hoeven. Hoeven announced Tuesday, April 5, that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs agreed to conduct a pilot...
April 5, 2016 - 10:04pm
June 30, 2014
Hoeven, VA director host roundtable to discuss veteran health-care concerns
A key piece of federal legislation expected to pass in the next several weeks could ease some of the red tape around local Veterans Affairs clinics...
June 30, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 27, 2014
Heitkamp, Hoeven to make separate visits to Dickinson on Monday
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., will be making separate stops in Dickinson on Monday. Heitkamp will speak at the opening of a new Univar oil and gas distribution center on 545 28th Avenue East at 10:45 a.m. She will later visit preschool and daycare...
June 27, 2014 - 11:39am
May 30, 2014
Brock: Veterans deserve more
On Friday, Eric Shinseki resigned as secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department after meeting face-to-face with President Barack Obama about mounting evidence of widespread misconduct and mismanagement at the agency’s vast network of medical facilities. His resignation came after...
May 30, 2014 - 6:12pm
May 27, 2014
Letter: Lisbon veteran’s home an example of positivity among VA criticisms
Kudos to the North Dakota Veteran’s Home in Lisbon! The Veteran’s Administration inspection was just completed and zero deficiencies were found. Both the VA survey team and the North Dakota state ombudsman had praise for the Veteran’s Home, saying that it is a “model facility...
May 27, 2014 - 11:40pm
May 24, 2014
Review team finds no problems at Fargo VA
FARGO — A review team has found no scheduling problems or irregularities at Fargo’s Veterans Affairs Hospital. President Barack Obama has ordered investigations at all VA hospitals in the wake of allegations that veterans may have died while awaiting care. “The team gave us...
May 24, 2014 - 10:14pm
October 12, 2013
Veterans await shutdown resolution
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two federal government shutdown episodes stand out for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz. One is families of military personnel killed in duty not receiving federal aid they were due.
October 12, 2013 - 12:00am
VA transportation initative set for 'highly rural' vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced a new initiative aimed at helping its population served in rural areas. In a release issued Wednesday by the VA, the organization stated that it intends to offer "new transportation services for those living in highly rural areas"...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
March 14, 2013
VA's growing backlog needs attention now
"Poor Ike," Harry Truman is said to have famously mused as he sat at his Oval Office desk and thought about Dwight Eisenhower, the legendary five-star general who was about to succeed him as president. "It won't be a bit like the army. He'll sit here and he'll say, 'Do this!' 'Do...
March 14, 2013 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Dickinson to get back veteran's clinic
Congressman Earl Pomeroy announced this morning that a new location has been chosen for a veteran's clinic in Dickinson. A contract with Great Plains Clinic, which served about 800 southwestern North Dakota veterans, ended May 1. Veterans then needed to get authorization from the...
June 15, 2010 - 10:33am
May 1, 2010
No words on VA clinic contract
An official at the Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center said there is no new information regarding a contract for a VA clinic in Dickinson following the expiration of the current contract. The current contract with Great Plains Clinic, PC in Dickinson, expired Friday, and Jack...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Some interest in VA contract
As the deadline for the closing of the Dickinson community-based outpatient clinic looms, a state Veterans Affairs official said Thursday there has been interest regarding the contract to provide veteran medical care. After Great Plains Clinic, PC in Dickinson chose not to renew...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 21, 2010
Dorgan meets with VA secretary about clinic
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., announced in a press release Tuesday he has spoken to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki about the impending closure of the Dickinson VA clinic. The community-based outpatient clinic's contract through Great Plains Clinic, PC expires...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Veterans may seek private care until new clinic opens
Two options were announced Tuesday for Dickinson-area veterans requiring medical care after May 1, following the announcement that the community-based...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Veteran's care up in the air
A local veteran's services office is being inundated with concerns about who will provide their medical services and one official says it could take months for new services to start. After community-based outpatient clinic Great Plains Clinic, PC in Dickinson chose not to renew its...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am