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'I been watching you': A child killer taunted little girls with terrifying notes, police say. After 30 years, DNA led to an arrest.
Baby dies from 'lethal combination of drugs' hours after his mother breastfed him, police say
The Midwest eases its Trump swoon and flirts again with Democratic candidates
A 71-year-old Florida man tied a gun to a weather balloon to fake his own murder, police say
Jaguar escapes zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals
crime and courts
nation and world
Unhealthy burden: Steep medical bills can add stress to periods of bad health
It's not your imagination: airline restrooms are getting smaller
After Deepwater Horizon, a new BP emerges
Northrop Grumman CEO will step down
SD wheat being harvested even as crops still being planted
place a business brief
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
ND wind companies required to plan ahead for restoring land
Lawmakers offer mixed views of Scott Pruitt's mark on EPA
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
To reduce waste, try this instead of that
How to transform a bakery croissant into something marvelous
Study finds decrease in early deaths in ND
Volcano stops student mission trip in tracks
She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits into an unbelievably small jar
Fernando Rodney works early, then flies to Miami to become U.S. citizen
Twins top Rays thanks to Dozier's walk-off grand slam
France lifts second World Cup after winning classic final
Kim pours it on, wins John Deere Classic by eight shots
VAR plays key role in World Cup final, but was it the way FIFA intended?
Commentary: The subtle deception we all face
Commentary: Summer 'movecation' is no holiday
Commentary: Are capricious state regulators contributing to ND's child care shortage?
Even in dark times, hang on to hope
Commentary: New Cramer ad features President Trump riding herd on Senator Heidi Heitkamp
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Leo J. Kuntz
Edward E. Dvorak
Melvin and Myong Bullinger
ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
New Rockford, N.D., woman celebrates 108th birthday
Rep. Josh Boschee
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
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Department of Health
June 13, 2018
Davis Refinery permit approved, Meridian faces potential appeals
BISMARCK—An air quality permit has been issued for an oil refinery that has drawn opposition for its proximity to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Wednesday, June 13. But Meridian Energy is facing potential appeals or legal challenges...
June 13, 2018 - 6:47pm
May 2, 2018
Income eligibility raised for ND families with children with special medical needs
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health has announced new income levels for children who receive special health services. Income levels have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels, according to a news release. Effective Tuesday, a family of four will be...
May 2, 2018 - 10:44am
March 1, 2018
N.D. kindergarten vaccination rates increase
BISMARCK—North Dakota kindergarten vaccinations rates continue to rise. The North Dakota Department of Health's 2017-18 kindergarten immunization rates have remained at about 94 percent for all required vaccines, the department reported Thursday, March 1, in a news release....
March 1, 2018 - 5:30pm
January 12, 2018
Flu hospitalizations spike across N.D.
BISMARCK—North Dakota hospitals are responding to a spike in flu-related visits in recent weeks, mirroring a current nationwide trend and...
January 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
November 19, 2017
Oilfield waste facility proposed for McKenzie County in western ND
BISMARCK — Officials in McKenzie County say they want to better understand the risks of a proposed oilfield waste facility that would involve...
November 19, 2017 - 5:50pm
September 16, 2017
North Dakota Health Department wrongfully demoted longtime employee, administrative law judge says
BISMARCK - North Dakota Department of Health officials “wrongfully demoted” a longtime microbiologist two years ago, an administrative law...
September 16, 2017 - 8:43am
August 24, 2017
Interest intensifies as administrative rules for ND medical marijuana finalized
BISMARCK — Interest is growing in dispensing medical marijuana as the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Medical Marijuana...
August 24, 2017 - 8:22pm
August 2, 2017
147 page report outlines violations by Hettinger nursing home
Residents of Western Horizons Care Center, a nursing home in Hettinger, are in "immediate jeopardy," according to a report issued in early June by the North Dakota Department of Health and made public Friday. The 147-page report cited 37 violations of Health Department code that included...
August 2, 2017 - 7:44pm
June 24, 2016
Fired employee who filed sexual harassment claim sues ND Health Department for retaliation
BISMARCK – A North Dakota Department of Health employee who was fired after complaining about sexual harassment in the workplace is suing the agency in federal court for retaliation, and a $40,000 settlement was reached with another employee who claimed age discrimination and retaliation....
June 24, 2016 - 4:54pm
May 4, 2016
GFH: Too little enforcement of Bakken wastewater rules
Sure, compliance is better than enforcement when it comes to environmental law, as the North Dakota Department of Health declares. When oil drillers ship their product without spilling it and safely dispose of fracking wastewater and other byproducts as well, that’s terrific. The...
May 4, 2016 - 12:08am
February 24, 2016
McKenzie County landfill could be first to take radioactive waste under new ND rules
WILLISTON, N.D. – An oilfield landfill south of Williston is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under...
February 24, 2016 - 2:29pm
Department of Health responds to brine spill in Dunn County
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is responding to a spill involving 6,258 gallons of brine released from a pipeline in Dunn County. The department was notified Tuesday that 149 barrels of brine -- a byproduct of oil and gas production -- was released from a pipeline...
February 24, 2016 - 9:48am
January 15, 2016
Autopsies drop in ND for first time since ’07
BISMARCK –- After a steep rise that forced North Dakota to provide more help to the state medical examiner, the number of autopsies performed in North Dakota fell last year for the first time since 2007, a trend expected to continue because of the slowdown in oil activity. Department...
January 15, 2016 - 4:17pm
August 26, 2015
Letter to the editor: Dept. of Health chose oil finances over health of North Dakotans
David Glatt, the North Dakota Department of Health and the state Health Council chose oil’s finances over the health and safety of western North Dakota’s residents and the value of water, air, land and wildlife. By raising picocurie limits, the Department of Health spit in the...
August 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
August 15, 2015
Survey aims to see if agencies adequately support LGBT needs
FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Health said this week it is conducting a survey to see if agencies which support victims of domestic violence and rape are doing enough to meet the needs of LGBT people. "It is important for the health department to learn where and what the...
August 15, 2015 - 11:49pm