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Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission

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The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission.. The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application. Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years. Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson. Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development. 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close. Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday. Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston. After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games. Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission.. The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application. Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English
North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years. Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson. Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development. 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close. Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday. Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston. After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games. Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission.. The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application. Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years. Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern
Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson. Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development. 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close. Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday. Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston. After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games. Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission.. The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application. Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years. Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson. Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development. 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close. Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston
It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday. Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston. After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games. Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission.. The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application. Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday. Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years. Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson. Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development. 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close. Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday. Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston. After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games. Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint
Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission

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The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission..The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application.Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday.Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years.Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson.Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development.Teachers’ negotiations reach tentative conclusionAfter 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close.Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday.Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston.After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games.Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission..The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application.Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English
North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday.Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years.Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson.Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development.Teachers’ negotiations reach tentative conclusionAfter 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close.Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday.Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston.After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games.Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission..The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application.Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday.Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years.Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern
Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson.Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development.Teachers’ negotiations reach tentative conclusionAfter 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close.Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday.Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston.After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games.Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission..The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application.Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday.Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years.Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson.Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development.Teachers’ negotiations reach tentative conclusionAfter 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close.Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston
It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday.Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston.After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games.Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502521","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.Here’s some of our top stories from Wednesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Discussion on refinery near national park tabled by Billings County Commission[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502526","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]The topic of rezoning more than 700 acres of land for the proposed Davis Refinery project just a few miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota drew some quiet protests Tuesday morning in Medora at a meeting of the Billings County Commission..The Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans for a gasoline refinery was discussed only shortly before being tabled for future discussion to allow for greater development of plans to meet the conditions attached to the rezoning application.Baesler: ND replacing Common Core with new standards for math, English[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502525","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]North Dakota teachers will rewrite the state’s math and English standards in the coming months to replace the politically charged Common Core standards and set “clear and high expectations for all students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday.Public schools have used the current standards, developed in 2008 and based on Common Core, for the past three to six years.Baesler said she hopes to have new standards “written by North Dakotans, for North Dakotans” completed by early next year and in place for the 2017-18 school year. Rural development’s gravel roads a concern[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502523","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting at the county courthouse that something must be done to alleviate gravel road problems in the seven-home community. Al Heiser stood beside rural resident Mathew Rothstein as they spoke about road concerns in the Bakken Estates development located off Highway 10 about 10 miles east of Dickinson.Rothstein showed the commission several photos he took of deep washouts -- some as deep as 5 feet -- alongside gravel roads within the development.Teachers’ negotiations reach tentative conclusionAfter 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 ratify the negotiated contract for the 2016-17 school year by May 10. Smith said the teachers felt like they “conceded a lot” in the course of the negotiations, but were ultimately glad to bring things to a close.Dickinson High baseball triumphs in wild doubleheader against Williston[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2502522","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","width":"180"}}]]It looked for a time like Dickinson High’s offensive fortunes had reversed midway through its West Region doubleheader on Tuesday.Rather, the Midgets’ hitting just took a while to show up in the second game against Williston.After collecting eight hits and winning 11-1 in the first game, Dickinson found itself trailing 7-1 through four and a half innings. But in the bottom half of the fifth, the Midgets exploded for nine runs on four hits - and were aided by four Williston errors - to take a 10-7 advantage. The Midgets (15-3, 15-3 West Region) went on to win 12-10 to sweep the two games.Police Blotter: Two buildings reportedly vandalized by spray paint
Police discovered early Monday morning that the Rocky Butte Park bathroom shelter, which had recently been refurbished with siding, had been vandalized by a spray painter.

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