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Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities
The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson. Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system. Dunn County Social Services to incur program cuts Dunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation. Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million. “So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1. ‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governor Three candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times. State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium. Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’ [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house. Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything. VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas. The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation. On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration. Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City. The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects. Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson. Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system. Dunn County Social Services to incur program cuts Dunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation. Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million. “So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1. ‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governor Three candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times. State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium. Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’
A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house. Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything. VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas. The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation. On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration. Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City. The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects. Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson. Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system. Dunn County Social Services to incur program cuts Dunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation. Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million. “So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1. ‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governor Three candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times. State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium. Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’ [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house. Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything. VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament
The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas. The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation. On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration. Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City. The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects. Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson. Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system. Dunn County Social Services to incur program cuts Dunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation. Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million. “So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1. ‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governor Three candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times. State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium. Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’ [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house. Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything. VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas. The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation. On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration. Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round
While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City. The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects. Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson. Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system. Dunn County Social Services to incur program cuts Dunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation. Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million. “So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1. ‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governor Three candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times. State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium. Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’ [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house. Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything. VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas. The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation. On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration. Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City. The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out
Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects. Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities
The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson.Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system.Dunn County Social Services to incur program cutsDunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services.Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation.Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million.“So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1.‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governorThree candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times.State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium.Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas.The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation.On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration.Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City.The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects.Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson.Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system.Dunn County Social Services to incur program cutsDunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services.Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation.Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million.“So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1.‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governorThree candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times.State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium.Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’
A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas.The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation.On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration.Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City.The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects.Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson.Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system.Dunn County Social Services to incur program cutsDunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services.Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation.Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million.“So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1.‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governorThree candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times.State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium.Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament
The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas.The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation.On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration.Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City.The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects.Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson.Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system.Dunn County Social Services to incur program cutsDunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services.Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation.Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million.“So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1.‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governorThree candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times.State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium.Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas.The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation.On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration.Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round
While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City.The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367138","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects.Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Emergency medical services could require overhaul to meet modern realities[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367133","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The North Dakota emergency medical services system may need to undergo a structural shift to cope with changes to the medical and cultural landscape, experts and stakeholders said Tuesday during a meeting in Dickinson.Tom Nehring, director of the division of EMS and trauma at the North Dakota Department of Health, said the current model for EMS has been in place for a little more than 40 years, and said volunteers have always been the “backbone” of the state’s rural delivery system.Dunn County Social Services to incur program cutsDunn County Social Services is facing cuts to a couple of its programs due to budgetary issues within the North Dakota Department of Human Services.Social worker Chantelle Kuntz appeared before the Dunn County Commission alongside new county director Melissa Pavlicek during a regular meeting Wednesday to explain the situation.Kuntz said the North Dakota Department of Human Service had overspent its budget in 2015 by 4 percent, or around $53.6 million.“So they are going to be cutting a lot of our programs,” she said, adding that it would take effect July 1.‘Lot of buzz’ around debate between GOP candidates for governorThree candidates competing for the Republican Party’s endorsement for governor will clash in a rare debate on a historic stage here Thursday, each aiming to distinguish himself as the leader to guide North Dakota through tumultuous economic times.State Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will square off at 7 p.m. at the 102-year-old Belle Mehus Auditorium.Man who shot Fargo officer warned ‘Get out of the area’[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367132","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Fargo man who died in a shootout with police last month that also left an officer dead warned authorities before the shooting began that he would hurt anyone who came close to his house.Marcus Schumacher also told police he would wait until everyone got "out of the area" before he did anything.VIDEO: Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball team selected for national tournament[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367134","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The time just couldn’t have moved faster for Janniqua Thomas.The Dickinson State senior forward was going to find out if her college basketball career was over or if her Blue Hawks had made nationals via at-large bid. So she waited in her coach’s office for four hours, waiting on the clock in anticipation.On Wednesday afternoon, her look of anxiety quickly became a face of exhilaration.Dickinson Trinity Titans girls basketball to play Watford City in physical rematch in Class B state tournament opening round[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2367135","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]While today might mark the opening round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament, it will be the second meeting this year between Dickinson Trinity and Watford City.The Titans (20-4) and Wolves (22-2) faced off Dec. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center with Trinity emerging as the victors 43-29. They’ll battle on the court again at noon today at the Alerus Center with Watford City as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.Police Blotter: Belfield vehicles’ windows shot out
Windows were reported to be shot out with what is believed to be a BB gun Sunday on Fourth Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in Belfield, the latter of which caused around $200 in damage. There are no suspects.

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