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Press Pass: Patterson Lake residents face hefty fee increases, Dickinson mayor will not seek re-election, police blotter

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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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases
Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location. Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself. “I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said. Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government. “It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.” ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity. “I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee. Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great. But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose. “I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo. Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad. Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions. “They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.” Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location. Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself. “I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said. Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election
Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government. “It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.” ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity. “I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee. Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great. But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose. “I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo. Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad. Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions. “They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.” Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location. Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself. “I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said. Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government. “It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.” ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity. “I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee. Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable
As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great. But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose. “I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo. Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad. Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions. “They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.” Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location. Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself. “I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said. Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government. “It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.” ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity. “I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee. Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great. But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose. “I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo. Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors
Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad. Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions. “They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.” Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location. Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself. “I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said. Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government. “It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.” ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possible North Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity. “I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee. Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great. But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose. “I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo. Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad. Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions. “They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.” Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized
An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases
Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location.Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself.“I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said.Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government.“It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.”ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possibleNorth Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity.“I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee.Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great.But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose.“I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo.Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad.Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions.“They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.”Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location.Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself.“I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said.Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election
Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government.“It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.”ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possibleNorth Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity.“I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee.Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great.But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose.“I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo.Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad.Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions.“They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.”Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location.Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself.“I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said.Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government.“It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.”ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possibleNorth Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity.“I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee.Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable
As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great.But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose.“I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo.Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad.Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions.“They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.”Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location.Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself.“I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said.Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government.“It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.”ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possibleNorth Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity.“I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee.Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great.But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose.“I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo.Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors
Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad.Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions.“They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.”Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394263","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.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? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.Hike by the lake: Patterson Lake homeowners face hefty Bureau of Reclamation fee increases[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394257","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Ray Ann Kilen, a homeowner who pays a permit fee to the Bureau of Reclamation each year to live beside Patterson Lake, has deep roots in the location.Kilen said her parents bought land on the lake in 1983 and built on it. Since then, Kilen has bought, built on and sold multiple lots on the lake for herself.“I’ve been out here about 23 years, I guess,” she said.Dickinson Mayor Jackson won't seek re-election [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394261","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Gene Jackson, Dickinson mayor and City Commission president, will not seek re-election when his term expires in June, opening up yet another seat at the head table of the city’s government.“It’s something I have enjoyed thoroughly the last eight years and, in another place and time, maybe I would run again,” Jackson said of his time on the commission. “But for personal and family reasons, I’m not going to do it right now.”ND tax revenues fall short of lower forecast again; more budget cuts possibleNorth Dakota tax revenues fell short of lowered expectations for the second straight month in February, raising the prospect of another round of budget cuts and prompting a warning from an industry official Tuesday that the worst is yet to come as slumping crude prices continue to stall activity.“I think it’s going to be more dramatic than what we’ve seen, and the next round’s going to be rough,” North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness told the Legislature’s interim Government Finance Committee.Democrat sees governor’s race as ‘uphill battle’ but winnable[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394259","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]As a Democrat running for governor in a state that has voted Republican in every gubernatorial election since 1992 and every presidential election since 1968, Marvin Nelson knows the pundits will probably say his chances for success aren’t great.But the state representative from Rolla isn’t in it to lose.“I’m not fooling myself in thinking that suddenly I’m going to be pulling 70, 80 percent in the polls,” Nelson said in advance of officially announcing his candidacy Wednesday at stops in Bismarck and Fargo.Scout squad experience as freshmen paying off for Dickinson Trinity’s seniors[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2394262","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Zach Kubas vividly remembers his freshman year practices as a member of Dickinson Trinity’s scout squad.Taking on the likes of 6-foot-7 Jesse Kubik and 6-foot-3 Isiah Binstock, it was not an easy transition from their freshman team sessions.“They were both all-region players, and it showed us what we need to work on and what it takes to be successful varsity players,” Kubas said. “They kind of kicked our butts around.”Police Blotter: Vehicle reportedly heavily vandalized
An individual reported Saturday evening that his vehicle on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue Southeast had its windshield broken, a tire slashed, sugar poured into the gas tank and its surface scratched. The man said an ex-girlfriend might be a suspect. Though a garage estimate has yet to be made, Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department estimated the damage to be at least $5,000.

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