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Press Pass: Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson, Killdeer storm causes significant damage to cropland

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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. Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson

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The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather.   Killdeer storm causes significant damage to cropland Weekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets. Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670302","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage. The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director. Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670304","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.   Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old. 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. Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670300","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather.   Killdeer storm causes significant damage to cropland Weekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets. Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board
A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage. The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director. Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670304","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.   Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old. 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. Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670300","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather.   Killdeer storm causes significant damage to cropland Weekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets. Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670302","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage. The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director. Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker
An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.   Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old. 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.Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson

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The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather. Killdeer storm causes significant damage to croplandWeekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets.Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670302","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage.The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director.Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670304","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.  Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old.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.Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670300","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather. Killdeer storm causes significant damage to croplandWeekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets.Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board
A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage.The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director.Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670304","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.  Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old.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.Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670300","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The recent severe storms in western North Dakota wreaked devastation on both properties and animals. Birds in the area have been left vulnerable with high winds and large hail ripping through their habitat. Aaron Robinson, upland game management supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said this is a natural part of the ecosystem and discouraged people from interacting with animals injured by the weather. Killdeer storm causes significant damage to croplandWeekend storms in Killdeer caused significant damage to nearby farms, including causing one farmer losing about 1,000 acres of hay and cropland. Mike Stroh, a Killdeer rancher and farmer who lives a couple miles south of town, said Sunday evening’s storm -- which slammed Killdeer with winds as high as 70 mph and hail more than 3 inches in diameter -- caused damage to his home and crops. Stroh said he has about 5,000 acres of land and about 1,000 of that is hay and cropland dedicated to oats and millets.Dickinson principal to lead N.D. teacher licensing board [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2670302","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A Dickinson elementary school principal will take over Wednesday as executive director of North Dakota’s teacher licensing board at a time when the state is updating its education standards and collecting data to determine the extent of its teacher shortage.The Education Standards and Practices Board hired Rebecca Pitkin to replace Janet Welk, who will retire in December after 18 years as director.Pitkin has been principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson since July 2012. Before that, she was an associate professor of education at Dickinson State University for about six years. Alleged sexual abuse victim testifies against Gregory Decker
An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime.  Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old.

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