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11 dead after duck boat sinks during storm near Branson, Missouri - at least 5 still missing
300 of more than 2,500 migrant children reunited as scramble underway to meet judge's deadline
Suspect in Minnesota prison guard's death witnessed his own mother's murder
Texas restaurant bans customer who left racist note to waiter
Coworkers vow to fight for more staff at Minnesota prison where guard was killed
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Wheat yield predictions show huge contrast to 2017 drought crop
Tech leaders say killer robots would be 'dangerously destabilizing' force in the world
Summit's new Soul: Minnesota brewer taps ND roots for new flavor
Amazon Prime Day shopping topped $4 billion, analyst estimates
North Dakota health department outlines plan for VW settlement money
place a business brief
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
ND wind companies required to plan ahead for restoring land
Lawmakers offer mixed views of Scott Pruitt's mark on EPA
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
Beyond Boone's: Sommelier helps broaden wine horizons
Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply
When it comes to politics, people are mad online like never before
A Virgin Mary statue has been 'weeping' olive oil. Church leaders can't explain it.
Cheery cherries: Galettes put in-season fruit into delicious individual pies
Francis sends 'em home: Walk-off homer caps ninth-inning comeback against Western Nebraska
NFL halts national anthem policy after talks with players union
Committee reverses course, will allow 3x3 OTs in college hockey
Upgrades in basketball never stop as Dexter Werner signs another international pro contract
UND men's basketball continues European trend with two international additions
Kindness can save lives
Commentary: Prairie Public’s antenna problem seems like Prairie Public’s problem
Commentary: Heidi Heitkamp’s political allies hire actors to play stereotypical 'cranky' and 'trusting' North Dakotans with accents
Commentary: Foolish environmental activists say they'll make Minnesota's Line 3 another #NoDAPL moment
Commentary: Bizarro world: Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp uses self-described Trump voter to defend her record on border security
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Wilfred "Willie" Anton
Melvin and Myong Bullinger
ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
New Rockford, N.D., woman celebrates 108th birthday
Rep. Josh Boschee
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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'It's on everybody': A look at child protection services in Fargo-Moorhead area following three child deaths
FARGO—Three children recently died within a 60-mile radius of here, allegedly at the hands of caregivers who should have protected them....
May 20, 2018 - 3:08pm
May 5, 2018
Community needs to see warning signs before crises hit, experts say: Following deaths of four, many ask what could have been done
GRAND FORKS — The deaths of four people in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday, May 3, has left a community wondering if more could have been done. Longtime social services and domestic violence experts Kate Kenna and Kristi Hall-Jiran weighed in this week on what individuals...
May 5, 2018 - 6:12pm
April 3, 2018
New Social Services building could cost $6 million
A new Stark County Social Services building could cost as much as $6 million. At Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Stark County Commissioners, JLG architect Isaac Karley made a presentation to commissioners on a potential addition to the facility on West 12th Street. The site was reviewed...
April 3, 2018 - 12:25pm
January 11, 2018
Social Services seeks to expand office space
Stark County Social Services in Dickinson is planning to expand its office space. The county agency needs more space at its 12th Street West location to better serve its clients and meet the demands of a growing population, Russ Hoff, social services board chairman, explained. "We're...
January 11, 2018 - 10:50pm
April 12, 2017
County social services bill clears ND House
BISMARCK — A partisan debate over property tax policy erupted Wednesday between North Dakota House members over the framework of a pilot...
April 12, 2017 - 7:10pm
January 15, 2016
Keeping the hearth warm: State program provides heat security for low-income households
Winter may be warmer than usual this season, but those who fall more susceptible to the cold have some recourse for when the deep freeze strikes. The North Dakota Department of Human Services oversees the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, which helps North Dakotans...
January 15, 2016 - 7:22pm
January 12, 2016
Lawmakers question proposed state takeover of county social services costs
BISMARCK -– Legislation that shifted the cost of some social services in North Dakota from counties to the state has lowered property taxes as intended, but some lawmakers expressed reluctance Tuesday about a complete takeover and questioned whether the $150 million price tag is...
January 12, 2016 - 5:36pm
October 14, 2015
Police say mom called ambulance to take kids to school
FARGO – A Fargo mother is facing felony charges after she allegedly called 911 for an ambulance to take her children to school because of Monday's...
October 14, 2015 - 3:50pm
June 26, 2015
Police Blotter: Police recover small bag containing cocaine in hotel
Police recovered a small, blue bag filled with a controlled substance Tuesday morning at Quality Inn & Suites on the 70 block of Museum Drive West. According to reports, the bag was found on the floor and contained approximately 1.23 grams of cocaine, which law enforcement officials...
June 26, 2015 - 11:14pm
June 24, 2015
Man admits having sex with 16-year-old foster child
GRAND FORKS — A 30-year-old Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old foster child. Kerry Allison Knutson admitted to luring minors by computer and corruption or solicitation of minors, both Class C felonies,...
June 24, 2015 - 12:02am
June 4, 2015
Authorities investigate after infant severely injured at Fargo day care
WEST FARGO — Police are investigating after a 6-month-old boy was found not breathing at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo Monday. The parents of Owen Skodje said on his CaringBridge site Wednesday that the prognosis for their son to survive was dire and though he was on life...
June 4, 2015 - 10:57pm
May 9, 2015
Drug cases put strain on family services in Stark County
A growing drug problem in southwest North Dakota is putting a strain on social service providers, and Dickinson’s youngest residents are feeling the effects. Stark County Social Services reports its foster care caseload has doubled over the last year, the result of not only more...
May 9, 2015 - 9:33pm
April 12, 2015
What's Next? When out of a job, the choice to stay or leave
On Friday, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil traded at $47.75. A year ago, the monthly average was $98.20 a barrel. This dramatic...
April 12, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Dickinson’s Community Action Partnership receives another $1M in funding
WASHINGTON -- For the second time this year, the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson is receiving more than $1 million in federal funding for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs, North Dakota’s Congressional delegation announced Wednesday.
March 11, 2015 - 6:27pm
December 5, 2014
Dalrymple proposes big shift with plan to fund county social services
BISMARCK — At Lakes Social Service District in Devils Lake, Rhonda Allery and her staff have seen reports of child abuse or neglect jump from 25 to 40 per month and the average number of foster cases rise from about 40 to 55 in recent years. But when budget time rolls around and...
December 5, 2014 - 9:47pm