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Grand Forks man sentenced for rape, assault
Missing teen found dead near rural western South Dakota home
DMS students win at National History Day
Opioid manufacturers, marketers targeted in new round of ND lawsuits
Suicide bombers kill at least 30 in northeastern Nigeria
crime and courts
nation and world
Trump's $16 billion farm bailout criticized at the WTO
New central South Dakota ethanol plant reaches full speed
A teenager didn't come home. An iPhone app led her mother to a ravine
As insulin costs soar, American diabetics drive to Canada
Next-generation wireless: Will some areas be left behind when 5G arrives in region?
place a business brief
Port: North Dakota Democratic party: 'Coal is no longer a viable source of energy'
The U.S. becomes top oil producer globally -- The economic and educational cost of oil in the Bakken
Federal judge declares Trump's push to open up Arctic, Atlantic oceans to drilling illegal
Report: Unsafe levels of coal ash contamination found in North Dakota groundwater
New Energy presses on with ND cellulosic ethanol plant plans
A camp of faith and friendships; Camp ReCreation underway at Richardton
It's time for the Medora Car Show
A column: The stars aligned that day
Vintage Market visits Dickinson; vendors display anything old, unusual or reclaimed
The Monday Mark: Bring Your Dog to Work Day can be fun — if you plan ahead
Moo-ving and grooving: Badlands continues dominant run with win over Fremont
Porcello, Red Sox blank Twins
Berger's walk-off fuels Roughriders in series win over Glendive
Montana extends Badlands Bowl dominance with blowout over North Dakota
DHS’s Yoder competes at New Balance Nationals Outdoor
Port: Heitkamp preaches moderation to national Dems even as state party moves further left
Port: Jon Stewart and his sanctimony are a lot of what’s wrong in American politics today
Plain Talk Podcast: Senator Kevin Cramer says political attacks on North Dakota company could scare off bidders for federal contracts
Bender: Everything's just fine with our gun laws, thank you
Commentary: Down on the farm, core values grow
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New weightlifting studio sees early success
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New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
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July 1, 2016
Roughrider Commission prepares to say goodbye to DSU rodeo grounds
After 28 years, the Roughrider Days Fair and Expo is on its final ride in the Dickinson State University rodeo grounds.
July 1, 2016 - 10:47pm
May 3, 2016
Rural development’s gravel roads a concern
Stark County’s road superintendent and a homeowner at a rural development north of Gladstone told county commissioners Tuesday during their...
May 3, 2016 - 6:46pm
October 31, 2015
Rodeo moving out of Dickinson to make way for TR library
Now that the Dickinson State University rodeo grounds has been chosen as the site for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, area rodeo fans may have to ride a little farther to get to future events. The DSU rodeo team, which makes regular use of the outdoor arena...
October 31, 2015 - 10:04pm
July 3, 2015
Fairgrounds south of Dickinson in motion for completion next year
Frank Klein of the Stark County Fair Board said a longtime project, an official Stark County fairgrounds, is once again beginning to gain traction toward some type of completion. “It’s starting to move,” Klein said. “It’s a slow process.” The fairgrounds are in the works...
July 3, 2015 - 1:12am
January 8, 2015
After another stumble, Stark Co. fairgrounds project moves forward
The Stark County fairgrounds project appears to have overcome another setback, and the Fair Board in charge will soon request bids for the overall contracting of the project. Decades in the making, the project got a boost last year when the Stark County Park Board approved spending...
January 8, 2015 - 9:15pm
December 1, 2014
City amends future land use map: Stark County fairgrounds get go-ahead for rezoning
A proposed Stark County fairgrounds can now move forward in its plans after the Dickinson City Commission approved an amendment to the city’s future land use map. In a unanimous vote Monday night, the commission passed an ordinance amending the future land use designation...
December 1, 2014 - 10:20pm
April 30, 2014
Legality of Stark County fairgrounds LLC in question following meeting
The Stark County state’s attorney has raised concerns over the legality of a public-private LLC being formed to develop the county’s fairgrounds. Park Board President Arnie Binek conveyed attorney Tom Henning’s concerns during the county Fair Association’s Wednesday night...
April 30, 2014 - 11:11pm
April 28, 2014
DSU leaves ‘Badlands Events Center’ LLC
Dickinson State University has left the board of governors for a planned Stark County fairgrounds and events center. A revised operating agreement removes DSU, “who essentially resigned from that position,” from the list of governors of the soon-to-be-incorporated Badlands...
April 28, 2014 - 6:19pm
May 10, 2013
Fairground site for Stark County 'on the road'
The Stark County Park Board will grant the fair association two easements onto 34 acres of frontage property the county owns west of Fairway Street that will go up for sale. "We finally got this on the road," said Arnie Binek with the Stark County Park Board after the board approved...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Stark County Park Board puts 34 acres in Dickinson up for bid
The Stark County Park Board unanimously agreed during its meeting Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse to put 34 acres of frontage property the county owns up for sale near the site of the new hospital west of Fairway Street, in order to give all developers a chance to purchase...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
Stark County fairgrounds talk tabled again
The Stark County Fair Association hit another snag in its attempt to build a fairgrounds Tuesday when the Park Board tabled a request for a nearly 35-acre parcel of property for a fairgrounds. The request for an easement that would have given the Fair Board access to the property...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Medora man's wallet returned after 33 years
After four or five years of taking care of the Golden Valley County Fairgrounds in Beach, Bob "Trapper Bob" Schmeling discovered a treasure waiting...
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Feeling left out: Stark County Fair Association making plans for fairgrounds; Stark County Park Board in the dark
Stark County Park Board commissioners are oblivious to how close the area is to seeing new fairgrounds, a Stark County Fair Association member said Thursday. SCFA member Frank Klein added that he butted heads with commissioners when they considered spending more than $740,000 on...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
March 16, 2012
Fair association, county commissioners square off
Stark County Fair Association members maintain they have the clout to move Dickinson's fairgrounds where they see fit, but county commissioners believe the public should have a say in the matter. SCFA members Bernie Marsh and Frank Klein informed commissioners last week of the association's...
March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2010
More setbacks with fair plans
Seven of 14 members of the Stark County Fair Association resigned recently, but existing members intend to push on with developing a fairgrounds complex. The resignations are one of many setbacks the Fair Association has encountered with the project since land west of Dickinson was...
November 7, 2010 - 12:00am