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For its second year in a row, the Dickinson Press has been named one of the top newspapers by circulation class in North Dakota. Beating out a host of talented and quality publications, the Dickinson Press snagged a first-place win in the general excellence category of the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
A Killdeer teen has been named a finalist for a prestigious North Dakota FFA award, the culmination of years of work raising cattle. "It's an extremely high honor to get this far. It's been one of my goals since I started my Supervised Agricultural Experience, and really got into the cattle industry, to apply for the Star Farmer program and become a finalist," Iris Dukart said. "It's very rewarding because it shows how much my work has taken me and is kind of a reward for all those long hours I've put in."
In the last days of the recent legislative session, a curious line item was slipped into an appropriations bill, Senate Bill 2004. This item made a change to the rules governing the state auditor's office, specifically requiring that the auditor get permission from a legislative committee before starting any performance audits.
Construction on the physical Davis Refinery is slow going — Meridian Energy Group CEO Bill Prentice acknowledges that. It's not going as fast as they'd hoped. "(It's) a little slower. A lot of the litigation associated with the permits has slowed us down, but it's not going to stop this," Prentice said. "We keep winning. Any time we win there's an appeal, so that's frustrating. There's a point at which the state supreme court will say 'enough is enough.' There's no new facts ... they're just trying to slow us down."
Steven Davenport walks backward into the sharp branches of a row of pine trees, so to avoid sharp branches poking his eyes. The tangles of grass at his feet are visibly strewn with pieces of paper, a soda bottle and the king of the heap: the jagged remnants of a plastic milk jug.
Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, masterminded some amendments to the governor's office budget that recently passed the House and Senate, amendments that ensure a path for state funding for the operation and maintenance of a proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Medora.
The City of Dickinson is fixing a hole where the rain gets in — and replacing the whole roof while they're at it. "We had some leakage issues this spring. Looking into it, we realized it was the original roof from 1999 ... those flat roofs, they can last 15 to 20 years, but 15 is a pretty good shift and we were lucky to get 20," Todd Fisher, interim chief facility operator, said. "For the most part, it followed pipes into the mechanical rooms, so we never had much damage in terms of the building. We were lucky there."
Lincoln Elementary celebrated its annual "Grandparents and Special Friends Day" on Wednesday, encouraging students to invite their grandparents, guardians or special friends to come and take part in learning, lunch and the library. Through on this day, the library hosted the most exciting school event of all: the Scholastic Book Fair.
Forum Communications today appointed Bob Carruth, a long-time media executive, to be the new Publisher/Ad Director of The Dickinson Press in Dickinson, ND, effective immediately. He succeeds Harvey Brock who will be leaving the company mid-April 2019. After announcing the succession, Aaron Becher, Vice President Newspaper Operations for Forum Communications Company said of Carruth:
There's no shortage of noodles being made at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dickinson. This year, like every year, St Wenceslaus is marrying fundraising with a seasonal celebration of spring, and that means that well over a dozen volunteers took to work on a crisp clear Saturday morning, carrying on a pasta tradition that's spanned the decades.