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Dunn County Commission approves drug screening, background checks for new employees

May 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING All new employees hired by Dunn County will be subject to criminal background checks and pre-employment drug screens, a new policy that will also affect current employees who transfer departments or move into management roles. Continue Reading

Heitkamp defends vote against background checks

April 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., believes she did right by the majority of North Dakotans when she voted against extended background checks for gun buyers during a Senate vote Wednesday. Continue Reading

Gun control loses; no expanded background checks

April 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons as they spurned pleas from families of victims of last winter’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Continue Reading