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ND workers’ comp top doctor resigns

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The medical director of North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, who complained in the past of efforts to influence his medical opinions involving workers’ claims, has resigned.
Dr. Luis Vilella wrote a letter of resignation …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND workers’ comp top doctor resigns

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The medical director of North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, who complained in the past of efforts to influence his medical opinions involving workers’ claims, has resigned.
Dr. Luis Vilella wrote a letter of resignation …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bismarck police ID man killed after reportedly pointing gun at kids

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Police have identified a man who was shot to death during a struggle that ensued after he reportedly pointed a handgun at three young children Saturday in a south Bismarck apartment.

Kelly Carrol Smith, 54, lived roughly one block sou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

South Dakota lends a pen to a friend

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — It took a lot of pleading with its keepers to even get it out of South Dakota.
It flew with the governor in his plane, in the hands of a historian, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol escorted it from there to the Heritage Center.
For …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Signature celebration: Pen used to sign North Dakota into statehood at today’s 125th event

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota will have the loudest of its celebrations of 125 years of statehood today on the Capitol Mall.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the event’…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bottleneck blues: Full pipelines hinder flaring progress; State sets record for oil production

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota set another record for oil production in June, but reducing the amount of natural gas flared continues to be a struggle.
Preliminary oil production estimates for June were 1,092,617 barrels per day as good summer weather ha…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate over higher ed measure focuses on risk to accreditation

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Evoking memories of the 2012 diploma mill scandal and suicide at Dickinson State University and more recent missteps by higher education officials, House Majority Leader Al Carlson on Wednesday downplayed fears that a November ballot mea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Speaker Boehner to attend Cramer fundraiser

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says House Speaker John Boehner will attend a fundraiser for Cramer’s campaign Friday in Lincoln, just southeast of Bismarck.

Cramer, R-N.D., said the event will be Friday evening at the South 40, a barn-turn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dierks Bentley to play 2 North Dakota concerts

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Country star Dierks Bentley is planning back-to-back North Dakota concerts in October.
Bentley will play the Fargodome on Oct. 23 and the Bismarck Civic Center on Oct. 24.
He will appear along with Randy Houser, according to a release.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dierks Bentley to play 2 North Dakota concerts

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Country star Dierks Bentley is planning back-to-back North Dakota concerts in October.
Bentley will play the Fargodome on Oct. 23 and the Bismarck Civic Center on Oct. 24.
He will appear along with Randy Houser, according to a release.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com