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Bar banter ends in night of destruction at town’s elevator

August 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PAGE Some bar banter ended in a night of felony-level property destruction when a suggestion by one man to another to “go jump off the elevator” here allegedly led to the trashing of the grain elevator’s office and pickup truck instead, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Continue Reading

Fargo debates changes to liquor law

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota’s largest city is debating changes to a liquor law that prevents competitors from setting up shop close to other stores. Continue Reading

Over the limit? Grand Forks, UND form committee to address high-risk alcohol use

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – Grand Forks and University of North Dakota officials are hoping the creation of a joint committee will help curb high-risk alcohol use and its associated culture in the city. Continue Reading

Alcohol violations make up bulk of campus crimes

June 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

It’s not uncommon. A student gets in trouble for drinking alcohol in a dorm room at Concordia College. Another is cited for providing alcohol to minors at a house party near Minnesota State University Moorhead. Continue Reading

Williston lifts mandatory water restrictions

June 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Mandatory water restrictions for Williams and McKenzie counties have been lifted, officials announced today. Continue Reading

North Dakota culture, alcohol mixes easily

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakotans love their beer. A 2012 study by the Beer Institute ranked the state the nation’s No. 2 consumer of beer, falling only behind New Hampshire. Imbibing patrons at Player’s Sports Bar and Grill in Dickinson tend to choose beer over other drinks, said general manager Wayne Rau. Continue Reading

Group hopes to use changes in policies to curb underage drinking

September 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

A new project with a new approach to curb underage drinking is putting its roots down in Jamestown.
Unlike other prevention projects, Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol wants to influence policy to punish the providers of alcohol to those who are underage.
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Letter to the Editor: To Serve and Protect

July 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

I was fortunate to have June 30 off from work. That gave me the opportunity to take my 3-year-old daughter to the Fourth of July parade in downtown Dickinson. Continue Reading

Culture of drinking and driving a fatal flaw in ND

July 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Days after a West Fargo family was killed in an alcohol-related crash, officials debated Monday how to address North Dakota’s growing problem of drunken driving with some blaming society’s lax attitudes and others pushing for tougher state laws. Continue Reading

UND requiring alcohol awareness course for freshmen

June 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Brittany Hillerud sets foot on the UND campus this fall, university officials believe she and her fellow freshmen will be more aware of the dangers of alcohol than previous classes. UND is requiring all incoming freshmen to complete an online alcohol education course, designed to better prepare students to deal with drinking-related issues they may encounter. Continue Reading