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Cass County administrator found not guilty in domestic assault case

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A top administrator of North Dakota’s most populous county was found not guilty Friday of two fifth-degree misdemeanor charges of domestic assault against a 13-year-old boy.
As Cass County administrator Keith Berndt walked out …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Taylor proposes fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Coal plants face challenges adapting to EPA rules: 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions required by 2030

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota faces the prospect of having to significantly expand its electricity generation at the same time the nation’s utilities are grappling with looming regulations to restrict coal-fired sources.
Utility representatives and regul…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Teacher of the Year released after hearing in sex case

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having a sexual relationship with a student made his first court appearance Friday in Fargo.
Aaron Knodel was charged Aug. 22 in Cass County District Court with five counts of felony cor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Judge orders man convicted in child porn case to pay restitution

August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A federal judge here has ordered a man convicted of possessing child pornography to pay restitution to a victim depicted in the material.
It’s the first such order in North Dakota since new guidelines were set earlier this year for deter…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. Court: Ten Commandments can be on Fargo city property

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — An appeals court handed the city of Fargo a victory Monday in its lengthy legal battle with a secular rights group over a Ten Commandments monument that sits on public property.
In a 2-1 ruling, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs?”

It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil companies to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs?”

It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil companies to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fedorchak touts proposal to fund rail safety program: PSC plans to spend $1M on staff for shipments

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Julie Fedorchak, a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, appeared Thursday in Fargo to promote the commission’s proposal to add a rail safety program to supplement federal inspections.
Fedorchak, a Republican appointee wh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fedorchak touts proposal to fund rail safety program: PSC plans to spend $1M on staff for shipments

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Julie Fedorchak, a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, appeared Thursday in Fargo to promote the commission’s proposal to add a rail safety program to supplement federal inspections.
Fedorchak, a Republican appointee wh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com