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Tekakwitha Conference brings participants a ‘renewal of faith’

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Priests were dancing Thursday at the Ramada Plaza Suites conference center as musicians banged loudly on a drum behind them and a large crowd cheered them on.
The priests were taking part in the Nations Grand Entry, a traditional part of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minn. legislator backs DNR’s bid to intervene in lawsuit against diversion

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ bid to enter the legal fray over the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion highlights an issue that has lurked beneath the surface: Can Minnesota assert legal authority over the fede…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The public will have a chance to see a to-scale piece of the $1.8 billion metro-area diversion channel in action this month.
An open house is scheduled July 24 to view the diversion’s only physical model, with one caveat — it’s locat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fun won’t get old: Rides at Red River Valley Fair typically only replaced if they stop making money

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST FARGO — Ask an unscientific random sample of fairgoers what they think the oldest midway ride is, and you’ll hear “Ferris wheel” a lot.
Not quite. The two wheels were manufactured in the early 1990s, which puts them in the old-but-not-a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND again top state in beer consumption: Residents drank 43.3 gallons of beer on average last year

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The three Empire Liquors employees had no problem listing off the reasons why North Dakotans drink more beer than any other state’s residents.
“What else is there to do here?” Mike Kemp asked in between helping customers buy alcohol …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report shows ‘major service gaps’ in treating North Dakota’s mentally ill

July 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Untreated mental illness ending in suicide. Parents giving up their children so they can receive proper psychiatric care.
Mentally ill adults locked in jail because services are lacking.
Those are among the problems documented by an indep…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bridging the gap between farm and fork

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Those in the ag industry say it’s scary how much of a disconnect there is between consumers and farmers.
“You have people saying they don’t need a farmer because they can go to the grocery store,” said Bill Hoffmann, a member of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota defends same-sex marriage ban: Leaders asks court to dismiss lawsuit

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota’s top leaders have asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, outlining its legal case for retaining a prohibition that’s rapidly disappearing in the U.S.
In …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man receives two life sentences without parole in double murder

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — On David Stevens’ 36th birthday, the grandfather of Stevens’ two youngest children faced him down in court and asked a judge to lock him up forever.
“Let him be reminded every day he wakes up he’s not going to get out – and he kn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man receives two life sentences without parole in double murder

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — On David Stevens’ 36th birthday, the grandfather of Stevens’ two youngest children faced him down in court and asked a judge to lock him up forever.
“Let him be reminded every day he wakes up he’s not going to get out – and he kn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com