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NDUS chancellor orders Williston State College to stop workers program

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A college in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch said Wednesday that it will stop housing foreign workers who are part of a program meant to fill temporary jobs, leaving service industry businesses wondering how they will find employees in a city with a massive housing shortage and just 1 percent unemployment. Continue Reading

As crisis flares abroad, Romney finds presidential race focusing on a vulnerability

September 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn’t happen. Continue Reading

John Hanson, Grand Forks, letter: Veterans thank C&R for preserving flags

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1874 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 want to thank Don Larson at C&R Cleaners for the care and the work that his company performed on more than 30 American flags that are flown at the Memorial Park South Cemetery each Memorial Day. Continue Reading

Romney now focusing on military and foreign policy

July 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is moving away from his preferred issue – the economy – and into military and foreign policy, a realm usually viewed as the home turf of the incumbent. Continue Reading

Black Hills companies pay back thousands to foreign workers

March 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Labor Department in January said it had ordered Custer State Park Resorts to pay back $93,000 to 72 foreign workers hired for the 2010 tourism season. Continue Reading

North Dakota school lacks controls

February 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BISMARCK, N.D. Dickinson State University awarded hundreds of degrees to foreign students who didn’t earn them, signed up students who couldn’t speak English and enrolled a handful without qualifying grades, according to an audit report of the North Dakota school. Continue Reading