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Bills to approve Keystone pipeline could be headed to U.S. Senate, House

November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Bills to take approval of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline from Canada out of the hands of the Obama administration could be headed for votes in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, chair of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hospital blessed: Bishop blesses, dignitaries tour new St. Joseph’s facility

November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Local community members, politicians and religious leaders gathered at the new CHI St. Joseph’s Health facility Thursday for a blessing ceremony ahead of the hospital’s Dec. 1 opening date.
Less than a month before the St. Joseph’s medical cli…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Citing oil boom, HUD raises limits for housing vouchers in western N.D.

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The federal government has agreed to raise the dollar limits for housing vouchers in nine western North Dakota counties facing a housing crunch and higher rental rates because of the state’s oil boom.

The change was expected to be h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More than $23M assigned to heating homes

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — More than $23 million in federal energy assistance funds will go to help low-income families, Native American tribes and seniors in North Dakota heat their homes in the winter.
The funding, which includes $5.6 million for Native Ameri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More than $23M assigned to heating homes

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — More than $23 million in federal energy assistance funds will go to help low-income families, Native American tribes and seniors in North Dakota heat their homes in the winter.
The funding, which includes $5.6 million for Native Ameri…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senate passes BLM streamlining bill

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to extend the federal Permit Streamlining Project program until 2026, which will help the Bureau of Land Management consider drilling permits.
North Dakota’s U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heid…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USPS won’t cut back hours for 30 Bakken post offices

September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The U.S. Postal Service pledged Thursday to maintain current hours at 30 post offices in central and western North Dakota, contrary to a recent agency report that suggested other plans.
North Dakota’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Heidi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Abused Adult Resource Center to get $350,000 grant

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s Congressional delegation announced Tuesday agencies that support victims of domestic and sexual violence will receive more than $620,000 in grants.
The Bismarck-based Abused Adult Resource Center will receive more tha…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Abused Adult Resource Center to get $350,000 grant

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s Congressional delegation announced Tuesday agencies that support victims of domestic and sexual violence will receive more than $620,000 in grants.
The Bismarck-based Abused Adult Resource Center will receive more tha…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$100K will fund second year of NDSU development program

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has provided $100,000 for economic development throughout North Dakota.
The program aims to spur productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship to aid long-term compet…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com