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Are we ‘Parkinson’s friendly’?

April 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Here’s one statistic Minnesota doesn’t want to brag about it’s the third largest state per capita impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD).
An estimated 20,000 people are living with PD in Minnesota; the only states with greater PD impact are North Dakota and South Dakota. Continue Reading

Medical marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

August 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine will put the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. Continue Reading

Initiative would make animal cruelty a felony

August 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota has one of the nation’s weakest laws against animal cruelty, activists said while submitting a citizen initiative Tuesday that would make it a felony to severely mistreat a cat, dog or horse. Continue Reading

Paid petition circulators drive some measures

August 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) In their efforts to get on the November ballot, those shepherding some of North Dakota’s new crop of voter initiatives relied on paid petition carriers, most notably a proposal to reserve a share of the state’s oil tax revenue for wildlife, parks and wetlands projects. Continue Reading

West Central Initiative unveils new logo

July 14, 2012 in EOT Focus

West Central Initiative has officially unveiled a new logo. Continue Reading

Marijuana: Is it medicinal?

May 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota turned in a proposed initiative Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot. Continue Reading

TZD seat belt initiative begins next week

May 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON If the hope of living through a horrific car crash isn’t enough to make a person habitually buckle their seat belt, maybe the prospect of avoiding a ticket and fine will do the trick. Continue Reading

DSU saddled with debt after releasing president

February 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson State University has unsettled debt to deal with after releasing its president last year for inflating enrollment figures. Continue Reading

Southwest Initiative Foundation receives $6 million grant

June 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

HUTCHINSON The McKnight Foundation recently approved a grant to the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) totaling $6 million over the next five years to further the organization’s mission and impact in the region. In 25 years, The McKnight Foundation has contributed more than $40 million to SWIF, who has in turn leveraged those resources to contribute more than $54 million in southwest Minnesota. Continue Reading

Say YES! to a head start in clean energy

January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

It was for a practical reason that architect Andrew Bjur of Engan and Associates in Willmar put in the effort to add “LEED certified” to his list of credentials. Continue Reading