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Louisiana governor to sign abortion restrictions law

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will sign new restrictions on abortion clinics into law on Thursday, his office said, a measure critics have said will force three of the state’s five clinics to close.
The measure requires physicians wh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

They’re not in Kansas anymore: Friends move to southwest ND to open plumbing, HVAC business

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Philip Smith and Cole Gresens took a gamble branching out on their own.
After working for others for more than a decade each, Smith and Gresens set up Top Notch Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, which officially opened in January in Gladstone….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

No tankers for Grand Forks Air Force Base, for now

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS An announcement by the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday to locate a new air refueling mission at a base in Kansas instead of Grand Forks wasn’t surprising at all to John Marshall, a Grand Forks attorney who has been involved in several base realignment and closure rounds over the past 25 years. Continue Reading

Kansas man turns himself in for Williston bank robbery

August 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Kent Anthony Clemens returned home to Kansas after a short stay in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch with a stack of crisp $50 bills, sharing what authorities say was ill-gotten booty with his sister. Continue Reading

Farm parody of ‘Sexy and I Know It’ goes viral

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It” came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched “sexy” to “farming” as he began rapping. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas. Continue Reading

Women’s basketball: Willmar’s Henrickson to join Northern Sun Hall of Fame

June 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Former Willmar Cardinal three-sport athlete, St. Cloud State University women’s basketball player and current University of Kansas women’s basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson will be inducted into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) on July 11 in a ceremony at the St. Cloud Best Western Kelly Inn. Continue Reading

Many in Tornado Alley still rely on warning sirens

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For many parts of Tornado Alley, storm sirens remain so ubiquitous that one official says the pole they sit on could almost be called the state tree of Kansas. Continue Reading

College baseball: Stingers’ Taylor pitches Kansas past Texas A&M

May 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Thomas Taylor allowed three runs in a complete-game effort, lifting Kansas to a 5-3 win over Texas A&M on Friday in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament. Continue Reading

Bison, America’s mammal: Lawmakers introduce bill to elevate burly beast to iconic status

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Western lawmakers want to elevate the Plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle with legislation to declare the burly beasts America’s “national mammal.” Continue Reading

Tornado can’t stop a Kansas wedding

May 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. In the plains of central Kansas, tornadoes are so unremarkable that guests barely flinched as a barrel-racing bride wed her bull-riding groom with a twister dropping from the sky just miles away. Continue Reading