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Capitol Café to reopen after $1.1M overhaul

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Come Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.
The Capitol Café reopens next week after a $1.1 million face-lift — the first since it moved to its present l…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers hear details of NDSU phishing scam

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota State University covered about $20,600 in lost wages for employees who fell victim to an email scam in August, according to a report presented to state lawmakers Wednesday that included previously unreleased details about th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GOP lawmakers pitch 60/40 split of oil production tax revenue to address local needs

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Western North Dakota counties struggling to keep pace with oil and gas development would more than double their current take of oil tax revenue under a revised formula pitched by Republican lawmakers Wednesday.

“This will help them …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

EB-5 on agenda for legislators in Pierre

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers on a legislative committee in Pierre plan to take more testimony on a federal program that lets foreign investors get citizenship with an investment in a rural job-creating project.

The Government Operations and Audit C…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers say education needs more than just funding

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions mainly because of low teacher pay, while policymakers suggest a solution to the teacher shortage isn’t simple and the problem won’t …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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Facing staffing shortage, Early Head Start temporarily closes its center

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of Dickinson’s few child care options has had to close its doors.

The Early Head Start program, part of the North Dakota Head Start Association and managed in part by the Community Action Partnership, temporarily closed its center after five o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com