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Woman gets 10 years for possession of firearm

October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Las Cruces, N.M., woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
The arrest of 32-year-old April Marie Lacey came out of a law enforcement chase that started in Fairvi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Daredevil’s sky jump provides global moment of awe

October 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

elix Baumgartner stood poised in the open hatch of a capsule suspended above Earth, wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were watching on the Internet and marveling at the moment. 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

OBIT: Ken Price, 77, transformative clay artist

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ken Price, an internationally known artist whose glazed and painted clay blurred the lines between ceramics and sculpture, is being remembered for his humor, his love of natural shapes and for the long hours he spent in the studio perfecting what became a style all his own. Continue Reading

Former teacher, legislator, School Board member McCaffrey dies

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joann McCaffrey remembered for outspokenness, work on behalf of minoritiesShe taught for many years in the Grand Forks school system and later part-time at UND, and she once served as a consultant to the governor on educational standards for teachers. She served one term in the North Dakota Legislature, 1977-79, and two terms on the Grand Forks School Board in the early 1990s, resigning about midway through her second term in 1994. Continue Reading

UND prof Thorson delighted in teaching, serendipity of learning

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Playford V. Thorson II, a UND history professor for 35 years who specialized in Scandinavian and immigrant studies as well as the broad sweep of modern European history, died Thursday in Grand Forks. He was 86. Continue Reading

‘Consequence Delivery System’: Border Patrol overhauling approach with migrants

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The new plan divides border crossers into seven categories, ranging from first-time offenders to people with criminal records. The common thread: simply turning people around after taking their fingerprints is the choice of last resort.
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NM Woman Gives Birth in Truck During Snowstorm

December 21, 2011 in WDAZ

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Russell LeFevre learned how to birth a baby in nursing school using clamps, blankets, a suction bulb that clears a baby’s mouth of mucus and other medical supplies.
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Interstates reopening after Great Plains snowstorm

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

TOPEKA, Kan. Holiday travelers were breathing a sigh of relief today after a storm that dumped up to 15 inches of snow and forced the closure of interstates across the Great Plains moved out of the region, allowing crews to clear drifts and stranded motorists to leave roadside hotels.
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Snowstorm that hit Southwest, southern Plains weakens during eastward trek

December 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities still were reporting snow drifts of up to 10 feet high in southeast Colorado, and Texas officials warned drivers to stay off the road in the Panhandle so crews would have a clear path to remove ice and snow. Major highways in the western half of the Oklahoma Panhandle remained closed. Continue Reading