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Board tightens policies for international students

May 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The State Board of Higher Education is working to tighten admission policies for international students after fake transcripts and bogus degrees came to light at Dickinson State University. Continue Reading

Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

April 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A dozen Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct. Continue Reading

LEGISLATIVE NOTEBOOK: Ethics complaint alleges senator lied to reporters

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A couple of Democrats say the interim leader of the Minnesota Senate lied to reporters about a sex scandal in December and one of them filed an ethics complaint Monday. Continue Reading

Army commander speaks in Crookston about cleaning up mess of Abu Ghraib prison

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The scandal of abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad nearly a decade ago “was primarily due to failure of leadership,” said an officer who exerted leadership there shortly after the incidents. Retired Col. Martin Breaker spoke to about 40 people Monday night at a Sons of Norway meeting. Continue Reading

Gingrich supports Limbaugh apology to Georgetown law student

March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Rush Limbaugh was wrong to call a college student a “slut” and “prostitute” in the debate over contraception coverage, and was right to apologize for the comments. Continue Reading

Dickinson State under intense scrutiny of state lawmakers

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State lawmakers had sharp questions Friday about why it took so long to discover problems with a Dickinson State University program that resulted in hundreds of Chinese students receiving degrees they didn’t earn. Continue Reading

Colleges in region say problems at DSU ‘rare’

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND, BSU, MaSU say they follow standards that DSU didn’t Officials who work with international students at universities in the Grand Forks region say several safeguards, well-known in the industry, would have prevented the scandal that rocked Dickinson (N.D.) State University earlier this month. Continue Reading

Despite drama, Cain carries on 2012 presidential bid

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers today and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as he worked to stem the fallout from allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair. Continue Reading

Penn State coach Paterno cancels weekly news conference

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Penn State administrators today canceled Joe Paterno’s weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex-abuse scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. Continue Reading

Junior hockey hazing scandal jars Manitoba team, community

October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Neepawa Natives player who first reported the hazing is going to be traded, and one of the team’s assistant coaches has resigned and is now barred from joining another team. The local radio station showed its support for the player by suspending all sponsorship and coverage of the team, and phone calls poured into the player’s home from other towns and provinces. Continue Reading