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September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Education has released the results of the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), and many school districts in the area are showing improvement or holding steady.

The annual exams, required by s…continue reading on

WPD reports lowest crime statistics in 20 years

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The 2013 crime statistics for Worthington were released last week, and the city saw its lowest crime statistics report since 1989, according to Worthington Police Chief Mike Cumiskey. 

The city had 4,160 crimes per 100,000 inh…continue reading on

Official: Feds ask Blue Cross not to release exchange numbers

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says. Continue Reading

Speed kills

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Summertime has proven to be the deadliest time of year on the roads in Minnesota, largely due to motorists traveling faster at unsafe speeds, with clear roads providing a false sense of security, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Continue Reading

Fatal Minnesota vehicle crashes lowest in 70 years

June 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. The number of people killed in crashes on Minnesota roads continues to fall, and last year reached its lowest point in nearly 70 years. Continue Reading

Fargo police are fed up: Robbery, DUI arrests up in 2011 crime stats

February 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO After making a record 1,127 drunken driving arrests last year, Fargo police are “fed up” and considering changing their message, Chief Keith Ternes said Wednesday as he unveiled last year’s crime rates. Continue Reading

An influx of flax in North Dakota

December 17, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

If June estimates stick, North Dakota farmers will have planted about 100,000 acres more of flax seed this year over 2009 and state Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring only expects to see an increase next year. Continue Reading

Ag stats to be released Jan. 12

December 17, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Statisticians in the Fargo office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service North Dakota Field Office have been busy Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: The crash-rate paradox

September 12, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

By banning texting while driving, the Grand Forks City Council did the right thing. Short of sleeping while driving, almost nothing pulls a driver’s attention off the road quite like reading and tapping out text messages.
But there’s one odd and unsettling note in all this furor: crash statistics. Continue Reading

Baseball: Legion squad led by veterans

August 19, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Alexandria team finished 17-4 and reached the state tournament. Continue Reading

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