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Lightning blamed for two house fires Saturday

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BIGELOW — One home was heavily damaged and another had roof damage after taking direct hits from lightning strikes Saturday morning near Bigelow and Rushmore.

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Ready to strike

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Unionized employees at JBS voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike after 10 months of contract negotiations have failed to reach agreement in key areas involving health care and wages for workers at the Worthington plant.
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Lightning strikes can cause havoc at oilfield sites

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal well took only an instant, but the mess it created cost about $100,000 to clean up. Continue Reading

CenturyLink workers in West closer to striking

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Communication Workers of America announced its executive board authorized the union’s president to set a strike date, the final step before going on strike.
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Strike cripples Hostess; Twinkies makers to shut down

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Twinkies may not last forever after all. Continue Reading

Authorities identify Wisconsin boy killed in lightning strike

August 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DULUTH (AP) A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who sought shelter on a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday. Continue Reading

US gave wrong information before strike according to Pakistan

December 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. officials gave Pakistan soldiers the wrong location when asking for clearance to attack militants along the border last weekend, Pakistani military officials said today. The strike resulted in the deaths of 24 soldiers and a major crisis in relations between Washington and Islamabad. The claim was the latest in a series by mostly anonymous officials in both countries, which try to explain what happened before and during last Saturday’s bombing of two Pakistani border checkpoints by U.S. aircraft. Continue Reading

Railroad strike escalates; Congress could step in

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A costly railroad strike is looming just in time to scare Christmas-season retailers unless the nation’s freight railroads and labor unions resolve their differences by Tuesday. Congress could intervene as early as Friday to avert a shutdown. Continue Reading

Peterson: Crystal workers may be offering changes

August 24, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – American Crystal Sugar Co. and its labor union have agreed to come to the table today at the request of a federal mediator, three weeks into the company’s lock-out, in the wake of a union vote to reject the company’s contract proposal.
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Nurses plan informational picketing in Bemidji, Minn.

August 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nurses plan to conduct informational picketing outside a Bemidji hospital where their contract expired nearly six months ago. Continue Reading