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Dickinson No. 1 on list of top small towns

July 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Many country songs have been written about life in a small town. Television shows have been set in charming small towns. And if you live in Dickinson, you live in the best small town of 2013, or so say the experts at Livability.com. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 1: Booming ND Oil Patch

December 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

When does an oil boom become an oil industry? Some would say when the needed infrastructure catches up with record-breaking oil production in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 2: Western ND roads get dangerous

December 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Several fatalities resulted from traffic incidents in Dickinson and on western North Dakota highways during 2012. Continue Reading

Top 10 – a look back at top 10 stories of 2012

December 27, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

2012 was a year of new beginnings and tragic endings in Douglas County.
The year marked the start of construction on a new Alexandria high school. Students at Alexandria Technical and Community College also moved into a new home, Foundation Hall, the college’s first on-campus housing facility.
There were also new beginnings on the health care scene. Broadway Medical Center merged with Sanford Health, and Alexandria Clinic merged with Douglas County Hospital. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 3: Crew camps grow in popularity

December 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Crew camps grew in popularity as more workers came to the area in 2012 and needed temporary housing. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 4: Rocky year for DSU

December 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

From controversy to tragedy and back to controversy, this past year has been a rocky one for Dickinson State University. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 6: Small western ND cities see economic, housing boom

December 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

While cities like Williston and Dickinson experienced record growth this year, their economic satellites have also attracted developers for residential, industrial and commercial pursuits. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 7: Rents double, triple; housing construction industry taking off

December 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The year 2012 was a year of much-increased housing starts in the state, with inspectors stretched to the limit trying to keep up. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 8: Dry conditions lead to months-long burn bans, wildfires

December 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

An unusually dry year led to wildfire scares and the institution of several months-long burn bans across southwest North Dakota. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 9: Property tax bill shot down, Heitkamp beats Berg in election

December 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

This year began as of the year of the Republican primary presidential debate. There were 18 debates before Jan. 1, and nine more before the party decided Willard “Mitt” Romney was the presumptive nominee in late spring. Continue Reading