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WV lawmakers to travel to ND to study Legacy Fund

August 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State lawmakers from West Virginia are coming to North Dakota to learn more about the state’s savings account for oil and gas taxes. Continue Reading

Mont. authorities: Hitchhiker shot himself

June 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Continue Reading

Source: West Virginia mine disaster that left 29 dead yields $210 million agreement

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men will pay nearly $210 million in a historic settlement arising from the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in decades.
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N.D., other states enjoy budget surpluses, despite national deficit gloom

November 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The budget questions that sent Alaska lawmakers into special session this year had nothing to do with austerity measures or disagreements over cuts to state agencies or programs. They just couldn’t agree on what to do with all that extra money. A handful of states have found themselves in similarly enviable positions, oases of optimism in an otherwise barren landscape of budget cuts and government layoffs. Continue Reading

Search continues for hidden damage after East Coast quake

August 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Public schools and a handful of government buildings in Washington remained closed for further assessment, and engineers were taking a closer look at cracks in the Washington Monument and broken capstones at the National Cathedral. Some residents of D.C. suburbs were staying in shelters because of structural concerns at their apartment buildings. Continue Reading

West Virginia mine explosion sparked some changes, but not reforms

April 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When 29 men perished in a single, powerful explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine a year ago, the tragedy stunned the nation but the aftermath was stunning too, both for its seismic impact on major players in the coal industry and for the absence of any sweeping reforms. Continue Reading

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Men’s basketball: Minnesota tops West Virginia for Puerto Rico title

November 21, 2010 in INFORUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Blake Hoffarber hit the winning 3-pointer with 1:31 left to lift Minnesota to a 74-70 win over West Virginia on Sunday night in the final of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Continue Reading