Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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One of the final two candidates for the Dickinson State University president position has withdrawn his name from consideration. Daniel Hanson, the president of Peru State College in Nebraska, told The Press on Thursday he and his wife were “wrestling with a personal and professional match at this time.” Hanson declined participation in the final round of interviews, scheduled for next Wednesday, in an email sent Friday to AGB Search, the firm hired by the North Dakota University System to assist with finding viable candidates.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Dickinson’s dinosaurs have survived long past the extinction of their kind, and, if the sale of their home goes through, they’ll live on for a while yet. After 22 years of ownership, Dakota Dinosaur Museum owners Alice and Larry League are negotiating to sell the museum and a good deal of its display items to the city of Dickinson.
An instructor at Dickinson’s Early Childhood Center has been suspended without pay by the Dickinson Public School Board at a special meeting following allegations that she had been inebriated at the school twice over the last four months. District Superintendent Doug Sullivan said ECC instructor Megan Smith had violated the board’s policy prohibiting the use or possession of drugs and alcohol on school district property, with a possible consequence being termination of employment. He made a recommendation at the meeting in the district’s Central Administration Office o
DICKINSON, N.D. -- North Dakota's attorney general said the Dickinson State University Foundation is insolvent and called Friday for the dissolution of the non-profit organization. Wayne Stenehjem filed an amended complaint Friday in Stark County District Court seeking the foundation's dissolution and stating there is "an imminent risk of execution or foreclosure upon DSUF's assets."
Changes in Dickinson High School’s dress code prompted heated debate on a Facebook page oriented toward Dickinson residents Tuesday, though school administrators feel the outrage is overblown. Parents of students, along with unrelated adults, wrote hundreds of comments arguing for and against an updated DHS policy concerning the wearing of leggings and yoga pants, both popular articles of clothing for girls and women. A second comment chain appeared Wednesday with a similar prompt. While school administration says the dress code as a whole is intended to help students fee
The backstage trailer was full of musicians and excited energy as it hummed with the sound of secretive last-minute preparation Thursday night before the last scheduled Alive @ 5 concert...
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted to appoint Jim Ozbun, former president of North Dakota State University, as the interim president of Dickinson State University during a teleconference meeting Tuesday morning. Ozbun has been living in Dickinson for the past five years and would assume the role Aug. 17. He will hold the title until DSU finishes the hiring process of the next permanent president. North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott thanked current DSU President D.C. Coston, who announced Monday to staff members that he was resigning the position Aug.
Late-night shoppers be warned: a handful of Wal-Mart stores in North Dakota and across the country will no longer be open 24/7. Starting Aug. 16, the once 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenters in Grand Forks and Dickinson will be open 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday, with a midnight closing on Saturday and a noon opening on Sunday to comply with North Dakota’s Blue Laws. Signs with the schedule changes have been posted at the stores.
U.S., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced a bill Thursday in Washington, D.C. addressing rural mail delivery and service standards.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Chris Strub has visited 24 states in the past 53 days, conducting service in each one -- and he's only halfway done with his mission. Strub is on a 100-day volunteer odyssey to work with a youth-oriented organization in every state. He chose Dickinson as his North Dakota stop.