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North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple appointed Nicholas Hacker and Greg Stemen to the State Board of Higher Education Monday. Hacker, of Bismarck, will replace board Vice President Terry Hjelmstad, who...
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LARIMORE, N.D. -- About a year and a half ago, local railway engineer Matt Fossum was working on a train that struck an automobile with two people inside. Thankfully, the...
About a year and a half ago, local railway engineer Matt Fossum was working on a train that struck an automobile with two people inside. Thankfully, the crash only resulted in injuries, but Fossum took a couple days off work to cope with what had happened. "It's just something you deal with," he said.
As UND 's new nickname task force closes in on solidifying the plan the university will use to pick a new logo, a state representative still wants to take more...
The Grand Forks County Commission is paying Managing Director James Fox of Fox Lawson and Associates $3,500 to visit and present his plan to fix issues with the county's pay scale. At a meeting Tuesday, the commission approved requesting Fox visit within 30 days. If that isn't possible, they are willing to have the meeting via video conference in order to expedite the process after a change they made in the county's pay increase scale resulted in backlash from employees last month. Fox Lawson is a division of Gallagher Benefit Services Inc. and specializes in compensation consulting.
The Grand Forks County Commission will interview four applicants for the position of county state's attorney this month. Those being interviewed are Jason McCarthy, David Jones, Carmell Mattison and Haley Wamstad, according to an email from County Auditor Debbie Nelson. All applicants are currently assistant state's attorneys. Peter Welte, who has held the position for more than a decade, will step down in February.
Cindy Sundet is doing what she can to help the families of those affected by the collision of a train and school bus Monday near Larimore, N.D., that killed the driver and one 17-year-old girl. "We're all ready to help, a number of us, in any way we can," she said. As of Tuesday afternoon, Sundet had been in contact with five people in the Twin Cities area who are willing to offer their beds, prepare food, wash clothes or give rides to the families of any children hospitalized in the area as a result of the crash. A dozen students on the bus were taken to hospitals across the region for inj
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota University System spokeswoman Linda Donlin has been promoted. She will now serve as the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement, a position formerly held on a contract basis by Connie Sprynczynatyk since April 2014. "I have worked in similar positions in my career and I'm very excited about combining strategic planning and communications because I believe that it's important for us to keep the public informed on the progress of the North Dakota University System strategic plan," Donlin said.
The local Sheriff's Department received approval from the Grand Forks County Commission to accept a donation of two unmanned aerial vehicles. The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department will now move forward with acquiring the two Draganflyer UAVs from Draganfly Innovations Inc. after getting approval at a meeting Tuesday.