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Off-Script: Talking with Jim Dalglish Updated at

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:10:32 GMT

Just days before sitting down for a phone chat about his life and career, area playwright Jim Dalglish was returning home from a whirlwind two weeks abroad. His fantastical-sounding journey was reminiscent of something a writer might dream up.

Population contracts

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:46:35 GMT

Jill Schramm/MDN A worker loads boxes into a moving van Wednesday in a southeast Minot neighborhood where a family is selling their home and relocating. Minot's population fell by nearly 1.6 percent last year, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.

Survey: Number of homeless North Dakotans increases

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:02:07 GMT

The number of homeless people in North Dakota increased in the past year with people in search of work accounting for the greatest number of those without housing. April Fairfield, executive director of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, says volunteers counted 331 "unsheltered" homeless people during a one-day survey on Jan. 26. That's up from 216 unsheltered homeless last year but down from a record 1,395 in 2013.

Woodtick time is here again

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:42:14 GMT

For most people, they are the creepiest, nastiest of all outdoor pests. The little creatures have the ability to instantly turn a not-so-nimble person into a world-class contortionist and cause the same to scream words never before heard on this planet.

Dakota Access leaks more than 100 gallons of oil in March

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:36:02 GMT

The Dakota Access will move North Dakota oil 1,200 miles through South Dakota and Iowa through an Illinois distribution point. - The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in two separate incidents in March - the second and third known leaks discovered as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

Volunteer was key figure unwinding cartel in North Dakota

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:45:07 GMT

In this April 1, 2017, photo provided by Steve Duncan, retired law enforcement investigators, from left, Brad Berg, Javier Salaiz and Steve Duncan pose for a photograph in San Diego, Calif. Berg, from North Dakota, and the other two agents from California worked together on a drug conspiracy case that led to leaders in a violent Mexican cartel.

North Dakota city repurposes bridge

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:33:23 GMT

The Bismarck Tribune reports the iron pedestrian bridge in Beulah was removed during a highway construction project last year. Councilman Clyde Schulz manages the city's parks and recreation portfolio.

Area farmers upset with land valuation

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:38:54 GMT

He said the valuation method seems to only work well for top-quality cropland or low-quality noncrop land. "What we are finding is the top and bottom are correct, but in the middle, they are all over the place," An assessment method that uses new, detailed soil types is affecting landowners in Mountrail, Burke and, to a certain extent, Ward counties.

University of North Dakota announces Hall of Fame class Thursday, May 18

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:57:18 GMT

University officials said Wednesday Mary Dempster , Robert Fransen , Steve Johnson and Tracy Martin will be inducted as individuals. The 1992 women's cross country team will be inducted in the team category.

Lightning causes spill of oilfield wastewater near Williston Thursday, May 18

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:57:17 GMT

The state Health Department says a lightning strike at a saltwater disposal facility in northwest North Dakota led to the release of more than 16,500 gallons of what is known as produced water. Health Department Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says about 3,360 gallons of the oilfield wastewater escaped the site.

Hoeven: More Information Needed About Trump's Meeting

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:31:53 GMT

North Dakota Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says more information is needed about what President Donald Trump said during a private meeting with Russian officials last week. Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia.

Oil-field optimism

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:07:27 GMT

"After 2014 we had a tough couple years and lost about 13,000 jobs in the industry. That's coming back now," said Rob Lindberg, director of Bakken Backers, a coalition formed about five years ago and comprised of businesses, leaders, workers and citizens who support North Dakota's oil and gas industry.

Chicago's rail hub is a train wreck. Here's the fix.

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:58:23 GMT

Chicago, the City that Works ... and Conveys. Our metropolis has many distinctions, one of them its status as the country's pre-eminent rail hub.

Hoeven pitches Medicaid reinvestment proposal

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:08:29 GMT

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says he is pitching a plan that would allow states to reinvest unused Medicaid dollars in future years. Sen. John Hoeven is pitching a provision in a repeal and replacement plan for Obamacare that would allow states to move unused Medicaid dollars to future years.

Local Educators Size Up What ESSA Has in Store

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:39:47 GMT

Kay Cavanaugh, who helps run the only schoolhouse in Trenton, a speck of a town on North Dakota's sprawling western plains, used to appreciate the accountability movement ushered in by the No Child Behind Act. Just half of the one-school district's 200 students meet the state's academic reading and math benchmarks and, she said, "I'm convinced we could do better."

Government scientist from DC wins Miss USA title

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:06:04 GMT

McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Calf born born with two extra limbs at North Dakota ranch

Sun, 14 May 2017 19:54:26 GMT

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