DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion

A chemistry demonstration gone awry earlier this month at Dickinson State has university and safety officials taking a closer look at safety procedures to see if improvements can be made.

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Land Board: State not trying to Claim Sakakawea Minerals

Governor Dalrymple acting through the Land Board helped clarify the State’s position on mineral leasing practices under the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea. Presently, the state Land Board leases minerals under the river, but not under the lake. This policy was affirmed Tuesday.

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Dickinson Mayor Wants Unlimited Liquor Licenses

The Mayor of Dickinson, Scott Decker, is advocating the City do away with quotas on liquor licenses and set a price on acquiring a license. The reason is “to attract more businesses to the area, especially downtown”. It’s a topic relevant to Minot as we’re in the process of considering a similar revision.

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Managing the Herd: Bison Round up in Teddy Roosevelt NP

More than a hundred animals were gently rounded up Tuesday morning at the North Unit of Teddy Roosevelt National Park and put through a barrageĀ of tests to confirm their health. The animals are set to be relocated around the country including to several Native AmericanĀ tribes; in part to help ensure genetic diversity among smaller herds.

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Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases

The oil boom is gone, but the less desirable elements that came with it have stuck around. Prices for illegal drugs like meth have fallen dramatically, but the gangs that traffic them are still in North Dakota operating.

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ND considers new oil, gas rules, Regulations aim to reduce spills

The percentage of oil field spills that are contained on the drilling pad is heading in the wrong direction. That and other trends like the transition of ownership of saltwater gathering systems from operators to hedge funds has the Industrial Commission looking at new regulations.

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Bond Failure in Rural Williston Sends Officials Back to Drawing Board

  The effort was for a new K-8 school in Williston’s rural District 8. The message from the voters will send school board officials back to the table to find a home for students of the soon-to-be-eliminated Stoney Creek Middle School.

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Dickinson Chamber Hosts City Wide ‘State of Education’ Event

The Dickinson Chamber of Commerce was the sponsoring organization behind the community’s recent ‘State of Education’ event. A gathering that included all the education stakeholders such as public, private, and higher education interests.

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