The story of creating North Dakota’s first National Park

Prairie Public’s Dakota Datebook has the story on the creation of North Dakota’s first national park. And here’s a hint — it’s not the one you think it is. Follow the link at the bottom for the full story, but here’s a teaser. “Conservation and rural life policies are really two sides to the same

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ND getting an updated election system

North Dakota’s nearly 20-year old election system will be getting an upgrade. In the recently close legislative session, lawmakers appropriated $12 million to upgrade to new equipment. Dave Thompson with Prairie Public News has the full story that probably won’t change much for most voters — the paper ballots will remain.

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UND President Mark Kennedy named new president of University of Colorado

Friday, Mark Kennedy was named President of the University of Colorado. The soon-to-former President of UND had a rocky confirmation process for the Colorado job but was ultimately awarded the position on a 5-4 vote. Get the full story from Prairie Public News. The search for Kennedy’s replacement will begin immediately.

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ND launching a state-wide network for UAS

One outcome of the legislative session was funding for a statewide network that would allow drones to operate beyond line of site. And while a recent federal initiative opened similar doors in the Eastern part of the state, Todd McDonald with Prairie Public has details on the state initiative.

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Burgum: TR Library could bring more improvements to the TR Park

Dave Thompson with Prairie Public Radio has the story on Governor Burgum’s work to further leverage the state’s investment in the TR Library into additional investment and improvements by the National Park Service.

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Minot-rooted Egyptologist Mark Lehner making news across North Dakota

Minot native and world renown Egyptologist Mark Lehner is in North Dakota this week. He’ll be joining the conversation on #GoodTalk Minot Wednesday at 1:00pm and speaking on Thursday evening at MSU. But if you’re curious about a primer, Mr. Lehner gave Prairie Public an interview last week that plots his path from Minot to

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Fargo flood protection funding hanging over legislature

The project costs have ballooned to more than $2.5 billion and the locals want a commitment of $870 million from the state. Currently, the House has made a commitment to a little over $700 million. Dave Thomas with Prairie Public News has the full story.

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