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Corps extends comment period on Sakakawea surplus water report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has extended the public comment period for the Draft Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report and Environmental Assessment by an additional 15 days, giving the public an opportunity to provide their input and recommendations through Feb. 1.

Posted 1/20/11 (Thu) read more »

Teachers: average benefits up 9 percent in 2 years

Pay hikes for teachers grew in the single digits over the past years. If the governor has his way there will be more pay increases tied to students’ successes.

Posted 1/13/11 (Thu) read more »

Dakotan quick to go cellular, slow to text

Going cellular for telephone communication? Definitely. Embracing the bells and whistles of going mobile? Not so much.

Posted 1/13/11 (Thu) read more »

Parshall poised to grow to the north

Is it possible for Parshall to more than double in geographical space as well as population in the next several years? Dean Rasmussen thinks so and he pitched that message to the city council during Tuesday’s January meeting. Rasmussen, an engineer with Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, provided a draft engineering report suggesting the city annex numerous parcels of land immediately north of the city so Parshall will be poised to grow with continued oil production.

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

Governor’s State of the State message includes oil country

In his inaugural State of the State message held Tuesday before a joint session of the Legislature, Gov. Jack Dalrymple set the course for North Dakota for the next 10 years and that includes changes in the oil and gas producing counties of western North Dakota.

Posted 1/06/11 (Thu) read more »

Legislators gear up for new session

In just a few days legislators from across the state will convene in Bismarck for the 62nd Legislative session. The session begins Tuesday, Jan. 4. District 4 legislators, Sen. John Warner, D-Ryder, and Reps. Tom Conklin, D-Douglas, and Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, said they are looking forward to the session getting underway. District 4 includes portions of McLean, Mountrail, Ward, McKenzie, Mercer and Dunn counties.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Lock in to feature motivational speaker

A man who six years ago lay in a hospital bed dying of alcoholism, has turned his life around and has become an elected judge and motivational speaker in Montana. He will be the guest speaker during the New Year’s Eve lock in at Parshall High School.

Posted 12/29/10 (Wed) read more »

Tribal leaders meet with president Obama

After meeting with President Barack Obama last week in the White House, Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall indicated he has a good feeling about the president and the tribe’s relationship with the U.S. government.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Mountrail County slows to a crawl, events canceled during Monday storm

An intense winter storm rolled through much of North Dakota on the last day of autumn Monday bringing a new round of heavy snow on top of what is already a near record depth for the month of December.

Posted 12/22/10 (Wed) read more »

Western North Dakota’s needs not forgotten

There’s been a lot of reaction to the budget Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s presented to the Legislature last week and on the surface, it looks encouraging to northwestern North Dakota.

Posted 12/16/10 (Thu) read more »