April Baumgarten / Forum News Service
BISMARCK — The state's university system may keep a closer eye on North Dakota State College of Science management after a state audit found problems with how the school handled business regarding its planned career academy.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Local business leaders and student senators have written letters of support for the North Dakota State College of Science president ahead of meetings on a state audit that accused the school of acting inappropriately in conducting business related to a planned career workforce academy .
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead will close its clinic, pharmacy and medical lab next month after leaders determined they would be too expensive to keep open.
FARGO — Six years ago, North Dakota tested the boundaries of Roe v. Wade by passing a law that would ban abortions if a heartbeat could be detected — the first of its kind in the country.
FARGO — The Red River inched closer toward its crest this weekend, but Fargo city staff who worked to make sure it was smooth sailing amid rising tides had a mostly quiet weekend. That’s how City Engineer Brenda Derring described it Sunday, April 7, noting there weren’t any big problems that popped up as the Red River inched toward its estimated crest of 35 feet. “At these levels, we don’t need to do any sandbagging,” she said.
FARGO — Cass County and Fargo are expecting to fight potential flooding on different fronts, but local leaders plan to work together to win the battle, officials said Monday, March 25. In a roundtable-style meeting, the city hosted county leaders and an array of officials from local and state entities, including the North Dakota Army National Guard and law enforcement, to discuss the roles of everyone involved. Cass County and Fargo will have different locations for filling sandbags, but the two entities will help each other if needed, Mayor Tim Mahoney said.
FARGO — The Red River, still ice-covered in stretches, likely won’t fully break open here this week as freezing temperatures continue to delay a spring thaw that has the potential to cause flooding, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Fargo could see warmer temperatures by midweek, from a Monday high of 35 to almost 50 degrees Wednesday, the weather service said. Lows may begin to rise above freezing, according to the forecast.
FARGO — Cities and states around the U.S. are offering incentives — including cold, hard cash — to prospective residents in an effort to attract employees in a tight workforce, but North Dakota's constitution may keep the state from doing that. There are more jobs available than there are unemployed people to fill them in the U.S. and North Dakota, a rare phenomenon for the country, Gov. Doug Burgum said.
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota has topped several lists for drunken driving, with statistics ranking the state high for the rate of alcohol-related deaths. But the number of deaths and injuries related to driving under the influence has dropped in recent years, according to numbers from the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Drunken-driving fatalities in North Dakota decreased from 71 in 2013 to 55 last year, according to the 2017 crash summary issued this year by the DOT. That number was up by six compared to 2016, according to the report.
GRAND FORKS — Kelly Armstrong will have offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and a fourth in northwest North Dakota when he becomes the state’s lone representative in the U.S. House. Armstrong, who will take over for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer on Jan. 3, is in the process of hiring his administration and likely will announce his staff next week, he said on Tuesday, Dec. 11. He said he is securing space in four cities in North Dakota.