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WILLISTON, N.D. -- CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the oilfields of western North Dakota.RELATED CONTENT
RAY, N.D. -- What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker? It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles up Southern-style barbecue seven days a week on the outskirts of the small town of Ray in North Dakota’s oil country.RELATED CONTENT
MEDORA, N.D. -- Valerie Naylor says she was not pursuing a career when she volunteered at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but she found one. “It was life-changing,” she said of time she spent in the park with Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit aimed at creating the next generation of conservation leaders. It worked. On Oct. 31, at age 56, Naylor will retire after serving 11½ years as the park’s superintendent and more than 30 years with the National Park Service. It’s a career that has dealt with managing wildlife, sharing knowledge with park visitors and mitigating the effects of the oil boom.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. – Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny was placed on indefinite paid leave Wednesday for alleged misconduct involving alcohol use, North Dakota University System officials said. Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen informed Nadolny of the decision in a letter Wednesday, telling him an independent investigator will conduct “a thorough investigation of the allegations.”RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Backers and opponents of North Dakota’s Measure 7 are taking in stride the findings of a poll that shows public opinion evenly divided on the question of whether state law should restrict who can own pharmacies. The poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co. and conducted by the University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration, shows that 39 percent of the respondents oppose Measure 7. Thirty-five percent favor the initiated measure that, if passed, would change state law to allow pharmacies to be controlled by out-of-state ownership.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Two minimum security inmates who escaped from a women’s prison in southwest North Dakota late Wednesday were arrested shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday about 25 miles away in Dickinson. Dickinson Police Capt. Joe Cianni said the department’s dispatch received a tip about two women matching the description of Justice Lange and Jessica Briggs walking along a Dickinson street. Officers responded and identified the women from their mugshots. Within three minutes, officers had taken them into custody without incident.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Even as opposition picks up against a later start date for schools, a new poll suggests Measure 8 will pass without a hitch. The poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co. and conducted by the University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration, found 60 percent of respondents planned to vote in favor of Measure 8. Less than one-third, or 26 percent, said they would vote “no,” and 14 percent were undecided.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota’s new nickname task force decided on a broad goal at their second official meeting Thursday. The committee approved a motion to provide UND President Robert Kelley with “a detailed written document by Dec. 31, 2014, containing an action plan for final selection of a potential new nickname based on input from appropriate constituents and task force recommendations.”
FARGO, N.D. – Legalizing same-sex marriage in North Dakota would generate an estimated $1.9 million in additional spending over three years, the smallest bump in spending that legal gay marriage would produce in any state, according to a recent study. The new spending expected would pale in comparison to the economic jolt predicted in larger states, the study by researchers at the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles shows.