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Water retention authority claims gradual progress

FARGO – The Red River Retention Authority was formed in 2010 to pursue water retention projects throughout the basin to reduce the impacts of flooding. Now, almost four years later, the Red River Retention Authority still is working on compiling a list of proposed retention projects in the basin.

Spotlight on criticism of flood diversion project

FARGO – A little more than 2,000 additional acres of land under water as a result of the flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead. That’s the total area in Richland and Wilkin counties that would be submerged in the event of a 100-year flood because of the diversion, beyond the area that already would be under water regardless of the project, according to officials.

Medicare payment numbers show Fargo ophthalmologist received more than $4 million in 2012

FARGO – An ophthalmologist topped local medical providers in Medicare payments received in 2012, when he was paid more than $4 million among the $33.4 million paid to the top 200 providers here.


Fargo man chronicles life and death on the Northern Plains in 'Dakota Death Trip' PressPass

FARGO – Derek Dahlsad finds himself drawn to reminders of a time when life on the Dakota prairie could be capriciously cruel in surprising ways.


ND considering changes to policies on funding water projects; revisions could benefit Fargo PressPass

FARGO – North Dakota officials are taking a fresh look at the policy for the state’s share of water projects at a time when coffers are flush and needs are massive.

Spirit Lake lifts Indian hiring preference in hopes of filling four social worker posts PressPass

FARGO – The Spirit Lake social service program still has vacancies for social workers filled by personnel brought in to serve temporary stints. Social service programs at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation were taken over by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Oct. 1, 2012, but the agency has yet to fill four social work slots, said Russell McDonald, the tribe’s chairman.

Pelican Rapids man back on the family farm after pioneering surgery at Sanford

FARGO – Donald L. Johnson’s medical odyssey began when he had a heart attack a little more than a year ago.


Researchers seek volunteers for clinical trials of vaccine for deadly 'superbug'

FARGO – Researchers here are recruiting participants for clinical trials of a vaccine to prevent infections from a sometimes deadly “superbug” resistant to antibiotics.


North Dakota Democrats call for balance in government; nominate Sinner for Congress PressPass

FARGO – George B. Sinner and Kevin Cramer both grew up in Cass County but took divergent career paths that now are colliding in the race for North Dakota’s lone seat in Congress.


ND hospitals use all available tools to fill high demand for nurses; need expected to grow

FARGO – Kelly Robinson found that the shortcut to launching her nursing career involved moving 3,800 miles from Honolulu to here.


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Squirrels display resiliency PressPass

It was a difficult offseason for the Central Cass boys basketball team. The Squirrels graduated four seniors from a team that captured the Class B, District 2 title and advanced to the Region 1 title game.

Nord gets to 100-win mark fast PressPass

Lisbon wrestler Michael Nord would never make a big deal out of a personal accomplishment. That’s why the sophomore –who attends Enderlin High School and competes for the Broncos as part of a cooperative program – just went about his business after recently reaching an impressive milestone.

North has another contender PressPass

Fargo North girls hockey coach Dave Bjugson has heard several times in his seven years with the team that the Spartans are ready to go from state title contender to rebuilding mode.

Valley City wrapped in excitement PressPass

Valley City football coach Scott Roehrich says the town is abuzz as his top-ranked Hi-Liners prepare to host Hazen in the North Dakota Class 2A semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hannah Field.

Bruins ready to run at EDC PressPass

Laura Roesler is just fine, thank you very much. For that matter, so too is the entire Fargo South girls cross country team.

Bruins are unanimous No. 1 pick PressPass

The Bruins are back. Well, Fargo South’s football team never really went anywhere.


Bruins seeing Red PressPass

Fargo South boys tennis coach Vic Youngs said his team has been looking forward to today’s Eastern Dakota Conference meet for years. Why?


Broncos eyeing CC success PressPass

The Lisbon boys cross country team appears poised for another successful season thanks to a productive summer by the Broncos’ top runners.

Small backs flaunt huge performances PressPass

A pair of diminutive running backs came up with unbelievably big games during prep football action last week.


Shanley-OG meet to honor soldier PressPass

The Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove metro cross country meet will be re-named this year to honor a former Deacon runner and Army staff sergeant who was killed last year in Iraq.