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BISMARCK—Forum Communications Co. Chairman Bill Marcil Sr. and his wife, Jane, have donated $1.5 million to the University of Mary's Vision 2030 Capital Campaign, the university said Tuesday, Sept. 5.
BISMARCK—A program that aims to relieve hay transportation costs brought on by this year's drought is now open, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, Sept. 5. The state Emergency Commission voted last month to borrow $1.5 million from the Bank of North Dakota for a program to reimburse eligible producers for part of their hay transportation expenses. Producers were asked to visit www.nd.gov/ndda to fill out an application.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Gas prices in North Dakota increased about 10 cents per gallon before the Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Harvey shut down many oil refineries in the South. “Well … it all hurts,” said Ron Lenz, of Sutton, N.D., who traveled to Deadwood, S.D., Friday for a long weekend trip.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The swimming beach at Robbins Island Park in Willmar is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts. Employees are conducting tests and maintenance of the water and beach area, according to a news release from the Willmar Public Works Department. Once the water is safe to re-enter, the city will send out another public notification.
PINEWOOD, Minn. -- A rural Pinewood man died Thursday after a fire broke out in the living room of his mobile home, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Erich Schissel, 56, was found dead in the home about 20 miles northwest of Bemidji, after firefighters extinguished the blaze.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis-based Jostens and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee plan to bring the jeweler’s 33 championship rings it has created for Super Bowl winners on tour. The tour starts in Minneapolis Sept. 5 with a six-day run at the Star Tribune Atrium at Capella Tower. The rings will then be on display for the Vikings’ Sept. 11 home opener in Vikings Plaza.
Dickinson is about to be at the center of a controversial border battle, and it isn't with Canada. The Dickinson-based Fisher Industries is one step closer to being at the helm of building the border wall between the United States and Mexico, a project currently being debated at the top levels of the federal government. Fisher Industries has been selected by the Trump administration to build a prototype for a concrete wall along the border, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (UCB) announced on Thursday.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Fisher Sand and Gravel Co., based out of Dickinson, was awarded a contract to develop a prototype for construction of a wall along the southern border by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, according to a release from U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those who might not have the athletic talent to make the big leagues will have the chance to explore other options for working in sports next month. Forum Communications, parent company of Forum News Service, is co-hosting with Minnesota State University Moorhead the third Sports Communication Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The conference, themed "Bold North Meets MSUM," will allow high school and college students to explore the fastest growing careers in sports.
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Six people have been charged with trespassing after their protest on Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, stopped work on a segment of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline construction in rural Douglas County, Wis.