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The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has awarded a $1.6 million contract to the Heartview Foundation, based out of Bismarck, to establish licensed residential substance use disorder treatment services in Dickinson for adults with substance use disorders.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Wednesday that Stark County violated state open records law in delaying response to an open record request.
The western counties of Dunn, Grant and Billings led the state in breakthrough cases per capita as of Wednesday, Oct. 13. All three counties ranked bottom five in the state in vaccination rate with less than a quarter of the eligible population opting for the shot in each jurisdiction.
A 25-year-old Dickinson woman charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide for her involvement in a fatal pedestrian and vehicle crash in Dickinson early Thursday morning has a bond set at $10k cash or surety.

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The North Dakota Forest Service, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, have established the Wildland Fire Task Force aimed at bolstering firefighting resources in the state.
A moratorium issued by Stark County halting the construction or development of wind turbines within the county was bucked by Marathon Energy.
The police merger arose from ongoing discussions that began in December 2020, when the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Corey Lee presented the Belfield City Council with a plan to bring the one-man police department of police Chief Steve Byrne under its wing as a deputy.
The crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Stark County commissioners on Tuesday, March 2, unanimously approved in a 5-0 vote an act that will immediately go into effect in Stark County to strengthen the county's preservation of the Second Amendment in the wake of President Joe Biden and Democratic legislators' recent legislation and long-standing policies on gun control.
Frustrated with internal political gamesmanship in county government, Stark County Emergency Manager Bill Fahlsing formally announced his resignation in a statement released Thursday. However, public records requests by Forum News Service uncovered an HR complaint levied against Fahlsing and the findings paints a different picture of his resignation.

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DICKINSON, N.D. — An unidentified 26 year-old Taylor, N.D., man was killed in a rollover accident Thursday night, Nov. 19. when the vehicle he was operating left the roadway and entered the south ditch of Highway 10, east of Dickinson, N.D.
"I get threatened so much it's not even funny," District 36 Rep. Luke Simons said. "I can get pretty testy at times because I'm just so tired of people harassing me or threatening my family on social media. When that man called me a liar it just was not sitting well with me at all."
DICKINSON, N.D. — Multiple southwest North Dakota sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Burgum's statewide mask mandate.

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