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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.


Taylor promises to be a voice for ND farmers after accepting endorsement at Democratic-NPL convention

FARGO – Ryan Taylor promised Friday to be a voice for farmers and other North Dakotans instead of a “rubber stamp” for runaway energy development as he accepted the Democratic endorsement for agriculture commissioner.


'Team North Dakota' reuniting at Democratic-NPL convention in Fargo

FARGO – The travel schedules aren’t as demanding, and they have more time to spend with their families. But all three members of “Team North Dakota” remain involved in public policy advocacy in Washington.


Top ND workers' comp doctor now reports to head administrator

FARGO – The top doctor for North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, who recently complained his opinions were ignored by the program’s lawyers, now reports directly to the head administrator.

Smoking rates in Fargo-Moorhead below national average; rates much higher in poorer counties

FARGO – North Dakota and Minnesota rank among the states with relatively low percentages of adult smokers, but smoking rates vary widely among counties, according to a new comparison of counties.


Article scrutinizes disparities in sentencing on reservations

American Indians face harsher penalties when tried in fed court vs state courts, advocates say

Park Rapids woman receives new 'life-saving' device during heart surgery at Essentia

FARGO – Nancy Stromback was suddenly overcome by weakness two weeks ago while preparing to run an errand and was unable to move from the driver’s seat of her van.


New Essentia administrator, an MSUM graduate, arrives in middle of $60 million expansion project

FARGO – Timothy Sayler left Fargo-Moorhead more than 30 years ago after graduating from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Now the Wishek, N.D., native has returned as the chief operating officer of Essentia Health’s West Region.


Nicholas Spaeth, former ND attorney general, found dead in Fargo

FARGO – Nicholas Spaeth, a former North Dakota attorney general and gubernatorial candidate, died Sunday at the age of 64.


North Dakota workers’ comp doctor says opinions repeatedly bypassed

FARGO – The top doctor for North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program complained that “the legal process overrides medical opinions” in the review of injured workers’ claims.

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NSIC goes to new heights

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is quickly becoming Big Man Central.

Driven Dvorak

Fanatical Concordia golfer eyes nationals
Drew Dvorak had his mind made up to attend Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference golf power St. John’s.


Berry revisits Mayville

Dean Berry had his career all mapped out. The Mayville State graduate and former Comets baseball player and assistant was prepared to stick around Mayville, N.D., for good.

Wrestling gets new look at JC

Jamestown wrestling coach Cisco Cole at one point didn’t support the idea of women competing in his sport.

Cobbers to remain in D-III

Concordia earned a significant victory last week. The decision was made to end discussion of creating a new division or subdivision to deal with the steady growth of NCAA Division III.

Siverson enjoyed tenure

Duane Siverson couldn’t contain his emotions Tuesday as he walked to the bench after his Concordia men’s basketball team’s Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-round playoff loss at Memorial Auditorium. Siverson had been preparing for this moment since he announced in January that he would retire at the end of the season, but the finality of the situation was overwhelming.

Bortke paved way for Mary athletics

When athletic director Al Bortke arrived at the University of Mary in Bismarck in 1973, the Marauders offered just one sport (men’s basketball) and had no major national affiliation with the NAIA or NCAA.

Jimmies back in the hunt

Jeff Trumbauer’s first season as head coach of the Jamestown College men’s basketball team could have been considered a disappointment.

Tomeo puts on mileage

Minnesota State University Moorhead football coach Damon Tomeo jokingly started a competition with his staff this season to see who could log the most miles while recruiting.

Dragons making waves

The Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s swimming and diving team has made another leap in its effort to become one of the elite NCAA Division II programs in the country.