The U.S. Department of Transportation will release $5 million in emergency funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged by record flooding in the Minot area, North Dakota’s congressional delegation announced Monday.
In a written statement, Rep. Rick Berg and Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven said repairing and restoring transportation infrastructure is an “important step.”
Forum Communications Co. report
, June 28, 2011
A new survey conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence shows an increase for those seeking help from domestic violence services and a decrease in funding for those providing the services. This could create tight spots for area service providers in the near future, area officials said.
BISMARCK — Preschool benefits young children and should receive state support, North Dakota education officials told state lawmakers on Monday.
Senate Bill 2338 requests $1.5 million for a preschool pilot program. Four school districts would receive state grants to offer early childhood education programs.
By Teri Finneman, Forum Communications Co.
, February 01, 2011
“I have spoken often with leaders of efforts to improve European and Asian higher education,” wrote one John L. King in 2007 in a comment on a Business Week story.
“When they ask me what I see as the greatest challenge to their goal of replicating the strength of U.S. higher education, I tell them it is their lack of strong private colleges and universities. The U.S. leads the world in higher education because of the intense competition between public and private institutions at all levels.
The Jamestown Hospital Foundation has hit its $3 million fundraising goal for the $52 million Jamestown Regional Medical Center now under construction.
Jan Barnes, foundation director, said 41 people in the region and around the country have donated $5,000 or more to the capital campaign. But the largest gift came from the estate of area farmer Dan Kornovich, who died in June 2009.
Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer says members of Congress need to stop playing games with American taxpayers and, instead, be honest with how they plan to pay for costly legislation.
Schafer’s criticism Thursday came nine days after Congress passed a $26.1 billion aid package to help states preserve teaching jobs and cover Medicaid payments.
By Kristen M. Daum, Forum Communications Co.
, August 20, 2010
Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and Rep. Earl Pomeroy announced Thursday that area airports will be receiving U.S. Department of Transportation grants.
Carrington Municipal Airport, along with airports in Beach, Cando, Crosby, Lakota, Mercer County, Northwood and Walhalla will share $662,779 for runway upgrades.
Central Valley Health District recently received more than $250,000 to aid a six-county region in the fight against tobacco.
The funding is part of Measure 3, which passed in November 2008. The measure created a trust fund where money is placed by law, said Jeanne Prom, executive director at the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy.
When three Dickinson (N.D.) State University softball players died in a tragic accident last fall, counselors from the region descended on the campus to volunteer their services.
But after a few days, the volunteers went back to their regular jobs, and the university didn’t have a licensed counselor on staff to assist the grieving students.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications Co.
, April 05, 2010
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