Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A five-year study underway at the University of North Dakota is attempting to figure out how addictive tendencies could pass from one generation to the next.
An alleged victim of childhood sexual abuse testified Tuesday morning in the Stark County Courthouse against a male relative accused of committing the crime. Gregory Paul Decker, 53, of Dickinson, listened silently as his female relative, now 25, answered questions relating to the alleged molestation that occurred in her home when she was around 6 years old.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Theodore Roosevelt is already larger than life in western North Dakota, so it makes sense a library built to honor his legacy and presidency would take on the same scale.
KILLDEER -- Residents of Dunn County and beyond gathered Tuesday night at the High Plains Cultural Center to visit over coffee, cookies and radioactive oilfield waste landfills. Darrel Dorgan, head of the North Dakota Energy Industry Waste Coalition environmental group and brother of former Sen. Byron Dorgan, began the informational session portion of the event hosted by the Dunn County Concerned Citizens group with a firm rejection of radioactive dump sites.
Jen Gonser said goodnight to her 16-year-old son, Dylen Ollila, last Friday as she would any other night. She had no way of knowing it would be for the last time.
An ongoing campaign by Dickinson Public Schools to bring its students in compliance with immunization schedules mandated by the North Dakota Century Code may reach an uneasy close early next month. Students not fully up to date with their immunizations as required by state law will be asked to stay home from school effective Feb. 5, DPS Superintendent Doug Sullivan said.
The days when travelers in Dickinson could find no room at the inn may be over, for now. Terri Thiel, director of the Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there has “been an opening” for hotel rooms throughout the city, with occupancy rates sitting at 50 percent, according to Smith Travel Report, and an average daily rate for a room at about $107 as of the end of July, the most current month for data. Occupancy rates are down 17 percent