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WILLISTON, N.D. — Western North Dakota will soon have the only state-funded addiction and mental program in the state that will allow teens to live at the treatment center. Eckert Youth Homes in Williston was awarded a contract by the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division to provide the program to boys and girls ages 14 to 17 with addiction and mental health issues.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A newly-released district survey shows the majority of Dickinson is not in favor of changing the Midget mascot. After representatives from Little People of America visited the Dickinson school board last month, the school district created a survey to gauge how the community and those in its schools felt about the potential of changing the controversial mascot, as it was urged to do by LPA. RELATED:
DICKINSON, N.D. — Earlier this month, an obituary in The Dickinson Press about a Vietnam veteran received nationwide attention. Written by his brother Paul, Chief Warrant Officer 2 William Ebeltoft’s obituary begins: “Not everyone who lost his life in Vietnam died there.” In it, he describes the hardships his brother, a Dickinson native, faced as he struggled to cope with the aftereffects of the war. He thinks his brother would have done well in a military career, had it not been for Vietnam.
DICKINSON, N.D. — During Monday night’s Dickinson School Board meeting, representatives of Little People of America, a nonprofit organization that provides support, resources and information to people with dwarfism and their families, asked the board to consider dropping what they consider to be an offensive name for the school’s mascot, The Midgets. Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, a representative with Little People of America, opened their request to the board with a simple message.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Rep. Kelly Armstrong held an open forum with community members at Dickinson State University's Beck Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 26, where he addressed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as well as drug pricing, farming and immigration. Impeachment Armstrong likened the impeachment inquiry to the blue dress/gold dress debate in 2015 in which internet users across the country argued about the color of a dress.
DICKINSON, N.D. — After the resignation of President Thomas Mitzel in September, Dickinson State University faculty and staff expressed concerns about the budget cuts a future interim president might make. North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott and North Dakota State Board of Higher Education board member Nick Hacker came to the university Wednesday, Oct. 30, for a "listening session," during which they asked university faculty and staff what qualities they would most like to see in an interim and permanent president.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Thomas Mitzel is resigning from his position as president of Dickinson State University to pursue an opportunity at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Mitzel will depart later than December 31 for a position as president of Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Ever wonder what happens to the drugs the police department collects? They go to the same place your household trash does — the landfill. The disposal methods are part of new North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality guidelines that took effect May 16. Diana Trussell is the solid waste manager for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Waste Management, the department which created the guidelines.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, has issued a request for proposals for an adolescent residential treatment center to service youth with a dual diagnosis.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Just before 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, a body was found in a field on Dickinson State University property near 13th Avenue West, according to Marie Moe, DSU's vice president of university relations. According to a DSU student, one of the university's football players found the body following practice. The body is of an approximately 40-year old woman who is likely not a student, according to Dickinson police Capt. Joe Cianni. Police have confirmed the woman's identity but will not release her name until her family has been notified.