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JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Mental health facilities across North Dakota have between 295 and 350 residential patient beds offering varying levels of care, according to Rosalie Etherington, superintendent of the North Dakota State Hospital. But the need is higher, she told the North Dakota Legislature's Human Service Committee March 8. "That's quite a few," she said about the number of patient beds. "But it is not necessarily meeting the need." Etherington said that in some cases, finding a facility that has the space to provide the necessary treatment may be difficult.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Three unmanned aircraft buzzed overhead for less than 15 minutes Thursday, but the short flight marked a milestone for their operators and nearby spectators. The demonstration...
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- A 20-foot-long unmanned aircraft has been cleared to take off by the Federal Aviation Administration for an agricultural research project this summer near Hillsboro. The North Dakota...
FARGO -- After spending about $1.1 billion in the past three years on installing 100 miles of double track from Minot to Williston and other expansion projects, the BNSF Railway announced Tuesday it's focusing on maintenance this year. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railway announced it's cutting back and spending about $100 million this year, primarily on maintenance projects involving replacing and upgrading rail, ties and ballast across the state. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth said the work starting this spring will include the replacement of about 55 miles of rail and close to 240,000 ties an
FARGO, N.D. - Mohamed Yasser has opened the Afro-Latino 18 Cuisine restaurant at 2512 7th Ave. South, Fargo. Yasser has worked and managed restaurants and bakeries in France and Africa. Some of the items on the menu include plantain fufu, fried goat meat, pepper soup, cassava leaf stew, African spaghetti, atieke, morning kalama (rice flour farina) and sambosa (meat turnovers.) The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
ST. PAUL -- State Rep. Tim Kelly believes he and Sen. Scott Dibble could negotiate a long-term transportation plan in about an hour. Dibble, chair of the Senate's Transportation and Public Safety Committee, thinks Kelly is wrong: It would take them only half an hour. "I think we know roughly speaking which elements from each other's package we would accept and which ones we would reject," Dibble said. "We can figure out the differences fairly quickly." But there's no transportation deal on the eve of the 2016 legislative session.
ST. PAUL -- Consumers like electric cars ... in theory. Who wouldn't dig a car that is dead silent, spews no noxious fumes, is eco-chic and can be fueled simply by plugging it in for the night, like an iPhone? But a number of factors stop would-be buyers short.