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DirecTV Viewers In Western N.D. Still Without ABC Affiliate KMBY

It has been nearly two months and DirecTV customers in western North Dakota are still without local ABC affiliate KBMY. DirecTV hasn’t been carrying KBMY — which is based in Bismarck — or North Dakota ABC affiliates WDAY in Fargo and WDAZ in Grand Forks since June 1, when contract extension negotiations broke down between…
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U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, shows U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo a piece of Bakken shale during a meeting about energy commodity markets on Monday morning at the Public Safety Center in Dickinson. (Dustin Monke / The Dickinson Press)

Federal Commodities Regulator Believes US Oil Industry Can Wait For Prices To Improve

One of the nation’s leading commodities market regulators said Monday he’s confident the American energy industry can remain stable through the current period of lower oil prices, despite what overseas competition believes. Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, discussed North Dakota’s role in world oil markets with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp…
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Features, Entertainment, Video Games, Apps, Pokémon Go, Smartphones, Dickinson, Local, News

‘Pokémon Go’ Craze Strong In Dickinson, Causes Few Problems

Ashley DeWitt and Alyss Kovash walked about Prairie Outpost Park on Thursday afternoon, their heads bobbing up and down between the historic buildings and their smartphones. Soon, one pointed to the west and they picked up the pace. After all, they wanted to catch ‘em all. Pokémon that is. The pair — two of hundreds…
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The Dakota Women's Correctional Rehab Center in New England.
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Convicted Murderer Of Dickinson Woman Dies In New England Prison

NEW ENGLAND — A woman serving life in prison for a 1990 murder of a Dickinson woman died this week at the New England women’s prison, just days after she was denied parole. Jayta (Christopher) Schmidt, 52, was found unresponsive on Tuesday at the minimum-security Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center, where she was an…
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Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

Post-Oil Boom, There’s ‘More Dope Than Ever’ In Bakken

The Bakken oil boom may be over, but people on the front lines of fighting crime in western North Dakota say drug trafficking here is worse than ever. The price of drugs is dropping and an influx of out-of-state gangs are intensifying the problem, a lead agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation…
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