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DICKINSON, N.D. — Decisions made by China routinely make international headlines as its nearly 1.5 billion residents make the country the most populated and largest consumer market globally. The U.S. government in conjunction with the European Union have for a long time placed scrutiny on the trade and regulatory practices of China in largely unsuccessful efforts aimed at bringing the nation into fair trade deals.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A couple convicted of killing a man at a Bowman County motel was sentenced Monday, Aug. 27, to life without parole Chase Duane Swanson and Madison Beth West, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder by a jury trial in February in the beating and strangulation death of Nicholas Johnson of Rhame. The family of the victim listened intently, tissues in hand, as Judge James Gion pointed to the convicted couple's "significant criminal histories" and the inconsistent arguments made during the trial relating to self-defense.
DICKINSON, N.D.—Firefighters battled in triple-digit heat for four hours against a fire that completely consumed a Dickinson condominium complex Sunday, Aug. 12. Fire Chief Robert Sivak said the cause of the fire on the 600 block of West 29th Street is still under investigation. Fire officials confirmed that no one was injured but the fire left condo residents homeless,
BISMARCK—In an extensive report, the Office of the State Auditor recently expressed concerns with the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs' handling of the veteran aid loan, hardship assistance grant, impact grant and highly rural transportation grant programs. The report stems from a performance audit conducted on the NDDVA beginning in October 2017 and concluding on March 28, 2018. The effort was headed by Rep. Chet Pollert, R-Carrington, and the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee.
Embraced by the Lakota Sioux, the turtle symbolizes the virtues of patience, loyalty, determination and steadfastness — and for the runners participating in the upcoming Maah Daah Hey Trail run on July 28, those virtues will be a prerequisite. The trail run, hosted by LAND and Save the MDH, offers something for runners of all levels from novice first-timers to the seasoned ultra-runners with races of varying lengths beginning at 3.1 to 106 miles.
DICKINSON, N.D.—In the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history—which claimed the lives of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012—the American College of Surgeons began an extensive study on how to improve survivability in similar situations moving forward.
When Senior Officer Hunter Easterling, of the Dickinson Police Department, and his partner responded to the call of an intoxicated man sleeping in the alley behind a business, he never anticipated the situation would turn deadly. As Easterling spoke with the intoxicated man, he noticed a white pickup approaching down the alley. "Sir, stay in your vehicle." Easterling ordered as the unidentified man exited the pickup truck and approached the scene.