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2011-04-23 00:00:32

The flood control system established in East Grand Forks after the devastating 1997 Red River flood was put to the test this weekend when the Red River crested at 49.85 feet "“ and passed with flying colors. East Grand Forks, MN (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 "Some of the closures had two to three-and-a-half feet of water against them," said Scott Gravseth, Distribution Superintendent at East Grand Forks Water and Light. "Overall we observed good performance with minimal seepage." The city...

2011-04-17 10:07:00

RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' line crews and personnel continue their rapid response to power outages caused by yesterday's severe weather. Outages occurred as a result of high winds causing tree limbs and branches to fall on power lines or as a result of those winds breaking poles and damaging electrical equipment. The majority of the outages, including many of those that remain, were caused by issues with high-voltage...

2011-03-01 09:19:00

In the news release, GfK Now Serving Public Sector Clients through GSA's MOBIS Contract, issued 01-Mar-2011 by GfK Custom Research North America over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the third paragraph, the quote attribution should read "David Krajicek, Co-President, GfK Custom Research North America" rather than "David Krajicek, Co-President, GfK Roper Public Affairs and Communications" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: GfK Now...

2011-03-01 08:30:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GfK Custom Research North America, an industry leader in innovative market research tools and services, today announced that it has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services contract (MOBIS). Having this contract allows GfK to directly and seamlessly serve public sector clients. As the primary purchasing agent for most US governmental agencies, having the GSA validation signifies that GfK...

2009-11-12 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Market research firm GfK Custom Research North America has identified a new "age of green pragmatism," finding Americans' attitudes towards environmentalism is shifting away from altruistic motivations towards more practical drivers such as saving money, health, getting value and promoting safety. While more consumers are reporting that they are making lasting changes in their environmental behavior, new data from GfK Roper Consulting shows 60% of...

2009-10-15 10:00:00

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace), a world-renowned center for aerospace research, training and learning, is the first educational institution in the nation to offer an undergraduate major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. The program addresses the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of UAS, high-altitude aircraft that are...

2009-06-26 14:13:54

Multiple vehicle crashes took place on Interstate 29 near Grand Forks, N.D., after a moose wandered onto the highway, police say. An unidentified Highway Patrol trooper said the interstate mess began when a pickup truck hit the moose, resulting in the truck driving into a ditch and turning onto its side, the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald reported Friday. A minivan also ended up in the ditch after hitting the remnants of the moose carcass Thursday, leaving the driver with non-serious injuries. The...

2009-05-15 16:35:42

The University of North Dakota may be forced to retire its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo under a ruling by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. The board voted unanimously Thursday during a meeting at Dickinson State University to retire the Fighting Sioux as of Oct. 1 unless the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes vote to approve the nickname before the deadline, the Dickinson (N.D.) Press reported Friday. Tom Douple, president of the Summit League, an NCAA Division I...

2009-04-22 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement that will resolve its lawsuit filed against Grand Forks County, N.D., on behalf of Suzanne L. Halverson in accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), if approved by the U.S. District Court in Fargo. USERRA prohibits employment discrimination against individuals because of their service in the uniformed services. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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