BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The state Board of Higher Education has revised a tuition rate plan that was put in place only a few weeks ago. The plan approved today would keep tuition hikes between 2.18% and 4.76% at public colleges, instead of the previous plan's 2.13% and 6.63%.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has elected a retired Concordia College biology professor to be its president. Kirsten Diederich takes over the board's leadership from Duaine Espegard (EHS'-peh-gahrd). The board today elected Terry Hjelmstad (JELM'-sted) to be vice president.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a new study indicates that high discharge, short duration reservoir releases out of Fort Randall Dam could help flush fine sediment out of the Missouri River. The corps says it has been concerned about the buildup of silt and sand behind Gavins Point Dam since the dam was constructed during the 1950s.
CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) - The mayor of the flood-threatened North Dakota community of Cavalier says residents are "breathing an enormous sigh of relief." Mayor Kenneth Briese says residents "came within inches of losing our town" because of the rain-swollen Tongue River was threatening to overwhelm the Renwick Dam east of the city. The threat has eased and the city's 1,300 residents can begin returning to their homes tomorrow morning.
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