BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Health Department has launched a website that allows the public to monitor oil spills and other hazardous leaks reported in the state. The new website, WWW DOT NDHealth DOT gov SLASH EHS SLASH spills, comes after a massive spill from a Tesoro Corporation pipeline that was discovered in September.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Voters in the South Prairie School District near Minot have approved a $12 million bond issue to add a high school. The district currently has grades K-8. About 81 percent of the 349 people who voted Tuesday favored an expansion. School officials say taxes shouldn't go up because the district will no longer have to pay tuition to send high school students to other districts.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Administrators at Minnesota State University Moorhead have outlined plans to eliminate majors, merge several departments and lay off six faculty members. The cuts are aimed at solving the school's $4.9 million budget deficit. The Fargo Forum reports that administrators detailed the cuts in a meeting Thursday with the Faculty Association.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - University of North Dakota volleyball coach Ashley Hardee has resigned amid an investigation into an alleged hit-and-run incident at the Big Sky tournament last weekend in Portland, Oregon. Hardee in a statement apologized for what he called "a serious lapse in judgment." He didn't elaborate. He's been UND's coach the past five years. He was put on paid administrative leave Monday and resigned Wednesday.