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Memorial service set for longtime U-Mary president Welder

Jun. 27, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two days of public memorial services begin Sunday for Sister Thomas Welder, the longtime former president of the University of Mary and winner of North Dakota’s most prestigious award. A vigil and evening prayer will be held Sunday night for Welder at Our Lady of the...

Longtime U-Mary president, Rough Rider Award winner dies

Jun. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sister Thomas Welder, the longtime former president of the University of Mary and winner of North Dakota's most prestigious award, has died. She was 80. Welder died at her monastery home south of Bismarck, the school announced Monday. She had recently been diagnosed with kidney...

North Dakota's top prison official resigning after 15 years

Jun. 4, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s top prison administrator is resigning to take a job in the private sector, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Thursday. Leann Bertsch is stepping down as head of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 31. Dave Krabbenhoft, the agency’s head of...

Sparse crowd gathers at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

May. 25, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A sparse crowd compared with previous Memorial Days gathered at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan on Monday. The North Dakota National Guard livestreamed the ceremony so a crowd wouldn’t gather as the state continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Many...