Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

UND Men’s Hockey Skates to 2-2 Tie

No. 3 UND avoids getting swept by Union

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Third-ranked North Dakota Fighting Hawks skated to a 2-2 tie with Union on Saturday night. Colton Poolman got the scoring started for the Fighting Hawks in the first period to go up a goal. Union answered with two goals in the third period before Shane Gersich tied things up at 2. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines…

North Dakota Hockey Drops Series Opener to Union

UND outshoots Union 38-21

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — No. 3 North Dakota dropped the series opener with Union on Friday 4-1 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Christian Wolanin scored the lone goal for UND in the third period to cut the Hawks deficit to 2-1. Ryan Walker and Sebastian Vidmar both notched goals for Union in the first period and the Dutchmen were able…

Teacher Assaulted at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion

FARGO, ND — The school year has just started and already a teacher has been assaulted. The Fargo School District says a teacher at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School was injured last Friday while working with a student. A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion. No other details including the names of the teacher or student…

Nurses with CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck Make Union Decision

They have maintained that operational changes and declining care standards are harming patient care and the hospital's reputation

BISMARCK, ND — Registered nurses at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck have voted not to unionize. Nurses this week voted against being represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association. They have maintained that operational changes and declining care standards are harming patient care and the hospital’s reputation. The hospital has laid off about 120 employees over the last year and…

American Crystal Sugar Employees Preparing to Vote on New Contract

The contract includes three percent annual increases and nearly three percent hike in the last year of the contract

  RED RIVER VALLEY — American Crystal Sugar employees are preparing to vote on a new five year labor contract that will cover 1,300 employees in Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Crookston and other areas. Company officials met with the union at least eight times and are offering base pay increases and a one-time incentive offer pertaining to a signing bonus…

Local Union Supporters Remember Those Who Have Died on the Job

Flowers are placed on a wreath honoring the lost workers

FARGO, N.D. — Each year, union supporters remember those who lost their lives while on the job. The Northern Plains United Labor Council invites community members to gather at the F-M Labor Temple to honor lost workers. Participants place flowers into a wreath. Eight flowers represent the eight deaths in North Dakota, one represents the deaths in Minnesota and one represents…

UND Hockey Up One Spot in USCHO Poll

Hawks #7 in America Heading to Omaha

Courtesy UND Athletics Following last Saturday’s non-conference win at Union, the University of North Dakota has climbed one spot to No. 7 in both this week’s USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men’s college hockey polls.   UND’s 3-1 in Schenectady opened the second half of the season for the Fighting Hawks and lifted their overall record to 10-6-3. National…

UND Hockey Excited for Test at Union

Hawks Battle Dutchmen for First Time in Program History

Watch the video to see analysis and reaction on the upcoming UND vs. Union Men’s Hockey game, set for New Year’s Eve at 3:00 P.M. Central, as shown on KVRR Sports. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Brad Berry, Dutchmen, ECAC, Fighting Hawks, NCHC, UND, Union