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Heitkamp unveils bill to support pension plans
November 21, 2017 - 1:31pm
BISMARCK — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp unveiled a bill Tuesday, Nov. 21, to provide financing to ensure 2,000 North Dakotans who have paid into...
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
ST. PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state's individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
5 different F-M flood diversion plans and a massive ring dike studied
November 14, 2017 - 7:56pm
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The idea of putting ring dikes around Fargo-Moorhead is once more on the table as a replacement for the $2.2 billion...
From Walsh County to Washington? Campbell makes run at Heitkamp in race with national interest
November 13, 2017 - 8:14am
GRAFTON, N.D.—Tom Campbell says his cream-colored Chevrolet Tahoe has 28,000 more miles on it since the end of May. It has a cracked windshield...
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
Female veterans in North Dakota have higher incomes, higher workforce rates
November 9, 2017 - 6:45pm
FARGO — Marcella Alvarez-Clavijo was homeless when she enlisted in the Marine Corps not long after graduating from high school. Home for...
After the oil boom, how does North Dakota move on?
September 20, 2017 - 5:52pm
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Imagine your city's population growing from 1,744 resident to nearly 7,500 in one year. That was reality for Watford...
UPDATE: Heitkamp in announcing re-election bid says she's a centrist who can work across the political aisle
September 13, 2017 - 7:43pm
FARGO – Heidi Heitkamp made it official by announcing she will seek a second term as U.S. Senator for North Dakota and portrayed herself as...
'Somebody needs to go to jail' after Equifax data breach, Heitkamp says
September 13, 2017 - 8:29am
WASHINGTON — Thirty-six U.S. senators on Tuesday, Sept. 12, called on federal authorities to investigate the sale of nearly $2 million in shares...
After no offers to move 57-year-old governor's mansion, ND prepares to demolish home
August 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
BISMARCK—State officials are preparing to tear down the current North Dakota governor's residence after a search for somebody interested...
House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules
July 26, 2017 - 9:07am
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked chief executives from companies representing the two...
Federal official outlines economic development goals to promote 'robust' tribal economies
July 26, 2017 - 8:50am
MANDAREE, N.D. — A Department of Interior official visited the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tuesday, July 25, outlining his goals...
Heitkamp rakes in $1.2 million in second quarter
July 24, 2017 - 11:29am
BISMARCK—North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp collected more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions in the second quarter...
Fighting Montana's wildfires may take backseat to cushion state's rainy day fund
July 21, 2017 - 11:39am
HELENA, Mont. — As more and more wildfires burn during an increasingly hot and dry summer, Montana will likely have to take $30 million...
Historic Duluth depot needs $8 million fix
July 11, 2017 - 8:07am
DULUTH, Minn. — It's been a landmark in Duluth since 1892, but the historic Union Depot is showing its age with a leaking front balcony...