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North Dakota no stranger to pushing limits of Roe v. Wade
May 15, 2019 - 8:10pm
FARGO — Six years ago, North Dakota tested the boundaries of Roe v. Wade by passing a law that would ban abortions if a heartbeat could be...
ACLU pushes back after Pennington County sheriff motions for dismissal from Keystone XL 'riot boosting' lawsuit
May 15, 2019 - 7:15pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is buckling down in their federal lawsuit against South Dakota's rioting laws after...
South Dakota sues Texas gas drilling company for $15.5 million after years of violations
May 15, 2019 - 6:17pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota is suing a Houston-based natural gas drilling company for $15.5 million after the company for years neglected to...
North Dakota regulators lack siting authority for oil refinery, judge says
May 15, 2019 - 5:27pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota judge has agreed with state utility regulators who said they lacked siting authority over an oil refinery planned...
As region's Democrats worry over conflict with Iran, Republicans tout tough stance
May 15, 2019 - 5:22pm
BISMARCK — While Democratic members of Minnesota's congressional delegation expressed alarm over the potential for the U.S. slipping into war...
Walz says budget talks entering 'really important time,' offers few details
May 15, 2019 - 5:11pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor on Wednesday, May 15, continued the second day of marathon budget talks, which they...
Why are Minnesota lawmakers fighting over a 27-year-old health care tax?
May 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
ST. PAUL — A nearly 30-year-old tax on medical providers is at the center of increasingly tense negotiations between Democrats and Republicans...
North Dakota drops 11 spots in US News and World Report rankings
May 14, 2019 - 5:17pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota fell from a high perch in the U.S. News and World Report comprehensive rankings of states, an annual list that was...
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
ST. PAUL — Legislative leaders and the governor reentered closed-door budget negotiations Tuesday, May 14, a day after they deadlocked and...
Pence makes memories during surprise visit to Minnesota restaurant
May 14, 2019 - 3:28pm
NEWPORT, Minn. - The nerves started at 5 p.m. Line cook Chris Effinger was told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was coming to the North Pole...
North Dakota Supreme Court hears arguments in pipeline security license case
May 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
BISMARCK — Attorneys for a North Dakota licensing board and an out-of-state company butted heads before the state's highest court Tuesday,...
Diabetics push for insulin-aid bill in Minnesota
May 13, 2019 - 8:27pm
ST. PAUL -- A group of Minnesota citizens with diabetes made an eleventh-hour plea on Monday, May 13, for lawmakers to address the rising costs...
North Dakota health council to review proposed cottage food rules
May 13, 2019 - 8:10pm
BISMARCK - Proposed administrative rules for North Dakota's disputed cottage foods law are about to enter the oven. The North Dakota State Health...
At Minnesota Capitol, budget talks heat up, moms make final pitch to secure insulin access
May 13, 2019 - 5:56pm
ST. PAUL -- State legislative leaders and the governor on Monday, May 13, again deadlocked over state spending with a week left to get their...
Wardner: No special session over North Dakota auditor restrictions
May 13, 2019 - 12:56pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota legislative leader said Monday, May 13, that lawmakers won't return to Bismarck for a special session to ease restrictions...