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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending August 15
August 15, 2019 - 9:44am
Two join Altru Health System
'This is a life or death issue': Advocates urge lawmakers to act on emergency insulin
August 14, 2019 - 3:43pm
ST. PAUL — Advocates pushing for emergency access to insulin sent a clear message to Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Aug. 14: get it done....
S.D. Board of Elections pushes forward online registration, updated voting equipment for 2020
August 14, 2019 - 8:15am
PIERRE, S.D. — With 15 months to go before the 2020 general election, South Dakota elections officers are already looking to ramp up election...
Senators begin 'chipping away' at problems at DHS, decline to fund overpayments
August 13, 2019 - 4:21pm
ST. PAUL — The state shouldn't look to the Legislature to help it pay a $25 million bill to the federal government, the chair of a key committee...
Top North Dakota officials unfazed by state money awarded to ethics commissioner's tribal college
August 13, 2019 - 2:50pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s governor and Senate leaders were unfazed Tuesday, Aug. 13, that one of their picks for the state’s new ethics...
FCC looks to 'close the digital divide,' provide $4.9 million for S.D. rural broadband
August 13, 2019 - 6:00am
PIERRE, S.D. — As the federal government looks to "close the digital divide" in rural communities across the country, South Dakota will receive...
Minnesota farmer also has full-time job at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls
August 13, 2019 - 6:00am
STEPHEN, Minn. — It’s a soggy July weekday morning — the good-looking crops don’t need more moisture — and the afternoon is destined...
North Dakota lawmakers seek solutions for decline of rural grocery stores
August 12, 2019 - 10:00pm
BISMARCK — How involved the state should be in helping sustain small-town North Dakota grocery stores is an early question in a legislative...
UND Alumni Association and Foundation raises $67.7 million, sets fundraising record
August 12, 2019 - 7:19pm
GRAND FORKS — The UND Alumni Association and Foundation has raised a record $67.7 million during its latest fiscal year, which ended June 30....
Sen. Tina Smith touts rural working group to counter slumping farm economy
August 12, 2019 - 6:13pm
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — As headline after headline points out the woes of rural America -- the fallout from a U.S./China trade war and more...
Former South Dakota lawmaker, Trump campaigner may take second shot at US House seat
August 12, 2019 - 12:11pm
PIERRE, S.D. — A former South Dakota state legislator and statewide campaigner for President Donald Trump might take another shot at winning...
As Minnesota hemp industry booms, Radinovich chosen to lead trade organization
August 12, 2019 - 11:40am
ST. PAUL — The trade organization representing farmers, processors, distributors and others in the hemp industry on Monday, Aug. 12, announced...
Walz taps Lutheran Social Service CEO to lead embroiled Department of Human Services
August 12, 2019 - 11:24am
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Aug. 12, announced his pick to lead the Department of Human Services following top-level turnover...
Radinovich makes decision on 2020 8th District run
August 12, 2019 - 10:12am
BRAINERD, Minn. — Democrats will be looking to a new and different face to challenge Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, in the 2020 election —...
Recognition experts aim to keep drug-impaired drivers off North Dakota roads
August 12, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Tarek Chase is vigilant, constantly gauging the sobriety of people around him, even when he's...