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Time zone bill fails in North Dakota House
9 hours 52 min ago
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House killed a bill Wednesday, Feb. 20, seeking to put the entire state under Central Standard Time. Lawmakers...
MNLARS needs at least $61M: Walz proposes fee hikes to pay for it
22 hours 47 min ago
Montana-Dakota Utilities to retire coal-fired units
February 19, 2019 - 6:53pm
MANDAN, N.D. — Montana-Dakota Utilities announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, it plans to retire Heskett Station near Mandan in 2021 and replace the...
ND bill aims to outlaw DUI checkpoints. What do cops think about that?
February 19, 2019 - 6:37pm
FARGO — The North Dakota Legislature has taken a step toward banning DUI checkpoints — an enforcement method that some view as ineffective....
SD Senate shoots down 'campus carry' bill
February 19, 2019 - 6:06pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 19 shot down a bill which would have allowed for what lawmakers call “campus carry.”...
ND prep hockey coach placed on leave for ‘intimidating language’
February 19, 2019 - 5:48pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks Red River head boys hockey coach Bill Chase was placed on indefinite administrative leave last week due to “conduct...
Bill could give Minnesota state troopers a raise: State Patrol wages lag behind police
February 19, 2019 - 5:46pm
ST. PAUL — When Mike LeDoux joined the Minnesota State Patrol 25 years ago, landing a coveted job on the force was considered a fortunate feat...
Altru Hospital to get own air ambulance in Grand Forks
February 19, 2019 - 5:11pm
GRAND FORKS — Altru Hospital will soon have its first-ever air ambulance to transport patients in life or death situations to Grand Forks for...
Gas tax hike, school funding boost top priorities in Walz's first spending plan
February 19, 2019 - 4:44pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans could see a 20-cent per gallon tax hike at the gas pump under a proposal put forth to fund large-scale repairs to the...
Bill giving license reciprocity to military spouses passes unanimously in North Dakota Senate
February 19, 2019 - 3:14pm
BISMARCK — A bill that aims to make it easier for spouses of military personnel to transfer their occupational licenses to North Dakota passed...
North Dakota Senate passes revised trespassing bill
February 19, 2019 - 2:48pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 19, passed a bill that would update the state’s laws on entering private property —...
North Dakota Senate approves ethics measure implementation bill
February 19, 2019 - 2:35pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday, Feb. 19, implementing the new anti-corruption language voters added...
North Dakota House passes bill creating new concealed carry licenses allowing firearms at public gatherings
February 19, 2019 - 1:32pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers voted Tuesday, Feb. 19, to create a new, more stringent class of concealed carry firearms licenses...
Fargo school bus driver accused of DUI with kids on board
February 19, 2019 - 10:58am
FARGO — Fargo police arrested a school bus driver Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, after receiving a tip that a bus was swerving all over the road...
North Dakota House easily rejects 'red flag' gun seizure bill
February 19, 2019 - 10:51am
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House rejected a bipartisan bill allowing judges to issue protection orders temporarily preventing people deemed...