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The origin of the Enchanted Highway: North Dakota man creates metal sculptures to save small town
March 20, 2019 - 10:00am
REGENT, N.D. — In 1989, Kevin Costner starred in a Hollywood blockbuster titled “Field of Dreams.” In that movie, an Iowa farmer hears...
'They care about people': Search and rescue dogs join North Dakota lawmaker
March 20, 2019 - 7:10am
BISMARCK — Sen. Dave Oehlke, R-Devils Lake, and his son, Jeb, couldn't be in Bismarck without their dogs. Or, maybe their dogs couldn't be...
Legislature weighs replacing NDSU facility labeled as an ‘embarrassment’
March 20, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — To get distilled water in North Dakota State University’s Harris Hall, one must first make sure no one is using the men’s bathroom....
NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center
March 18, 2019 - 6:02am
North Dakota ag groups and NDSU officials are asking the state legislature to support a new agricultural research center on campus to replace...
Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faced closure threat over test scores, budget deficit
March 17, 2019 - 6:13pm
WHITE EARTH, Minn. — The K-12 Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faces unverified test scores and a $1.1 million budget deficit that could...
‘The support they deserve’: Seeking solutions for Minnesota's school counselor shortage
March 16, 2019 - 4:17pm
HERMANTOWN, Minn. — MaKenzie Johnson was standing in the hallways of Hermantown High School on Friday when a student came up to her with a...
Prescription costs an issue with many factors and a long history
March 16, 2019 - 3:56pm
GRAND FORKS — For some, driving hours or even across an international border is easier than paying high prices for prescription medication....
Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers advice to members of Jayme Closs’ community
March 15, 2019 - 9:17pm
BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the “Welcome home, Jayme” signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community...
North Dakota oil numbers hold steady, natural gas breaks record in January
March 15, 2019 - 8:15pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production held steady in January at 1.4 million barrels per day while natural gas production reached a new high,...
Eastern South Dakota endures water everywhere with 1-2 punch
March 15, 2019 - 6:09pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With a one-two punch of rain and a massive beginning to snowmelt, Sioux Falls and other parts of southeast South Dakota...
'There’s no doubt about it': Minnesota flooding imminent, could rival 1965 levels
March 15, 2019 - 5:01pm
ST. PAUL — Spring flooding across the state is imminent and potential damage could rival that caused by historic 1965 floods, which are remembered...
Gov. Walz: Budget makes historic investment in Greater Minnesota
March 14, 2019 - 9:55am
ST. PAUL - I grew up in a small town. There were 24 students in my graduating class--12 of whom were my cousins. My wife and I chose to settle...
Frost reaches water main depth in Detroit Lakes; utility urges measuring water temperatures
March 14, 2019 - 9:26am
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities is urging residents to check their water temperatures as frost penetrates deep into the ground, reaching the level...
Bill to amend North Dakota's filial statute sent to Burgum
March 14, 2019 - 7:44am
BISMARCK - Shortly after Durant "Phil" Shook died, his four children got a letter in the mail notifying them a nursing home was suing them for...
Children sue companies after fatal North Dakota home explosion
March 14, 2019 - 7:30am
MANDAN, N.D. - The children of a couple who were killed in a Morton County home explosion in December 2016 have filed a lawsuit against a local...