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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...
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
ALBERT LEA, Minn. — At the celebratory dinner for the 2019 Governor’s Fishing Opener, Gov. Tim Walz announced that next year’s event will...
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,...
North Dakota marketing firm Sundog to be acquired by Perficient Inc
May 14, 2019 - 9:11am
FARGO – Sundog Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing and technology firm based in Fargo, has entered into a sales agreement with...
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...
South Dakota Highway Patrol names new leader
May 13, 2019 - 3:05pm
PIERRE, S.D. – Maj. Rick Miller of Pierre has been named as the next superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the agency said Monday,...
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...
Schoolteacher retiring after long career in rural North Dakota schools
May 13, 2019 - 11:29am
SWEET BRIAR, N.D — Wearing garbage bag ponchos and blue rubber gloves, students of Sweet Briar School gathered around Sheri Johnson as she...
With grain trader owing millions, ND Legislature moves regulation from PSC to Ag Department
May 13, 2019 - 7:00am
BISMARCK — Last fall, state Rep.
Work to start next spring on $1B water pipeline for Red River Valley
May 13, 2019 - 6:05am
FARGO — An infusion of $30 million will enable construction to begin next spring on a $1 billion pipeline that will deliver Missouri River...