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North Dakota won't enforce new abortion law until judge issues ruling
July 15, 2019 - 11:14am
BISMARCK — The state of North Dakota has agreed to not enforce a new abortion law until a federal judge rules on a request from challengers....
North Dakota man whose invention revolutionized walleye fishing gets big honor
July 15, 2019 - 10:39am
BISMARCK — A Bismarck man whose invention in 1964 revolutionized walleye fishing is being inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame....
Major pulse crop marketer, a victim of tariffs, weather, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
July 15, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — One of North Dakota’s outstanding pulse crop marketers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization, a victim...
NDSU, Essentia partner on new nurse practitioner residency program for rural providers
July 14, 2019 - 6:29pm
FARGO — The School of Nursing at North Dakota State University is receiving a $1.57 million federal grant award to help educate future health...
Pay for North Dakota lawmakers' absent days during legislative session totals $56K
July 14, 2019 - 9:34am
BISMARCK — North Dakota House members never met as a full body in the 2019 legislative session, and 85 senators and representatives missed...
'Get in Your F***ing Swimsuit': Video shines spotlight on body positivity
July 14, 2019 - 8:00am
FARGO — It's summer, and it's hot — is there anything better than diving headfirst into the cool water of a lake or lounging in the swimming...
A taxing question: As Legacy Fund grows, some wish North Dakota's income tax would go away
July 14, 2019 - 7:35am
Dennis Hanson, 82, a retired railroad worker, lives just outside Grand Forks. He and his wife live on Social Security, a pension and a stake...
Fearing homes will be lost to flooding lake in west-central Minnesota, residents beg for help
July 14, 2019 - 7:02am
SPITZER LAKE, Minn. — Joe Stoi hoped he could pass his retirement home at Spitzer Lake to his grandson. But the Oakdale man’s plan is starting...
Online education has changed higher-ed landscape, professor says
July 14, 2019 - 6:45am
GRAND FORKS — A higher education crisis is coming, according to Jeff Holm, the University of North Dakota’s vice provost for online education...
'I just want to be a mother to my kids': Mother says fight for child on Spirit Lake felt hopeless
July 14, 2019 - 6:19am
A silent tear rolled down Nina Martin’s cheek as she looked around the pink, Minnie Mouse-themed bedroom. A neat pile of toys sat in the corner...
Port: Public servants who won’t explain themselves shouldn’t get to be public servants
July 14, 2019 - 6:00am
MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota has very strong open records laws, and the foundation of that strength is a presumption that all records kept by...
Oil patch grapples with how to address lightning strikes at saltwater disposal sites
July 13, 2019 - 5:14pm
Summer thunderstorms bring an impressive light show as they roll across the prairie, but they also can wreak havoc over the western North Dakota...
11 NASA astronauts have ties to Dakotas and Minnesota. Here's who they are
July 13, 2019 - 10:00am
FARGO — Eleven NASA astronauts from across the Dakotas and Minnesota have ventured to where few have gone, but many have admired from afar.None...
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
July 13, 2019 - 8:30am
Student athletes in high school football programs across South Dakota are learning more about how to incorporate beef into their sports training...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending July 12
July 11, 2019 - 1:19pm
Charles Gorecki selected to lead UND EERC GRAND FORKS -- Charles Gorecki has been named the next CEO of UND’s Energy and Environmental Research...