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Tribe, pipeline opponents plan to request state hearing on DAPL expansion
July 11, 2019 - 8:15am
BISMARCK — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and several pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access...
Lawmakers say they want more transparency when deciding how to spend taxpayer money. Do they mean it?
July 10, 2019 - 9:14pm
ST. PAUL — Is the Minnesota Legislature serious about giving the public more insight into how lawmakers decide how to spend their tax money?...
‘People are desperate’: Walz holds roundtable to discuss Minnesota's limited rural child care
July 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Discussions took on something of a bleak tone when the plight of families — particularly young, rural and working parents...
Minnesota’s largest naloxone distributor won’t get grant funds
July 10, 2019 - 8:21pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest supplier of the lifesaving opioid overdose antidote naloxone will no longer receive state support for its...
North Dakota state auditor: IT Department misplaced $90,000 in sensitive assets
July 10, 2019 - 7:09pm
BISMARCK — An audit of the North Dakota Information Technology Department shows the agency cannot account for 217 of its 6,500 assets, including...
South Dakota town, church mourn drivers who died in highway washout
July 10, 2019 - 6:54pm
FORT YATES, N.D. — One of two people who died after driving into a washed-out section of highway on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was...
SD Public Utilities Commission approves 27,000-acre wind farm in Hyde County
July 10, 2019 - 5:26pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Central South Dakota will be home to 92 more wind turbines come 2020. According to a Wednesday, July 10, news release, the Public...
Pardons for minor marijuana crimes to be eligible for streamlined application process in North Dakota
July 10, 2019 - 1:48pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota state panel approved a new policy meant to streamline the pardon application process for minor marijuana crimes Wednesday,...
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to lead Minn. group to Germany for clean energy seminar
July 10, 2019 - 12:52pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan is set to lead a delegation of scientists, lawmakers, farm leaders and energy industry officials...
SD Public Utilities Commission approves 53,000-acre Crowned Ridge wind farm near Watertown
July 9, 2019 - 5:45pm
PIERRE, S.D. — The Public Utilities Commission has given the green light for construction to begin on a 300-megawatt, 130-turbine wind farm...
Agriculture department wants to help farm kids with stress
July 7, 2019 - 7:30am
State officials say the financial and emotional challenges affecting Minnesota farmers has hit farm kids even harder. "We all know that kids...
North Dakota audit highlights missing IT inventory
July 5, 2019 - 12:54pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Information Technology Department didn't locate two dozen assets with potentially sensitive information during...
Former UND president takes lead at University of Colorado System
July 1, 2019 - 6:04pm
Monday, July 1, marked the beginning of Mark Kennedy’s tenure at the University of Colorado System. The former University of North Dakota president...
'You stole a generation from us': Minnesotans celebrate new law that puts drug companies on the hook for opioid crisis
July 1, 2019 - 5:53pm
ST. PAUL — Eight years to the day after Lexi Reed Holtum's fiancé Steve Rummler died of a heroin overdose, Reed Holtum watched as Gov. Tim...
Minn. abortions down slightly in 2018; more out-of-state women cross border for procedure
July 1, 2019 - 5:10pm
ST. PAUL — Fewer women sought induced abortions in Minnesota in 2018 as compared to a year earlier, state statistics show, but the number of...