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Noem requests additional $11 million in federal disaster aid as severe weather continues into summer
August 28, 2019 - 5:53pm
PIERRE, S.D. — As harsh weather continues to bear down on South Dakota, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem is requesting the White House grant two...
Pacific Northwest soybean shipments down as North Dakota officials eye trade disputes
August 28, 2019 - 4:08pm
BISMARCK — Soybean exports out of the Pacific Northwest, the primary destination for North Dakota's crop, are down 40% this year amid continuing...
North Dakota Mill and Elevator posts $10.6 million profit
August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm
BISMARCK — The head of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator said Wednesday, Aug. 28, the state-owned operation managed to record a historically...
Need a new side hustle? The Census is hiring for thousands of gigs
August 28, 2019 - 1:05pm
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire thousands of census takers, supervisors, clerks and recruiting assistants later this year...
North Dakota ends budget cycle ahead of general fund projections
August 28, 2019 - 10:51am
BISMARCK — The state of North Dakota ended the 2017-19 budget cycle 5.4% ahead of its general fund revenue forecast, the state's top budget...
Top North Dakota regulator considers transparency improvements after gas plant spill report
August 21, 2019 - 4:40pm
BISMARCK — With the backing of Gov. Doug Burgum, North Dakota's top environmental regulator said Wednesday, Aug. 21, he's considering ways...
First meeting set for North Dakota Ethics Commission
August 20, 2019 - 8:30pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota's new Ethics Commission will meet for the first time next month in Bismarck. The five-person panel will meet beginning...
North Dakota officials dispute report on gas plant spill
August 20, 2019 - 5:15pm
BISMARCK — A top North Dakota regulator said Tuesday, Aug. 20, more than 240,000 gallons of natural gas liquid were recovered from a 2015 processing...
'A refund is in order': Local governments collect extra $78M in building fees across Minnesota
August 20, 2019 - 2:33pm
ST. PAUL — Cities, counties and townships that charge building fees on new homes banked $78 million more than what they needed for inspection...
Trade war hitting North Dakota hardest, Fed says
August 20, 2019 - 9:51am
WILLISTON, N.D. — Of the six states that lie in the Minneapolis Fed’s six-state region, North Dakota has been hit hardest by the trade war....
Noem says many 'question marks' remain as lawmakers take up industrial hemp
August 19, 2019 - 6:36pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Noem administration officials on Monday, Aug. 19, warned South Dakota lawmakers of the implications of legalizing industrial...
Big-game hunting embezzler from Minnesota imprisoned in North Carolina
August 19, 2019 - 6:00am
BUTNER, N.C. — Jerry Hennessey, who used money from the elevator he managed in Minnesota to pay for big-game hunting trips, on July 29 reported...
North Dakota, Minnesota could see major growth for black, Hispanic college students
August 18, 2019 - 6:45am
FARGO — Colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest are becoming more diverse, and if high school projections hold up, the region could...
Educating North Dakota's future workers: Burgum, Hagerott call for focus on workforce development
August 18, 2019 - 6:42am
A fleet of robots flies overhead. A driverless car takes someone to the grocery store. A computer system can do a person's taxes from just a...
2018 births, deaths virtually unchanged in North Dakota
August 18, 2019 - 6:35am
BISMARCK — The numbers of births and deaths in North Dakota were virtually unchanged from 2017 to 2018, according to recent data from the state's...