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'This crisis is still upon us': Walz again makes appeal for compromise on affordable insulin plan
October 17, 2019 - 12:27pm
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz, flanked by affordable insulin advocates, again made a plea to Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oct. 17, to come to...
Armstrong, Johnson vote for resolution opposing Trump's Syria decision
October 16, 2019 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON — Nearly two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered United States troops to withdraw from northern Syria, the U.S. House of...
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library board CEO pledges transparency for project's planning
October 15, 2019 - 6:13pm
MEDORA, N.D. — Planning the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota's Badlands won't be done in darkness,...
Audit finds North Dakota PSC let bonding lapse, creating risk amid potential employee theft
October 14, 2019 - 6:08pm
BISMARCK — A state audit released Monday, Oct. 14, found that the Public Service Commission had a 17-month bonding lapse, which put the agency...
No more robocalls? A Minnesota lawmaker wants phone companies to block them
October 14, 2019 - 3:47pm
ST. PAUL — A state lawmaker said he wants to block predatory robocalls from getting through to Minnesotans' phones. Rep. Zack Stephenson, D-Coon...
New roof in store for 1884 North Dakota former governors' mansion
October 13, 2019 - 4:44pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s former governors' mansion is raising the roof. Work is underway throughout October, weather permitting, to replace...
Elevator fraud victims likely to get a fraction of what is owed
October 8, 2019 - 6:00am
MINNEAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors in the Jerry Hennessey fraud case recommended to the court how the $5.3 million in restitution should be...
In Minnesota, 4 out of 5 gun deaths are suicides
October 7, 2019 - 4:45pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Juanita Jensen grew up in a gun family. She doesn’t hunt, but believes in the sport and is used to having guns around. And...
'A huge step forward': Minnesota commissioners take historic tribal relations training
October 7, 2019 - 3:54pm
ST. PAUL — Tribal leaders have a direct line to the Minnesota governor and the lieutenant governor, a renewed commitment that the state government...
University of North Dakota presidential search committee narrows field to 12
October 4, 2019 - 7:52pm
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota presidential search is down to 12 semi-finalists. The UND presidential search committee met this...
North Dakota regulators talk abandoned oil wells ahead of hearings next week
October 2, 2019 - 7:46pm
BISMARCK — Hearings are slated for early next week on a host of oil and gas rule changes before the North Dakota Industrial Commission, several...
Lawmakers aim to deflate ballooning drug prices at Rochester meeting
October 2, 2019 - 4:49pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Health experts, physicians and pharmacists on Wednesday, Oct. 2, weighed in on why prescription drug prices have ballooned...
Minnesota woman’s 'bizarre and surreal' decades-long student loan dispute
October 1, 2019 - 4:31pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Kaja Robinson can’t forget the hold music at her former debt collection agency’s phone line. “Oh my God, it's awful,”...
SD's tech school enrollment up 4%
October 1, 2019 - 9:00am
PIERRE, S.D. — The number of students attending South Dakota’s technical schools is up 4.3% and surpassed 7,000 total students, state leaders...
North Dakota receives grant to modernize 911 system
September 30, 2019 - 5:19pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota's 911 system will receive more $1.4 million in federal money to upgrade call centers to Next Generation 911, the North...