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Opioid manufacturers, marketers targeted in new round of ND lawsuits
June 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
BISMARCK — Nineteen cities and counties across North Dakota have brought lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and a number of other prescription...
'Our voices won't be silenced': Protesters rally against South Dakota 'riot boosting' bill
June 12, 2019 - 8:30pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Carrying homemade signs in favor of free speech and against the Keystone XL pipeline, more than 80 people prayed, marched,...
Mother of Columbine shooter says it was like 'living on a different planet' following mass murders
June 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Twenty years after Columbine, the world is still grappling with the consequences of the mass shooting, perhaps none more...
Justice David Lillehaug to step down from Minnesota Supreme Court
June 12, 2019 - 12:15pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug announced Wednesday, June 12, he has Parkinson's disease and will be stepping down...
Greenpeace asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by DAPL developer
June 11, 2019 - 6:43pm
BISMARCK — Greenpeace is asking a state judge in North Dakota to dismiss claims by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that the...
Petition seeks to discipline attorney for former central Minnesota mayor
June 11, 2019 - 4:28pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — A petition filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court seeks disciplinary action against Attorney Greg Anderson, of Willmar, for...
North Dakota school board accepts resignation of member charged with stealing
June 11, 2019 - 2:22pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — A member of the Williams County Public School District No. 8 School Board who has been accused of stealing from Missouri...
Rules outlining North Dakota's armed first responder program being drafted
June 2, 2019 - 5:54pm
BISMARCK — The nearest law enforcement office for the small town of Edmore is about 40 miles away in Devils Lake. For Edmore Superintendent...
Northwest Minnesota inmate, 19, died from care so inadequate it shocks 'the conscience,' lawsuit alleges
June 2, 2019 - 7:25am
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Abby Rudolph died in 2016 at the age of 19 when she was an inmate in the Clay County Jail.The circumstances of her death...
Anoka state hospital employees air safety concerns
May 29, 2019 - 8:38pm
ANOKA, Minn. — Staff at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center say safety conditions have deteriorated so badly at the state-run psychiatric...
Judge grants temporary restraining order in Mandan bar mural case
May 22, 2019 - 5:22pm
MANDAN — A federal judge has granted a motion for a temporary restraining order to protect a mural outside a bar in Mandan. U.S. District Court...
Mandan bar files lawsuit over city's order to remove mural
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
MANDAN, N.D. — The owners of Lonesome Dove have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Mandan over a mural city officials ordered removed....
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,...
Despite stricter police monitoring, Jamestown attracts disproportionate number of sex offenders
May 13, 2019 - 6:00am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A disproportionate number of registered sex offenders live in Jamestown compared to other cities in the state, according...
Minnesota’s new corrections commissioner fuels hope on both sides of the bars
May 12, 2019 - 4:42pm
ST. PAUL — Paul Schnell let out a warm smile as he greeted a class full of some of Minnesota’s most dangerous men. The new state corrections...