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North Dakota ethics study broaches 'dark money' in elections
November 13, 2019 - 9:06pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers heard examples Wednesday, Nov. 13, of so-called "dark money" at play in recent elections in the state. The...
After Gophers' upset of Penn State, Fleck offers a handoff and a thank-you to fans
November 12, 2019 - 5:05pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Nov. 12, accepted the Minnesota Golden Gophers' game ball on behalf of the people of Minnesota. The...
Minnesota officials highlight veterans' sacrifice, promise their support at Veterans Day event
November 11, 2019 - 2:10pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Despite political division at home, men and women of the U.S. Military can unite the country around core American...
Ellison looks to tackle hate crime through community, law enforcement and legislative responses
November 6, 2019 - 5:55pm
ST PAUL — With the 2020 legislative session still months away, state lawmakers are looking for solutions to address what they consider an urgent...
Here's what we know about DHS' $29M mistaken payments to 2 tribes
November 1, 2019 - 12:48pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor this week released a damning report outlining how a "dysfunction in supervision,...
Burgum requests federal relief for farmers after severe flooding
November 1, 2019 - 9:31am
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, Nov. 1, an appeal to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for disaster designations...
ND PSC considers wind farm permit in face of lighting, local workforce issues
October 31, 2019 - 7:50pm
BISMARCK — State regulators are working through several issues surrounding a wind farm proposed in Ward and McLean counties, including the...
Weather stations, meteorologist to help Oil Patch counties make road restrictions
October 23, 2019 - 8:34pm
BISMARCK — A meteorologist will work with Oil Patch counties to track wet weather and help them make better-informed decisions on road closures...
Minn. lawmaker wants to allow student-athletes to accept pay for play
October 23, 2019 - 5:08pm
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota lawmaker says he wants college athletes in the state to be able to benefit financially from the use of their names and...
Great Lakes shipping executives float Soo Locks funding ask in St. Paul
October 22, 2019 - 3:53pm
ST. PAUL — U.S. and International steamship executives, Great Lakes port authority directors and development officials on Tuesday, Oct. 22,...
ACLU sues Minnesota over voting laws, aims to restore vote to felons on probation
October 21, 2019 - 3:16pm
ST. PAUL — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on Monday, Oct. 21, sued the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office, arguing the...
'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...