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Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faced closure threat over test scores, budget deficit
21 hours 4 min ago
WHITE EARTH, Minn. — The K-12 Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faces unverified test scores and a $1.1 million budget deficit that could...
'There’s no doubt about it': Minnesota flooding imminent, could rival 1965 levels
March 15, 2019 - 5:01pm
ST. PAUL — Spring flooding across the state is imminent and potential damage could rival that caused by historic 1965 floods, which are remembered...
Frost reaches water main depth in Detroit Lakes; utility urges measuring water temperatures
March 14, 2019 - 9:26am
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities is urging residents to check their water temperatures as frost penetrates deep into the ground, reaching the level...
Bill to amend North Dakota's filial statute sent to Burgum
March 14, 2019 - 7:44am
BISMARCK - Shortly after Durant "Phil" Shook died, his four children got a letter in the mail notifying them a nursing home was suing them for...
Bill obscuring government job applicants' criminal history signed by Burgum
March 13, 2019 - 4:07pm
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill restricting public employers' ability to inquire about a job applicant's criminal history. Burgum,...
Fraud exists in Minnesota childcare assistance program, but not $100 million worth, report says
March 13, 2019 - 11:29am
ST. PAUL -- Fraud exists in the state's child care assistance program, but investigators can't put a number on just how much it has cost taxpayers....
Nursing homes emerge as winners in 2020 budget passed by SD Legislature
March 13, 2019 - 3:03am
PIERRE, S.D. -- With a statewide blizzard looming, legislators stayed through Tuesday, March 12 night, into early Wednesday morning, to pass...
After Keystone XL bill package, tribal leaders pull out of upcoming state-tribal ceremony
March 12, 2019 - 8:21pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of...
Spring ahead, fall back or just forget it? Minnesota lawmakers would ditch daylight saving time
March 12, 2019 - 7:17pm
ST. PAUL — Two days after all of us lost an hour of our lives, Minnesota lawmakers Tuesday, March 12, took the first step toward ending the...
North Dakota governor signs bill defining meat for product labels
March 12, 2019 - 4:33pm
BISMARCK— North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill to define meat and prohibit deceptive marketing of cell-cultured products that mimic...
Lawmakers don't want taxpayers to foot the bill for Line 3 appeal
March 12, 2019 - 3:30pm
ST. PAUL -- A group of Minnesota lawmakers doesn't want taxpayers to foot the bill for the state's appeal of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline...
Trump signs wide-ranging bipartisan public lands bill
March 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 12, signed a massive package of public lands legislation made up of more than 100 individual...
100 percent clean energy plan deemed 'first-order threat,' visionary in first hearing
March 12, 2019 - 1:48pm
ST. PAUL -- Dozens of stakeholders cast opposing predictions Tuesday, March 12, about what the passage of a proposal to bring Minnesota's electric...
Attempt to override Noem's hemp legalization veto dies in Senate
March 12, 2019 - 1:46pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- One day after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem issued her veto of a bill to legalize industrial hemp, the House has voted to override...
Second opinion on North Dakota revenues sees higher oil prices, lower production
March 12, 2019 - 12:21pm
BISMARCK -- North Dakota lawmakers received a second opinion on revenue projections Tuesday, March 12, that included rosier oil prices but lower...