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Reproductive rights, religious groups take aim at Minnesota abortion restrictions in lawsuit
May 29, 2019 - 3:22pm
ST. PAUL — Reproductive rights advocates, religious and health care groups are banding together to take a new tack at rolling back state restrictions...
After receiving threats, South Dakota man decides not to open Medal Of Honor museum
May 29, 2019 - 1:53pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Amid a storm of protest, including threats to his personal well-being, John L. Johnson of Rapid City is scrapping plans...
Study: North Dakota electric consumption could rise by 71% over two decades
May 29, 2019 - 9:24am
BISMARCK — A new study commissioned by North Dakota officials predicts the state's electric consumption will grow by as much as 71% over the...
State fleet vehicle auctions in North Dakota now allow online bidding
May 28, 2019 - 8:30pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has announced that state fleet vehicle auctions will now have an online bidding opportunity...
SD Department of Health announces new WIC eligibility rates, effective June 2019
May 28, 2019 - 7:31pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, May 28 released new income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental...
SD announces $5 million in state rural broadband grant dollars as part of Noem initiative
May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — As part of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's plan to expand rural internet access across South Dakota, the state is granting...
Group resubmits petition seeking to protect North Dakota voters' powers
May 28, 2019 - 4:42pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota citizen group submitted an updated petition seeking a ballot measure to protect voters' ability to amend state policies...
North Dakota lawmakers to study implications of marijuana legalization
May 28, 2019 - 3:55pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers agreed to study the implications of legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday, May 28, ahead of another expected...
Here's a look at who came away with wins and losses in the 2019 legislative session
May 28, 2019 - 3:41pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans won't see a tax hike on gasoline but will see tougher restrictions behind the wheel for those using a cellphone. A tax...
Wheels already in motion on Theodore Roosevelt presidential library
May 28, 2019 - 3:21pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state officials already took steps to establish the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum before a citizen...
Nearly 70 apply for North Dakota ethics commission
May 28, 2019 - 9:29am
BISMARCK — Nearly 70 people applied to serve on North Dakota's new ethics commission, Gov. Doug Burgum's office said Saturday, May 25. The...
State lawmakers frustrated by Legislature's lack of involvement in new Sioux Falls 'community college'
May 22, 2019 - 8:21pm
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota legislators were frustrated by their lack of previous involvement in a proposal to change Sioux Falls' University...
Noem resists ACLU's clemency plea for death row inmate who claims anti-gay prejudice
May 22, 2019 - 7:37pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has indicated that she will not stop the execution of a South Dakota inmate who alleges he was sentenced...
Noem requests FEMA aid for $46M in damages as cold, wet weather continues into late spring
May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has requested federal disaster relief and an emergency declaration to help rebuild communities after...
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
ST. PAUL — Drug distributors and manufacturers will be required to help pay for some of the aftermath of the opioid epidemic in Minnesota after...