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Northwest Angle celebrates new border-crossing system
August 22, 2017 - 10:22am
NORTHWEST ANGLE, Minn.—The solar eclipse was the big attraction Monday across most of the country, but here at the northernmost point of the...
CEO of Minn.-based 3M, one of state's largest employers, quits Trump's manufacturing council
August 16, 2017 - 2:13pm
After days of consideration and in the face of mounting critiques, the CEO of Minnesota-based 3M has resigned from President Donald Trump’s...
With testimony wrapped, Arbor Park ruling could come next week
August 11, 2017 - 9:57am
After a second day of witness' testimony, a lawsuit on Arbor Park moves from the courtroom to chambers, with written arguments due to District...
US Rep. Cramer attends conservative policy summit focusing on tax reform
August 8, 2017 - 9:22pm
FARGO —— One of the nation's largest conservative organizations invited Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota to speak...
At New Technology High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., the key words are ‘projects’ and ‘groups’
August 1, 2017 - 12:05pm
“Multiple pathways for student success.” That’s a common edu-jargon phrase. And in many districts, it might get bandied about at school-board...
As permitless carry law takes effect, ND gun debate flares up
August 1, 2017 - 9:35am
BISMARCK—As four men lined up at a Bismarck gun range, Josette Severson gave firm instructions. "Please load and make ready," she said. With...
Petition format for Sunday closing law repeal approved
July 26, 2017 - 10:28am
BISMARCK — Organizers of an effort to repeal North Dakota's ban on Sunday morning shopping may start collecting signatures after Secretary...
Petition to lift North Dakota's Sunday shopping restrictions could put measure on ballot
July 19, 2017 - 10:46am
FARGO — Four months after North Dakota lawmakers failed to repeal the state's blue law, a proposed initiated measure asking voters to do so...
Language for Grand Forks sales tax bump could make Monday debut
July 17, 2017 - 9:44am
Grand Forks leaders are expected to fire the starting gun on another push for a sales tax bump on Monday, reviewing long-awaited language for...
Minn. city's renter situation is a new crackdown on an old policy
July 17, 2017 - 9:35am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—It was a decision heard around the region. The controversy that erupted from the Detroit Lakes City Council's decision...
Rounds careful to commit early support to GOP health care overhaul
July 13, 2017 - 2:32pm
Ever-optimistic U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds sees Thursday’s Senate health care overhaul as a step in the right direction, although he did not pledge...
Taproom proposal, which could deal blow to Wisconsin craft breweries and wineries, still possible
July 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A proposal that critics say could spell doom for taprooms in Wisconsin breweries remains afloat, according to a Wisconsin...
Customers flock to Minnesota liquor stores as new Sunday sales law takes effect
July 5, 2017 - 2:16pm
Before he headed out on a chub-minnow run on Sunday, Erik Thrawl asked his Island Lake-mates if they wanted anything else. The answer: affirmative....
Walker says he'd consider less borrowing to ease Wisconsin budget stalemate
July 5, 2017 - 2:04pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker celebrated the Fourth of July on Tuesday by riding in a parade in Wauwatosa, but he said he'll be back at the state...
Six Northland courthouses get security upgrades
July 5, 2017 - 2:02pm
Six courthouses in mostly rural counties of Northeastern Minnesota will see security upgrades thanks to a statewide funding program. The Minnesota...