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Housing and commercial center planned for Jamestown campus
May 16, 2019 - 10:28am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Officials are hoping a planned $12 million multipurpose project on the campus of the University of Jamestown can move off the...
North Dakota no stranger to pushing limits of Roe v. Wade
May 15, 2019 - 8:10pm
FARGO — Six years ago, North Dakota tested the boundaries of Roe v. Wade by passing a law that would ban abortions if a heartbeat could be...
ACLU pushes back after Pennington County sheriff motions for dismissal from Keystone XL 'riot boosting' lawsuit
May 15, 2019 - 7:15pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is buckling down in their federal lawsuit against South Dakota's rioting laws after...
Ellison: Schools can't block students from graduation for lunch debt
May 15, 2019 - 6:18pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students who have unpaid lunch debt cannot be blocked from walking in their graduation ceremonies, Attorney General Keith...
South Dakota sues Texas gas drilling company for $15.5 million after years of violations
May 15, 2019 - 6:17pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota is suing a Houston-based natural gas drilling company for $15.5 million after the company for years neglected to...
North Dakota regulators lack siting authority for oil refinery, judge says
May 15, 2019 - 5:27pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota judge has agreed with state utility regulators who said they lacked siting authority over an oil refinery planned...
As region's Democrats worry over conflict with Iran, Republicans tout tough stance
May 15, 2019 - 5:22pm
BISMARCK — While Democratic members of Minnesota's congressional delegation expressed alarm over the potential for the U.S. slipping into war...
Walz says budget talks entering 'really important time,' offers few details
May 15, 2019 - 5:11pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor on Wednesday, May 15, continued the second day of marathon budget talks, which they...
Students get trucking: Minnesota schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 2:10pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — Jason Duininck has 20 jobs available right now at Duininck Inc. for applicants with a commercial driver's license.He's concerned...
Josh Duhamel talks about North Dakota roots and Hollywood career
May 15, 2019 - 8:25am
GRAND FORKS — WDAY's Matt Henson sat down with Josh Duhamel during the actor's visit to Grand Forks on Saturday, May 11, to receive an honorary...
Minnesota stays in top 3 in US News and World Report rankings
May 14, 2019 - 7:38pm
Minnesota was named the third best state in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. The Best States rankings evaluate all 50 states...
Why are Minnesota lawmakers fighting over a 27-year-old health care tax?
May 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
ST. PAUL — A nearly 30-year-old tax on medical providers is at the center of increasingly tense negotiations between Democrats and Republicans...
North Dakota drops 11 spots in US News and World Report rankings
May 14, 2019 - 5:17pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota fell from a high perch in the U.S. News and World Report comprehensive rankings of states, an annual list that was...
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
ST. PAUL — Legislative leaders and the governor reentered closed-door budget negotiations Tuesday, May 14, a day after they deadlocked and...
Pence makes memories during surprise visit to Minnesota restaurant
May 14, 2019 - 3:28pm
NEWPORT, Minn. - The nerves started at 5 p.m. Line cook Chris Effinger was told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was coming to the North Pole...