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North Dakota University System names vice chancellor
July 17, 2019 - 5:09pm
BISMARCK — The former director of academic affairs for the North Dakota University System has been named vice chancellor for academic and student...
Legislative committee declines to forward NDSCS audit information to attorney general
July 17, 2019 - 1:36pm
BISMARCK — A state legislative committee declined to forward information regarding a negative audit of the North Dakota State College of Science...
Minnesota to open wage theft investigation unit
July 16, 2019 - 6:44pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office created a new unit to investigate wage theft, according to a statement released Monday,...
Indigenous Peoples Day replaces Columbus Day in Grand Forks
July 16, 2019 - 3:05pm
GRAND FORKS — Indigenous Peoples Day has replaced Columbus Day in Grand Forks. A Monday, July 15, vote by the Grand Forks City Council swapped...
Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota legalizes same-sex marriage
July 16, 2019 - 2:10pm
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Monique "Muffie" Mousseaux and Felipa De Leon immediately called officials at the Oglala Sioux Tribe after the U.S. Supreme...
Short list of North Dakota ethics commission candidates shows varying backgrounds
July 16, 2019 - 12:32pm
BISMARCK — A tribal college president, a fire department chief and the former mayor of a North Dakota oil boom town are among 12 candidates...
SD government closes budget year with $19.4M surplus
July 16, 2019 - 7:50am
PIERRE, S.D. — The state of South Dakota closed its 2019 budget year on June 30 with a $19.4 million surplus, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Monday....
ND pipeline leak spills into Missouri River tributary
July 15, 2019 - 7:57pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — A pipeline leak in Williams County spilled saltwater into a tributary of the Missouri River, the North Dakota Department...
Minnesota National Guard conducts massive rail movement from Camp Ripley for upcoming training exercise
July 15, 2019 - 4:53pm
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Over 2,000 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard is being loaded onto rail cars through July...
Groups appeal decision over refinery near North Dakota's national park
July 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
BISMARCK — Environmental groups continued a legal challenge against an oil refinery that's slated to be built on the doorstep of Theodore Roosevelt...
North Dakota won't enforce new abortion law until judge issues ruling
July 15, 2019 - 11:14am
BISMARCK — The state of North Dakota has agreed to not enforce a new abortion law until a federal judge rules on a request from challengers....
Pay for North Dakota lawmakers' absent days during legislative session totals $56K
July 14, 2019 - 9:34am
BISMARCK — North Dakota House members never met as a full body in the 2019 legislative session, and 85 senators and representatives missed...
A taxing question: As Legacy Fund grows, some wish North Dakota's income tax would go away
July 14, 2019 - 7:35am
Dennis Hanson, 82, a retired railroad worker, lives just outside Grand Forks. He and his wife live on Social Security, a pension and a stake...
Fearing homes will be lost to flooding lake in west-central Minnesota, residents beg for help
July 14, 2019 - 7:02am
SPITZER LAKE, Minn. — Joe Stoi hoped he could pass his retirement home at Spitzer Lake to his grandson. But the Oakdale man’s plan is starting...
Online education has changed higher-ed landscape, professor says
July 14, 2019 - 6:45am
GRAND FORKS — A higher education crisis is coming, according to Jeff Holm, the University of North Dakota’s vice provost for online education...