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E-Z Chassis gives new life to pickups: Not to mention its small town Minnesota location
September 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
WATSON, Minn. — No one knows how many old pickup trucks are out there hidden away in farm groves or under tarps in dusty sheds, barns or...
Struggling to meet the need for drug counselors
May 17, 2018 - 7:19pm
GRAND FORKS—If he could, Chuck Hilger would meet the opioid crisis with a brand-new clinic in Bemidji. It's close enough to reservations...
After tumultuous year, next steps for health care policy hard to predict
December 14, 2017 - 7:17pm
GRAND FORKS—Devin Schaan, a single mother living in Grand Forks, never knew that her diabetes would shape so much of her budget. And she...
Minot zoo kicks off $5 million campaign for new cat habitats
December 6, 2017 - 5:06pm
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo officials wants the community to help reach the $5 million goal to finance a three-phase project for...
Despite changing culture, employer discrimination remains hard to prove
December 3, 2017 - 9:00am
As high-profile men in the worlds of entertainment, media and politics continue to be ousted from their jobs and shunned after allegations of...
'American Pickers' sort through northwestern Minn. collector's museum of treasures
November 26, 2017 - 8:03am
Editor's note: This story originally was published on November 26, 2017. CLIMAX, Minn. — He isn't sure exactly when it started, but John Vraa...
Struggling South Dakota small-town grocery stores could soon close
October 6, 2017 - 10:00pm
SCOTLAND/TRIPP/TYNDALL, S.D. — Three South Dakota small-town grocery stores that closed and were revived earlier this year, could soon...
Canadian man sentenced for smuggling migrants through ND border
August 9, 2017 - 6:36pm
FARGO—A Canadian man who pleaded guilty to smuggling people across the U.S.-Canadian border in western North Dakota was sentenced to serve...
Former northeast ND legislator Gorder remembered as man of 'high moral integrity'
August 8, 2017 - 8:34pm
GRAFTON, N.D.—Friends of William "Bill" Gorder remembered him Tuesday as a man of high moral integrity who had a passion for issues affecting...
Midco building $8 million data center near Grand Forks
May 11, 2017 - 9:22am
GRAND FORKS -- An internet, cable and phone provider Midco announced Wednesday it is building an $8 million data center in Grand Forks and also...
Foundation ready to close on Frost Fire ski resort purchase
May 8, 2017 - 9:26am
WALHALLA, N.D. -- A nonprofit that is buying a northeastern North Dakota ski resort has big plans for the recreational area, with leaders saying...
Minnesota farmers worried buffer law will cost money, threaten property rights
April 28, 2017 - 9:40am
WARREN, Minn. -- Eric and Neil Johnson take pride in the land they farm. Driving through Marshall and Polk counties, the brothers from Warren...
Traill the healthiest county in North Dakota, study shows
April 3, 2017 - 9:59am
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- Residents in Traill County are the healthiest people in North Dakota, according to a University of Wisconsin study. The report...
SD protest possible for Keystone XL pipeline
April 3, 2017 - 9:36am
COLOME, S.D. — If TransCanada tries to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline through South Dakota, the company will first have to go through...
Engaging customers important to success for small town grocers
April 3, 2017 - 9:33am
MITCHELL, S.D. — With forever changing and evolving markets, South Dakota’s small-town grocery store owners are tasked with staying relevant...