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Burgum convening task force to examine future of ND higher ed
November 7, 2017 - 7:33pm
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum announced plans for a task force to examine the governance structure of North Dakota's higher education system Tuesday,...
U.S. scientists to skip Monsanto summit on controversial weed killer
September 26, 2017 - 7:32pm
CHICAGO - Monsanto Co invited dozens of weed scientists to a summit this week to win backing for a controversial herbicide but many have declined,...
Federal Reserve president answers economy questions in Grand Forks
September 25, 2017 - 9:26pm
GRAND FORKS—Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, made an appearance Monday in Grand Forks as part of a...
Seven months after ND farm giant McM filed for bankruptcy, its president files personal bankruptcy
September 20, 2017 - 8:28pm
FARGO, N.D. — Former large-scale farmer Ron McMartin Jr., of St. Thomas, N.D., has now filed personal bankruptcy in addition to his McM Inc....
Medora Musical draws 118,000 visitors this year -- second best all-time
September 12, 2017 - 12:03pm
MEDORA, N.D. —Watching the sun dip below rolling badland buttes helps draw thousands to the Medora Musical every summer, yet there is a...
UND Foundation sees $40M in donations for fiscal year
August 22, 2017 - 7:33pm
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation pulled in nearly $40 million in donor gifts in fiscal year...
Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan as part of retooled strategy
August 21, 2017 - 8:57pm
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan on Monday night as part of a new strategy...
6 resorts enroll in Minn. Century Resort recognition program
August 16, 2017 - 9:18am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Six resorts across Minnesota are being recognized as Century Resorts by the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association....
Grand Forks judge Jensen becomes newest state Supreme Court Justice
August 14, 2017 - 10:33pm
GRAND FORKS—In Grand Forks, Judge Jon Jensen was an easy man to find. At 5 a.m. he'd be out on a trail or county roads for a run, though...
Southwest ND county gives hospital $250,000 amid financial difficulties
August 9, 2017 - 9:34pm
BOWMAN, N.D.—Southwest Healthcare Services CEO John Osse and members of the board from the financially-strapped hospital requested $1 million...
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...
Ex-Buffalo Bill, former Minnesotan charged with insurance fraud over AFC championship ring
August 8, 2017 - 8:26pm
BENSON — An ex-professional football player, formerly of Benson, is facing a criminal charge for allegedly making a fraudulent insurance claim...
Billings County Courthouse Museum comes to life with stories
August 7, 2017 - 12:08pm
MEDORA, N.D.—A tour of the Billings County Courthouse Museum in Medora takes you back through time. You learn about the lives of ranchers...
Push underway to raise tobacco-buying age in Minn. lakes-area communities
August 6, 2017 - 10:33am
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The "Tobacco 21" push to get city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham to raise the tobacco-sale age to 21...
UND cuts credit hours needed for graduation
August 6, 2017 - 10:12am
GRAND FORKS — A series of internal policy changes at the University of North Dakota are intended to boost student retention and completion...