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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....
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...
Lawmakers say they want more transparency when deciding how to spend taxpayer money. Do they mean it?
July 10, 2019 - 9:14pm
ST. PAUL — Is the Minnesota Legislature serious about giving the public more insight into how lawmakers decide how to spend their tax money?...
‘People are desperate’: Walz holds roundtable to discuss Minnesota's limited rural child care
July 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Discussions took on something of a bleak tone when the plight of families — particularly young, rural and working parents...
Minnesota’s largest naloxone distributor won’t get grant funds
July 10, 2019 - 8:21pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest supplier of the lifesaving opioid overdose antidote naloxone will no longer receive state support for its...
North Dakota state auditor: IT Department misplaced $90,000 in sensitive assets
July 10, 2019 - 7:09pm
BISMARCK — An audit of the North Dakota Information Technology Department shows the agency cannot account for 217 of its 6,500 assets, including...
SD Public Utilities Commission approves 27,000-acre wind farm in Hyde County
July 10, 2019 - 5:26pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Central South Dakota will be home to 92 more wind turbines come 2020. According to a Wednesday, July 10, news release, the Public...