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Minnesota projected to see $1.3 billion surplus thanks to increased revenues, spending cuts
December 5, 2019 - 10:00am
ST PAUL -- Minnesota's finances are faring better than they appeared at the end of the state Legislature's 2019 special session, according to...
New SNAP rules put emphasis on work for able-bodied adults
December 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture officials stressed the importance of the “dignity of work” while announcing a final rule that...
Burgums hopeful for continuation of addiction services, but its fate up to future governors
November 24, 2019 - 8:00am
BISMARCK — Supporters of the fledgling Office of Recovery Reinvented say the initiative is making progress on beating addiction. But the office's...
Women made historic gains in 2018 election, but politics remain 'far' from equal, expert tells UMN
November 21, 2019 - 6:27pm
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite historic wins in the 2018 election, the political playing field is "far from a point of parity" between male and female...
State Historical Society of North Dakota director retiring
November 20, 2019 - 6:34pm
BISMARCK — State Historical Society of North Dakota Director Claudia Berg plans to retire at the end of June.Berg, who began her career with...
North Dakota gets top marks in financial transparency
November 19, 2019 - 4:47pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state government has gotten top marks for financial reporting transparency from the nonpartisan watchdog organization...
At a standstill, Walz asks to move emergency insulin talks into public eye
November 18, 2019 - 2:39pm
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Nov. 18, re-issued a call to reach a compromise before Christmas that could set up a special session before...
MnDOT seeks members for Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council
November 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking applicants to serve on the new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council....
North Dakota ethics study broaches 'dark money' in elections
November 13, 2019 - 9:06pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers heard examples Wednesday, Nov. 13, of so-called "dark money" at play in recent elections in the state. The...
After Gophers' upset of Penn State, Fleck offers a handoff and a thank-you to fans
November 12, 2019 - 5:05pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Nov. 12, accepted the Minnesota Golden Gophers' game ball on behalf of the people of Minnesota. The...
Minnesota officials highlight veterans' sacrifice, promise their support at Veterans Day event
November 11, 2019 - 2:10pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Despite political division at home, men and women of the U.S. Military can unite the country around core American...
Ellison looks to tackle hate crime through community, law enforcement and legislative responses
November 6, 2019 - 5:55pm
ST PAUL — With the 2020 legislative session still months away, state lawmakers are looking for solutions to address what they consider an urgent...
Here's what we know about DHS' $29M mistaken payments to 2 tribes
November 1, 2019 - 12:48pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor this week released a damning report outlining how a "dysfunction in supervision,...
Burgum requests federal relief for farmers after severe flooding
November 1, 2019 - 9:31am
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, Nov. 1, an appeal to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for disaster designations...
ND PSC considers wind farm permit in face of lighting, local workforce issues
October 31, 2019 - 7:50pm
BISMARCK — State regulators are working through several issues surrounding a wind farm proposed in Ward and McLean counties, including the...