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Number of marriages, divorces decreases in Grand Forks, Polk counties
February 13, 2019 - 8:03pm
GRAND FORKS -- The course of true love never does run smoothly or, apparently, through Grand Forks and Polk counties. That is if the number...
Swift: Cold enough for ya? A beginner's guide to winter in North Dakota
February 8, 2019 - 11:47am
FARGO -- So it’s your first winter in North Dakota. Ever since you moved here, people have been talking about The Winter. They say it as if...
It's not you, it's North Dakota: State ranks third worst for singles
February 5, 2019 - 3:32pm
You've tried Tinder or Bumble—you even downloaded Hinge, maybe signed up for Match.com—but despite all the swiping, you're still very single....
Keeping a small footprint in a busy craft beer market
January 29, 2019 - 1:11pm
Proudly Small. This is not a mantra heard often in brewery discussions. This week, I want to highlight a very important sector in the brewery...
‘Logan’s Law’ tackles marriage equality quirk
January 28, 2019 - 7:51pm
ST. PAUL -- Half of married gay women in Minnesota are forced to adopt their own children under Minnesota law. That inequity — man-woman married...
Craft beer in South Dakota is no pint-sized operation: Microbreweries in the state have tripled since 2007
January 16, 2019 - 4:57pm
YANKTON, S.D. — Craft beer is certainly nothing new, but the amount of interest and money in craft breweries in South Dakota has grown exponentially...
‘It’s cultural’: South Dakota’s growing senior population is independent, healthy
January 15, 2019 - 6:11pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A first-of-its-kind report in South Dakota is taking the temperature of the state’s aging population. “A Profile of...
South Dakota Lucky for Life winner has a $5.7M decision to make
January 2, 2019 - 4:36pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. - One yet-anonymous person who bought a Lucky for Life lottery ticket at an Aberdeen supermarket will have a big decision to make...
Number of hospice patients in Minnesota increases as doctors accept such alternative care
December 29, 2018 - 9:26pm
ST. PAUL -- Bert McKasy has not reached the end, but he can see it from here. He is dying of colon cancer and has only a few more months to live....
As two more nursing homes prepare to close, no solution in sight for South Dakota's crisis
December 27, 2018 - 12:11pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. - It’s been nearly six years since 87-year-old Phyllis Stiegelmeier moved a block away from her home in Selby into the nursing...
God Jul: Scandinavian Christmas traditions stand the test of time
December 22, 2018 - 4:38pm
FARGO — With a growing interest in family heritage around the world, returning to traditions for the holidays can help people learn their place...
'4 Children For Sale': South Dakota man whose father was in photo pieces together his past
December 17, 2018 - 11:57am
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Biology is a science. It’s the markers in the offspring of a union, no matter how temporary that union. A child who does not...
With dwindling membership, northeast North Dakota church seeks support through GoFundMe
November 24, 2018 - 2:51pm
INKSTER, N.D. — Faith Lutheran Church, a stately white church with a soaring belltower and quintessential sanctuary, has stood as a beacon...
5 tips for holiday saving from bankers who've been there
November 22, 2018 - 7:00am
FARGO — If anybody has license to be stressed going into the holidays, it’s Kristin Pahl and Kari Bloomquist. Pahl and her husband just closed...
Thanksgiving travelers likely to see mild weather, lower gas prices
November 20, 2018 - 5:29pm
GRAND FORKS - Thanksgiving traffic volumes will be the highest in more than a dozen years, and traveling in North Dakota and Minnesota should...