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PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota legislature officially supports the construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota senators have killed a bill that would have allowed voters to wear campaign clothing at or near polling locations.
McHENRY, N.D. — One North Dakotan was lucky enough to win $1 million from the Saturday, Jan. 12, drawing using a Powerball Pick & Click, the state's richest winner yet using the online service. The winner matched all five white balls. The winning numbers were 7, 36, 48, 57, 58 and a Powerball of 24. The winner from McHenry, a town about 55 miles north of Jamestown, has not yet claimed the prize. The person has 180 days to do so.
BISMARCK - Energy Transfer donated $2 to the University of Mary on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as part of the university’s new Workforce Development Initiative, an educational effort to lead to job creation in North Dakota, the school said. The donation is part of a $5 million package announced last April of which $3 million went to the Mary’s new School of Engineering.
BISMARCK — North Dakota will receive $1.2 million from Wells Fargo under the terms of a national settlement agreement. According to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, t he state's share of the $575 million settlement fund covers civil costs and attorney fees.
PIERRE, S.D. -- David Flute, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, will join Governor-elect Kristi Noem's cabinet as Secretary of Tribal Relations. Noem announced Flute's selection Wednesday, Dec. 26, calling the tribal chairman's knowledge and passion of Native American affairs "instrumental in our work to empower tribes." As tribal chairman, Flute led the charge of several economic growth initiatives on the reservation, and has represented the South Dakota Native American community in negotiations with the state on tax matters and before the U.S. Senate.
PIERRE, S.D. -- With less than three weeks until she takes the oath of office, Republican Gov.-elect Kristi Noem on Tuesday, Dec. 18, announced her latest cabinet pick for South Dakota's Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In a Tuesday news release, Noem appointed Greg Whitlock to the role. Whitlock served in the South Dakota Army National Guard for more than four decades, during which he received numerous medals for his service. He is from Selby, located in south-central South Dakota, and currently resides in Watertown.
BISMARCK — North Dakota saw the nation's steepest drop in homelessness this year, a federal agency said Monday, Dec. 17. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated that 542 North Dakotans experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018, a 50 percent drop from last year. Homelessness among veterans and experienced by families with children fell 87 percent and 64 percent, respectively.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Michelle Kommer to lead the state Department of Commerce, the governor's office said Tuesday, Dec. 11, after the agency's previous head resigned because he sent an inappropriate email to staffers.
FARGO - Thanksgiving travelers in the region will see lower prices at the pump compared to a week ago, but you will still spend more than you did last year on your way to your holiday feast. The average price for a gallon of unleaded in North Dakota on Sunday was $2.65, down 7.6 cents from a week ago, according to GasBuddy's survey. In Minnesota, prices are averaging $2.49, down 9.5 cents. In the Twin Cities, the average prices was down 5.8 cents at $2.58.