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Woman Alleges Sexual Harassment At American Crystal Sugar

A North Dakota woman has sued American Crystal Sugar, alleging she endured years of sexual discrimination and harassment when she worked at the company’s East Grand Forks plant. Janine Bailey filed her lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday.


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4 Things To Know: Trump’s Jury Duty, NY Fashion Week’s Model & More

From Donald Trump’s scheduled jury duty to a heart-warming story of a certain model at the New York Fashion Week, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Aug. 17.


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Minnesota, North Dakota Reach Concealed-Carry Reciprocity

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the state has reached concealed weapon license reciprocity with Minnesota. Stenehjem says North Dakota Class 1 concealed weapon licenses are now recognized in Minnesota, and vice versa.


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CHS Inc. Pulls Plug On Planned $3 Billion Fertilizer Plant

Minnesota-based CHS Inc. says it will not move forward with a planned $3 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern North Dakota. The farmer-owned cooperative instead is buying a minority interest in CF Industries Nitrogen LLC for $2.8 billion.


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Minnesota Contractor Banned From Business In North Dakota

A Minnesota contractor who allegedly took advantage of an elderly homeowner in North Dakota has been banned from doing business in the state.


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Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids To Die Put In Halfway House

A South Dakota woman who authorities said left her two young daughters to die in North Dakota is residing at a halfway house in Mandan until she is sentenced, after making and later withdrawing a request to stay with a convict she’d met in jail.


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Woman Pleads Guilty To Dealing Meth In Minnesota, ND

A 32-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota.


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Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On States

President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.


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July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.


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Ex-US Attorney Wants Feds To Allow Hemp On SD Reservation

The former U.S. attorney in North Dakota decided to take on his former employer by filing a motion Thursday to lift an 11-year-old federal injunction that prevents a man from growing industrial hemp on a South Dakota reservation.


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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.


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Minneapolis Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Moving Meth To ND

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting methamphetamine to a distributor in North Dakota.


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5 University Of North Dakota Nicknames Selected For Vote

The University of North Dakota says a committee facilitating the selection of a new school nickname has chosen five possibilities to be brought to a public vote.


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Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota Lakes

Officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state’s official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.


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Police: 18-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Northwest Minnesota

Police say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot by a friend in the northwestern Minnesota community of Crookston. Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier says Juan Morales died Thursday afternoon at a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. According to police, he was found with a gunshot wound to the head just after midnight.


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Grand Forks Officials Set To Discuss Railroad Crossing Study

Grand Forks officials are holding a public meeting to discuss possible railroad crossing adjustments if the North Dakota State Mill adjusts its rail service.


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Man Charged With Dealing Meth In North Dakota, Minnesota

Federal authorities have charged a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in North Dakota and Minnesota. Arnulfo Ramos pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A trial date has not been set.


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Wet Weather Hampers Hay Harvest But Good For Soil Moisture

Wet weather and high humidity across North Dakota over the past week has delayed the hay harvest and spraying of newly planted crops. But the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the precipitation has been good for soil moisture and stock water supplies.


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Man Caught On Tip From App User Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A man who was a federal fugitive for more than four years before he was arrested with help from a smartphone app has pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography. Adney Allen is charged in North Dakota with possession and distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The 51-year-old Allen was indicated in July of 2009. He was arrested in November of 2014 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.


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Feds Say Fake Agent Should Not Be Released Before Sentencing

ederal prosecutors say a convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is wanted on a warrant in Tennessee and should not be released before sentencing. Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Authorities say he regularly displayed a badge and gun.


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Authorities Identify Man Killed In Motorcycle-Deer Crash

Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in northeastern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Kenneth Letexier, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Friday night after the crash on a Pembina County road about 1 ½ miles east of Walhalla.


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Driver Killed When Motorcycle Hits Deer In North Dakota

A Minnesota man is dead and his passenger injured after their motorcycle collided with a deer in northeastern North Dakota.


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North Dakota Organic Farmers Can Apply For Certification Aid

Producers and processors of organic food in North Dakota can apply for help paying their certification costs.


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ND Regulators Refuse To Endorse Minnesota Solar Projects

North Dakota regulators aren’t endorsing Xcel Energy’s plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based power company is proposing the projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun by 2020.


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UND Cuts List Of Potential Nicknames Down Further

The University of North Dakota has trimmed the list of potential new nicknames down from 15 to seven, as the school replaces their controversial Fighting Sioux moniker.