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Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty In North Dakota Police Chase

A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a chase through the North Dakota city of Jamestown and prompting officers to shoot into his car has pleaded not guilty.

05/21/2015

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New Fargo Force Head Coach Has Ties To Red River Valley

Former University of North Dakota standout hockey player and assistant coach Cary Eades is returning to the Red River Valley as head coach of the Fargo Force.

05/21/2015

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North Dakota Officials Raise Awareness Of Emerald Ash Borer

State and local officials in North Dakota this week are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer. The beetles have killed millions of ash trees in 25 states, including neighboring Minnesota. North Dakota has about 78 million ash trees that could be at risk if the pest crosses the border.

05/21/2015

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Corps: Possible Damage To ND Cemeteries Doesn’t Call For Levees

A study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on cemeteries that would be flooded by a Red River diversion project shows that the potential damage to the gravesites would not be enough to justify protective measures. The corps says there would be minor damage to the seven cemeteries in the staging area that would be flooded when the $2 billion channel is in operation.

05/20/2015

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North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Minnesota Man

A North Dakota man accused of killing a man in Minnesota has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Twenty-five-year-old Ray Littlewolf Jr., of Devils Lake, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and felony theft in the March death of 64-year-old Ronald Foss near Viking, Minnesota.

05/13/2015

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2014 ND Taxable Sales, Purchases Set Record At $28.2 Billion

North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases — a key indicator of economic activity in the state — rose 11 percent in 2014 to a record $28.2 billion, the state tax commissioner said Tuesday.

05/12/2015

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20,000 To Take Part In 11th Annual Fargo Marathon Saturday

Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets of Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday for the 11th annual Fargo Marathon. WDAY-TV reports that the marathon will feature runners from every state and at least seven countries.

05/08/2015

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Evacuated Residents Allowed Home After Oil Train Derailment

An oil train that burst into flames after derailing in North Dakota was extinguished early Thursday, and nearby residents who were evacuated from their homes were allowed to return. Crews were removing the remaining oil from the tank cars that burned.

05/07/2015

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Latest Train Derailment Has Minn. Lawmakers Looking At Prevention

The train derailment and fire Wednesday, which forced the evacuation of a nearby small town, was the fifth this year involving North Dakota trains.

05/06/2015

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Autopsy Shows That UND Student Died From Fentanyl Overdose

An autopsy shows that a University of North Dakota student who was found unresponsive in a home near campus last month died from an overdose of powdered fentanyl.

05/06/2015

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Oil Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation In North Dakota Town

An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.

05/06/2015

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ND Oil Industry Proposes Flat Tax On Crude Production

North Dakota’s oil industry is proposing a flat tax on crude production in exchange for giving up some big incentives that could cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue.

04/20/2015

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Judge: Minnesota Man Must Pay Back $250K In Gambling Case

A 69-year-old Minnesota man accused of running an illegal bookmaking operation for about a dozen clients in North Dakota must pay back $250,000 and serve an additional four months in prison on top of the nearly six years he is serving on a separate case.

04/13/2015

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MN Man Accused Of Head-Butting & Injuring Police Officer

West Fargo police arrested a man accused of head-butting an officer who tried to place him under arrest. Authorities say the 29-year-old suspect from Moorhead, Minnesota, fled the scene of a traffic stop just before midnight Saturday.

04/13/2015

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Minn. Man, 22, Dies After Being Found Unresponsive On N.D. Campus

Police at the University of North Dakota say a 22-year-old man from West St. Paul died over the weekend after being found unresponsive on campus.

04/05/2015

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve to start Indian Country center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis plans to start a national center to spur development on Indian reservations, which have been plagued by poverty passed down through generations, according to the Fed bank’s outgoing president.

04/04/2015

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North Dakota Governor Wants Ban On Gay Discrimination

North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday said state lawmakers missed an opportunity to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination when they failed for the third time in six years to pass a measure that would prohibit bias in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.

04/03/2015

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Minnesota Snowmobiler Lost Since December Found In ND River

North Dakota authorities say the body of missing Minnesota snowmobiler has likely been found in the Sheyenne River near West Fargo. Police say the body was discovered late Tuesday morning and sent to Grand Forks for an autopsy and positive identification.

03/31/2015

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North Dakota Tops St. Cloud State To Reach Frozen Four

Drake Caggiula scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season, Zane McIntyre stopped a handful of point-blank shots and North Dakota beat St. Cloud State 4-1 on Saturday night in the West Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.

03/28/2015

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Some Farmers In 4 States Eligible For Federal Disaster Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by various weather conditions since the start of last year, ranging from excess rain to drought.

03/26/2015

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Navy Planners Working Out Details For Week-Long Fargo Event

Navy planners are in land-locked North Dakota and Minnesota to work out details for a week-long summer program that will feature the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and other promotional events.

03/25/2015

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North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking Rule

North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.

03/25/2015

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. Read more.

ND Again Mulls Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination

The North Dakota House is considering legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace.

03/23/2015

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Roar Of Bombers Replaced By Drone Buzz In North Dakota

The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.

03/22/2015

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