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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.

06/21/2015

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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.

06/17/2015

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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.

06/16/2015

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Ghost Town Hunters Document Churches In Dakotas, Elsewhere

Two Fargo radio personalities who for the past decade have been documenting ghost towns and abandoned places in North Dakota say their most popular photos have been those of old churches.

06/15/2015

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Teachers From 4 States To Tour North Dakota Coal Country

Teachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country. The Lignite Energy Council says more than 120 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar next week on how the coal known as lignite is mined and used to produce energy in the four-state region.

06/11/2015

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Minnesota PUC Approves Certificate Of Need For Pipeline

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.

06/05/2015

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Housing Unit Growth In North Dakota Unsurpassed In Nation

The recent energy boom in western North Dakota has fueled a growth in housing units unsurpassed in the nation. A new Census Bureau report shows that North Dakota had the fastest rate of growth in housing units in the country between 2010 and 2014, and also between 2013 and 2014.

06/05/2015

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Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In Minnesota

Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a “Tar Sands Resistance March” to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.

06/02/2015

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Tri-College University Program Expanding From 3 To 5 Schools

An affiliation among colleges in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area is expanding from three to five. Tri-College University was founded 45 years ago to combine course offerings from North Dakota State University, Concordia College and what is now Minnesota State University Moorhead. It has about 6,000 students.

05/31/2015

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Woman Arrested In Eau Claire For Speeding, Suspicion Of DUI With Child In Car

A 27-year-old Minot, North Dakota woman was arrested early Saturday morning in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on suspicion of driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in the car. Cassie Lynn Jackson was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol at about 3:39 a.m. after she was pulled over for speeding on westbound Interstate 94.

05/30/2015

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ND Attorney Gen. Asks Judge To Reconsider Diversion Project Order

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked a federal judge to reconsider the order issued earlier this month halting construction of a Red River diversion project. Stenehjem says that differences between the states of Minnesota and North Dakota over the construction project should be settled between officials.

05/30/2015

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Women In Agriculture Is Focus Of Discussion In Fargo

U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden led the discussion on Thursday at the College of Science Skills and Technology Auditorium.

05/28/2015

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Women In Agriculture Is Focus Of Discussion In Fargo

Women in agriculture is the focus of a discussion at the Fargo campus of the North Dakota State College of Science. U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden will lead the discussion on Thursday at the College of Science Skills and Technology Auditorium.

05/28/2015

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Funeral Scheduled For Man Killed In Wal-Mart Shooting

Memorial services have been scheduled for a Grand Forks man killed when another man walked into a Wal-Mart store and started shooting. Dahl Funeral Home says visitation and a prayer service for 70-year-old Gregory Weiland is Friday night at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, and Weiland’s funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

05/28/2015

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Gunman, 1 Other, Killed In North Dakota Wal-Mart Shooting

Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.

05/26/2015

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Cleanup Of Oil Spill At ND Farm To Take 2 More Years

At Steve and Patty Jensen’s northwestern North Dakota farm, crews have been working around-the-clock after a pipeline break spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into their wheat field almost two years ago.

05/24/2015

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Minneapolis Artist Captures Bakken’s Life, Landscape In 25 Paintings

More than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month.

05/23/2015

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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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