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Program Aims To Address Domestic Violence In ND Oil Patch

A North Dakota organization that provides help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is partnering with a drug and alcohol treatment program to work with people in the oil patch.

01/06/2015

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ND Lawmakers May Halt Pork Spending Amid Slipping Oil Prices

Before North Dakota’s treasury was overflowing with oil revenues, state lawmakers in the ultra-conservative state were notoriously stingy in spending taxpayer money.

01/04/2015

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Man Arrested In Minnesota For North Dakota Killing

Minnesota authorities have arrested a man in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in North Dakota. KFGO-AM reports the suspect is being held on a first-degree manslaughter charge.

01/01/2015

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Suspect In Deathly Eastern ND Assault Arrested

The suspect in a deathly assault in eastern North Dakota in November has been arrested on a manslaughter charge. Lt. Joel Vettel with the Fargo Police Department says the male suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Nov. 26 assault that led to the death of 54-year-old Mario Perez.

12/31/2014

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Reality Check: Job Growth In The Midwest

The U.S. Government said Tuesday the nation’s economy grew at a whopping 5 percent annual rate last summer. That’s the fastest growth since 2003, including jobs coming back to the Midwest.

12/23/2014

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US Farmers Produce Bountiful Crop Of Dry Beans

U.S. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown.

12/19/2014

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ND Officials Eager To Expand Trade With Cuba

Officials from North Dakota are applauding the Obama administration’s move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/18/2014

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Reality Check: Low Gas Prices

Just when you thought gas prices couldn’t go any lower – they did.
Some Twin Cities gas stations are now selling gas for lower than $2.30 a gallon, a windfall for consumers.

12/11/2014

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400-Barrel Oil Spill Contained In North Dakota

North Dakota regulators say a 400-barrel oil spill has been contained at a well site about a mile north of Williston.

12/11/2014

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ND Family Reunites With Missing Dog After 2 Months

A North Dakota family has been reunited with their German shepherd who was missing for two months and found roughly 200 miles away in Minnesota.

12/09/2014

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Mo Walker Pushes Minnesota Past North Dakota 92-56

Mo Walker scored a career-high 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting and DeAndre Mathieu had 15 points and a career-high 10 assists to lead Minnesota past North Dakota 92-56 on Monday in the first matchup between the border-state schools in 31 years.

12/08/2014

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Taxpayers’ Income Doubles Since ND Boom Began

Reported income by all North Dakotans has more than doubled to a record $30.4 billion since the infancy of the state’s oil boom in 2006, tax return filings show.

12/07/2014

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Polk Co. Man Plans To Plead Guilty In Crash That Killed 2

A Minnesota man plans to plead guilty to vehicular homicide in the traffic deaths of two sisters in eastern North Dakota. James Yahnke, of Nielsville, Minnesota, is accused of being drunk, driving 94 mph on a rough section of a Traill County road north of Hillsboro in May and losing control of the car.

12/06/2014

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North Dakota Power Plant Off Line After Fire

No one was hurt in a fire at the Coyote Station power plant near Beulah in western North Dakota.

12/04/2014

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Fargo, ND, Mayor Known For Flood Fights Dies At 73

Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the “flood mayor” for leading the state’s largest city through several successful fights against the Red River, died Tuesday at his home, city officials said. He was 73. Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for several months. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walaker was hospitalized over the weekend from a reaction to his chemotherapy.

12/02/2014

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ND Fugitive Facing Child Porn Charges Arrested

A federal fugitive who was indicted in 2009 in North Dakota on child pornography charges has been arrested. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 51-year-old Adney Allen has made his first court appearance following his arrest on the Red Lake Indian Reservation near Redby, Minnesota. Federal authorities are partially crediting the arrest to a smartphone app they created.

12/02/2014

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Real Estate Companies At Odds Over Similar Marks

An ongoing spat between North Dakota and Minnesota real estate companies with similar names and signage has wound up in federal court.

11/26/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Overnighters’ & ‘Li’l Quinquin’ Reviewed

Sweet Lord in heaven, what a movie. This tough, tragic documentary by filmmaker Jesse Moss is one of the year’s best, and it should probably be required watching for anyone in the Midwest.

11/21/2014

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Moorhead Police Arrest Man In Sex Trafficking Investigation

Moorhead police say they arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a sex trafficking investigation Tuesday evening. According to police, a sex trafficking investigation led Moorhead detectives to an adult female victim. A suspect was then identified, located and arrested in south Moorhead at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

11/19/2014

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Dayton: Pipelines Part Of Solution To Rail Backlog

Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota.

11/17/2014

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Man Killed In Crash With Tow Truck On I-94 ID’d

Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a crash on an icy Interstate 94 in southeastern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Gregory Hillukka, of Cokato, Minnesota, died Wednesday when he lost control of his car near Valley City.

11/07/2014

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Man Hits Tow Truck On Icy I-94, Is Killed

A Minnesota man was killed on an icy Interstate 94 in southeastern North Dakota when his vehicle collided with a tow truck that had stopped to pull other vehicles out of the ditch. The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the 40-year-old man from Cokato, Minnesota.

11/06/2014

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2 Workers Injured By Hot Water At Wahpeton Plant

Two electrical workers contracted by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton were injured when hot water flowed over them while they were working. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says the workers were on a scissor lift Tuesday afternoon when the incident happened.

11/05/2014

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North Dakota Tribe To Drill Its Own Oil Wells

North Dakota’s Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is preparing to drill its own oil wells for the first time.

11/02/2014

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Attorneys General Letter Targets Human Trafficking

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of three bills targeting human trafficking.

10/20/2014

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