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$150K Study Could Help Minn. Benefit From ND Oil

A proposed $150,000 study would examine how Minnesota could leverage the North Dakota oil boom for its own benefit. The research would not focus “just on the effects (of the boom), but also how we can possibly benefit and position ourselves to take advantage of that,” said Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, sponsor of the bill outlining the report.

04/01/2014

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Early Spring Blizzard Pummels Upper Midwest

A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest shut down schools and government offices Monday, made travel hazardous for drivers and life miserable for cattle ranchers in the midst of calving season. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota.

03/31/2014

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Minnesota Advances To Frozen Four

Justin Kloos scored twice and Adam Wilcox made 24 saved shots to help top-seeded Minnesota beat St. Cloud State 4-0 on Sunday in the NCAA West Regional final. Minnesota (27-6-6) will face North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals in Philadelphia on April 10. Boston College will play Union in the other semifinal.

03/30/2014

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Man Who Failed To Arrive At Prison Gets Extra Year

A judge says a Minnesota man who was sentenced to a year in prison in a North Dakota drug case must serve another year for failing to show up at the prison. Joseph Bellanger, of Naytahwaush, Minn., was originally sentenced in June to a year in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance. He was ordered to self-report to prison in August, but failed to show up.

03/21/2014

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MN Tribe Helps Fellow Tribes With Propane Crisis

Donations from an American Indian tribe in Minnesota totaling nearly $1.4 million have helped Great Plains tribes weather this winter’s propane crisis. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community provided grants to the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and South Dakota; the Yankton, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota; and the Santee Sioux in Nebraska.

03/21/2014

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Man Who Failed To Arrive At Prison Gets Extra Year

Joseph Bellanger, of Naytahwaush, Minn., was originally sentenced in June to a year in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance.

03/21/2014

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Record Streak Over, Minnesota Returns For More

Minnesota has returned to the national semifinals of women’s hockey, this time carrying a loss on the record and a little less stress.

03/19/2014

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1 Man In Child Exploitation Network From Minnesota

Authorities say one of 14 men charged with operating an online child exploitation network was arrested in Minnesota.

03/18/2014

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Former UND Football Coach Lands At St. Cloud State

Former University of North Dakota head football coach Chris Mussman has landed a job as an assistant at St. Cloud State. The Minnesota school has hired Mussman as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

03/18/2014

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Man Plans To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Case

A Texas man says he will plead guilty in a wide-ranging investigation into the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in North Dakota and Minnesota. John Polinski, of Houston, is charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/18/2014

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Officials: Canadian Oil Won’t Hurt ND Production

The proposed but controversial multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won’t hinder North Dakota’s soaring crude production, state and industry officials say.

03/10/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In N.D. Synthetic Drug Deaths

A Texas man accused of distributing chemicals that ultimately resulted in the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, N.D., area has pleaded guilty. Charles Carlton pleaded guilty Monday to three counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/10/2014

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Developers For Biofuel Beets Plant Turn To Growers

Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol are hoping to get commitments from growers by the end of the year.

03/09/2014

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Red River Flood Outlook Continues To Look Positive

The National Weather Service says the possibility of significant flooding remains low in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. A flood outlook released Thursday shows that minor to moderate flooding is expected along the river and its tributaries.

03/06/2014

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North Dakota Bank Dumps Money Service Businesses, Loses Somalia Accounts

A North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the United States and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.

03/05/2014

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