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ND Mulls Several Measures Aimed At Curbing Sex Trafficking

North Dakota lawmakers are considering several measures aimed at combating sex trafficking in the state.

01/28/2015

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N. Dakota Gas Prices Continue Decline But Rise Expected Soon

The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in North Dakota has dropped further below $2, but prices are expected to start going in the opposite direction soon.

01/26/2015

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Viral Food Critic Tackles McDonald’s In Latest Review

The North Dakota food critic whose review of Olive Garden went viral in 2012 is back in the spotlight after she decided to review the McDonald’s restaurants in the area.

01/22/2015

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Study: Workers Aren’t Prepared To Handle Oil Accident

A new report says Minnesota’s firefighters and first responders aren’t adequately prepared to handle an oil spill or fiery accident. Most local governments don’t have the equipment to respond to an oil accident, according to a Department of Public Safety report released this week. More than half of the workers surveyed said they need more training.

01/16/2015

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Bill Would Require Further Study Of Red River Diversion Plan

A southeastern North Dakota lawmaker opposed to a Red River diversion project that would flood land in his district says impacts of the channel have not been addressed and more study is needed.

01/14/2015

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Overdose Death Has North Dakota Police Reviewing Drug Cases

An overdose death from a powerful synthetic morphine has Grand Forks police wondering if other people who’ve been sickened by drugs in the past six months have taken the substance.

01/11/2015

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Police: Driver Error Likely Caused Fatal School Bus Crash

Driver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train that killed two people and injured 12 more in northeastern North Dakota, police said Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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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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