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Former Sex Trade Worker Fighting Trafficking In Oil Patch

When she first arrived in town, Windie Lazenko headed to the neon-lit strip clubs and bars catering to lonely oil field workers with extra cash and time on their hands. She knew these were likely gathering spots for the sex trade — the life she’d given up long ago.

03/08/2015

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Oil Company To Pay $2M For Illegal Well In North Dakota

A Norway-based oil company that illegally operated a well in North Dakota that was established by another company has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million settlement to avoid legal action in the case.

03/05/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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4 Missionaries Detained In Venezuela Expected Home Tuesday

Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.

03/02/2015

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ND Senate Approves $6M Early Childhood Education Measure

The North Dakota Senate passed a $6 million measure Wednesday that is aimed at educating some of the state’s youngest residents.

02/25/2015

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North Dakota Businessman Donates $5M To Minnesota University

A man who leads a successful North Dakota-based brick company has donated $5 million to the School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Most of the donation from Rodney Paseka and his wife, Carolyn, will go toward scholarships for business students.

02/25/2015

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Sharp Decrease In N.D. Small Farms Not Uncommon, Farmers Say

The sharp decrease in the number of small farms and ranches last year is part of a growing trend toward fewer but larger farms in the state, leaders in North Dakota’s agricultural industry said.

02/22/2015

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ND Lawmaker: Resolution Honoring Canada Waste Of Time

All but one member of North Dakota’s House believes the state should honor Canada with a special day.

02/15/2015

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College Seeks More Help With Probe Into Student’s Death

The North Dakota State College of Science is seeking more help from the state crime bureaus in North Dakota and Minnesota as campus police continue investigating the death of a student.

02/12/2015

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Congress Set To Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

02/11/2015

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North Dakota Oil Field Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit

A Utah woman who worked in the North Dakota oil fields has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, alleging gender discrimination and equal pay violations.

02/09/2015

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Minnesota Puts Brakes On Conversion Of Forests To Crops

Minnesota officials on Thursday put the brakes on the conversion of pine forests to potato fields in the northwestern part of the state while they conduct an environmental review on potential threats to groundwater, fish and wildlife.

02/05/2015

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ND Bill Would Make Medical Marijuana Legal In The State

A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

02/04/2015

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Mother Accused Of Leaving Kids To Die To Get Psych Exam

A judge has ordered a mental health examination for a woman accused of leaving her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in a remote area of northwestern North Dakota.

02/04/2015

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Low Prices Raise Alarm In North Dakota Oil Patch

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers.

02/02/2015

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ND Lawmakers To Mull Bipartisan Medical Pot Measure

A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

02/01/2015

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MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth Pipeline

A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.

01/31/2015

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College Student Found Dead Worked As Confidential Informant

A Wahpeton college student who was found shot to death in a river last year had been a confidential informant for a regional drug task force, a new report shows

01/30/2015

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Released Felons Seek Voting Rights In MN

One of the most heavily pushed bills lawmakers will take up this session is whether or not to restore voting rights to convicted felons.

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Authorities ID Victim Of Semitrailer Crash Near Wahpeton

The Highway Patrol has identified a truck driver who died when his semitrailer veered off Interstate 29 south of Wahpeton.

01/29/2015

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New ND Revenue Forecast Assumes $4B Shortfall In Oil Revenue

North Dakota lawmakers have adopted a revised revenue forecast that reflects a more than $4 billion shortfall in oil revenue due to the slumping price of crude.

01/29/2015

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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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