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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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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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