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'I am this close to closing my doors': Lawmakers seek solutions in child care shortage
February 13, 2019 - 4:44pm
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers weighed some of the first proposals aimed at addressing the shortage of child care providers in Minnesota's rural...
North Dakota House unanimously passes 'Natalee's Bill' on juvenile sexual assault
February 13, 2019 - 4:39pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday, Feb. 13, aimed at improving victim and treatment services related...
After North Dakota House rejects two-board higher ed model, Senate eyes larger single board
February 13, 2019 - 4:25pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Senate leaders unveiled a proposal expanding the State Board of Higher Education by three members Wednesday, Feb. 13,...
'Sparring places' emerge as GOP lawmakers, Walz preview budget priorities
February 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
ST. PAUL -- Republican state lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, Feb. 13, laid out some of their priorities for the state's nearly $50...
Aiming to give offenders a second chance, North Dakota House passes pair of record-sealing bills
February 13, 2019 - 3:14pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House passed a pair of bills allowing for sealing criminal records for DUIs and other offenses Wednesday, Feb....
Minnesota Jewish leaders talked with Rep. Omar about anti-Semitism last year. Why they remain frustrated.
February 13, 2019 - 12:33pm
ST. PAUL - Ilhan Omar has been talked to about this before. Last year, before she was elected to the House of Representatives, before she emerged...
North Dakota regulators propose removing prime farmland rule after debate over Cass County solar project
February 13, 2019 - 10:10am
BISMARCK — North Dakota utility regulators have proposed eliminating rules that prevent energy facilities from being built on "prime and unique...
SD House passes bill to ban instruction on gender dysphoria in public schools
February 12, 2019 - 6:37pm
PIERRE -- South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching about gender dysphoria to...
Trump re-nominates Wrigley to serve as U.S. attorney for North Dakota
February 12, 2019 - 6:36pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has renewed his nomination of Drew Wrigley to again serve as the U.S. attorney for North Dakota. "We welcome...
North Dakota House passes bill outlawing DUI checkpoints
February 12, 2019 - 4:03pm
BISMARCK -- North Dakota House lawmakers approved a bill prohibiting law enforcement from using checkpoints to catch drunk drivers Tuesday, Feb....
North Dakota House rejects higher ed restructuring bill backed by Burgum
February 12, 2019 - 2:45pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota House overwhelmingly defeated a bill outlining a new higher education governance structure Tuesday, Feb. 12, in...
Committee sends campus carry bill to South Dakota Senate despite university, student pushback
February 12, 2019 - 2:27pm
PIERRE, S.D. — A legislative committee passed a bill that would prohibit South Dakota public universities and technical schools from restricting...
North Dakota House committee gives unfavorable review to anti-discrimination bill
February 12, 2019 - 11:06am
BISMARCK -- A North Dakota House committee gave a "do not pass" recommendation to the session's second sexual orientation anti-discrimination...
Line 3: Here's what people are saying about Walz's decision to continue appeal
February 12, 2019 - 9:11am
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced that his administration would petition the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its certificate...
Walz administration to petition for reconsideration, let Line 3 pipeline appeal advance
February 12, 2019 - 8:38am
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Commerce will continue to appeal Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline, Gov. Tim Walz announced...