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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Jan. 18
January 17, 2019 - 1:33pm
DSG promotes Metzger to branch manager FARGO, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group has promoted Don Metzger to branch manager of its waterworks location...
Funding for the future: Checkoff groups continue to fund ag research
January 17, 2019 - 6:00am
FARGO — At North Dakota State University, the budget for research extension centers took a 13 percent cut from the state during the past biennium....
McFeely: Fargo-Moorhead diversion derailed, for now, by watershed board
January 16, 2019 - 9:13pm
A local watershed board's vote to contest the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permitting of the Red River diversion could delay the...
Minnesota lawmakers trade ideas, jabs on health care costs
January 16, 2019 - 7:47pm
ST. PAUL — Health care was a top issue during the 2018 campaign and Minnesota lawmakers have wasted no time detailing their ideas for improving...
Bill seeks better insurance for local governments in North Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 5:49pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill to increase liability limits for political subdivisions in the event one is found...
North Dakota lawmakers push sexual orientation discrimination ban with scaled-back proposals
January 16, 2019 - 5:21pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers are making another push to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation with a pair of scaled-back...
Bill directs Legacy Fund earnings to research universities
January 16, 2019 - 5:12pm
BISMARCK — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy says he is “excited” about a bill backed by legislative leaders that could...
Bills to seal first-time DUI offenses, other crimes introduced in North Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 4:58pm
BISMARCK - Drunken driving offenders with a single offense may have their records sealed if they don’t have any convictions for criminal offenses...
Craft beer in South Dakota is no pint-sized operation: Microbreweries in the state have tripled since 2007
January 16, 2019 - 4:57pm
YANKTON, S.D. — Craft beer is certainly nothing new, but the amount of interest and money in craft breweries in South Dakota has grown exponentially...
Settlement to provide over $340K in debt relief to North Dakota students
January 16, 2019 - 4:32pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Attorney General's Office has announced that 151 North Dakota students will receive more than $340,000 in loan...
Former Grand Forks State's Attorney Peter Welte nominated to be federal judge
January 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
GRAND FORKS - Former Grand Forks County State's Attorney Peter Welte has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. District Court...
Walz administration names pick for 'most important but least noticed' post
January 16, 2019 - 3:58pm
ST. PAUL — The Walz administration on Wednesday, Jan. 16, named Lola Velazquez-Aguilu Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The commission...
Lawmakers fault state regulators for trū Shrimp's move to South Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 3:29pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Jan. 16, faulted state pollution control agents with setting up regulatory burdens that prevented...
WATCH: Shouting match erupts at Minnesota Capitol over recreational marijuana
January 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
ST. PAUL - A group fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota took their arguments to the State Capitol on Wednesday and...
North Dakota legislators eye penalties for service animal fraud
January 16, 2019 - 12:27pm
BISMARCK — People who fraudulently claim their dog is a service animal could face a $100 fine under a bill considered by a North Dakota legislative...