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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...
First phase of U of Mary campaign nets over $100M
February 12, 2019 - 4:59pm
BISMARCK — The University of Mary raised more than $100 million during the first of three phases of a strategic plan and capital campaign that...
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...
North Dakota bill would keep ethics complaint process largely secret
February 11, 2019 - 7:11pm
FARGO — A bill to establish a state ethics commission pushed by GOP leaders would shield subjects of ethics complaints in secrecy until final...
SD House passes hemp legalization bill despite governor's warnings
February 11, 2019 - 6:35pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota House has passed a bill which would legalize the growth and production of industrial hemp starting in July,...
North Dakota prepares to file lawsuit for $38 million in pipeline protest costs
February 11, 2019 - 5:56pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota is preparing to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking $38 million in costs associated with...
North Dakota lawmakers reopen debate on sexual orientation anti-discrimination
February 11, 2019 - 5:25pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota House committee reopened a longstanding debate over banning discrimination based on sexual orientation Monday, Feb....
Bismarck mayor praised as 'sort of a redneck' by ND lawmaker on House floor
February 11, 2019 - 5:11pm
BISMARCK -- Steve Bakken, Bismarck's mayor, takes it as a compliment that a North Dakota legislator praised him as "sort of a redneck" during...
Bibles distributed with South Dakota state seal raises concerns
February 11, 2019 - 5:02pm
PIERRE, S.D. - Several South Dakota lawmakers received Bibles stamped with the South Dakota state seal that were produced by a nationwide religious...