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Number of women in North Dakota Legislature follows national upward trend
December 12, 2018 - 11:11am
FARGO — Back in 1922, when Minnie D. Craig and Nellie Dougherty were the first women elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives,...
Transit coalition push includes $120 million ask for Greater Minnesota
December 11, 2018 - 6:03pm
ST. PAUL -- A Twin Cities coalition aiming to boost state investments in public transit said it will push for full funding of $120 million in...
Minnesota lawmakers seeking 'refuge' forge new Republican caucus
December 11, 2018 - 5:28pm
ST. PAUL — Four Minnesota lawmakers announced plans to part ways with the House Republican Caucus this week, citing a desire to seek refuge...
North Dakota Capitol window designs easy as 1, 2, tree
December 11, 2018 - 3:12pm
BISMARCK — Lighting the North Dakota Capitol Christmas tree involves more lights than a few strings of bulbs. It's 44 windows each on two...
Rep.-elect Kelly Armstrong to have offices in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck
December 11, 2018 - 3:01pm
GRAND FORKS — Kelly Armstrong will have offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and a fourth in northwest North Dakota when he becomes the...
Burgum appoints Kommer to lead commerce department
December 11, 2018 - 1:56pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Michelle Kommer to lead the state Department of Commerce, the governor's office said Tuesday,...
Updates proposed for Little Missouri National Grassland oil and gas leasing
December 10, 2018 - 8:27pm
The U.S. Forest Service is working to update its oil and gas leasing direction for the Little Missouri National Grassland, a document that hasn’t...
North Dakota ranch group opposes expansion at Camp Grafton
December 10, 2018 - 5:31pm
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A prominent ranching organization in North Dakota is opposed to a military training center expansion proposed in the state...
Burgum floats fix to North Dakota's underfunded retirement plan
December 10, 2018 - 4:59pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota is more than $1 billion short of fully funding its pension plan for state and local government employees, a situation...
Gov.-elect Noem appoints 12 to cabinet, continues search for seven more
November 29, 2018 - 11:55am
PIERRE, S.D. - With January's inauguration quickly approaching, Republican Gov.-elect Kristi Noem has announced 12 appointments and interim appointments...
Ag committee leaders reach agreement on farm bill
November 29, 2018 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON — House and Senate ag committee leaders on Thursday say they have “reached an agreement in principle” on a farm bill.
Minot discussing new council procedures, ombudsman
November 28, 2018 - 5:26pm
MINOT, N.D. - The Minot City Council would add a second monthly meeting to its schedule under a proposal advanced by council members Tuesday,...
Heitkamp to give final address Tuesday
November 28, 2018 - 5:23pm
BISMARCK - Outgoing North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will give a final speech on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday, Dec. 4. The speech will air...
South Dakota congressman-elect Dusty Johnson picks leadership team
November 28, 2018 - 1:59pm
MITCHELL, S.D. -- With just over a month until he is sworn into office, U.S. Rep.-elect for South Dakota Dusty Johnson has selected his five-person...
An ambassador for Aberdeen, Carl Perry will take his passion to South Dakota Capitol
November 28, 2018 - 11:54am
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Carl Perry doesn't have to look too far for something to do in Aberdeen. His theory is simple. "If you don’t want to do anything,...