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January 15, 2018
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto stands to answer a question on health care in a forum Monday evening in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University. Candidates from left are: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman; District 64A Rep. Erin Murphy, St. Paul; Otto, May Township; District 61B Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis; and U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, MN-01.
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Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
11 hours 16 min ago
Macy Hornung was asked to leave Fargo’s new Chick-fil-A restaurant for breast-feeding her 7-month-old daughter, Ziggy, setting off a social media firestorm. David Samson / The Forum
Breast-feeding advocates: Chick-fil-A flap exposes inadequacies of ND law
13 hours 19 min ago
The new John Deere 9620 RX drew plenty of interest Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, during the Big Iron Farm Expo at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. File photo by David Samson / Forum News Service
ND to appeal ruling on farm equipment dealer law
19 hours 19 min ago
January 14, 2018
Duluth city councilors aim to restrict flavored tobacco sales, prevent new generation of smokers
January 14, 2018 - 7:48am
Idling vehicles create clouds of exhaust Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, as shoppers return to their cars in the Northport Hornbacher's parking lot in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Push to curb vehicle idling gains little steam in frigid North
January 14, 2018 - 3:29am
January 12, 2018
Christian presentation at public ND high school criticized by civil rights group
January 12, 2018 - 11:16pm
Gov. Doug Burgum listens during the first meeting of the Task Force for Higher Education Governance Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Bismarck State College. North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman, left, and Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle smile in the background. John Hageman / Forum News Service
ND task force on higher education governance meets for first time
January 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Horace begins search for its first city administrator
January 12, 2018 - 5:39pm
Julie Robbins, co-owner of Pinch & Pour in downtown Fargo, worries that online rivals who don't have to collect sales taxes pose unfair competition for her business. Patrick Springer / The Forum
U.S. Supreme Court to take on SD case, reconsider whether internet sales should be taxed
January 12, 2018 - 4:46pm
Fedorchak doesn't rule out challenging Heitkamp for U.S. Senate seat
January 12, 2018 - 2:44pm
Joan Heckaman
Heckaman, ND's senate minority leader, seeks re-election
January 12, 2018 - 1:45pm
January 11, 2018
Mayors Chad Olson, Del Rae Williams, Tim Mahoney and Rich Mattern share a laugh during the State of the Cities event at the Fargo Holiday Inn on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.David Samson / The Forumplay button
Fargo-Moorhead area enjoyed growth in 2017, mayors say in annual 'State of the Cities' address
January 11, 2018 - 3:49pm
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., talks about his life after leaving office during an interview Friday, May 10, 2013, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Berg won’t seek Senate race rematch with Heitkamp
January 11, 2018 - 3:35pm
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., was called to the podium in Bismarck in May 2016 by presidential candidate Donald Trump, who cited Cramer's energy expertise and early backing in his quest for the Republican Party nomination for president. File photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
In surprise decision, ND's Kevin Cramer opts for re-election bid rather than seeking Senate seat
January 11, 2018 - 2:31pm
The North Dakota Department of Health unveiled eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Map provided by North Dakota Department of Health.
8 regions unveiled for ND medical marijuana dispensaries
January 11, 2018 - 10:45am