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VIDEO: Black bear sighted near UND in Grand Forks
Bismarck standoff ends after man apparently shoots, kills self
Valley City man killed following rollover crash
Three from F-M area killed in head-on collision: 5-year-old among those killed near Hankinson
Devils Lake man, 53, dies five days after being thrown from motorized bike
Developing markets on a 'vegetable oasis in the middle of a cattle ranch'
Puzzled Escape Rooms opens second location
Mid America Steel to occupy new digs by year's end
Work to begin on long-awaited underpass on Main Avenue in Moorhead
Black soybean farmers say they were deliberately sold defective seeds because of their race
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Commentary: Are capricious state regulators contributing to ND's child care shortage?
Commentary: New Cramer ad features President Trump riding herd on Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Commentary: Don’t blame Trump for Fargo rally costs unless you’re also willing to blame anti-Trump protesters
Commentary: Maybe the Dakota Access Pipeline can also result in North Dakota’s dumb corporate farming ban getting struck down
Commentary: Cop stopped and searched motorists because they were suspiciously obeying the law
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Nursery News (July 11, 2018)
Nursery News (July 4, 2018)
Piece by piece, North Dakota joins competitive jigsaw puzzle world with inaugural competition
‘She always took the time’: Patients’ families, colleagues surprise 40-year NICU nurse with a party
Fargo lemonade stand raising money for United Way makes almost $4,500
What the public should know about this year's AirSho July 28-29
Fargo daycare hopes to raise $5,000 for United Way with lemonade stand
Wentz gets married
And they're off: Live horse racing makes hot return to Fargo
East Coast wrestler's GoFundMe, hard work helps him make it to nationals in Fargo
Thousands of wrestlers to compete at USA wrestling tournament in Fargo
Timberwolves could add some pieces in free agency
Paramotor pilots take in unique views from tiniest of aircraft
For two boys, fishing season is already here
Local beverage specialists offer ideas on what to pair with seasonal candy
Duluth flight instructor passes on her love of the sky
3 festive holiday drinks straight from a Fargo mixologist
home & garden
red river valley fair
Father-son duo aren’t limited by same-old fishing routine
Nice walleyes, lots of bass greet anglers in Ontario waters
Better fishing access to Sakakawea part of House appeal of rule
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Riley S. Koehnen
James "Jim" J. Schaefer
H.D. "Duke" Samson
January 3, 2018
Rick Becker, Bismarck state legislator, rules out run for Congress
BISMARCK -- Republican state Rep. Rick Becker ruled out a run for Congress Tuesday night, Jan. 2, writing on Facebook that “there’s so much...
January 3, 2018 - 4:13pm
December 1, 2017
List of potential ND GOP Senate candidates narrows as CEO declines to run
BISMARCK—The list of potential Republican challengers to U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp narrowed Friday, Dec. 1, when Border States Electric...
December 1, 2017 - 5:39pm
August 3, 2017
Port: Becker says decision on Senate run may have to wait, but won’t hinge on Cramer
We know that state Senator Tom Campbell of Grafton is considering a run for the NDGOP nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Senate incumbent...
August 3, 2017 - 9:02am
June 27, 2017
Legislator: ND could do with fewer colleges, administrators
BISMARCK—State Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, told the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Tuesday that the state could probably do with fewer campuses. Becker questioned the need for the current roster of 11 North Dakota University System schools in an opening address...
June 27, 2017 - 8:22pm
May 1, 2017
Port: Rep. Rick Becker, interested in 2018 Senate race, skipped last day of Legislative session for meetings in Washington D.C.
North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the last day of their 2017 session on Thursday last week. Missing from their ranks? State Rep. Rick Becker,...
May 1, 2017 - 9:40am
April 24, 2017
Port: ND lawmaker says 'there’s absolutely zero chance we’ll be done on Tuesday'
The big question heading into this week of the legislative session is this: “When are they going to finish?” Today is legislative day 74....
April 24, 2017 - 8:54am
April 16, 2017
Projected ND senate matchup drawing money, attention as Heitkamp, Cramer mull campaigns
GRAND FORKS — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., hasn't announced if he'll run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, but Democrats don't seem to be waiting...
April 16, 2017 - 9:05am
April 4, 2017
Campus police, freedom of speech bills go different directions in ND Legislature
BISMARCK — A pair of North Dakota bills connected to higher education are winding to a close in the ongoing legislative session. The two...
April 4, 2017 - 4:43pm
March 24, 2017
Senate tax committee chairman: 'We want to leave Renaissance Zones alone'
BISMARCK — A bill that puts a sunset on Renaissance Zone income tax breaks was amended by a North Dakota Senate committee Friday, March...
March 24, 2017 - 2:10pm
March 14, 2017
Pro-gun bills trigger opposition in North Dakota Senate committee
BISMARCK—North Dakota lawmakers heard testimony on legislation aimed at expanding gun rights in the state, prompting safety fears on behalf...
March 14, 2017 - 5:59pm
March 3, 2017
With new administration, ND leaders address school choice debate
BISMARCK — The country's education system could be in for changes under new leadership in Washington, but how that may affect North Dakota...
March 3, 2017 - 7:04pm
February 21, 2017
ND House passes bill allowing concealed weapons without permit, other gun measures
BISMARCK—The North Dakota House considered a handful of gun bills Tuesday, Feb. 21, to relax state laws related to firearms. With little...
February 21, 2017 - 4:39pm
Port: House votes to allow non-lethal weapons on drones after heated debate
Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck) has introduced bills to regulate law enforcement’s use of drones in our state for each of the last three legislative...
February 21, 2017 - 12:59pm
February 19, 2017
LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails
GRAND FORKS — Reachel Benson sits in a chair in the living room, wearing a bright pink T-shirt and long hair draped across her shoulders....
February 19, 2017 - 11:11am
January 27, 2017
ND Capitol notes: Medical marijuana bill introduced
BISMARCK—A bill that lays out medical marijuana regulations was introduced in the North Dakota Senate Friday, Jan. 27. The legislation...
January 27, 2017 - 4:28pm