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East Grand Forks eyes full-time, in-person learning for some middle school students

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 19:08
Superintendent Mike Kolness suggested the board consider allowing some students to return to full-time, in-person learning as soon as February, but the suggestion was not discussed and no decisions were made.

Heading inauguration plans, Klobuchar hopes to inspire 'a renewed commitment to our democracy'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:57
Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a key role in planning the Wednesday, Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and will be one of few to deliver remarks at the scaled-back ceremony.

East Grand Forks OK’s paid on-call firefighter pay raises, hears about EDA business loan program

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:55
East Grand Forks City Council members met for about 20 minutes on Tuesday to formally OK pay raises for the city's "paid on-call" firefighters. They also heard more details about a new forgivable loan program put together by the city's Economic Development Authority with money from the city government's cash reserves.

Prosecution files motion to reconsider judge’s order to try Derek Chauvin separately from other ex-cops

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:34
A judge ordered two separate trials be held for the former officers: one on March 8 for Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The other trial is for Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao beginning Aug. 23. Those three are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Mini horses as service animals? North Dakota bill aims to make it happen

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:28
The bill would align North Dakota law with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act that says qualified miniature horses can be service animals.

Gophers rally in fourth quarter to beat Nebraska

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:16
Gadiva Hubbard scored nine of her team-high 22 points as Minnesota took control late

Without two-way standouts, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders searching for winning combinations

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 17:36
Minnesota forced 26 turnovers against Atlanta but couldn't turn those into points

Vehicles begin using new Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 17:29
The Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road begins at Springsteel Resort north of Warroad, Minn., and provides much-needed road access to the Angle.

Twins, Saints announce Toby Gardenhire as Triple-A manager

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 17:17
Twins announced managers at all affiliates on Tuesday

Lawmakers want to invest oil tax revenue in North Dakota firms, infrastructure loans

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 17:01
House Bill 1425 would set a target for the State Investment Board to designate 10% of tax collections flowing into the voter-approved Legacy Fund for creating loans tailored to North Dakota cities, counties and businesses. Another 10% would be earmarked to invest in stock and other equity in North Dakota-based companies. 

Giant muskie pulled through the ice from unexpected Minnesota lake in most unusual of ways

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:45
Jon Kuznia and his neighbors, Ben and Carl Saarion, had quite a morning on Jan. 16 while fishing a small lake in Douglas County that is not stocked for muskies, but yielded them a 50-incher with the help of their Vexilar unit.

Leaders at Lake Region, Mayville State say budget cuts could hurt programs

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:31
Presidents from North Dakota State College of Science, Mayville State, Williston State, Lake Region State and Valley State spoke to the Senate Appropriations committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19. It’s the second day of higher education-centric hearings for the committee, which also will hear from North Dakota State University and other higher ed-related organizations on Wednesday.

McFeely: A failed president, Trump did have one major accomplishment

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:19
His biggest success, if we can call it that, might be one of the great ironies in U.S. history. Trump revealed the truth about the country.

Don’t call them the third line

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:14
“Shutdown” line of Greenway-Eriksson Ek-Foligno doing it all so far for the Wild

In farewell address, Trump urges prayers for next administration without mentioning Biden

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:04
"This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous," the Republican president said in the video remarks. "We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck - a very important word."

Wild stay positive amid 0-for-16 start on power play

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:04
‘It’s not far off,’ said veteran winger Zach Parise

'Can you use some of this new money for sports equipment?': SD legislators push ed secretary on COVID-19 emergency funds

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:50
Congress allotted South Dakota nearly $200 million in school funding in its recent stimulus bill to offset additional costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. In a House education committee meeting on Tuesday in Pierre, S.D., some legislators were dissatisfied with the funding formula, which prioritizes aid to the state's poorest students, who live among communities hardest hit by COVID-19.

Owatonna man facing federal firearms charge

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:50
The 22-year-old was arrested after he allegedly sold firearms to an undercover ATF agent.

Lutheran Social Services closure means 50 layoffs, program losses in Grand Forks

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:46
Though some programs will continue, at least in the short term, staff are reaching out to other nonprofit and state organizations to find a proverbial home for clients and programs, while dealing with sadness that one long-serving employee says is “pretty hard to comprehend.”

Oath Keepers militia members accused of conspiracy for roles in U.S. Capitol siege

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:42
Caldwell, Watkins and Crowl are accused of conspiring against the United States and conspiring to prevent the government from discharging its duties, among other offenses.

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