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North Dakota man who crafted his own coffin dies of COVID-19 complications

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:31
Ed "Sonny" Olsen, longtime hardware store operator in Hillsboro, raised curiosity when he decided to build his own final resting place.

Bill introduced by Rep. Steve Vetter would give student loan forgiveness to North Dakota peace officers

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:30
Steve Vetter, a member of the House Judiciary committee, said the bill aims to keep officers in North Dakota. Some new officers have been leaving after two to three years, he said. 

On the eve of Biden's inauguration, Minnesota Republicans repeat election 'concerns'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:18
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leaders, meanwhile, called for Republicans to walk back allegations that the election was invalid to prevent additional clashes.

Inmate dies of COVID-19 amid major outbreaks in federal prisons in northern Minnesota

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:18
Duluth's federal prison also has been hard hit, with hundreds of inmates infected, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

Vaccine signup portal crashes in Minnesota

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:17
It was compared to getting tickets for Springsteen. It turned out to be like getting tickets for Hamilton

Port: Legislature should say 'no' to money-grubbing municipal courts

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:06
Did you know that most municipal court judges in North Dakota don't even have law degrees?

Do you remember Verna Newell, Boyd Christenson and 'Party Line?'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:03
It became one of Fargo's first and most popular talk shows and starred a woman some called "a maverick".

Efforts underway to counter misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines in St. Cloud’s Somali American community

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:27
Early in the pandemic, Stearns County became a hotspot for COVID-19 after an outbreak at a local meatpacking plant, which employs many Somali American workers. The county has had more than 17,000 positive cases of the virus and more than 170 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

LIVE: The Minnesota Department of Health will hold a conference call today to brief members of the media on the latest public health information regarding COVID-19

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:22
MDH will provide an update to brief members of the media on the latest public health information regarding COVID-19. Watch a video of the press conference here.

South Dakota shows continued decline in active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:19
Single-day positivity percentages fell below 30% for the third consecutive day.

Minnesota officials report 900 new COVID-19 infections as vaccine effort expands

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:11
Minnesota seniors were able to make vaccine appointments beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19

North Dakota announces 2 COVID-19 deaths, decrease in active cases

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:35
A Cass County man in his 60s and a Ward County man in his 80s were among Tuesday's reported deaths.

In parting shot, Trump administration declares China's repression of Uighurs 'genocide'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:35
China has been widely condemned for complexes in Xinjiang that it describes as "vocational training centers" to stamp out extremism and give people new skills, but which others have called concentration camps. Beijing denies accusations of abuse.

NDSU combines creative programs to form new school

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:30
The university has formed the School of Design, Architecture and Art.

18 more deer test positive for chronic wasting disease in North Dakota

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:27
The positive cases remain confined to the western part of the state, with 14 coming from hunting unit 3F2, two from unit 3A1 and one was from unit 4B. A white-tailed deer harvested in unit 3A2 north and west of Minot also tested positive and was the first detection in the unit.

It’s back to school — again — for many of Minnesota’s youngest students

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:15
Meanwhile, districts scrambling to implement new state plan to vaccinate limited number of school staff.

U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell says Trump 'provoked' Jan. 6 riot

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:13
McConnell last week said he would listen to the arguments presented during the Senate trial before deciding how to vote on the impeachment charge of inciting an insurrection that resulted in the siege of the Capitol.

Protests, rallies and two impeachments: Trump's presidency in photographs

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:11
Below is a selection of a dozen standout Reuters pictures taken during the past four years, along with the stories behind them in the photographers' own words. 

Minnesota's forests, land offer chance to cut greenhouse gases

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:52
While greenhouse gases from electricity generation continue to fall as utilities retire and replace coal plants with cleaner energy sources, Minnesota has failed to meaningfully cut global warming emissions in nearly every other sector.

Minnesota bands rip Pete Stauber for working to deny first Native American from joining US Cabinet

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:34
In a letter obtained by state Sen. Jen McEwen and posted to Twitter, the Republican congressman called for the withdrawal of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland as nominee for U.S. Secretary of Interior.

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