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LIVE: Watch scenes from outside the George Floyd memorial service in Minneapolis

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:44
MINNEAPOLIS — Forum Communications reporters Sarah Mearhoff and Matthew Guerry will be providing live coverage Thursday, June 4, from outside the George Floyd memorial service. The service will be from 1-3 p.m. CDT at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University.

Longtime North Dakota corrections director resigns, takes job with controversial private prison firm

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:32
Utah-based Management & Training Corp., where Leann Bertsch will work as a senior vice president, has faced a number of high-profile lawsuits, alleging human rights violations in prisons, mismanagement of facilities and engaging in corrupt contracts with a public official. 

Minnesota approaches 10,000 daily COVID-19 tests

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:48
There were 29 deaths in nine counties, 404 cases reported.

North Dakota reports record number of COVID-19 tests with 27 new positive cases

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:18
Gov. Doug Burgum has maintained since the beginning of the pandemic that testing would be the key to returning to a sense of normalcy.

Watch: Memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:00
MINNEAPOLIS — A memorial service for George Floyd was held from 1-3 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 4, at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University.

LIVE: Memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:00
MINNEAPOLIS — A memorial service will be held for George Floyd from 1-3 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 4, at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University.

Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: Brock Ellingson, Brad Atchison

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:20
Hot Mic with Dom Izzo from Thursday, June 4, 2020. The show includes Shanley Golf Coach Brock Ellingson and former Moorhead Spud Brad Atchison.

As South Dakota universities make changes to academic calendar, other systems weigh options

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:18
The decision in South Dakota will eliminate days off on Labor Day, Native American Day and Veterans Day.

Protest to start soon in Grand Forks' downtown

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:56
Herald will have live coverage via Facebook.

North Dakota's K-12 superintendent candidates bring different philosophies to ballot

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:49
Two of the candidates for the nonpartisan position will move on to the November ballot from the June 9 primary that is being conducted completely by mail due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Body of 6-year-old boy recovered from Lake Superior

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:23
First responders, boats and helicopters were called out to search Lake Superior on Wednesday afternoon.

Northland Outdoors Forecast for the First Weekend in June

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:57
The weekend starts off dry with a little breeze out of the northwest. Saturday turns breezy over the Dakotas with a breeze for many on Sunday. Sunday's wind will draw in the heat and lead to showers and thunderstorms to finish the weekend.

Minnesota National Guard to protect Clay County in anticipation of 'credible threats' of violence at Friday Fargo demonstration

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:30
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz late Wednesday night, June 3, activated the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection for Clay County and surrounding areas during demonstrations planned in North Dakota in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Thief River Falls dance team performs one final dance for teammate's dad battling terminal brain cancer

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:55
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — On a hot sunny afternoon, the Just for Kix Dance Team in Thief River Falls was practicing on a local tennis court, because their studio is closed due to the coronavirus.

No deep cuts on album about North Dakota as musicians finish up Sufjan Stevens' 50 states project

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:45
One of the album's highlights is the intentionally pathetic “South Dakota Diss Track,” which summons all of the bravado and wordplay of a sixth-grade locker room for a bland border throwdown.

Bender: America is guilty

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:01
Can we agree that the issue is real? That the anger is justified? And can we set aside the deflections?

Coronavirus June 4: Developments across our region

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:15
Minnesota's death total reaches 1,086 while South Dakota reports no new deaths in four days.

Pushing for race and police reforms, Walz fires shot at Republicans in Senate

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:01
ST. PAUL — Attempting to leverage an uncommonly visible bully pulpit and channel widespread outcry for police and racial justice reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, June 3 fired a shot across the bows of state Senate Republicans, suggesting they’re the only group in the state standing in way of morally compelling change.

Our view: A teachable moment from UND student

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:00
It was a mistake. But it was a teachable moment, and that’s what’s important.

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