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'We're down to the meat and bones': Cuts to North Dakota higher ed to hurt programs

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:44
Gov. Doug Burgum’s proposed budget calls for a 7.5% reduction in the system’s funding formula. That cut would reduce the system’s general fund budget from $648.7 million to $629.3 million. The system is asking for a base budget of $660.5 million.

Saints/Twins to introduce Toby Gardenhire as Triple-A manager

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:36
The son of former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire vows to be a players’ manager

Minnesota deaths were up 15% in 2020. Not all were caused by COVID-19

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:00
By year’s end, well over 51,000 people had died in the state, according to the state’s preliminary death records. The Pioneer Press estimates that by the time the state finishes recording deaths, the year’s count will rise to around 52,230 — a 15% increase over 2019.

Trophy Room: Ian Babcock releases 26½-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:12
Do you have a fishing photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at Please include the person’s name, town of residence and whether the fish was kept or released.

U.S. Supreme Court won't review Winona County frac sand ban

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:08
The court made the right decision, conservation group Land Stewardship Project says.

Port: Legislature should absolutely overturn Fargo's (already illegal) restrictions on gun sales

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:04
This isn't really a local control issue. It does not serve the interests of North Dakota well to have our state be a patchwork of conflicting policies on things such as guns. It makes more sense for us to develop, as a state, standardized and easy-to-understand policies that are, in turn, respected by political subdivisions. Support for "local control" in this instance means adding to the already byzantine maze of regulations gun owners must abide by.

UND med school dean says it is too early to 'declare victory' as mask mandate ends

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:30
Dr. Joshua Wynne says he understands the governor's position, but at the same time says North Dakotans still need to wear masks, likely through the year.

LIVE: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz discusses next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:30
Gov. Tim Walz will provide an update on the MN COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. Watch a video of the press conference here.

Jamestown lawmaker 'run out' of North Dakota Capitol after positive COVID-19 test

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:28
North Dakota Sen. Terry Wanzek said he took a 15-minute rapid test upon arriving at the Capitol on Monday morning and left the building after the result came back positive. The longtime lawmaker shared the news while tuning in remotely to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Minnesota seniors, teachers and school children could start to be vaccinated this week

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:59
Officials announce nine new sites where COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.

Commentary: You could see UND's loss to Denver coming

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:38
The Fighting Hawks' series at Colorado College was a precursor.

Minnesota health officials report 980 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:53
Minnesota's pandemic death toll increased Monday to 5,939, less than one month after logging its 5,000th COVID-19 death.

North Dakota reports no COVID-19 deaths, drop in active cases as mask mandate expires

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:25
North Dakota's statewide mask mandate expired Monday morning after Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration declined to extend it. The Republican governor said the state still strongly encourages residents to wear masks in public, noting that "the science doesn't change when the mandate goes away." A mask mandate remains in effect in Fargo. 

Biden may cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit as soon as his first day in office, source says

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:41
The project, which would move oil from the province of Alberta to Nebraska, had been slowed by legal issues in the United States.

Woman may have tried to sell Pelosi computer device to Russians, FBI says

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:29
The tipster said Williams "intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service," the affidavit stated.

USDA's new, best advice on healthy eating

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:00
The newly released 2020-2025 Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans will have a significant impact on what some Americans eat. Though the new, updated version didn't make big changes, there was controversy over its recommendations on alcohol, added sugar and saturated fat consumption.

Port: Let's see violent pipeline protesters the same way we see violent Trump supporters

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:53
The problem is not opposing pipelines and oil production, or believing the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Trump, though I, and I suspect many of you, find both positions to be equivalently wrong-headed. The problem is people who have concluded that their cause is so righteous they are justified in scaring and even hurting other people to get their way.

Jay tells you all you need to know about a classic '55 Caddy on this episode of 'Rides with Jay Thomas'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 08:10
One look at this Caddy and you’ll see it’s mint.

6 stories you might have missed from over the weekend

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 08:06
Here are some of the top stories you may have missed this weekend.


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