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Coronavirus June 3: Developments across our region

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:02
A cat in Carver County, Minn., has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Tuesday, seven days after its owner tested positive for the virus.

Study shows how development threatens farmland

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
The loss of farmland is a familiar concern in agriculture, and one to which agriculturalists need to respond effectively, said Kevin Paap, a Blue Earth County, Minn., farmer and president of his state Farm Bureau.

Our view: Don't delay; it's time to mail ballots

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
What may be the most unique election in Grand Forks history is wrapping up, and the deadline for voters is fast approaching.

Port: Do we really want to empower casual voting?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
MINOT, N.D. — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Dakota is conducting the June primary vote entirely by mail.

Grand Forks Park District to host outdoor, family movies

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
A couple of free, drive-in movies will be presented by the Grand Forks Park District on Wednesday, June 10, at the Columbia Mall parking lot on the northwest side of Sears.

Roseau Community School to begin $37 million construction project this summer

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
ROSEAU, Minn. – Construction of a $37 million addition and remodel of Roseau Community School will begin this summer.

Weather Talk: 97 degrees Monday was a result of compressed air

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 05:00
The afternoon temperature spike was forecast by no one.

In contrast to Fargo, George Floyd protests remain largely peaceful in Bismarck

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:23
Several moments of turbulence arose as the demonstrators passed by groups of bikers from nearby motorcycle clubs, including Hells Angels North Dakota.

George Floyd protests remain peaceful in Bismarck

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:23
Several moments of turbulence arose as the demonstrators passed by groups of bikers from nearby motorcycle clubs, including Hells Angels North Dakota.

Petition seeks firing of Forestview teacher accused of racist social media comments

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:07
District leadership is aware of the comments and is conducting an investigation.

Minnesota Senate computers hacked, passwords file accessed

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 21:27
It’s not clear if the Senate attack is connected to a  different set of cyber attacks being launched on state computers that officials revealed Sunday.

Judge grants temporary injunction against Minnesota bar chain that vowed to reopen

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 21:11
ST. PAUL -- A judge has issued a temporary injunction against a Minnesota chain of bars, whose owner pledged to defy Gov. Tim Walz's

ND officials appoint new Oberon school board members after 4 were suspended over criminal charges

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 21:08
BISMARCK — North Dakota's State Board of Public Education reluctantly appointed two new school board members to a small district in the northeast part of the state on Tuesday, June 2, after four of the five members of the board were suspended by Gov. Doug Burgum and face criminal charges.

Twin Cities saw 87 fires in 5 days

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:03
Task force formed to track down arsonists.

State launches first-of-its-kind civil rights investigation into Minneapolis Police Department

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:44
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state Department of Human Rights has filed a civil charge against the Minneapolis Police Department, vowing to investigate 10 years of alleged civil rights violations by the state's largest police department. The investigation will be the first of its kind in Minnesota.

Minnesota lawmakers introduce bills targeted at police, criminal justice reform in response to Floyd's death

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:40
The legislators said the bills, if passed, will increase police accountability and transparency, raise conduct standards, heal community trust in law enforcement and reform investigation and prosecution processes for cases of officer-involved uses of force and deaths.

Grand Forks County Commission OK's more fans at River Cities Speedway

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:18
The Grand Forks County Commission has voted to increase the allowable fan attendance at River Cities Speedway to 1,000 people.

Morken: Outdoor thoughts on public-comment periods, spring turkeys

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 19:00
Over the years covering outdoor-related stories in Minnesota, I have been to a lot of public meetings on proposed regulation changes.

UND admits mistake in using athlete, who was once involved in video where racist language was used, in a promotional poster

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:49
The UND athletic department admitted Tuesday it made a mistake in using an athlete, who was once in a video recording where racist language was used, on a season-ticket advertising graphic.

McFeely: Bison QB Lance shows a different kind of leadership

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:47
By marching in peaceful protest against police brutality, NDSU star shows that he's about more than just football

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