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'Very much counter to the plan': Trump defies advisers in embrace of Putin
Bear euthanized after being removed from Grand Forks park
$21M gift a boost for religious college
Research animal deaths at NDSU prompt complaints
Teacher on a plane talked about her low-income students. Passengers overheard and gave her more than $500 in cash.
crime and courts
nation and world
North Dakota state wages up for first time in three years
Giant pork surplus awaits Americans as trade wars risk exports
Canada's biggest clothing store pulls Ivanka Trump's brand from its shelves
EPA released proposed biofuels volumes in RFS with mixed industry reaction
Treating addiction in a rural area: Small town health center offers big city services
place a business brief
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
ND wind companies required to plan ahead for restoring land
Lawmakers offer mixed views of Scott Pruitt's mark on EPA
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
Want to raise empathetic kids? Try spending time in nature.
Sanford drop-off site a boon for breast milk donors
To reduce waste, try this instead of that
How to transform a bakery croissant into something marvelous
Study finds decrease in early deaths in ND
Badlands bats stagnant at Pierre
Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby
Roughriders go winless at Gopher Classic
Twins' Berrios excited to be first-time All-Star
Reeve hopes all five Lynx starters are picked for home All-Star Game
Commentary: Here’s something everyone seems to be overlooking in the (mostly) political hysteria over soybeans
Commentary: The subtle deception we all face
Commentary: Summer 'movecation' is no holiday
Commentary: Are capricious state regulators contributing to ND's child care shortage?
Even in dark times, hang on to hope
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Melvin and Myong Bullinger
ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
New Rockford, N.D., woman celebrates 108th birthday
Rep. Josh Boschee
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
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March 15, 2018
FDA takes 'historic' step to lower nicotine in cigarettes
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took the first concrete action to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them much less...
March 15, 2018 - 11:46am
October 25, 2016
North Dakota veterans address complaints from Measure 4 opponents
FARGO — Campaigns surrounding Measure 4, the proposed tobacco tax increase on the state's ballot, are heating up in the final two weeks...
October 25, 2016 - 6:39pm
October 24, 2016
Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, but opponents fear $70 million annual 'blank check'
FARGO—A proposed increase in the state's tobacco tax could bring in $70 million each year, but that isn't why proponents put it on the...
October 24, 2016 - 6:15pm
October 17, 2016
Letter: Government needs to get out of 'sin tax' business
It is my intention in writing this editorial so that all citizens can read this in all North Dakota newspapers. Citizens, please vote "no" on Measure 4 in the upcoming state measure voting. Slam the door shut to government control! It is nothing but a scam. But more importantly, a...
October 17, 2016 - 4:42pm
August 19, 2016
Debate lighting up over tobacco tax hike
FARGO — Tobacco firms have cracked open their checkbooks to prepare to snuff out an attempt to pass an initiated measure that would bring...
August 19, 2016 - 7:21pm
March 15, 2016
Coalition to announce ballot initiative to raise ND tobacco tax
BISMARCK – A group of partners is proposing a ballot measure to increase the tobacco tax in North Dakota, after state lawmakers defeated two efforts last year to raise the tax for the first time since 1993. The coalition, Raise it for Health North Dakota, will announce its plans...
March 15, 2016 - 2:57pm
January 21, 2015
Bills would raise N.D. tax on cigarettes for first time since ‘93
BISMARCK – Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday...
January 21, 2015 - 10:25pm
October 20, 2013
Smoked out? Tobacco sales down in Minnesota, up in ND
GRAND FORKS -- In the months since Minnesota raised taxes on tobacco products, more cigarettes were sold to retailers in North Dakota. And at the same time, it's too early to tell whether the tax hike has reduced the number of smokers, one of its intended effects. According to data...
October 20, 2013 - 12:00am
July 9, 2011
North Dakota-bought cigarettes illegal in Montana due to tax issue
"Don't take cigarettes out of the state," reads a sign along Interstate 94 near the Montana-North Dakota border. The sign is in reference to...
July 9, 2011 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
12 businesses fail tobacco checks
Twelve of 65 retailers in eight southwest North Dakota counties failed recent tobacco compliance checks. The Southwestern District Health Unit conducted checks in Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark, said Bobbie Olson, Tobacco Prevention and Control...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 2, 2009
Letter: Prayer needed, cigarettes are not
Why cigarettes? Sorry sister, you do not know what you are saying (letter published in the March 22 Dickinson Press). We do not know how close our time is. Wake up. We do need prayers. Rev. Father Bazil means well. Life is short, then what? Think please. Do you know what cancer...
April 2, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
Fire marshals want slow-burning cigarettes in ND
BISMARCK (AP) -- Fire officials say North Dakota should join the ranks of states that require slower-burning cigarettes. The North Dakota Senate's Finance and Taxation Committee is reviewing the bill. It says all cigarettes sold in North Dakota must be made so they don't keep burning...
March 9, 2009 - 6:51pm