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March 18, 2018
Representative John Lesch points out districts that students should concentrate door knocking efforts at as students from around the state got together to lobby state representatives on a measure to require universal background checks for firearms purchases in Minnesota at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, March 14. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Back-pats and hard truths: Eight Minnesota teens take polite gun-control pitches, not protests, to the Capitol
March 18, 2018 - 8:00am
March 13, 2018
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North Dakota to receive $34 million in tobacco settlement
March 13, 2018 - 4:42pm
March 11, 2018
Denise Brew is the Dunn County Emergency Manager. Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press
Denise Brew helps Dunn County as the emergency manager
March 11, 2018 - 11:48am
March 4, 2018
Teran Doerr is the executive director of the Bowman County Development Corporation. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)
Teran Doerr helps serve the Bowman County community through the BCDC
March 4, 2018 - 3:44pm
Lyn James is the President of the Bowman County City Commission. Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press
Serving the people of Bowman
March 4, 2018 - 3:41pm
February 18, 2018
Dave Nilsen, of Dakota Hunting Retriever Club in Sioux Falls, feeds his dog, Axl, during the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic on Saturday in Sioux Falls. (Luke Hagen / Republic)
SD governor hopefuls battle for birds: Noem, Jackley share five-point plans to boost SD’s pheasant population
February 18, 2018 - 5:47pm
January 29, 2018
Bismarck businessman and former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth speaks about one of his businesses in Grand Forks. Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald
Bismarck businessman officially launching Senate campaign in February
January 29, 2018 - 9:19am
January 24, 2018
The age for purchasing tobacco could rise in the state of South Dakota. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
SD lawmaker pushing to raise state's minimum age to buy tobacco
January 24, 2018 - 11:08am
January 18, 2018
Chris Boerboom, director of extension for North Dakota State University, says the way people spoke up in favor of local extension service needs to be extended to the state Legislature. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
North Dakota counties to be treated equally in extension funding
January 18, 2018 - 12:18pm
January 17, 2018
Actor Josh Duhamel motions to the Fargo Theatre as he stands next to the wood chipper from the thriller "Fargo," on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Rick Abbott / The Forum
Josh Duhamel will again be the face of North Dakota tourism in 2018
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
January 14, 2018
State Sen. Billie Sutton, a Burke, S.D., Democrat, speaks at an event at Mitchell's Cornerstone Coffee House & Deli in January. (Matt Gade / Forum News Service)
Sutton swings for the fences: SD gov. candidate isn’t letting recent Democratic losses get him down
January 14, 2018 - 4:43pm
December 31, 2017
Smoke rises from the North Dakota Capitol and chimneys of nearly every building and home Wednesday, Dec. 27. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Here's what you should know about the new ND laws taking effect in 2018
December 31, 2017 - 4:51pm
December 24, 2017
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum meets with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday to discuss the 2017 legislative session. photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Budgets, murder top list of ND stories in 2017
December 24, 2017 - 7:20am
December 22, 2017
Sen. Al Franken got a "sweet" payoff when North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made good on a friendly wager the two made before April's Frozen Four semi-final hockey game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of North Dakota. Photo and Caption via Franken's Senate Office
Commentary: Sen. Heitkamp didn’t mean it when she said 'zero tolerance' for sexual harassment
December 22, 2017 - 8:42am
December 18, 2017
Ryan Taylor is a former state senator and USDA Rural Development state director
Commentary: Tax reform will hit ND hard
December 18, 2017 - 2:30pm