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Ground preparation work is shown in its early stages for an inlet a mile south of Horace, N.D., that will divert water from a flooding Red River into the diversion channel. Special to The Forum
North Dakota lawmakers push for audit of land purchases for Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion
2 hours 21 min ago
December 12, 2019
State Rep. Tim Miller, left, standing on stage, and State Sen. Andrew Lang, at right on stage, meet Wednesday evening with approximately 70 residents in Appleton. Amy Bacigalupo, standing in center, and others in the audience encouraged the legislators to consider use of the Appleton prison facility to provide care to state inmates with mental health needs.   
Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune
West central Minn. legislators continue efforts to reopen Appleton prison
14 hours 18 min ago
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, ceremonially signed a copy of a bill establishing a task force to study the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota task force looks to stories, data to get 'broad picture' on MMIW crisis
15 hours 9 min ago
Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, spoke to members of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission about a proposal to cap probation terms and urged members to allow for a public meeting on the plan. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
5-year probation cap moves to public hearing after narrow vote
15 hours 24 min ago
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), left, and N.D. Sen. Oley Larsen (R-MInot)
North Dakota Sen. Oley Larsen remains unapologetic about Rep. Omar posts
15 hours 30 min ago
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle has served on the North Dakota Supreme Court for more than 40 years. He has been chief justice since 1993 and was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 2015. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Jensen to take over as North Dakota Supreme Court chief justice
16 hours 20 min ago
Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken voiced his opposition to new refugee resettlements at a Burleigh County Commission meeting in Bismarck on Dec. 9, 2019. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service
Analysis: Burleigh County commissioner received clarification on refugee resettlement numbers ahead of meeting
18 hours 48 min ago
Former lieutenant governor of Minnesota, Republican Michelle Fischbach, second from right, was joined by about 10 supporters at her counter-impeachment campaign in front of Rep. Collin Peterson's (D-Minn.) Detroit Lakes' office. Fischbach is running against Rep. Peterson for the 2020 U.S. House elections. (Desiree Bauer / West Central Tribune)
A new squad in town? Conservative candidates unite to fight socialism in Washington
23 hours 24 min ago
December 11, 2019
NDSU fan Scott King and his bulldog named Fargo take in ESPN's "College Football Live" show in Brookings, S.D., on Friday, Oct 25. David Samson / The Forum
South Dakota governor dons Bison gear after wager with Burgum
December 11, 2019 - 9:46pm
State Auditor Julie Blaha talks about 2018 municipal liquor stores sales at St. Anthony Village Wine and Spirits on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Mike Larson, who manages St. Anthony’s liquor store operation, is alongside Blaha. (Nick Ferraro / Pioneer Press)
Minnesota municipal liquor stores increased sales by $11.3 million in 2018
December 11, 2019 - 8:05pm
Participants in the the 2009 Duluth-Superior Pride parade in Superior display a 37-foot by 74-foot rainbow flag. (News Tribune file photo)
Duluth City Council may take stance against 'conversion therapy'
December 11, 2019 - 7:34pm
Immediately following the massive flooding, Richard Aulner of Alexandria, S.D., had to locate all his cattle as the waters isolated many of them on different pastures and lots. (Matt Gade / Republic)
South Dakota townships struggle to maintain budgets, infrastructure after natural disasters
December 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Midwestern Republicans and Democrats struggle for common ground on rising prescription costs
December 11, 2019 - 7:26pm
North Dakota Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck) says he is portraying God in his Facebook video posted Dec. 7.
North Dakota lawmaker posts video of colorful WWJD interpretation before refugee debate
December 11, 2019 - 6:07pm
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Walz creates Council on an Age Friendly Minnesota
December 11, 2019 - 6:06pm