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Appeals Court Upholds Snowden Email Firm Contempt

A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

AT&T Plans to Expand 4G LTE Network in ND

AT&T plans to expand its 4G LTE cellular network in North Dakota by the end of the year.

West Fargo Student Hit by Vehicle, Injured

A 15-year-old girl who struck two other students with her vehicle at West Fargo High School was cited for having an obstructed view.

MNsure Chooses Deloitte as Lead IT Vendor

Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace has chosen Deloitte Consulting LLP as its main information technology vendor to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing Deloitte's record of success in other states.

Jackie Robinson Day to be Celebrated Through Baseball

Teams across MLB will take the field Tuesday wearing No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

Man Accused of Driving Go-Kart While Drunk

Police in Austin have arrested a man for driving drunk in a child's go-kart.

ND Dealing to Keep Dinosaur Mummy in Bismarck

North Dakota officials are negotiating a $3 million deal to keep Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur on permanent display in Bismarck.

Sen. Hoeven in Europe Working on Energy Plan

North Dakota Republican John Hoeven is among a group of U.S. senators in Europe this week working on a plan to help reduce Ukrainian dependence on Russian natural gas.

Ultimate Warrior Died from Cardiovascular Disease

Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

North Dakota Native Adds Expertise to 'Fargo' Show

Residents in North Dakota's largest city are ready to celebrate the premier of "Fargo" the TV show, along with a homegrown actor who plays a part in the series.

Dayton to Put Minimum Wage Boost Into Law

Gov. Mark Dayton is capping a push to raise Minnesota's minimum wage with a ceremony to sign the bill doing just that.

Minn. Jail Investigates Assaults Against Immigrant

A series of alleged sexual assaults against an 18-year-old high schooler being held for immigration authorities in the Sherburne County jail highlights an emerging problem of sexual abuse of immigration detainees across the country.

Balloon Launch Canceled Following Eco Criticism

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota has canceled plans to launch 60,000 balloons after the event was criticized for its potential effects on the environment and wildlife.

Homemade Explosives Safely Destroyed in West Fargo

The Red River Regional Bomb Squad safely destroyed two homemade explosive devices found in West Fargo.

Gophers vs. North Dakota: It's On Again in the Frozen Four

The rivals appear naturally drawn to one another. So much so they found their way onto the same ice when the regular-season schedule wouldn't allow it.

Minnesota Moves to Erase Lawmaker Immunity

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that erases any immunity for state lawmakers facing felony or misdemeanor charges, including drunken driving.

Health Officials Suspect Norovirus at Restaurant

Hennepin County health officials say they've got numerous calls from people who got sick after eating at a popular Maple Grove restaurant.

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Gets Another Hearing

Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota.

Prosecutor: School Stabber Used Kitchen Knives

The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives."

Dayton Approves Tougher Anti-Bullying Law

An anti-bullying law that replaces one some found too weak is now in place.

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Patrol Urges ND Drivers to Obey 'Move Over' Law

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging motorists to obey the state's "move over" law after four crashes in five months involving patrol vehicles struck by other vehicles.

Dayton Scheduled to Sign Anti-Bullying Law

Gov. Mark Dayton has invited students, parents and teachers to join him when he signs a bill strengthening the state's anti-bullying law.

Minimum Wage Bill Vaults Minn. Far up Pay Scale

The bill ushering in one of the nation's highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week's end.

Doc: 'Life-Threatening' Wounds in School Stabbings

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

Fond Du Lac Band to Spear Walleyes in 13 Lakes

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa has named 13 northeastern Minnesota lakes where members intend to exercise their treaty rights to spear walleyes this spring.

Judge Won't Dismiss Sex Case Against ND Teacher

A judge has refused to dismiss charges against a former Bismarck teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. He also won't move her trial.

Minnesota Father and Son Still Missing in Colorado

More search and rescue teams will be looking for a father and son from Minnesota missing near Mount Evans west of Denver.

Unpermitted Irrigation Threatens Minn. Groundwater

As irrigation booms in Minnesota, a report says hundreds of farmers appear to be pumping groundwater for their crops without the required state permits.

Twins Open Home Season with Temps in 50s

Baseball fans will enjoy temperatures in the 50s when the Minnesota Twins open at home against Oakland.

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Hike Minimum Wage to $9.50

Minnesota's minimum wage would rise to $9.50 per hour within a few years and continue going up unless a governor's administration applied the brakes.

Breaking News: JPA Seeks Judgement Against OHB Ring Dike

The Richland –Wilkin Joint Powers Authority has directed its attorneys to
immediately seek an injunction or court order to prevent the construction of a ring
dike and associated features around Oxbow, Bakke and Hickson.

UMinn Senate Rejects Opposition to Rice Speech

The University of Minnesota Senate has rejected a proposal by a group of faculty and student activists who pressured the school to condemn an upcoming speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Art Explores Two Opinions of Synthetic Drug Seller

A new art show in Duluth explores conflicting opinions on whether a local store owner who sold synthetic drugs is a hero or villain.

Outdoor Heritage Fund Gets $5 Million in Requests

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has received 25 requests seeking a total of more than $5 million from the state's new Outdoor Heritage Fund.

House to Vote on Money for Schools, Care Providers

The Democratic-led Minnesota House is ready to vote on a budget proposal doling out more of the state's surplus.

Minnesota's Foreclosure Crisis Nears End

Minnesota's foreclosure crisis is nearing an end after eight long years.

Minn. Medical-Pot Advocates Slam Dayton in TV Ad

Supporters of medical marijuana are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Mark Dayton with a new TV ad that will debut in prime late-night and daytime slots.

Chrysler Recalling 870,000 SUVs for Brake Defect

Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use.

Families of Hepatitis Victims in ND Want Answers

 Family members of Minot residents who were part of a large hepatitis C outbreak last year are still searching for answers.

Poll: Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Inevitable

Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not.

Senators Express Doubts to Barra About New GM

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back before Congress, where members of a Senate subcommittee are expressing doubts that the culture at the nation's No. 1 automaker has really changed.

$150K Study Could Help Minn. Benefit from ND Oil

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a $150,000 study of the North Dakota oil boom's effects on the state.

Drone Hunting on Ballot in Colorado Town

Voting is underway in a small Colorado community that wants to issue licenses to drone hunters.

Recommendation Tunnels Light Rail in Kenilworth

The council planning the Southwest light rail project recommends shallow tunnels for the trains in the Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis.



Minnesota Twins Season Opener

The American League Central can be unforgiving. And few teams know this better than the White Sox and Twins

Propane Legislation Meanders in Minn.

Minnesota lawmakers may have reached the limit on what they can do to protect consumers from the propane shortages and price spikes seen this past winter.



Bond Changed for ND Teacher Charged with Sex Crime

A judge has changed bond conditions so a former Bismarck teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student can attend her son's high school baseball games.

Lawsuit Over Flawed Background Check Proceeds

A federal judge in Minneapolis has allowed a lawsuit over a false background check to proceed.

Mother says Dayton Told Her to Buy Pot Illegally

A mother who met with Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this month says he told her to buy marijuana illegally to treat her 2-year-old son's intractable epilepsy.

Wahpeton Drug Bust

The Wahpeton Police were called to a local hotel in Wahpeton on suspicious odor of marijuana.

Voters Could Get Say on Auto-Hikes to Minimum Wage

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says voters should decide whether Minnesota's minimum wage climbs automatically.

Census: Minnesota's Urban Centers See Growth

New census figures show the Minneapolis-St. Paul area added more than 100,000 people between 2010 and 2013, with the urban centers accounting for more of the growth than suburbs.

Vanska in Talks to Return to Minnesota Orchestra

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska says he's in talks with management about a possible return to the award-winning orchestra.

Minnesota Farm Income Drop Sharply in 2013

A new report says Minnesota farm income dropped dramatically in 2013 largely because of lower corn prices.

Dayton Says his Pot-Study Plan Lacks Buy-In

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between "slim and none" because advocates for broader legalization don't appear interested.

North Dakotans to Get $390K in E-Book Settlement

North Dakota residents are getting back nearly $390,000 as part of a national settlement in an electronic book price-fixing lawsuit.

Hiland Crude Pipeline Spills Oil Near Alexander, ND

Cleanup workers have contained about 34,000 gallons of crude that spewed from a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota

Group Sues NYC, Seeks to Overturn E-Cigarette Ban

A smokers' advocacy group says it has sued New York City seeking to overturn the city's ban on electronic cigarettes

MNsure Enrollment Tops 136,000, Exceeding Goal

Officials with Minnesota's new health care exchange say they've exceeded their goal by enrolling over 136,700 Minnesotans in insurance plans with six days left in open enrollment.

Quarantine Call for Horses in Twin Cities Area

Horse owners in the Twin Cities area are being urging to quarantine the animals due to a deadly equine virus, even though they may not be showing symptoms of the illness.

ND Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorizing Case

A Bismarck woman accused of helping hold another woman against her will has pleaded not guilty.

Registered High-Risk Sex Offender in Wahpeton

The Wahpeton Police Department is notifying residents of a registered high-risk sex offender living in Wahpeton.

Prime Minister: Satellite Data Indicates Plane Went Down in Indian Ocean

Malaysia's prime minister says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean.

NDSU Men, UND Women Knocked out of NCAA Tourneys

Both of the college basketball teams from North Dakota that made the NCAA Tournaments have been knocked out.

Tax Agency Advises Pause for Filers Seeking Breaks

For some Minnesota taxpayers, special attention from the tax man could be a good thing this year.

Jared Allen to Join Seahawks

Pass-rusher Jared Allen has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks and is in the process of finalizing negotiations on a contract with the Super Bowl champions, according to league sources. 

VW Recalls 150,000 Passats for Headlight Problem

Volkswagen is recalling about 150,000 Passat midsize cars because the headlights can be damaged if the hoods are closed roughly.

Tax-Cut Bill Could Reach Final Stage After Rush

The final rush is on to deliver an election-year tax cut.

Young Blood Donors Key Demographic

The number of 16-year-old blood donors in Minnesota has risen steadily since the state law was changed in 2008 to allow their participation.

Flint Hills to Invest $300M in Pine Bend Refinery

Flint Hills Resources says it plans to invest $300 million in two new projects at its Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount to produce cleaner fuels and improve energy efficiency.

2 Winning Tickets in $400M Mega Millions Jackpot

The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Defense Seeks Records in Death of NFL Star's Son

An attorney for the man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last fall says prosecutors have been too slow to provide relevant medical records.

Deer Hunter Success at 55 Percent Last Year in ND

Only a little more than half of the hunters who went in search of a deer during last fall's gun season in North Dakota found success.

Mall of America Kicks off Expansion

The Mall of American has launched a $325 million expansion that will add another 50 to 75 retailers to the mega mall.

Poisonings From E-Cigarette Liquid up Sharply

Minnesota Poison Control System officials say they're seeing a sharp increase in the number of young people being harmed by e-cigarette liquid.

Consumer Reports: Apps to Prevent Texting & Driving

The latest figures show more than 400,000 people were injured in car accidents in 2012 because their phones distracted them.

ND Kicks off Campaign Aimed Voter ID Education

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has announced a public education campaign aimed at reminding people to bring identification to the polls to prove they are eligible to vote.

Bond Set at $1 Million for Fargo Murder Suspect

A judge has set bond at $1 million for a 19-year-old Fargo man charged with murder

Dyslexia Bill Stalls to Dismay of Advocates

Advocates for children with reading problems caused by dyslexia say they're frustrated the issue isn't getting attention from state lawmakers.


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Target Admits It Ignored Early Signs Of Security Breach

Target Corp., the nation’s second largest discounter, has admitted that it ignored early signs of a security breach.

Ticket sales for Twins games fall 9 percent

Ticket sales for the Minnesota Twins have been slow this year, as fans seem reluctant to pay to see a team coming off three straight 90-loss seasons.

GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags.

Headline Entertainers Announced for Norsk Hostfest

A host of country western music stars have been booked for this year's Norsk Hostfest (HOOST'-fehst) in Minot.
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North Dakota Abortion Lawsuit Settled

North Dakota's sole abortion clinic in Fargo has settled a lawsuit it filed over a new law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.

SD Lawmakers Putting Finishing Touches on Budget

The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee is starting to put the finishing touches on next year's state budget.

North Dakota Budget Surplus Estimates Soar

North Dakota's oil wealth-fueled general fund surplus continues to grow.

Bill to Weaken 'Legislative Immunity' Moves Ahead

A student-led effort to strip Minnesota lawmakers of their ability to avoid drunken driving arrests during legislative sessions has cleared an early hurdle.

SD Panel Disagrees on Health Reform Critique

South Dakota lawmakers have held what some call the first negotiating committee meeting to address a resolution that expresses the will of the Legislature but has no force of law.

NYC Building Explodes, 16 Injuries Reported

A New York City apartment building has exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, leading to the collapse of at least one building and 16 injuries.

Lawmakers Could Open Bars Late for All-Star Game

A Minnesota House panel is considering temporarily changing state law to let bars stay open until 4 a.m. when the All-Star Game comes to town this July.

Coalition Works to Restore Voting Rights to Felons

A coalition working to restore voting rights to felons who have served their time is trying to convince legislators to change state law.

Fargo Police to Address Death of Lieutenant

The Fargo Police Department will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to release information about the death of one of their own. 

Panel to Debate Privacy Bills, Such as Drone Curbs

Legislation aimed at curbing use of high-tech surveillance by law enforcement and others is getting an airing.

Key Lawmaker: Medical Marijuana Talks at Stalemate

A key Minnesota lawmaker says she doesn't see a path forward for her bill to legalize medical marijuana after talks with law enforcement hit a standstill.

Coffee Shop Reopens After Norovirus Outbreak

A coffee shop in a Twin Cities suburb has been sanitized after at least seven employees apparently passed the norovirus to customers.

Fire Reported at Fergus Falls Ethanol Plant

We have breaking news to report out of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Fire crews are on scene at the ethanol plant after a call about a fire in one of the dryers.