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North Dakota lawmakers look to Canada to expand access to cheaper prescription drugs

43 min 32 sec ago
The legislation comes as Congress and lawmakers around the country have tried to suppress the prices of prescription drugs, which have shot up exponentially in the United States in the last few decades and outpaced the costs in many comparable countries. 

Transgender birth-certificate bill passes South Dakota House

1 hour 6 min ago
The South Dakota State House gave the greenlight on Wednesday to a bill that says it will hold vital records accountable only to "biological sex," preventing transgender persons from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates.

Bill would require North Dakota schools to let Boy Scouts recruit students

1 hour 19 min ago
House Bill 1356 would mandate that schools provide a forum once a year for "youth patriotic" groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to pitch their organization, but large districts are concerned that passing the legislation would open the floodgates for all kinds of clubs to claim they're owed time for recruitment as well. 

Minnesota Secretary of State, senators clash in voter ID hearing

1 hour 38 min ago
Steve Simon has clashed with Republican lawmakers in prior committee hearings on elections.

South Dakota's constitutional amendment legalizing recreational and medicinal marijuana comes under a judge's scrutiny

1 hour 49 min ago
A Hughes County judge heard arguments over a legal challenge backed by Gov. Kristi Noem and law enforcement to the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana in the state.

North Dakota lawmakers reject bill to require businesses to accept cash

1 hour 50 min ago
House Bill 1299 would have required businesses to take cash or face fines of up to $500, but the House voted down the bill by a 70-21 margin on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Video series explores what traditional singing means to modern Indigenous people

1 hour 55 min ago
Tanner Peterson took advantage of an internship with Pioneer Public Television to produce a video series offering the perspective of four modern-day Native American singers who feel gifted to continue the traditional songs of their people

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook after career season: ‘The sky’s still the limit for me’

2 hours 14 min ago
While the 25-year-old running back finished second in the NFL with 1,557 rushing yards this season, and added 17 total touchdowns, he wants to be even better next season.

2,500 vaccinated in Grand Forks County's Tier 1 of Phase 1B

2 hours 18 min ago
The delivery of vaccinations moves into Tier 2 of Phase 1B.

Bill limiting opioid prescriptions for hurt workers passes North Dakota House

2 hours 38 min ago
The bill would limit the opioids prescribed to workers through North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance to 90 "morphine milligram equivalents" per day. Prescriptions would also be limited to seven days in the first 30 days of treatment, and patients would have to travel to their medical provider in-person to renew a prescription. The bill makes exceptions for cancer treatments, hospice care, nursing home care and drug abuse treatments. 

U.S. comedy legend Cloris Leachman dies at 94

3 hours 49 sec ago
Leachman, who appeared in three of Mel Brooks' comic movies, kept acting regularly well into her 90s. She was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" at age 82 and appeared in the 2019 reboot of the comedy series "Mad About You."

Gophers’ Lindsay Whalen can be ‘corny’ but feels her unique visual aid is leading to wins

3 hours 22 min ago
Whalen uses Jenga bocks as a metaphor for Minnesota's team building

Fed still in crisis-fighting mode as recovery appears to moderate

3 hours 35 min ago
"The pace of the recovery in economic activity and employment has moderated in recent months, with weakness concentrated in the sectors most adversely affected by the pandemic," the Fed's policy-setting committee said in the statement.

Feds boost South Dakota COVID-19 vaccine shipment

3 hours 42 min ago
The federal government will start shipping South Dakota 12,800 vaccine doses next week, a welcome 16% increase from the usual weekly shipment of about 11,100 doses, said South Dakota Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon in a media briefing Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Message to Wild goaltenders during pandemic: Stay away from each other

3 hours 54 min ago
Minnesota doesn't want to become the NHL's version of the Denver Broncos

In Minnesota, a growing interest in reviving the local butcher shop

3 hours 55 min ago
A surging demand has put a spotlight on a problem that's been developing for years in Minnesota: a shortage of the small meat processing operations that provide a key link between farmers and consumers. Now, as there’s growing interest in reviving the local butcher shop, years of scaling back have left the industry in Minnesota at a moment of rebuilding.

New plagiarism charges directed at Rochester school superintendent

4 hours 12 min ago
The new allegations have arrived in the wake of Michael Muñoz admitting that he plagiarized the Thanksgiving letter he sent to staff in the district.

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph makes it clear: He won’t take another pay cut

4 hours 18 min ago
‘I’m worth every dime of my contract,’ the veteran said on Ben Leber’s podcast

Summer school, neighborhood instruction among ideas to fill COVID-19 learning gaps in Minnesota

4 hours 37 min ago
Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday put up his plan for the state budget, complete with funding for additional programming and school funding for enrollment loss.

More than 200K older Minnesotans pre-registered for vaccine appointment lottery this week

5 hours 19 min ago
State officials announced the switch to a lottery system less than a week after they announced the opening of the clinics, which are intended to help quicken the pace of Minnesota's inoculation campaign. Older Minnesotans last week signed up for appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.


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