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North Dakota Governor Approves 6-Week Abortion Ban

North Dakota GOP governor signs bill banning most abortions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy.


Retiring supermarket owner gives away his stores to his 400 Employees

'Tis the season of giving, and a grocery-store owner is doing just that. Joe Lueken, who owns and manages two grocery stores in Bemidji, Minnesota, and one in Wahpeton, North Dakota, is retiring at age 70. Instead of selling his stores to the highest bidder, though, he will transfer ownership to the stores' 400 or so employees.


Bomb threats at 2 universities; one caller claims to be Al Qaeda

University of Texas

Two universities, in Texas and in North Dakota, ordered the evacuation of their campuses on Friday after receiving bomb threats.


North Dakota’s booming economy gives the political dynamic a rarefied air

North Dakota

The economy is so good in North Dakota, it’s almost like being in another country. Although Friday’s lackluster national jobs report may have intensified the already deep anxiety among voters about the sluggish state of the economy, here in the nation’s northern reaches, the concerns are exactly the opposite: how to build roads and schools and houses fast enough to keep up with an astounding population boom that has sprung up alongside the country’s most roaring state-level economy.


Oil Boom: North Dakota is the Next Hub of U.S. Energy

The austere North Dakota prairie is the unlikely center of one of the biggest oil booms in decades. But will drilling here and in other domestic oil patches help the country move closer to the elusive goal of energy independence?


Oil boom resurrects North Dakota ghost town

Dore, North Dakota

For more than three decades, Kerry and Darrell Finsaas were all that kept this blink-and-you-miss-it North Dakota community from becoming completely deserted....


Santorum's delegate hopes hit snag in N.D.

Although Rick Santorum won North Dakota's Republican presidential caucuses on March 6, the Associated Press reports that at last weekend's state party convention Mitt Romney ended up with the most supporters among the state's 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention.


Blizzard to blast northern Plains, upper Midwest

The Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin are bracing for more snow, and forecasters say the expected storm could be the worst of the season.


Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring can't seem to upstage winter in the Northeast and parts of the nation's midsection, as a far-reaching storm on Wednesday brought up to a foot of snow to areas from the Dakotas to upstate New York....


Frigid temps break winter weather records

Frigid temps break winter weather records

Bitterly cold air and howling winds spread across the USA from the Dakotas to Florida over the weekend, breaking weather records ...


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