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Twin Cities-area day care provider's husband convicted of sexually assaulting children
Audit assesses Minnesota medical assistance oversight: State has room to improve, report says
Man who plotted 'second American revolution' sentenced to five years
UND grads head to next stage at winter commencement
Air Force volunteer work with Salvation Army raises questions
crime and courts
Dinosaur exhibit coming to Alerus
Season of magic: North Dakota Ballet Co. to present holiday dance production in Grand Forks
Kat Perkins to perform holiday show in Grand Forks
Longtime Star Tribune movie critic resigns following plagiarism allegations
Michelle Obama coming to St. Paul as part of ‘Becoming’ book tour
Eggnog gets the nod for holidays
Eatbeat: Friendly features at Texas Roadhouse
Ann Bailey: Grieving is hard, especially during the holidays
Marilyn Hagerty: Only coal in the stockings of crank callers
102-year-old woman skydives to raise awareness for the disease that killed her daughter
Regents award fifth contract year to Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck
Olympian Hannah Brandt skates with Wild — ‘That was awesome’
Wild, Koivu not seeking payback against Flames, Giordano
Who had the better miracle: Vikings last year or Dolphins last week?
Vikings have underachieved, but don’t want this season to end how 2016 did
Charles "Chuck" Jechart
Judy Kay Glynn
Eugene A. Skavlem
James Eugene Antonovich
Bald eagle is king of the gut pile in trail camera photo
'Voice of the Red River Basin' calls it a career
Voyageurs Park wolves are fishing
OUTDOOR REPORT: Some resorts allow vehicle traffic on the ice but caution is crucial
Trophy Room: 11-year-old catches two trophy walleyes in same day
Salonen: Hubby celebrates ‘first’ birthday with heart
Phillips: Kindness can bring us to our knees
Letter: A press pass is still a privilege
Letter: Holiday lighting brightens downtown
Letter: More transparency for North Dakota
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December 12, 2018
Rob Port: North Dakota has seen a significant drop in student loan debt loads
Are North Dakota students getting smarter about how they finance higher education? It sure seems that way. The cost of attending institutions...
December 12, 2018 - 9:42am
Port: Legislative pettiness leads to marginalization of Burgum’s conservative budget
MINOT, N.D. -- Traditionally in North Dakota the governor's executive budget, delivered to lawmakers as an address in December, is introduced...
December 12, 2018 - 7:01am
December 11, 2018
Rob Port: Governor Burgum, Senator-elect Cramer tell NDGOP in letter not to give up open primary
Last week I wrote about proposed legislation, being considered for endorsement by the North Dakota Republican Party, which if passed would end...
December 11, 2018 - 7:53pm
December 10, 2018
Rob Port: Maybe Heidi Heitkamp could give some of her left over money to her campaign’s victims
Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot of money left over from her unsuccessful 2018 campaign.
December 10, 2018 - 11:00am
December 9, 2018
Port: Burgum’s proposed pension bailout must be tied to real reforms
MINOT, N.D. -- It’s not the sexiest political topic, so you might be forgiven if you’re unaware of North Dakota’s chronic problems with...
December 9, 2018 - 8:49am
December 7, 2018
Rob Port: Public Service Commission says North Dakotans can be charged for green energy policies in other states
The Public Service Commission, in a split decision, recently gave the go-ahead to Xcel Energy to inflate power bills here in North Dakota to...
December 7, 2018 - 9:32am
December 5, 2018
Port: Governor Burgum’s first real budget might be the most fiscally conservative spending plan North Dakota has seen in two decades
Although he was elected to office in the 2016 election cycle, and headed up the executive branch during the 2017 legislative session, the budget...
December 5, 2018 - 5:43pm
Port: Any reform to North Dakota speeding fines should avoid move toward policing for profit
If there were no risk of death, injury, or property damage on our roads we’d have no need for speeding fines. Unfortunately, that risk exists,...
December 5, 2018 - 10:33am
Port: Public must keep a sharp eye on relationship between local politicians, opioid lawyers
MINOT, N.D. -- More and more local governments in North Dakota are deciding to join themselves to lawsuits against the opioid industry over the...
December 5, 2018 - 7:08am
December 4, 2018
Port: Measure 1 backers send deeply ironic letter to lawmakers insisting they begin work on an ethics committee
The North Dakotans for Public Integrity, an ostensibly local front group for left wing interests funded by big donations from Hollywood activists,...
December 4, 2018 - 11:28am
December 3, 2018
Port: North Dakota, with some of the highest oil tax rates in the nation, is hardly a "cheap date"
Our left wing friends like to live in a fairy tale land where North Dakota is some noxious petrostate in the thrall of corrupt politicians who...
December 3, 2018 - 9:30am
December 2, 2018
Port: ADHD, August birthdays and why I’m a conservative
MINOT, N.D. -- Ideology takes a back seat in modern politics, and that’s not a good thing. People identifying themselves as “conservative”...
December 2, 2018 - 7:00am
December 1, 2018
Port: It’s just an animal
A couple of days ago my colleague Robin Huebner reported a story about a 12-year-old Fargo girl Sylvia Peach Leiviska who shot a 600-pound wildebeest...
December 1, 2018 - 11:05am
November 28, 2018
Port: Republican lawmakers introducing bill to allow make up of snow days with virtual school days
As we head into another one of North Dakota’s notoriously unpredictable winters, school closures because of inclement weather will be much...
November 28, 2018 - 12:22pm
Port: Burgum can’t paint over the mold problem in higher education
MINOT, N.D. -- I am dubious of a proposal to change the governance structure of the North Dakota University System. The idea comes from a task...
November 28, 2018 - 6:14am