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Teachers Needed in Northern Minnesota

School districts across Minnesota are struggling to hire and retain teachers. The superintendent of the Kittson Central district says schools in the rural, northern part of the state have struggled harder than ever to fill open jobs in the past…

Minnesota Based Land O'Lakes Purchases Vermont Creamery

  ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- Minnesota-based Land O' Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery. The company will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville, Vermont. Co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese said the company has experienced…

Bismarck Oral Surgeon Suspended

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- An oral surgeon in Bismarck has temporarily closed her practice after being suspended. The North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners issued an emergency suspension for Dr. Mansureh Iravani. She has a solo practice at Oral Surgery…

Gov. Burgum Wins First Veto on Salary Bonuses

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Gov. Burgum has won his first veto fight with the GOP-led Legislature. The North Dakota Senate has voted 33-13 to sustain Burgum's rejection of a bill that limits a governor's ability to set salary bonuses for…

Midco Selects Fargo as its First "Gig City"

FARGO, N.D. -- People will soon be able to experience the fastest internet speeds they've ever seen. Midco has selected Fargo to become the first city among many that will receive its new…

Iron Eyes Makes Plea on Riot Charges in Morton County

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. -- An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access protests has pleaded not guilty. Chase Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested February 1 after setting up teepees on land that…

Local Golf Clubs Open for the Season

HAWLEY, Minn. -- Golf clubs are out and swings are in full force. The weather was just right for Hawley Golf & Country Club to open back up for business. A "balmy" 56…

Construction Underway at Fargo's Bison Turf

FARGO, N.D. -- After being mostly destroyed by a massive fire, the Bison Turf is starting to take shape. Crews finished tearing down the parts of the building that won't be kept.…

ND Oil Patch Cities See Drop in Population

  DICKINSON, N.D. -- The population is dropping in at least two oil patch cities in North Dakota. The number of people living in Dickinson and Williston dropped about three percent last year. The exodus of people is largely due…

ND Lawmakers Debating on Reduced Funding for Homeless Shelters

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Lawmakers are considering reducing funding for homeless shelters around North Dakota. The state Legislature has given $2 million and $1.5 million the past two years in one-time funding for the North Dakota Homeless Grant. This year,…

Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

FARGO, N.D. -- American Diabetes Association is sounding the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults. Diabetes Alert Day is held on the last Tuesday of March every year…

Minnesota Wineries Suing Over State Grape Restrictions

  MINNESOTA -- Two Minnesota wineries are suing the state to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota. The operators say the state Farm Wineries Act unconstitutionally…

Dance Marathon at Concordia Needs Your Pennies

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Dance Marathon, a nationwide movement involving college students who raise money through dancing, games and entertainment, is stirring up a war at Concordia. The college is hosting its first "Pennies…

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