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Nearly 100 Businesses Interested in Testing Medical Marijuana for North Dakota

The agency is establishing a system to make medical marijuana legally available to patients

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota health officials are looking for laboratories that are interested in testing medical marijuana for the state. The state Health Department wants non-binding letters of intent by August 25. The agency is establishing a system to make medical marijuana legally available to patients. Earlier this summer, the health department reached out to groups and businesses…

Minnesota Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Remains Identified

Gifford was 22 at the time of his death on the USS Oklahoma

MANKATO, Minn. — Yet another Minnesota family has received confirmation about remains of a loved one killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Two surviving siblings of Radioman 2nd Class Quentin Gifford of Mankato were told that DNA tests they had submitted last year confirmed their brother’s identity. Gifford was 22 at the time of his death on the USS Oklahoma….

New Standardized Tests in North Dakota Schools for 2017-2018

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she has approved new math and English testing

  BISMARCK, N.D. — There will be new standardized tests in North Dakota schools for the 2017-2018 year. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she has approved new math and English testing. She said the new tests will not be based on the Common Core system but were created by two committees that had more than 70 math and language…

Attorneys for Convicted Murderer of Dru Sjodin Demanding to Question Prosecutors

Rodriguez's public defenders want to question former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Norm Anderson

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A federal judge is being asked to order prosecutors in the Alfonso Rodriguez case to testify under oath about the testimony of a key trial witness. Rodriguez’s public defenders want to question former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Norm Anderson. They claim that former Ramsey County Medical Examiner, Dr. Michael McGee,…

Governor Dayton in Good Spirits After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis

Governor Dayton says he doesn't think his prostate cancer diagnosis and fainting spell are linked

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term. Dayton made the announcement just hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address in St. Paul. The 69-year-old Democrat traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester after today’s press conference for tests on why he fainted. He…