• Decision 2020 Nov 4

    Man Who Died of Coronavirus Wins Election for North Dakota State Legislature

    Republican David Andahl, who died from COVID-19 in October, won his election to the North Dakota state legislature on Tuesday, NBC News reports. Andahl, a “Trump Republican” according to the Grand Forks Herald, ran a primary challenge against a powerful Republican and won earlier this year. He was then endorsed by influential figures like Gov. Doug Burgum, who won re-election on Tuesday. He was...

  • coronavirus cases Oct 18

    Coronavirus Case Increases Set Records in at Least 7 States, Prompting New Restrictions

    At least seven states have set new records for single-day increases in coronavirus cases, prompting some to set new restrictions as concerns mount over possible “superspreader events” during the upcoming holiday season.

  • rural america Oct 18

    Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

    Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August.

  • South Dakota Sep 12

    Dakotas Lead US in Virus Growth as Both Reject Mask Rules

    Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation

  • refugees Dec 8, 2019

    North Dakota County May Become US's 1st to Bar New Refugees

    Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. “I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a 38-year-old father of four. “And without North Dakota, I couldn’t have...

  • Boston Oct 11, 2019

    Windy, Cool Weekend Ahead With Showers Possible

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. Windy. Highs in the 50s. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, spot showers. Lows in the 40s to near 50. Saturday: Drizzle, clouds early. Still breezy. Peeks of afternoon sun. Highs around 60. Cape Cod: Friday: Cloudy, pockets of rain. Windy. Highs in the 50s. Friday Night: Windy and clouds, more showers. Lows around 50. Saturday: Mostly...

  • Massachusetts Sep 3, 2019

    Wellesley Man Bikes Across US

  • JUDGE Aug 27, 2019

    Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban

    A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs put a pause on the law as a legal challenge against it plays out in court, which could take months. He added that Planned Parenthood and the American...

  • California Jul 28, 2019

    College Student Who Grew Up Loving Dinosaurs Found a 65-Million-Year-Old Partial Triceratops Skull

    A college student who has been a fan of dinosaurs since he was a child was part of a team of excavators who recently dug up the partial skull of a 65-million-year-old triceratops buried at a North Dakota dig site, NBC News reports. Harrison Duran, a student at the University of California, Merced, and Michael Kjelland were on a two-week...

  • New Hampshire Jul 26, 2019

    Senators Target Insulin Price Rise With Bipartisan Proposal

    A group of senators says it has a plan to reduce insulin prices with legislation intended to hold pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies more accountable. The proposal’s called the Insulin Price Reduction Act and its sponsors say it would incentivize reductions in list prices. The senators say in a statement the plan would hold “health care middlemen” such as pharmacy...

  • California Jul 24, 2019

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws

    A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday. The 159-page ruling blocks the state from enforcing the...

  • United States Jul 20, 2019

    Native Hawaiians Say Telescope Represents Bigger Struggle

    Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military bombing range. Now at 74, he’s still a prolific protester, getting arrested...

  • California Oct 18, 2018

    You've Won the $970M Mega Millions Jackpot. Now What?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host...

  • Facebook Oct 16, 2018

    Sen. Heitkamp Apologizes for Ad Misidentifying Victims of Abuse

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had recently learned that several of the women named in the ad either hadn’t authorized...

  • Attorney Sep 29, 2018

    Man Acquitted in Pregnant Woman's Slaying in North Dakota

    A North Dakota man was acquitted Friday of helping to kill a pregnant neighbor by tightening a rope around the woman’s neck after his girlfriend cut the baby from her womb. William Hoehn, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo. He would have faced life in prison if...

  • Vietnam Sep 26, 2018

    Man Who Lost Hand Sausage-Making Forced to Cut Off Own Arm

    A 69-year-old Vietnam vet who lost a hand after it got stuck in a meat mixer while he was making sausage at his North Dakota home says he had to slice off his left arm above the wrist with a butcher knife or risk bleeding to death....
    In his first public comments since the Aug. 17 accident, Myron Schlafman said he...

  • Attorney Sep 25, 2018

    Woman Says Ex Pressed for Baby, Didn't Know Her Plan to Kill

    A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to “produce a baby” after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant. Brooke Crews told the court that she had concocted a phony pregnancy to keep from losing William Hoehn, who is on trial...

  • New Hampshire Sep 17, 2018

    Watchdog Slams Safeguards for Foster Kids on Psych Drugs

    Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. A report released Monday by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office found that about 1 in 3 foster kids from a sample of...

  • Florida Jul 6, 2018

    Unsealed Lawsuit Claims Opioid-Maker Placed Profits Over People

    A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general says the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training....
    The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they...

  • NBC Jun 29, 2018

    Suspect in 1974 Cold Case Allegedly Shoots, Kills Self in San Jose

    A suspect believed to be connected to a 1974 cold case allegedly shot and killed himself at a San Jose apartment complex Thursday while authorities attempted to conduct a search warrant, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith.

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