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PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and North Dakota finds a 68 percent increase in federal taxes paid per capita over the past five years. Photo credit: StockMonkeys.com.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The amount of federal tax dollars flowing out of North Dakota continues its dramatic rise, according to the latest analysis of local impacts of the federal budget. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for the National Priorities Project, says her group’s State...Read More

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PHOTO: A mammography offers the best tool to detect breast cancer early, increasing treatment options and improving odds of survival. Photo credit: Army Medicine/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Women across North Dakota are being reminded of the importance of early detection for the successful treatment of breast cancer on this National Mammography Day. Barbara Steiner, clinical coordinator, Woman's Way, North Dakota Department of Health, says the sooner a tumor is discove...Read More

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PHOTO: It's a win-win for drivers in North Dakota. Gas has dropped to around $3 a gallon in some spots, while new vehicles in the United States are getting better mileage than ever before. Photo credit: Adam B/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gas prices in parts of North Dakota are now hovering around $3 a gallon, but that isn't the only way drivers are saving money at the pump. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average of just over 24 miles per gallon. That...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey finds a majority of North Dakota voters want policies to limit the venting or flaring of natural gas to reduce the amount of energy wasted on public lands. Photo credit: Roy Luck/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state's ongoing oil and gas boom is producing jobs and economic growth, but it's also sending a steady stream of natural gas into the atmosphere and a majority of North Dakotans want limits to that venting. A new survey released by the Western Values Project finds 76 percent of...Read More

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PHOTO: With the announcement that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S. has died, state health officials are preparing for if, or when, the deadly virus will appear locally. Photo credit: CDC Global/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – With the announcement that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S. has died, state health officials are preparing for if – or when – the deadly virus will appear locally. Michelle Feist, an epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of He...Read More

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PHOTO: Drivers in North Dakota will want to use extra caution around schools today, as students statewide are being encouraged to walk or bike to class. Photo credit: Jim Larrison/Flickr.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - This is Walk to School Day, as students across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, where Principal Troy Miller says many in the community get ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report projects almost a six-percent increase in starting salaries in careers in technology, with some paying salaries that start at six figures. Photo credit: Office of Naval Research/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A new report indicates the answer for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology. Starting salaries for tech jobs are projected to rise almost six percent, according to the report from human resources consulting f...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month. Although technology may be changing the world, the group Attachment Parenting International says the basics of good parenting haven't changed. Photo credit: Thijs Knaap/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Attachment Parenting International is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and while the times have changed tremendously for families in North Dakota and across the nation in the past two decades, the group's board president says most of the main philosophies of parenting really have n...Read More

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