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PHOTO: The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be out in full force today, hoping the added visibility will be a reminder for motorists to stay safe over the holidays. Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is traditionally one of the busiest travel days in North Dakota, and those hitting the roads for Thanksgiving can expect to see plenty of law enforcement keeping it safe along the way. Lieutenant Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says they'll be conducting a sta...Read More

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PHOTO: Kum & Go is making modifications at its 430 gas stations across 11 states to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act following a lawsuit settlement. Photo credit: David Schott/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – As thousands of North Dakotans will soon be hitting roads for the holidays, they may notice changes happening at a well known chain of regional gas stations to make them accessible to all. The modifications at the Kum & Go locations will bring the stations into compliance wi...Read More

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PHOTO: Getting more North Dakotans with disabilities on the job is the focus as the state's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, meeting today in Bismarck. Photo credit: photologue_np/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As North Dakota continues to report the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, one often untapped resource that could help fill those job openings is individuals with disabilities. Cheryl Hess, executive director with the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities, sa...Read More

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PHOTO: A troubling trend in North Dakota shows the preterm birth rate in the state has stayed the same for three straight years. Photo credit: Cesar Rincon/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - After a number of years on a downward trend, efforts to reduce the number of preterm births in North Dakota have stalled. The latest figures show the preterm birth rate in the state was 9.9 percent last year, unchanged from the previous two years. Reba Mathern-Jacobson, state progr...Read More

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PHOTO: More than one in seven North Dakotans now are providing care for a family member, and many have had little or any instruction on how to perform medical tasks at home. Photo courtesy of AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota lawmakers soon will convene for 2015, and one piece of legislation they're being asked to consider aims to better support the state's family caregivers. One of the main provisions of the CARE Act is for facilities to provide instructions and demonstrations on tasks to ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study on the effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) shows it's even more significant in small towns and rural areas. Photo credit: Chris Potter/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - A new study shows a tax credit that helps low-income working families keep more of their earnings is proving to be especially important in rural areas and small towns in North Dakota across and the country. Jon Bailey, rural public policy director at the Center for Rural Affairs, i...Read More

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PHOTO: Housing and health are among the biggest challenges for many folks across the state, but that's especially true among North Dakota's veterans. Photo credit: Karen Desuyo/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tuesday is Veterans Day, and while those who served will be honored at events across North Dakota, behind the scenes many returning veterans are still struggling with a myriad of issues. Richard LeMay, director of litigation with Legal Services of North Dakota, says one big ...Read More

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PHOTO: Legislators, law enforcement, health professionals and substance-abuse treatment providers are gathering Thursday in Bismarck for a summit on prescription drug abuse. Photo credit: E-Magine Art/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is taking steps to head off the spread of prescription drug abuse, which continues to be a growing problem across the country. While the rate of prescription drug abuse in the state is lower than the national average, North Dakota has seen an upward trend. Pamela Sagn...Read More

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