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Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

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The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

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A new large-scale study suggests more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure could save lives. Credit: Imelenchon/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - For people 50 and older, the results of a new blood pressure study could be life changing and possibly life saving. According to the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a more aggressive approach to managing high blood pressure was shown to lower the risk of deat

November is National Diabetes Month, and experts are urging North Dakotans to watch what they eat. Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - With November being National Diabetes Month, diabetes experts in North Dakota are reminding people to be aware of how much and what they'll be eating during the holidays. Jane Myers is the diabetes management coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. She says more th

North Dakota lawmakers will convene Wednesday to begin a study on what can be done to better support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Silvia Jansen.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The next North Dakota Legislative Assembly is still more than a year away, but lawmakers are already busy preparing, including a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee on Wednesday that will examine the issue of family care-giving. The panel will begin a study on wha

PHOTO: A committee hearing is expected Tuesday in the North Dakota Senate on a bill providing support for the state's nearly 110,000 unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of a bill that seeks to provide some assistance for North Dakota's thousands of unpaid family caregivers are hoping that the legislation will be restored when it comes before a Senate committee Tuesday morning. The CARE Act already has been approved by the House, but Jos

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

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

PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Victor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month. It comes as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across the state and nation. David Becker, executive director of the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota and North Dakota, says the latest number

PHOTO: Improvements in identifying and treating high blood pressure have helped with the decline of deaths and hospitalizations from cardiovascular disease. Photo credit: American Heart Association.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the state and the nation, but the latest study shows that progress is being made, and health professionals credit ongoing initiatives in North Dakota. Shelly Arnold, manager of trauma, stroke and cardiac care at Sanford

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