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New numbers show North Dakota has the highest percentage of clean-energy jobs per capita in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota is one of the top states in the Midwest for jobs in the clean-energy field, according to a new report. The Clean Jobs Midwest survey shows North Dakota has the highest percentage of clean-energy jobs, per capita, out of 12 Midwestern states, at just under 12,000. But

Child-welfare experts are in Mandan for the 15th Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of child-protection workers, teachers and foster parents are expected to be at today's kick off for North Dakota's 15th annual Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. The idea behind the meeting in Mandan is to help Native American families and communities provide be

A government watchdog is suggesting ways to improve high-speed Internet access for tribal and rural areas. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The lack of access to high-speed Internet remains a big problem on tribal lands in North Dakota and across the country. A new report from the federal watchdog Government Accountability Office highlights serious barriers to setting up fast and reliable Internet connections in those a

As the state grapples with a budget shortfall, North Dakota public employees are asking state agencies to consider other options before cutting salaries or jobs. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With North Dakota facing steep budget cuts, one of the state's largest public-employee groups is asking state agencies to make careful choices. Governor Jack Dalrymple has ordered that agencies cut more than 4 percent from their operating budgets to help fill a $1 billion shortfall

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

New research finds that North Dakota schools are not making the grade when it comes to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for kids with asthma or allergies. Credit: AskinTulayOver.

BISMARCK, N.D. – As students across North Dakota try to make the grade upon their return to class, new research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies. A study from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Amer

Class will soon be back in session for kids across North Dakota and an ever growing number will find local foods in their school cafeterias. Credit: Steve Debenport.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As children across North Dakota prepare to soon head back to school, a growing number of students will find local offerings in the lunch line. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-fourth of the districts in the state report having Farm to School programs, but

A new poll finds that healthier cafeteria meals are supported by a majority of North Dakota public school parents. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The meals that North Dakota schoolchildren are being served are getting healthier, and a new poll shows that's exactly what a majority of residents across the state want. The survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters

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