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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program provides incentives for farmers who take certain steps to help with such priorities on their land as water quality and soil health. Photo credit: Bri Weldon.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the deadline less than a month away, farmers and ranchers across North Dakota are being urged to get their applications in for new contracts under the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). According to Traci Bruckner, senior policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs, CSP pro

PHOTO: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and North Dakotans are being urged to be their own best health advocates and make changes that will lower their risk. CREDIT: Alden Chadwick

BISMARCK, N.D. – It is a disease that can have negative lifelong impacts, but the good news is that there are some simple lifestyle changes that one can make to delay or even prevent the onset of diabetes. Rhonda Pfenning, a registered nurse who is the chronic care coordinator at the Coal Co

PHOTO: With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. CREDIT: Tony Alter

FARGO, N.D. - With the growing obesity epidemic leading to more chronic disease and pushing up health-care costs across the country, a new strategy is emerging among some providers. At Family HealthCare in Fargo, according to registered dietitian Venessa Berg, patients can come in for a doctor visit

PHOTO: Food shelf use in North Dakota is up 6.5% this year. Courtesy Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

FARGO, N.D. - Despite North Dakota's oil boom and low jobless rate, people there still struggle to put food on the table. Jessica Arneson, agency relations manager with the Great Plains Food Bank, says the number seeking help through Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota programs this year is up.

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BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota has received some very positive news in the latest look at the health and well-being of its children. The KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state sixth in the nation overall. Richard Rathge, a policy analyst for North Dakota KIDS COUNT,

BISMARCK, N.D. - The American Heart Association is urging North Dakotans to hold the salt, as part of World Salt Awareness Week. Most people consume far too much sodium, an often-hidden enemy of cardiovascular health, according to registered dietitian Carrie McLeod, the association's state advocacy

BISMARCK, N.D. - The American Heart Association is on a mission to help people rediscover what's becoming a lost art - cooking a meal at home. Joan Enderle, communications director for the American Heart Association in North Dakota, says that group has partnered with the Walmart Foundationto launc

FARGO, N.D. - May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month across the nation. In North Dakota, more than 25 percent of adults report having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That may seem high, but dietician Mary Larson with Family HealthCare Center, Fargo, says what is worse

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