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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - ND: Women's

Flu cases are expected to rise in North Dakota, but there still is time to get vaccinated. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota residents still have time to get vaccinated against influenza this flu season, and they may need it. State health officials say the worst may be yet to come. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, at least five outbreaks of influenza-like illnesses have be

New numbers show reports of sex trafficking in North Dakota went up in 2015. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hotline calls about human trafficking are up in North Dakota. Polaris, a nonprofit group that runs the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, fielded calls on 19 cases in 2015, three more than the year before. This includes calls on 15 cases of sex trafficking

The Supreme Court declined to review North Dakota's six-week abortion ban, effectively blocking the 2013 law permanently. (Morguefile.com/Kconnors)

BISMARCK, N.D. -Women's health advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing on Monday to review North Dakota's six-week abortion ban. The move upholds a lower-court ruling from last year that blocked the state's controversial "fetal heartbeat" law. Critics claimed the legislation, one

Supreme Court justices will be considering an appeal over North Dakota's abortion ban. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - After refusing to hear arguments this week on Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban, the U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide to take a look at North Dakota's six-week abortion ban. A district judge declared the Roughrider State's ban unconstitutional two years ago. The state then appea

People who get caught paying for sex in North Dakota could soon end up in john school. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and there's a move in North Dakota to curb one major cause of the problem. The state's new so-called "john school" law went into effect on January 1. Democratic state Sen. Mac Schneider (D-Grand Forks) sponsored the bipartisa

North Dakota lawmakers are considering what more can be done to support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Highwaystarz-Photography

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's family caregivers are being urged to have their voices heard, with their input going to help shape the state's policies on support and services. There are some 62,000 family caregivers statewide and lawmakers are currently conducting a study on their needs. Among th

It's estimated that around one of our every four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Credit: Kladyk

BISMARCK, N.D. – October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and while it may not garner the publicity of other, similar annual events, the impact on families is widespread. It's estimated that around one-in-four pregnancies in the U.S. ends with a miscarriage. Cassie Skalicky, M

A new multi-agency law enforcement effort in North Dakota looks to crack down on sex trafficking and other serious crimes. Credit: madame.furie/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – A major crackdown on crime is coming to oil-rich western North Dakota with the creation of the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force. The effort is aimed at identifying, targeting and dismantling organized crime in the region, including drug and weapons smuggling, white collar

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