Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The Indiana House passes a controversial bill barring schools from teaching about Critical Race Theory, and President Biden pledges to place a Black woman on the Supreme Court for the first time.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement, the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic, and Ariz. lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

Brandon Campbell


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ND Child Poverty Data Highlights Local Racial Disparities

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MN Researchers: TPP Deal Could Hurt Local Green-Friendly Programs

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National Preparedness Month: Experts Ready to Help South Dakotans Stay Safe

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MN Transit Experts Exploring Family-Friendly Changes

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Dakota Access Pipeline Court Decision Expected Today

BISMARCK, N.D. – The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project could be permanently shut down today, pending a federal judge's decision…


Rural Minnesotans Talk Climate Change Priorities

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Looking at the State of Minnesota's Labor Unions

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