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Minnesota Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage
ST. PAUL –- Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans’ pay. The measure that passed 35-31 would raise the wage floor to $9.50 an hour at large businesses in three years. The Democratic-controlled House is expected to pass the bill as early as Thursday, and Gov. Mark Dayton says he supports it.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service, INFORUM - First News

Administration for Children and Families Officials travel to Spirit Lake
Officials from the Administration for Children and Families, a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, are on the Spirit Lake Nation today to try to figure out how to keep children safe on the reservation.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - WDAZ - News

ND ranks first in positive views of state government
North Dakotans trust their state government to handle the state's issues more than people in any other state.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

New app sheds virtual weight so faces look slimmer on 'selfies'
TORONTO -- A new app that lets users shed virtual weight so their faces look skinnier on "selfie" photos is raising concerns about health and body-image issues.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Associated Press - First News

Grand Forks man blames probation violation on ‘toxic relationship’
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man avoided what could have been years more in prison Monday at his sentencing over new crimes and violating probation for old ones, arguing his life is changed, but a prosecutor said Brandon Allen Burket still is blaming his victim.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service, Grand Forks Herald - First News

WDAZ Announces New Anchors
WDAZ is proud to announce that Terry Dullum has been promoted to the 6pm anchor at WDAZ News. Terry Dullum has been with WDAZ for the past 39 years, first as a reporter and then as the 5pm anchor.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - WDAZ - News

House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - First News

Minnesota leaders want more vocational students
After years of urging students to go to college for four years, Minnesota’s education leaders are rethinking that push for a bachelor’s degree.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - MPR News, 90.3 FM, INFORUM - First News

Former Spirit Lake judge speaks out about child safety on the reservation
A former Spirit Lake judge is speaking out, in hopes of helping keep children safe on the reservation. Last month, 50-year-old Jacqueline Peltier was charged with 13 counts of child abuse against her six grandchildren.
Saturday, April, 05, 2014 - WDAZ - News

$11M apartment building going up at Williston State College
WILLISTON, ND -- Construction is underway on a four-story, $11 million apartment building at Williston State College.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Associated Press - First News

Geek Squad founder has harsh words for Best Buy
Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens has been mostly silent about his 10-year tenure at Best Buy, the final two years as chief technology officer.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - First News

Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota women on average are paid 80 percent of wages men receive, and women who own businesses earn just 60 percent of male entrepreneurs.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - First News

Sargent County officials find county worker passed out at controls of road grader; sheriff frustrated he wasn't told
FORMAN, ND -– Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says he wishes his office would have been called last week when county officials touring highway construction sites came across a county worker who was passed out behind the controls of a road grader idling in the middle of County Road 1 near Milnor.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - First News

Sen. Al Franken weighs in on the minimum wage debate in Minnesota
The battle to raise the federal minimum wage is on, and Minnesota Senator Al Franken is weighing in. Franken is backing a Senate bill to raise the wage from its current $7.25 an hour up to $10.10 an hour.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Washington landslide death toll rises to 27; number of missing stands at 22
(CNN) -- The grim death toll from the massive landslide in rural Washington rose Monday to 27 people, and the discovery of three more bodies means the list of those confirmed killed likely will rise soon, authorities said.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - CNN - News

Sanford oilfield health care: 'We'll come to you'
DICKINSON, ND -– With some Oil Patch workers finding trouble receiving health care services because of various obstacles, Sanford Health may have discovered a solution.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service - First News

New Williston rec center wows crowd
WILLISTON, ND -- More than 2,500 people checked out the new Williston Area Recreation Center on Friday during the first two hours it was open, from families with small children to oilfield workers still in their coveralls.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Forum News Service - First News

Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response
DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive mudslide in Washington state braced the public on Thursday for an impending steep rise in the death toll even as they deflected grumbling about the adequacy of the early disaster response.
Friday, March, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

Officials investigating oil rig fire near Watford City; 1 worker burned
WATFORD CITY -– Inspectors are investigating a drilling rig fire that occurred near here Tuesday afternoon that resulted in one worker’s injury, officials said Wednesday.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM - First News

Officials investigating oil rig fire near Watford City, N.D.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Inspectors are investigating an oil drilling rig fire that occurred near here Tuesday afternoon that resulted in one worker's injury, officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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