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Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word processing tools, according...
FARGO - North Dakota State University will reopen campus at 1 p.m. today after a bomb threat forced the evacuation off all university property across the city earlier this morning. Classes and full operation will resume at 2 p.m., university officials said in a statement on NDSU's website. Over the next hour, university police will be unlocking buildings, according to the statement posted over the noon hour. Students, faculty and staff may choose not to return if travel is a concern, the release said.
BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans. But how does he define "middle-income"? The Republican presidential nominee defined it as income of $200,000 to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened higher Friday, on track to record one of their best weeks since June, after the Federal Reserve stepped in again to help the disappointing...
CAIRO (AP) — Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries Friday, as protesters smashed into the German...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops. The Department of Natural Resources points out that fires sparked by equipment in dry fields can spread rapidly and cause costly losses in crops and machinery.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to overturn Minnesota's current law against gay marriage is back before a Hennepin County judge who dismissed it months ago. In January, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned Judge Mary Steenson Dufresne's dismissal. On Friday, she's hearing motions in the case as it moves ahead, even as a statewide vote on gay marriage approaches in November. The lawsuit filed by three gay couples seeks to throw out the state's existing "defense of marriage" law. The amendment, if passed, would toughen that law by putting it in the constitution.
ORONO, Minn. (AP) — Two police vehicles have been destroyed by fire in Hennepin County. And, it's not the first time the police department has been the victim of apparent arson. Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok says officers returning to the station early Friday morning found a squad car and police SUV on fire. Farniok says an accelerant was found under the vehicles. Investigators are reviewing the police department's surveillance video. The chief says each vehicle is worth about $100,000 because of the special equipment and electronics.
WALKER – A 50-year-old Outing man was sentenced this week in Cass County District Court after pleading guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Roger Lynn Knode was ordered to spend five years in prison for having sexual contact with a person under age 13. In addition, Knode was ordered to pay a $10,500 fine, spend 10 years on conditional release and register as a predatory offender for life, according to a news release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is offering a tuition freeze in exchange for new money from the Legislature. University President Eric Kaler is tying increased funding for the "U'' to a tuition freeze for some undergraduates. The Star Tribune reports the university's capital request promises to freeze tuition for resident undergraduates — if state lawmakers give the university a $14.2 million increase in each of the next two years.