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Rapid West Fargo Student Growth

A West Fargo School District task force, known as the Long Range Facility Planning Task Force, is considering options and alternatives regarding student growth and crowding in schools. This task force is the third of its kind since 2010…

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The End of an Era

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to remove net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. In 2015, the FCC adopted rules that classified the internet as a “utility” service, similar to…

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Alternatives to Flood Management

Alternatives to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion are being considered, as the $2.2 billion project was rejected by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulators last year. Five alternatives are being considered, including putting ring dikes around the F-M area….

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Understanding the GOP Tax Plan

House Republicans released a bill on Nov. 2 that would make major changes to the tax code. There are a few key takeaways from the plan so far, including sweeping tax cuts with little loopholes eliminated, substantial tax cuts…

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How To Kill A Bat

  On October 31, an animal rights watchdog group filed a federal complaint against North Dakota State for the deaths of an entire bat colony — all 22 of them. The animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now  cited…

North Dakota State computer science students recently have been winning and taking home top awards from competitions and events. The five regional and national events include Mech Mania, Digi-Key, the International Collegiate Programming Contest, the International Aerial Robotics Competition…

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) joined a panel at the University of North Dakota Law School Friday to discuss potential policy changes to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The panel sought to give insight into the scope of child…

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Fall of ISIS Capital

U.S.-backed forces declared “total liberation” in Syria on Friday as they recaptured Raqqa, which served as the de facto capital of ISIS for more than three years. The victory that put an end to ISIS’s presence deals a blow…

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Congress and the Opioid Crisis

In April 2016, Congress stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the ability to freeze suspicious shipments of narcotics, which resulted in prescription painkillers to fill the nation’s streets during the deadliest drug epidemic in United States history, according…