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The House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo that details alleged surveillance abuses by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department, escalating tensions between Republicans and U.S. intelligence agencies. The Republican-controlled committee passed the vote…

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North Dakota’s aim to stop the flow of people into jails and prisons and to provide more community support will be called Free Through Recovery. This effort will cost $7 million and will rely on the partnerships of social…

The children’s religious education classes at St. Joseph’s church collected 700 pairs of socks for the homeless this last weekend. The sock drive took place before and after mass on Saturday and Sunday. They also invited people to donate…

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Wenzel Uses His Veto Power

Mason Wenzel, student body president, vetoed a bill that would allow another committee to exist during election season. The Senate bill was vetoed immediately after the Student Government meeting that took place Sunday, Jan. 28. Wenzel vetoed the motion…

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South Dakota might become the sixth state to raise the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products. The proposed legislation would raise the legal age from 18 to 21. The new bill initiated by the American Cancer Society is…

Olympic team osteoplastic physician Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced 40 to 175 years imprisonment for the sexual assault of more than 150 girls. The judge who sentenced him said Nassar never deserves to walk outside of a prison again. …

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The Trump administration has released an outline for agricultural legislation that focuses on food stamps, regulatory cuts and limiting subsidies to farmers. The current farm bill in previous years has had a cost over $100 billion, which authorizes programs…

The issue of net neutrality came up once again, only this time the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reversed the previous rule. Sen. Heitkamp expressed that she thought this issue was resolved and that now she and other senators are working…

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Prevention is the Best Medicine

Two more flu deaths have recently been reported in North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Department of Health’s weekly flu update, these deaths have brought the total up to 10 in 2018. North Dakota hospitals are responding to…

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Party, Politics and a Promise

Politics in Congress brought the federal government to a three-day shutdown, starting last Friday at midnight after the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending measure. The weeks leading up to the shutdown were filled with tense negotiations between…