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December 13, 2017
The lights from the North Dakota state Christmas Tree glow against the backdrop of the gold colored columns in Memorial Hall inside the state Capitol in Bismarck on Wednesday, Dec. 13. During a public ceremony on Tuesday evening, Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum officially flipped the switch to light the tree. The artificial tree is filled with 331 donated handmade ornaments made by children, artists and craftspeople from across the state.  Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota state Christmas Tree
December 13, 2017 - 8:36pm
Gov. Doug Burgum at an addiction program earlier this year.  Forum News Service file photo
ND launches ad campaign to reduce stigma of addiction
December 13, 2017 - 4:36pm
Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy
December 13, 2017 - 12:46pm
Omarosa Manigault, pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in February, will leave her White House post on Jan. 20. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House
December 13, 2017 - 11:05am
Doug Jones stands for a photograph Tuesday with voters outside a polling location in Bessemer, Ala. Jones won his bid for the U.S. Senate. Nicole Craine / Bloomberg
Analysis: Doug Jones victory in Alabama will likely speed up Republican tax train
December 13, 2017 - 8:13am
Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to bicker over what happened in Alabama
December 13, 2017 - 8:06am
Parks and Rec mill levy is fine; mistake on county’s part
December 13, 2017 - 6:50am
December 12, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. File photo / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to name Franken replacement for Senate on Wednesday
December 12, 2017 - 7:53pm
HUD approves voucher program transfers
December 12, 2017 - 2:16pm
Starting over: Jamestown still seeking new city administrator
December 12, 2017 - 8:18am
JSDC approves interest buydowns
December 12, 2017 - 8:16am
State Hospital seclusion, restraint hours up
December 12, 2017 - 8:15am
December 11, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, from left, N.D. Gov. Doug Burgum and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams listen to Minnesota hydrologist Suzanne Jiwani during a diversion task force meeting Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Flood diversion task force finds common ground in some, not all cases
December 11, 2017 - 9:33pm
Grand Forks Public Health director Deborah Swanson, right, meets with  Michael Dulitz, center, a specified opiate response project coordinator, and Curtis Scanson, left, social detox coordinator. They have been brought on board to oversee the county's response to substance abuse. They now fill roles that likely would not have existed at the public health center of a generation ago. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Healthy questions: For measuring region's health outcomes, questions are complicated
December 11, 2017 - 9:00am
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