The nation's 35 tribal colleges offer a specialized approach to higher education. The goal is to get Indian students into the classroom and a career.
The two Minnesota National Guard soldiers who were killed in Iraq this weekend were from the same unit based in Crookston.
The latest North Dakota soldier killed in
Afghanistan is a National Guard member from Wahpeton. A Guard spokesman says Cpl. Christopher Kleinwachter, 29, died of injuries in a vehicle rollover Thursday.
When Congress goes into session in January, the shift of power from Republicans to Democrats will be good for the upper Midwest. In the U.S. House, the Agriculture and Transportation committees will be chaired by Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar and Collin Peterson. North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan will chair the Indian Affairs Committee. Indian advocates say they're happy the three-term Democrat will take over the leadership position.
Now that Democrats have won a majority in both houses of Congress changes in leadership are coming. Minnesota 7th District Rep. Collin Peterson will be the new chair of the House Agriculture Committee.
Despite reports of a few problems at some polling places today, it appeared Election Day is running smoothly, with estimates indicating high turnout for a mid-term election.
Rep. Collin Peterson won the 7th Congressional District seat for the first time in 1990. In the past 16 years, the Democrat has solidified his bond with voters in the conservative district. This year he's challenged by Republican Michael Barrett.
The three candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat held a lively debate Tuesday night on the Concordia College campus in Moorhead.
The jury has decided Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. should be executed for the kidnapping and death of college student Dru Sjodin.
Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s mother was called Tuesday as a witness in federal
court to help spare her son from the death penalty for the killing
of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin.
Jurors have found Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.
guilty of kidnapping resulting in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. The verdict clears the way for the first death penalty
deliberations in North Dakota in more than a century.
Lawyers took very different approaches to opening statements in the trial of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. Monday. Rodriguez, 53, of Crookston is charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin. She disappeared from a Grand Forks mall parking lot in November 2003.
Jurors will begin hearing the death penalty case against Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. next week. Twelve jurors and four alternates are being selected from a pool of 70 people. Rodriguez is on trial for the kidnapping and killing of a 22-year-old woman in 2003.
City officials in Fargo, North Dakota are paying close attention to the weather. The city is dependent on the Red River of the North for all of its water. The situation has prompted some precautionary actions to conserve.
Drought conditions in northwest Minnesota and the Red River Valley are hurting farmers and ranchers. The dry weather isn't just damaging crops and reducing yields, it also has some ranchers selling off cattle.