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Massachusetts families file class-action lawsuit days after gas explosions, fires shocked towns
Drivers asked to share road during harvest season
North Korea leader offers to dismantle nuclear test site - but only after US acts
'These are men's issues': Author discusses gender violence at Concordia symposium
Inmate-on-inmate assaults up at 3 Minnesota prisons
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Wild veteran Matt Hendricks willing to 'repay the game'
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Moving Problems: Jamestown unhappy with likely move back to Class 3A
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Commentary: If marijuana legalization has been so bad for other states, why have so many of them done it?
Letter: I had a wonderful experience at the DMV office in Fargo
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Tapping Duluth's brewing history
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Addiction center in western ND postponed following heated city meeting
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
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Harvesting flavor: Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up
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May 11, 2018
Prisons are allowing mothers to raise their babies behind bars. But is the radical experiment in parenting and punishment a good idea?
DECATUR, Ill. - Destiny Doud thought she had just 48 hours to be a mother. Like most of the hundreds of pregnant women who give birth while serving...
May 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
February 4, 2018
Editorial: ND's Free Through Recovery is a bold experiment
North Dakota is trying to avoid a prison-building boom. The state has watched its prisons and jails fill up in recent years and has spent $64 million for construction and renovation of the new state penitentiary. Now the state faces the daunting projection that its prison population...
February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 8, 2017
New ND laws aim to reduce prison populations for drug offenders
BISMARCK—Law changes approved by the North Dakota Legislature earlier this year and taking effect on Jan. 1 could reduce the number of...
November 8, 2017 - 6:26pm
November 6, 2017
Writing programs in Minnesota jails struggle to find long-term funding
ST. PAUL—Organizers of a creative writing workshop for women in Twin Cities metro-area jails are worried for the program's future. Neither of the programs' current sites—Washington and Sherburne County jails—have been fully funded for 2018. The women's writing program...
November 6, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
ND senator questions 'presumptive probation' bill designed to slow prison growth
BISMARCK—One of the proposals researchers say has the most potential to reduce the growing prison population is finding some opposition...
March 15, 2017 - 8:32pm
February 23, 2017
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out the use of private contractors to run...
February 23, 2017 - 5:33pm
December 31, 2016
Treatment programs curbing U.S. imprisonment rates
WASHINGTON—The U.S. prison population fell the most in almost four decades to 1.53 million inmates in 2015, resulting in the lowest rate...
December 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 3, 2016
Female prisoners appeal to lawmakers charged with justice reform
NEW ENGLAND, N.D. — Shantell Lafountaine stood behind a podium Monday morning to address a group of lawmakers who had gathered at the women's...
September 3, 2016 - 7:14pm
June 7, 2016
Most ND prison inmates are low-level felons
BISMARCK – People sentenced for property and drug crimes present the greatest opportunity for North Dakota to slow the revolving door at the...
June 7, 2016 - 4:48pm
June 6, 2016
'Pretty nasty number': ND prisoner housing to hit $485 million unless policies change
BISMARCK – Researchers working with North Dakota lawmakers on ways to reduce prison spending and reinvest the savings unveiled a “sobering”...
June 6, 2016 - 3:25pm
April 20, 2016
ND jail system under pressure with rising numbers of low-level felony offenders
BISMARCK – North Dakota is increasingly filling its prisons and jails with low-level felony offenders who may be better served by probation...
April 20, 2016 - 7:10pm
April 15, 2016
13 Arizona prison workers fired after two inmate suicides
PHOENIX - Investigations into the suicides of two Arizona prison inmates have led to the firing of four corrections sergeants and nine officers for failing to conduct security checks and other instances of "neglect of duty," officials said on Friday. Suicides at Arizona's prisons...
April 15, 2016 - 4:30pm
March 22, 2016
Racial tensions stop Minnesota prison committee discussion
ST. PAUL - Black-white and urban-rural tensions filled a Minnesota House committee room Tuesday, March 22, with black protesters telling the...
March 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
February 16, 2016
Inside a Minnesota prison kept empty and waiting for inmates for 6 years
APPLETON — Security cameras keep a constant vigil on silent hallways leading to nearly 400 prison cells, every one empty but kept ready. Books...
February 16, 2016 - 1:22pm
January 26, 2016
Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on Monday announced that he is banning solitary...
January 26, 2016 - 10:40am