North Dakota

Retiring in 2018? Here are the best and worst states for affordability

How does your state rank?<p>Each year, countless workers rack their brains trying to determine whether the time is right to bring their careers to a close.<p>But while deciding what age to retire is certainly important, it's just as crucial to figure out <i>where</i> to retire. After all, once you stop working, …

Retirement

Taibbi: Forget the Memo – Can We Worry About the Banks?

A classic circular kerfuffle in congress this week shifted eyes away from rare bipartisan cooperation on spying powers and bank reform<p>The Internet is …

U.S. Politics

Shutdown dynamics highlight the state of politics on Trump’s anniversary

The elements that produced this weekend’s government shutdown sum up the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency: a dealmaking chief executive who can’t make a deal; a divided Republican Party struggling to govern and in an uneasy relationship with the president; and a Democratic Party tethered to …

U.S. Politics

Data Reveals 2017 Foreclosure Rates For Connecticut

A new report shows the overall number of foreclosure filings in the U.S. decreased compared to 2016, reaching their lowest level since 2005.<p>HARTFORD, …

Real Estate

Western Michigan top scorer Allison out for season with lower-body injury

According to a tweet from Western Michigan, sophomore forward Wade Allison is done for the season.<p>Due to a lower body injury, Wade Allison will be …

College Hockey

UND's skid vs. Bulldogs continues with 5-3 loss

<b>DULUTH, Minn. --</b> No. 14 Minnesota Duluth captured its seventh straight win over North Dakota, defeating the seventh-ranked Fighting Hawks 5-3 on …

NCHC

How Trump Gave Schumer His Shutdown Leverage

“The Schumer shutdown,” the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it on Thursday night. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, echoed the line from the White House podium the next morning. On cable television, a former aide to Paul Ryan said that Chuck Schumer was …

Politics

Are These the Coolest Small Cities in America?

In the ever-increasing quest to "live the dream," one travel blog rated their favorite small cities with fewer than 100,000 residents. And municipal …

Rhode Island

Dem senators say ‘No government, no pay’ with new bill to freeze salaries during a shutdown

Five Democratic senators introduced a bill Friday that would keep members of Congress from getting paid during a government shutdown.<p>The bill was introduced by U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Jon Tester of Montana, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Joe …

Conservative View

'He’s Chosen This Movement as His Own'

At the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., pro-life activists said the president has a lot to be proud of.<p>Throughout Donald Trump’s first full year as president, his approval rating has plummeted. He’s offended and alarmed some Americans with his controversial tweets and remarks on race and …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take page from the hard right

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base …

Barack Obama

Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash

WASHINGTON — In the fall of 2013, Republican hard-liners engineered a 16-day shutdown of the federal government, implausibly insisting that President Barack Obama acquiesce to their demand that the Affordable Care Act be stripped of all funding.<p>The gambit failed miserably. The Republican Party’s …

Politics

The biggest risk to American journalism isn't posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest<p>Independent journalism holds the unaccountable to account and shines light on the darkest corners of our world. It seeks to inform, to ignite, to inspire …

Journalism

Here’s how a federal government shutdown could affect Colorado — from federal workers to research to parks

WASHINGTON — Colorado braced Friday for the possibility of a government shutdown as lawmakers on Capitol Hill appeared no closer to reaching a deal …

Government

Dakota Access protester accused in shooting arrested

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been arrested for violating conditions of her pretrial release.<p>The U.S. Marshals Service says Red Fawn Fallis signed out of a halfway house in …

Injustice

Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co (MON.N) and BASF SE (BASFn.DE), Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage.<p>Arkansas will prohibit the use of herbicides based on a …

Agriculture

Labor Market Tightness across the United States since the Great Recession

Labor Market Tightness across the United States since the Great Recession Murat Tasci, Caitlin Treanor Cleveland Fed, 01.16.18 Though labor market …

Economy

America's Foreign Policy Attention Deficit

We Washingtonians rightly get criticized for being hyper focused on politics. While D.C. natives gossip about the ups and downs of the powerful …

Foreign Policy

Shields and Brooks on government shutdown blame, Trump’s first year

Politics Jan 19<p>By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press and Anita Snow, Associated Press<p>Politics Jan 19<p>By David Porter, Associated Press<p>World Jan 19<p>By …

Elections

Democratic Senator Heitkamp says she will vote for funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Friday she would vote for a stopgap government funding bill, joining two other senators who have bucked their party and said they would support a Republican-backed bill to keep the government open.<p>“My vote to keep the government …

Heidi Heitkamp

Three former rail workers found not guilty in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial

Four-and-a-half years after a runaway train exploded and killed 47 people in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, a jury has acquitted three men charged with criminal negligence causing death.<p>After nine days of deliberation and a period where the jury in the high-profile case said they were at an …

Crime

Custom specialty vehicles, from mobile command centers to trucks for Snap-on dealers, generate solid growth for LDV

CLOSE<p>LDV Inc. sells specialty vehicles around the world that are customized to meet a customers specifications, from a mobile command center or …

David Lynch

Not guilty verdict reached in Quebec train disaster trial

Three men charged in a criminal negligence trial stemming from a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people in the Canadian province of Quebec have all …

Crime

10 Great Job Markets In 2018, And Their Best Industries

Many Americans come away from the start of a new year with plans for the future. On the career front, those plans can often include looking for new jobs. Identifying opportunity-rich job markets is a good way to start your search.<p>ZipRecruiter, an online job search engine with more than eight …

Women can already receive abortion pills by mail in 4 states, what's next?

A teenager whose mother had trouble getting her to an abortion clinic during normal business hours.<p>A busy professional who couldn’t leave work until …

Rights & Freedoms

Gameday Live: UND at #14 Minnesota Duluth

No. 7 North Dakota at No. 14 Minnesota Duluth<p>Friday, Jan. 19 � AMSOIL Arena � Duluth, Minn. � 8:08 p.m. (CT)<p>CBS Sports Network, DirecTV (221), DISH …

NCHC

Where do the grumpiest travelers come from? D.C. takes the top prize

More grumpy travelers come from Washington, D.C., than any other location in the country, with Colorado and Oregon second and third, according to a study of hotel reviews nationwide.<p>California? Always a top-10 finisher, the Golden State came in fourth. You got a problem with that?<p>The happiest …

Travel

Republicans Seem Comfortable In Shutdown Standoff

Playbook: “Top GOP minds <b></b>involved in these talks on the Hill tell us that they will not, under any circumstance, consider DACA or a budget deal if the …

Politics

The Offshore U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Treasure Trove

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently <b>announced</b> a leasing plan for 2019-2024 that would put more than 90% of the total Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) acreage and over 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable” oil/gas resources in federal offshore areas in play for future exploration and …

Oil

Warm weather greets marchers at the 45th annual March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- They came from across the country and the globe to Washington, DC. for one purpose: to …

Baton Rouge