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  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic:. The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Sanford Health is on the verge of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court. Sanford has signed a merger agreement with Mid Dakota Clinic, which has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck- Mandan area. However, the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A judge says he's inclined to let a group of individual members of American Indian tribes join a lawsuit over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but only if they agree to not add President Donald Trump as a defendant. The White House said the administration is confident that federal analysis of the pipeline's environmental impacts "is legally sound."

  • Protesters march during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline.

  • The changes are part of Elk Point's selection as site of a multibillion-dollar defamation case pitting ABC News against South Dakota- meat processor, Beef Products Inc. The company contends that ABC and reporter Jim Avila defamed it by referring to its signature product as "pink slime" in 2012 broadcasts. ABC is a unit of Walt Disney Co.. While BPI could face an...

  • The changes are part of Elk Point's selection as site of a multibillion-dollar defamation case pitting ABC News against South Dakota- meat processor, Beef Products Inc. The company contends that ABC and reporter Jim Avila defamed it by referring to its signature product as "pink slime" in 2012 broadcasts. ABC is a unit of Walt Disney Co.. While BPI could face an...

  • CHICAGO, June 8- U.S. spot corn futures hit their highest level in nearly a year on Thursday and Minneapolis spring wheat neared a two-year top on worries about hot and dry weather stressing crops in the northern Plains and Midwest, analysts said. As of 12:32 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures were up 2 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel after reaching...

  • The Smoky Hills Wind Farm outside of Lincoln, Kansas.

    Some of the fastest progress on clean energy is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators, N.Y. Times reports.

  • CHICAGO, June 5- U.S. spring wheat futures traded on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange closed higher on Monday for a fourth straight session on fears of hot, dry weather in the northern Plains, while corn and soybean futures ended fractionally higher. MGEX July spring wheat ended up 5-1/ 4 cents at $5.89 per bushel and Chicago Board of Trade July wheat settled...

  • BPI claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting. But ABC lawyer Dane Butswinkas said "pink slime" was a common term, used more than 3,800 times in the media prior to ABC's reports. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30...

  • BPI claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting. But ABC lawyer Dane Butswinkas said "pink slime" was a common term, used more than 3,800 times in the media prior to ABC's reports. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30...

  • CHICAGO, June 5- Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures fell on Monday on seasonal pressure from the start of the U.S. winter wheat harvest, analysts said, while corn and soybean futures were little changed. As of 12:44 p.m. CDT, CBOT July wheat was down 1-1/ 4 cents at $4.28-1/ 4 per bushel while MGEX July spring wheat was up 4 cents at $5.87-3/ 4.

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30 days to severely damage the company," the attorney, Dan Webb, said in...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23- year-old pact, senators said on Tuesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current...

  • Veterans march with activists near Backwater Bridge just outside of the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil at a pump station in South Dakota last month, according to state documents.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil at a pump station in South Dakota last month, according to state documents, just weeks before the pipeline is set to start commercial service. The spill, the equivalent of two barrels of oil, occurred on April 4 in Tulare township in Spink County, according to South Dakota's Department of...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental...