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‘A life-long commitment’ of true love for couple honored as longest-married in South Dakota

John and Joyce Mechtenberg received word on their 72nd wedding anniversary that they were chosen by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter for the ninth annual Longest Married Couple Project. The project started in 2010 as a way to honor those who have achieved long-lasting marriages, and provide hope for younger generations. Nominations for the project are Read More…

3,100 inmates being released as Trump administration implements criminal justice reform

Justice Department officials on Friday announced that 3,100 inmates are being released from federal prisons across the country because of a change in how their good-behavior time is calculated – a significant step, they said, in the implementation of a new criminal justice reform law. The announcement came at a news conference to discuss the Read More…

North Dakota to further shield lawmaker communications from public view

State law already exempts lawmakers’ messages with “any person” from the state’s open records requirements, but a bipartisan bill passed during this year’s legislative session goes further by applying that exemption to records possessed by a legislator and “any other public officer or employee.” That means state agency leaders wouldn’t be required to disclose their Read More…