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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing web content, such as news items or other syndicated content. Using an RSS reader, you can view web content feeds from various sources, including headlines, summaries, and links to full content.

RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.

RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile device-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed's URL or by clicking a feed icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds. RSS allows users to avoid manually inspecting all of the websites they are interested in, and instead subscribe to websites such that all new content is pushed onto their browsers when it becomes available.


What Is an RSS Reader?

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location.

Where Can I Get an RSS Reader?

Some browsers, such as the current version of Internet Explorer, have built-in RSS readers. If you are using a browser that does not currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase.

How Do I Use RSS Feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the link or small XML button ​ near the feed you want. For example, legis.nd.gov Events. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
  • From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for legis.nd.gov Events is: http://www.legis.nd.gov/events/feed.
  • Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

Subscribe to North Dakota legislative branch RSS Feeds

  • Subscribe to the legis.nd.gov News RSS feed – Stay on top of important legislative branch news and information with the legis.nd.gov News RSS feed. This feed will keep you current on news and featured content on the legis.nd.gov website.
  • Subscribe to the legis.nd.gov Events RSS feed – Our legislative branch events RSS feed will keep you informed of the most current events and interim committee meetings.
  • Subscribe to legis.nd.gov individual committee RSS feed - See individual interim committees to subscribe to RSS feeds.