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May 10, 2014
Women’s economic bill passes in Minn.
ST. PAUL — A bill to improve women’s economic status is headed into law. After the House and Senate passed the final version of the bill (senators on a 43-24 vote late Thursday), Gov. Mark Dayton could sign it as early as Mother’s Day. “This is victory for women in Minnesota...
May 10, 2014 - 6:29am
May 9, 2014
Minn. House adopts smartphone bill
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House on Thursday adopted a bill requiring new smartphones bought or sold in Minnesota to have a “kill switch” to disable them in the event of theft. The Senate passed a similar measure earlier this month. The bill heads back to the Senate for concurrence...
May 9, 2014 - 7:21am
Minn. House OKs liquor bill
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a liquor measure Thursday that did not take on the issue of repealing the state’s ban on liquor stores operating on Sundays. The bill would allow microbrewery taprooms to get Sunday on-sale liquor licenses if authorized by municipal authorities....
May 9, 2014 - 7:20am
April 29, 2014
Dalrymple: No special session for Oil Patch
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple will not call state lawmakers to Bismarck for a special session to address needs in booming western North Dakota, his office announced Monday. Top legislative Democrats called for a special session in late February for infrastructure needs and other...
April 29, 2014 - 6:57am
April 15, 2014
N.D. state legislator pleads guilty to DUI
FARGO — A longtime North Dakota state representative who was arrested for drunken driving in November was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty in the case. Scot Kelsh, 51, a five-term Democrat from Fargo, pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court...
April 15, 2014 - 7:56am
April 9, 2014
Minnesota House passes anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL -- A bill written to prevent school bullying across Minnesota appears headed into law. Representatives early today approved a bill 69-63 to require school districts to establish rules against bullying, better train staff on the issue and provide guidance about...
April 9, 2014 - 10:17am
April 7, 2014
N.D. needs more responsive legislative system
As cities and counties in western North Dakota struggle to get ahead of Bakken oil development, evoking discussion of a special legislative session, state government has been hobbled in responding. One of only four states still impaired with biennial sessions, North Dakota has survived...
April 7, 2014 - 7:20am
April 3, 2014
Hamilton loses out on health care bill
ST. PAUL — Rep. Rod Hamilton lost a Wednesday effort to allow Minnesota representatives to vote on raising state aid to people who care for the disabled. On a 68-59 vote, the House rejected the Mountain Lake Republican’s proposal to immediately debate and vote on the plan to...
April 3, 2014 - 8:02am
Bill passes to protect private data
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators unanimously passed a bill to crack down on public employees who improperly use individuals’ private data, such as driver’s licenses. “It does provide some accountability,” Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, said, before the 66-0 vote. The Senate-passed...
April 3, 2014 - 8:01am
March 11, 2014
Session? N.D. governor expects April decision on special session
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday he expects to decide sometime in April whether to call the state Legislature into special session to address pressing needs facing cities and counties affected by western North Dakota’s oil bonanza. And while he wouldn’t say which...
March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
March 7, 2014
Teen tanning ban advances
ST. PAUL — A proposal to ban youths younger than 16 from using tanning beds passed it first committee. The bill requires those 16 and 17 to have parental permission before tanning. “This bill will prohibit minors from using indoor tanning facilities, require proprietors to hang...
March 7, 2014 - 7:21am
February 24, 2014
Democrats seek special session to address western N.D. needs
BISMARCK – Democratic-NPL Party lawmakers asked Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday to call a special legislative session to address infrastructure and other needs facing counties and cities in North Dakota’s Oil Patch. “We cannot wait until the 2015 session...
February 24, 2014 - 10:29am
December 20, 2013
Fix, don’t weaken DUI law
A proposal to make changes in North Dakota’s new and tougher DUI law might have merit, but watchwords should be “proceed with caution.” The law was changed in the 2013 session of the Legislature in response to horrific fatal traffic accidents that were caused by drunken drivers....
December 20, 2013 - 7:47am
December 4, 2013
Property tax task force membership
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will serve as chairman of the Task Force on Property Tax Reform that he created Tuesday by executive order. The task force’s voting members are: * Blaine DesLauriers, Minot homeowner and banker * Hal Gershman, Grand Forks businessman and City Council member *...
December 4, 2013 - 6:41am
December 1, 2013
Farm bill, water projects key for North Dakota
WASHINGTON — A new farm bill and a bill authorizing billions of dollars in water projects are key for North Dakota as Congress wraps...
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December 1, 2013 - 4:00pm