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BISMARCK — House lawmakers soundly rejected a bill Monday that would have allowed the state Board of Higher Education to discuss the hiring and firing of the North Dakota University System chancellor behind closed doors. Senate Bill 2134 failed by a vote of 5-83, with six members absent. The bill would have allowed the board to meet in executive session when appointing or removing the chancellor and setting his or her salary and duties.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Clemson, S.C., man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 94 near here Friday night. Sunanth Anand, 23, was killed when he lost control...
CROSBY, N.D. — A boil order is still in effect for residents in far northwest North Dakota who receive water from the Western Area Water Supply Authority. The rural water...
RICHARDTON, N.D. — One man is dead and two others are injured after icy roads near this Stark County town caused three accidents early Sunday and shut down a portion...
Prosecutors filed a murder charge Friday against a Minot woman who told police she strangled her infant daughter, court records say.
BISMARCK -- State senators on Friday overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have shifted the power to set college tuition rates at North Dakota's 11 public campuses from the state Board of Higher Education to the Legislature. House Bill 1303 failed by a 6-39 margin, with two senators absent. It passed the House 59-31 in January. Rep. Kim Koppelman, R-West Fargo, and other bill sponsors had said the Legislature is often blamed for skyrocketing tuition costs and that the change was needed to better control costs and rising student debt.
GRANVILLE, N.D. -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a loan of $2.3 million to provide financing for rural water expansion to the Granville, Deering and Surrey areas in northern North Dakota near Minot through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan Program. "This loan will improve rural water systems and upgrade water infrastructure in rural North Dakota, which will provide long-term economic benefits," Hoeven, a member of the Senate's agriculture and appropriations committees, said.
MINOT -- U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Thursday that the federal government has approved a 34 percent pay increase for 160 civilian federal employees at Minot Air Force Base and across western North Dakota. Heitkamp has led efforts to get federal employees the increase to keep pace with the rising cost of living in western North Dakota.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday night near Williston. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the corner of 141st...
BISMARCK — A Fargo man has been arrested and charged in South Central District Court after allegedly sending nude photos to Bismarck area teen girls. Chancellor Joshua Miller, 24, is...