BISMARCK -- North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger will plead guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol after being arrested late last month in Mandan, he said Friday, Oct. 20. Rauschenberger, 34, was charged with “driving under the influence of intoxicating liquors,” a Class B misdemeanor, after he was arrested by a Highway Patrol officer just after 10:30 p.m. Sept. 30, a Saturday. He’ll make an initial appearance Oct. 31, according to court records.
BISMARCK — With constituents worried about quickly clearing snow from roads, a North Dakota lawmaker made an unsuccessful attempt to keep several highway maintenance shops open Tuesday, Feb. 14. Sen. Terry Wanzek, R-Jamestown, tried to attach an amendment to the North Dakota Department of Transportation budget bill requiring the agency to keep all of the state’s shops in operation through mid-2019.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A state senator from Grand Forks is crafting a bill that would require North Dakota’s public universities to dedicate a portion of their state funding for instructional purposes only. Sen. Ray Holmberg said Friday that the proposal would force universities to be more prudent with new general fund money appropriated by the Legislature, while helping hold down tuition increases.