John Hageman, Forum News Service
GRAND FORKS—Kylie Oversen was a University of North Dakota student senator who proposed spending up to $2,800 to study cleaning up the "infamous" and occasionally foul-smelling coulee on campus in one of the first times she was mentioned in the Grand Forks newspaper. That was 2010.
BISMARCK—Some North Dakota lawmakers and regulators say they have mixed feelings about how legislators addressed rail safety over the past four months. This past session is the first time the Legislature convened since the derailment and explosion of tank cars carrying crude oil outside of Casselton, N.D., which put the issue on the minds of those living along the tracks. The Legislature included more than $500,000 for a state rail safety program to supplement the federal government's inspection duties.
GRAND FORKS -- The Grand Forks County Sheriff said Wednesday a bill that would require law enforcement in North Dakota to obtain a warrant before using unmanned aircraft for surveillance appears to be a "solution in search of a problem." Sheriff Bob Rost said no action was taken on the bill by the House Judiciary Committee because testimony didn't conclude Wednesday. An audio tape of the hearing wasn't available Wednesday evening. The bill, as introduced by state Rep.
GRAND FORKS -- A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature that would require police to get a warrant before using an unmanned aircraft for surveillance is facing opposition from a local law enforcement official. The proposal, House Bill 1328, would prohibit law enforcement agencies from using an unmanned aircraft to surveil people, as well as business or personal property, without first obtaining a warrant in order to gather evidence of criminal activity. Warrants to conduct surveillance with unmanned aerial systems could only be issued in the investigation of a felony, and not "misde
GRAND FORKS -- As North Dakota's population continues to grow, so does the number of people using public behavioral health services, and even as funding for these services has increased, lawmakers say more can be done. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has included more than $6 million in additional funds for expanded behavioral health services in his proposed budget covering the 2015 to 2017 biennium.
GRAND FORKS — Flood insurance rates have skyrocketed for some new homeowners in the Grand Forks region, prompting action from federal lawmakers from North Dakota and Minnesota. Following the passage...
GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks almost had its own Kroll’s Diner. The family-owned restaurant serving up German and American fare has five locations throughout the state. But ultimately, it was...