Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — Members of a newly created Human Trafficking Commission assembled for the first time Monday to address a societal scourge that has accompanied North Dakota’s economic success and identify...
BISMARCK -- North Dakota will keep more than $316,000 as compensation for technical glitches some schools experienced earlier this year when giving new standardized tests in math and English, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announced Friday. Baesler said the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a multistate group that develops tests aligned with the Common Core education standards, will forfeit $92,320 in membership fees from North Dakota, which is what the state had left to pay on the $553,900 it owed for the 2014-15 academic year. Baesler said the state's fee
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BISMARCK — The state Land Board set a use-it-or-lose-it deadline Thursday for more than $5 million in grants awarded to cities, counties and other local entities affected by widespread flooding...
BISMARCK -- U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Tuesday she won't drag out her decision on whether to run for North Dakota governor now that Gov.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple sent shockwaves through North Dakota's political landscape Monday with his announcement that he won't seek a second full term next year, blowing the gubernatorial race wide open and intensifying speculation over whether Democratic U.S. Sen.
BISMARCK – Nonresident anglers propelled North Dakota to a third consecutive year of record sales of fishing licenses, and the state’s fisheries chief predicts favorable lake conditions will continue for...
BISMARCK—North Dakota and 12 other states were filing a request Monday to stop a new federal water rule from taking effect Aug. 28, arguing it will infringe on their sovereignty by expanding federal jurisdiction over state waters. The motion for a preliminary injunction aims to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing their "Waters of the U.S." rule until a judge can hear the states' lawsuit, filed in June in U.S.
BISMARCK—A manager for the railroad involved in two fiery oil train derailments in North Dakota during the past two years has been hired as the first track inspector for a new state-run rail safety program. Karl Carson will go to work for the state Public Service Commission on Aug. 17, doing inspections to identify problems with track and worker safety. A Minot native, Carson is currently a division engineer with BNSF Railway.
BISMARCK—North Dakota and a dozen other states challenging a new clean water rule as federal overreach plan to ask a judge Monday to block the rule from taking effect Aug. 28. The states also want the court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' request to freeze the states' lawsuit while a judicial panel considers merging it with other legal challenges to the "Waters of the U.S." rule. North Dakota is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, filed June 29 in U.S.