Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK – Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate...
BISMARCK — Republican lawmakers butted heads Thursday over a bill that aims to end anonymous open records requests by legislators, but an apparent loophole in the bill could render it ineffective. The prime sponsor of Senate Bill 2222, Sen.
N.D. House passes bill concerning Sanford Health.
BISMARCK — An open records request targeting a North Dakota State University official produced about 100,000 pages of emails that could take more than two years to redact, an attorney said, as state lawmakers consider a bill that would strip them of their anonymity when making such requests for public records. The request, filed March 18 by the North Dakota Legislative Council on behalf of an unidentified legislator, seeks all emails to and from Kelly Rusch, the vice president for research and creative activity at NDSU, from May 1 to March 15. It also asks for "information on the b
BISMARCK — With his husband standing nearby, Bernie Erickson told North Dakota lawmakers on Monday that it was wrong the first two times the Legislature voted down bills to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. "I think if this fails a third time, you are sending a very clear message that not only are you OK with discrimination in North Dakota, you encourage it," the Fargo Realtor said. But Alison Grotberg, who traveled from the small town of Wimbledon in east-central North Dakota to testify at the Capitol in Bismarck, said Senate Bill 2279 would create a law "stripping
State lawmakers weight options with reduced state revenue forecast.
BISMARCK -- One day after defeating the bill by a single vote, the North Dakota Senate on Friday reconsidered and passed legislation allowing restaurants to start selling alcohol at 11 a.m. instead of noon on Sundays. Senators voted 27-18 to pass House Bill 1434, after amending the bill to clarify that the earlier start time applies only to on-sale alcoholic beverages and not off-sale. Sen.
BISMARCK -- A criminal charge accusing state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler of striking her former fiancé with an object was dismissed Friday for lack of evidence, Bismarck City Prosecutor Paul Fraase said. Authorities arrested Baesler on Feb. 15 at her Mandan home on suspicion of simple assault, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Bismarck police said her then-fiancé, Todd Tschosik, a teacher at Simle Middle School in Bismarck, reported that Baesler had assaulted him at his home early that morning.
BISMARCK -- For the second consecutive session, the North Dakota Senate has shot down a House-approved bill that would have allowed concealed weapons in schools. Senators voted 17-28 on Friday to defeat House Bill 1195, which would have enabled someone with a valid North Dakota concealed weapons license to pack heat on school property with permission from the school and training from local law enforcement. The House had passed the bill 53-38 last month.
BISMARCK – For the second consecutive session, the North Dakota Senate has shot down a bill passed by the House that would have allowed concealed weapons in schools. Senators voted...