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BISMARCK — Opponents of new rules that allow for disposal of oilfield waste with higher levels of radioactivity in North Dakota made emotional pleas to the State Health Council in a do-over meeting Tuesday, but the council ratified the rules it adopted a year ago while agreeing to study the issue further. About 60 people attended the meeting in the Capitol's Pioneer Room, many holding up yellow signs stating "Vote NO on the increase" and "Public health over profits."
BISMARCK — A judge Tuesday threw out criminal charges that accused the head of North Dakota's largest state agency of impeding the investigation into the drowning-related death of a 5-year-old girl, but left open the possibility of bringing the charges back. Northeast District Judge Donovan Foughty dismissed the misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to obstruct a government function and refusing to perform a public duty filed in February against Department of Human Services Executive Director Maggie Anderson.
BISMARCK – A judge Tuesday dismissed criminal charges against the head of North Dakota’s largest state agency, who was accused of impeding the investigation into the swimming-related death of a...
BISMARCK — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat has fired his campaign consultants after racking up more than $50,000 in debt and is "going it alone" until the November election, he said Monday. Chase Iron Eyes, a Fort Yates attorney and American Indian activist who is challenging a two-term incumbent in Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, reported $30,866 in cash on hand and $53,378 in campaign debt on his April-through-June quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's top agriculture official warned Monday that training provided by the Humane Society of the United States on how to handle animal cruelty cases poses a threat to the state's livestock industry, but an HSUS spokesman said that's untrue and trainers are only going where invited. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said he believes the Humane Society's intentions behind the training "are misleading as they have a long history as an animal rights activist organization with the intention of ending animal agriculture."
BISMARCK — The prosecutor who accused the director of North Dakota's largest state agency and four other current or former employees of impeding the investigation into the swimming-related death of a 5-year-old girl last summer asked a judge Friday to dismiss the charges against the three remaining defendants.
BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers adjourned from a historic three-day special session Thursday with a $310 million budget fix that Republican majority leaders called a successful bridge to the 2017...
BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill plugging a projected $310 million budget shortfall, bringing an end to a three-day special session. The House voted...
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple opened a special session of the Legislature on Tuesday urging more belt-tightening as lawmakers attempt to remedy a $309.5 million budget shortfall with a combination...
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers will descend on the Capitol next week for only the 15th special session in state history, with leaders of both parties determined not to get sidetracked as they try to bridge a $310 million revenue gap by cutting budgets and shifting money around. "We're going to try to keep the focus very narrow," House Majority Leader Al Carlson said. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and leaders of the Legislature's Republican supermajority still hadn't released details last week of the budget fix they crafted the previous week.