Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Historic Preservation Office plans to look into whether bulldozers clearing a path last Saturday for the Dakota Access Pipeline destroyed burial grounds and other sacred sites...
MANDAN, N.D. – Authorities plan to bring charges against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein after she joined protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline in spray painting graffiti on equipment...
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — More than 100 protesters gathered at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site Tuesday where two people bound themselves to bulldozers and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was meeting with pipeline opponents. A woman and a man attached themselves to equipment east of State Highway 6 using the same type of casting material used by demonstrators last week. The gathering began about 10 a.m. Tuesday northwest of the main pipeline protest site. About 75 people remained by 12:30 p.m.
BISMARCK — A federal judge will issue what could be a precedent-setting decision after hearing arguments Thursday on whether a Texas company needed consent from American Indian tribes to drill two pipelines through tribally owned minerals under North Dakota's largest body of water.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Department of Human Services officials say a recent scathing audit fails to tell the whole story about how the agency deals with child care licensing, but State Auditor Robert Peterson is standing behind his staff and suggested DHS is downplaying the findings because of public outrage. The audit released last month found that DHS didn't properly monitor or suspend providers and notify parents "after confirmed knowledge of activities that jeopardize the health and safety of children."
BISMARCK — A 27-year-old man who was fatally injured last week while working on the Dakota Access Pipeline project in western North Dakota was from Grand Rapids, Minn. Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids posted the death notice for Nicholas Jay Janesich late Monday. Funeral arrangements are pending, funeral home director Dave Huso said. A GoFundMe page set up at www.gofundme.com/nickjay to help his parents pay for medical and funeral expenses had already raised more than $2,700 by late Monday afternoon.
BISMARCK — North Dakota leaders are signaling a growing willingness to use earnings from the state's $3.8 billion Legacy Fund to shore up declining revenues when they craft the budget for next biennium, but just which earnings will be available is still up in the air. "I'll tell you right now, I'm counting on the revenue from the Legacy Fund," Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, said during a lively panel discussion Thursday as part of the Greater North Dakota Chamber's daylong Policy Summit in Bismarck.
BISMARCK — Last year's economic slowdown in North Dakota didn't put a damper on criminal activity, as the state posted its largest increase in the per-capita crime rate in at least five years and the most homicide deaths in more than two decades, figures released Thursday show. "There's really no good news in there except the DUIs are down," Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said after the annual crime and homicide reports were posted to his office's website.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Construction won’t immediately restart on a $3.8 billion pipeline if a judge rules against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe after a court hearing Wednesday, Aug...
BISMARCK — Barrels of oil aren't the only thing North Dakota is making less of these days. Residents produced fewer bundles of joy last year, too. The number of babies born to North Dakota residents declined in 2015 for the first time in 14 years, according to vital statistics released by the state Department of Health this week.