Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — The State Historical Society is seeking $3.5 million to stop erosion of the historic Double Ditch Indian Village north of Bismarck, where sinking earth along the Missouri River has already exposed five burial sites. The riverbank has been eroding at an accelerated pace since 2011, when the high-flowing Missouri River washed away the clay streambank that supports the site. Fern Swenson, deputy state historic preservation officer, said a roughly 100-yard stretch of earth has dropped in elevation, or "slumped," about 150 feet back from the river.
BISMARCK — It's the $130-million-a-year question for North Dakotans on Tuesday's ballot, and supporters and opponents have pumped more than $6.5 million into campaigns trying to convince voters to answer the question in their favor. Both sides have accused each other of misleading or illegal campaign ads that have muddied the waters on Measure 5, the constitutional amendment that would put 5 percent of the state's oil extraction tax revenue over the next 25 years into a trust and fund for projects related to water, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. Steve Adair, campaign chairm
BISMARCK — North Dakota natives Norman and Joanie Janzen hit the road at 6 a.m. Sunday so they wouldn't be late for their state's 125th birthday party in Bismarck, about three hours away. The state's gift to itself —- a nearly $52 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center —- didn't disappoint the couple from Devils Lake. "Oh, beautiful," Joanie Janzen said. "It's so nice and big and open and spacious.
BISMARCK — A child grips the steering wheel in a tractor cab, gleefully plowing the dirt field on the video screen in front of her. A space suit designed for...
BISMARCK — State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over...
BISMARCK — A task force created by Gov.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a district judge’s ruling that had blocked a 2011 state law limiting drug-induced abortions from taking effect, saying there wasn’t...
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a district judge’s ruling that had blocked a 2011 state law limiting drug-induced abortions from taking effect, saying there wasn’t...
BISMARCK — North Dakota's Tourism Division director said Monday she plans to seek changes to prevent political campaigns from using the agency's stock footage, after four sportsmen who took part in a tourism video wound up in a campaign ad promoting a controversial ballot measure. One of the sportsmen, Al Freidig, a Devils Lake real estate agent and avid hunter and fisherman, said he works with a lot of farmers — many of whom oppose Measure 5, the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment — and has privately shared his stance on the measure. "I tell these people that no
BISMARCK — Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Thursday that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the...