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BISMARCK — A Bismarck attorney who announced his candidacy for the North Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday said he's not impressed with the quality of some of the state's judges and intends to "jack them up" in his written opinions if elected. Robert Bolinske Sr. said he hasn't decided which of the two open Supreme Court seats he will seek. Justice Lisa Fair McEvers is running for the seat she was appointed to in November 2013, and so far she has no challengers for the unexpired two-year term.
BISMARCK — For local Republican district chairman John Trandem, Tuesday’s news that presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will deliver the keynote address Saturday at the state GOP convention in Fargo isn’t...
BISMARCK — Fargo businessman Doug Burgum will forgo his state salary if elected governor of North Dakota, the Republican said in his latest campaign ad released Tuesday, just a few days before the state GOP endorsing convention in Fargo. The governor's annual salary is set in state law when the Legislature meets every two years. It's currently $129,091 and will increase to $132,964 on July 1.
BISMARCK – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will deliver the keynote address at the state GOP convention in Fargo on Saturday, taking the stage the day before delegates hear from...
BISMARCK – Democratic leaders sent a letter to Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday urging him to call a special session of the Legislature to restore about $50 million in across-the-board...
BISMARCK — A judge says the North Dakota Industrial Commission overstepped its bounds when it fined a trucking company $950,000 for illegal dumping, also finding that the penalties "are not reasonable and do not comport with fundamental fairness." Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward recommended the three-member Industrial Commission dismiss its complaint against Black Hills Trucking.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats trying to rebuild their party and generate enthusiasm here next weekend will have to compete with flying motorcycles and fire jugglers from the Shrine Circus. The circus will be going on next door to the Democratic convention inside the Bismarck Event Center. But the real main attraction will be 200 miles away in Fargo.
BISMARCK — With their state convention just a week away, North Dakota Republican Party officials remain mum on whether any of the three GOP presidential hopefuls might address the party faithful in Fargo, but Executive Director Roz Leighton said Thursday it will be "well worth the wait." Leighton said the party has "two great keynotes" lined up to speak on the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, which runs April 1-3 at the 5,000-seat Scheels Arena.
BISMARCK — A Ward County prosecutor was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing her pickup into a car and submitting to a breath test that registered her blood-alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit, court documents say. Deputy State's Attorney Kelly Ann Dillon, 50, of Minot, was charged with DUI Monday in Minot Municipal Court. Reached by phone for comment Wednesday, Dillon said, "I have nothing to say," and hung up.
BISMARCK – A Ward County prosecutor was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing her pickup into a car and submitting to a breath test that registered her blood-alcohol...