Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK—A state lawmaker and Republican candidate for governor said Wednesday he's drafting legislation to provide more protection for confidential informants, inspired by last year's death of North Dakota college student Andrew Sadek that was featured in a "60 Minutes" segment on Sunday. Bismarck Rep. Rick Becker said he's been "quite shocked" by the Sadek case.
BISMARCK – A North Dakota lawmaker and Republican candidate for governor is drafting legislation aimed at providing more protection for confidential informants and reducing marijuana penalties, inspired in part by...
BISMARCK — The state Emergency Commission narrowly granted a $240,000 request Tuesday so that Job Service North Dakota can remain fully staffed through an expected spike in unemployment insurance claims in January, but cuts are looming after that, the agency's director said. Twenty employees already have taken voluntary buyouts this fall as the agency looks to cut costs to cover a $4.1 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that began Oct.
BISMARCK – The state Emergency Commission narrowly granted a $240,000 request Tuesday so that Job Service North Dakota can maintain staffing levels through an expected spike in unemployment claims in...
BISMARCK — Special waste landfills in North Dakota can start applying next month to accept radioactive oilfield waste, after a committee Monday adopted new disposal rules over warnings from opponents of a potential lawsuit and dangers to the environment and public health. The Legislature's Administrative Rules Committee signed off on new Department of Health rules that will permit radioactivity levels in oilfield waste of up to 50 picocuries per gram, 10 times the current limit that forces companies to ship the waste out of state. For perspective, Health Department waste management d
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Highway Patrol posted an armed trooper at a desk right outside the governor's office Friday, but a spokesman said the decision to do so was made in mid-November and is not a response to the nation's recent string of mass shootings. Lt.
BISMARCK -- A long-term highway bill passed by Congress this week contains more than $1.3 billion for North Dakota and gives the green light to more than 100 transportation projects that were at risk of going unfunded, officials said Friday. The House and Senate both voted Thursday to pass the bipartisan Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which authorizes $305 billion in spending over the next five years and streamlines the project approval process to reduce delays. Sen.
BISMARCK — When asked once if she voted with her heart or with her constituents, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said she responded, “I vote with my head.” But several of her...
BISMARCK -- Steve McNally still remembers the reaction from the man seated next to him on the airplane when McNally told him he was flying to his new job in...
BISMARCK—Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota hope to start collecting petition signatures next week, the chairman of the sponsoring committee said. Rilie Ray Morgan of Fargo said the corrected version of the petition was expected to be sent by overnight mail Tuesday to Secretary of State Al Jaeger, who will review it and, if everything is right, issue a letter approving the petition for circulation. Jaeger initially rejected the group's petition last month because of incomplete paperwork. Supporters turned in a completed version Nov.