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BISMARCK – Seventy sections of North Dakota law covering everything from divorces and adoption to fishing and frog licenses will need revisions if the Legislature chooses to apply gender-neutral language...
BISMARCK -- A day care operator who was charged after a 5-year-old girl under her supervision was found unresponsive in a public swimming pool and died last summer will serve probation but no jail time under a plea agreement accepted Monday. Former KidQuarters operator Heather Tudor pleaded guilty Monday to felony child neglect and a misdemeanor charge of operating a child care facility without a license, McHenry County District Court Clerk Lorraine Myers said.
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BISMARCK – A group frustrated with the North Dakota Legislature’s repeated refusal to raise tobacco taxes will attempt to put the issue to voters in November, announcing a ballot initiative...
About state Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla -- 57 years old -- Independent agricultural consultant -- Elected to House in 2010 and 2014 -- Born in Rugby, grew up on family farm that raised beef and dairy, chickens, hogs, mink, wheat, barley, oats and corn -- Associate's degree in agriculture, bachelor's degree in entomology from NDSU in 1980 -- Wife, Susan, runs the Clothing Connection, a consignment store that her husband built -- Two grown children and two grandchildren, the latest a Leap Day baby born last month
BISMARCK—State Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla will launch a bid for governor on Wednesday, becoming the first Democrat to seek statewide office this election cycle. Nelson confirmed Monday that he will make the announcement after Kylie Oversen, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party chairwoman, told the Grand Forks Herald she anticipated Nelson would launch his run. The time and location of the announcement weren't released.
BISMARCK — A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a day care operator who was charged after a child under her supervision was found unresponsive in a public swimming pool in Velva and later died, her attorney said Monday. Minot attorney Paul Probst, who is representing former KidQuarters operator Heather Tudor, said that under the proposed plea agreement reached with McHenry County State's Attorney Cassey Breyer, Tudor would plead guilty to operating without a license and child neglect and would receive probation but no jail time.
BISMARCK — An emergency rule implemented last August that requires boaters to pull their drain plugs when entering North Dakota or exiting the Red River will be expanded statewide next month in an effort to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species. The Legislature's Administrative Rules Committee approved the rule change Monday as requested by the state Game and Fish Department.
BISMARCK—The first track inspector hired by North Dakota regulators for a new rail safety program created in the wake of two fiery oil train derailments has earned his federal certification while finding more than 400 defective conditions and over a dozen violations, PSC officials said Wednesday. The three-member Public Service Commission received notice Monday that inspector Karl Carson is now certified by the Federal Railroad Administration, PSC chairwoman Julie Fedorchak said.
BISMARCK—Backers of a proposed measure to legalize marijuana in North Dakota will soon start gathering signatures to try to put it on the Nov. 8 ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Wednesday approved their petition for circulation. Sponsors must gather at least 13,452 signatures of eligible voters by July 11 to put the statutory measure to a statewide vote. Eric Olson of Fargo, who chairs the 26-member sponsoring committee, said supporters will start collecting signatures right away and he hopes to gather 20,000 "for a safe margin."