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BISMARCK – Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure inspired by “Marsy’s Law” in California want North Dakota voters to strengthen the rights of crime victims. A sponsoring committee led by...
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s budget director ordered a new revenue forecast Friday after state tax revenues fell $40 million short of projections in November, bringing them to $152 million below...
BISMARCK—Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk has steered the North Dakota National Guard through the global war on terrorism, intense flood fights and dangerous overseas deployments, but he now faces what may be his greatest challenge: trying to keep up with his 2-year-old grandson. After more than four decades in the North Dakota National Guard, the last nine as adjutant general, Sprynczynatyk is hanging up his uniform and heading into retirement. His second-in-command, Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, will step into the lead role during a change-of-command ceremony at 1 p.m.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's budget director ordered a new revenue forecast Friday after state tax revenues fell $40 million short of projections in November, bringing them to $152 million below forecast since July and making it "very likely" state agencies will see across-the-board budget cuts. Gov.
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.