Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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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.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem returned to his political roots to officially launch his campaign for governor Tuesday, pledging to build on past successes and prioritize spending...
BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a state law blocked last year that would prohibit abortions when a fetal...
BISMARCK — State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said Wednesday she will seek a fourth term in office and won't run for governor next year, leaving just one question mark among Republicans who have said they're considering a gubernatorial bid in 2016. Schmidt said she made the decision a couple weeks ago after conferring with family, former GOP delegates, district chairs and others who told her she would be a good governor but is needed more in the treasurer's office. The 53-year-old Mandan resident said she wasn't discouraged by the prospect of competing for the GOP nomination with ot
BISMARCK – State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said Wednesday she will seek a fourth term in office and won’t run for governor next year, leaving just one question mark among Republicans...
BISMARCK — A proposed wind farm breezing toward approval by North Dakota regulators deserves more study on its potential risks to bald eagles, a U.S.
BISMARCK — The second Republican to enter the race for North Dakota state auditor said Tuesday his business experience sets him apart from his competition for the GOP nomination. Brian Kroshus of Bismarck highlighted his 10 years as publisher of the Bismarck Tribune and nearly 30 years in the private sector as he officially announced his candidacy at GOP headquarters in Bismarck. "I've been through the ups and down, the different business cycles that you experience, and you learn ...
BISMARCK — A partnership involving a Lutheran synod in North Dakota ran afoul of federal regulations when it brought religion into a federally funded program that supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, the U.S. Department of Justice found in a highly critical report finalized this month. The missteps included a guide that urged faith leaders to offer to help victims reconnect with their faith and to "reassure her it is not her fault nor God's will," according to the report released Nov.
BISMARCK—North Dakota's first new license plate in more than 20 years will soon hit the streets. The state Department of Transportation announced that it began issuing the new "Sunrise" license plate on Thursday. Department Director Grant Levi stressed that the new flat plate will be distributed to vehicle owners through the regular license plate renewal process. "There's no need to come in early to get your plate," he said. The current general-issue license plate depicts a prairie scene and is referred to at the DOT as the "buffalo plate" because of the bison featured in the lower
BISMARCK — North Dakota's state-owned bank is launching a $300 million loan program to aid farmers struggling with low commodity prices and below-average crop production. The state Industrial Commission voted Thursday to approve the Bank of North Dakota's new Farm Financial Stability Loan Program, which was developed over several months with input from bankers and borrowers. "It's something that certainly fits within our mission and certainly would be helpful in a very meaningful way to provide some stability, some support to the ag community," bank President and CEO Eric Hardmeyer s