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BISMARCK — Activist groups urged North Dakota regulators on Monday to "get tough" with the oil industry and deny its request to relax the goals it helped develop to reduce the flaring of natural gas. "They said they could do it.
BISMARCK – North Dakota had the nation’s second-best fiscal health in 2014, with a surplus that penciled out to about $28,400 per taxpayer, according to a study released Monday by...
BISMARCK — An effort to raise $1 million in private donations to help pay for a new $5 million governor's residence will be led by a high-ranking North Dakota Republican Party official and a Democratic state lawmaker from Fargo. Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, who chairs the Capitol Grounds Planning Commission, recently appointed first-term Rep.
BISMARCK — The company proposing the biggest crude pipeline yet out of North Dakota's Oil Patch has informed at least one landowner that it is prepared to go to court to obtain right-of-way for the underground pipeline. Robert Ferebee, who raises crops and cattle near Halliday, received a letter dated Aug.
BISMARCK — Attendance at the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk hasn't exactly exploded since it became a state historic site on July 1, but turnout in July and August did exceed all of the 2014 season. Diane Rogness, historic sites manager for the State Historical Society, said about 730 people visited the 6-acre homestead near Strasburg during the past two calendar months. The birthplace of the "King of Champagne Music" is open Thursday-Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
BISMARCK — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, widely considered Democrats' best hope for reclaiming the governor's office in North Dakota for the first time since 1992, said Wednesday she will not compete for the job in next year's election. Now in the third year of her first six-year term as a U.S. senator after defeating freshman U.S. Rep. Rick Berg for the office in 2012, Heitkamp said she "looked at this race very carefully" but will not run for governor and can best serve the state in Washington, D.C. "It's just not time.
BISMARCK—North Dakota's Democratic-NPL Party lost its top contender for the 2016 governor's race Wednesday with U.S. Sen.
BISMARCK — Some of the money set aside by North Dakota lawmakers to defend the state against legal challenges to its abortion laws will instead be used to cover attorneys' fees awarded to lawyers for couples who challenged the state's gay marriage ban. The state Emergency Commission voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve a request by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to transfer $75,000 from the abortion litigation fund to a separate fund for general litigation expenses. Last month, the state agreed to pay $58,000 in attorneys' fees and costs in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven sa
BISMARCK – U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, widely considered Democrats’ best hope for reclaiming the governor’s office in North Dakota for the first time since 1992, said Wednesday she will not...
BISMARCK—As he headed out the door for a job interview Thursday afternoon, Ralph Reynolds was still waiting for payment in full for the work he did at a Fargo hotel more than two years ago. He may not have to wait much longer. A U.S.