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BISMARCK – As the domestic price of crude oil hovered around $50 a barrel on Monday, North Dakota legislators began rolling into the Capitol’s House and Senate chambers to prep...
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will open the 2015 legislative session Tuesday with a State of the State address.
North Dakota Highway Patrol finds 4.5 pounds of heroin in car after traffic stop near Bismarck.
Funding for oil country will lead legislative session
BISMARCK — House Majority Leader Al Carlson said Monday he plans to introduce a bill next month that would phase out North Dakota's personal and corporate income taxes, going a step further than a fellow Republican's proposal. The Fargo lawmaker said reducing income tax rates to zero would help grow businesses and draw new residents to the state. "I think that's important for North Dakota's long-term economy," he said. Carlson is the second GOP lawmaker to discuss plans for an income tax drawdown. Minot Rep.
BISMARCK -- The flu is sweeping across North Dakota, with several community outbreaks reported in recent weeks and more than 300 influenza cases confirmed so far with lab tests, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. This is the third consecutive season that flu activity has begun earlier than usual, said Jill Baber, the department's flu surveillance coordinator. The number of cases usually starts to climb between January and March, but the department had already confirmed 332 cases as of Dec.
BISMARCK -- An ad agency's request for the phone numbers and email addresses of North Dakota college students during the recent campaign season has prompted the State Board of Higher Education to ask lawmakers to exempt students' contact information from the state's open records laws. Bismarck-based Odney Advertising, a campaign consultant to the state Republican Party and GOP candidates, was slammed by Democrats after company president Pat Finken emailed the North Dakota University System on Sept.
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BISMARCK -- As environmentalists decried the decision, North Dakota's lignite coal industry welcomed the U.S.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's attorney general has joined 23 other states in a lawsuit that challenges President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration last month. "The president's unilateral action to suspend laws passed by Congress and bestow legal rights and government benefits upon millions of illegal aliens imposes a financial burden on the states and shows a complete lack of respect for the United States Constitution and his oath of office," Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in a statement Wednesday. A coalition of 16 states led by Texas Attorney General and Gov.-elec