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BISMARCK -- The commission that oversees North Dakota's Capitol grounds wants a design approved for a new governor's residence by no later than Dec. 1, members said Thursday. State lawmakers voted last month to spend $4 million in state funds to demolish the current 55-year-old residence and rebuild in the same spot, as long as $1 million in private donations can be raised. Approving a design by Dec.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota officials hope a new educational tool using hologram technology will help drivers and passengers see the importance of seat belt use in a different light. The state Department of Transportation recently purchased four hologram displays that depict a rollover crash in which the unbelted driver is ejected from a pickup truck but the belted passenger remains inside. A projector shoots three-dimensional images onto a board that viewers can walk around to see the four different stages of the crash, which ends with the unbelted driver sprawled out several feet from th
BISMARCK — North Dakota utility regulators on Wednesday granted a wind developer's request to continue its application for a $250 million wind farm in Stark County after county commissioners last week denied a permit for the project. The state Public Service Commission also indefinitely postponed Monday's public hearing in Dickinson on the project at the request of developer Dickinson Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Wilton, Conn.-based NextEra Energy Resources. The continuance gives the developer 30 days to provide the PSC with an update on the project, which was proposed in March. Dick
BISMARCK — Barring a substantial drop in crude prices before the end of May, North Dakota’s oil industry probably won’t see a tax cut potentially worth almost half a billion...
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s economy continued on its record-breaking roll in 2014 with taxable sales and purchases doubling since 2010 to more than $28.2 billion, but weaker numbers are expected...
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Residents are being allowed to return to their homes in Heimdal after a fiery oil train derailment Wednesday morning forced the evacuation of the small town of...
HEIMDAL, N.D. — Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here Wednesday. “I looked out my...
BISMARCK — With the possibility of a special session still looming, North Dakota lawmakers will soon turn their gaze toward more than 100 studies that were approved for consideration before they adjourned a week ago. Legislative Management, which serves out various functions of the Legislative Assembly between its regular sessions every other year, will meet May 27 to begin prioritizing interim studies. Lawmakers voted to conduct 111 studies—16 of them mandatory—through bills and resolutions. Sen.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota lawmakers will lose their ability to file anonymous open records requests under a last-minute addition to the final bill they approved before adjourning their regular session on Wednesday. The change is what Sen.
BISMARCK -- As lawyers and lawmakers try to figure out the next step for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System budget that was left unfinished when the Legislature adjourned Wednesday, the system's executive director said it's business as usual. "As far as our members are concerned, we're telling them they shouldn't be concerned," Sparb Collins said Thursday.