Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple will announce today his appointment to the state tax commissioner’s post being vacated by current Commissioner Cory Fong’s pending exit to the private sector. The three finalists for the job are Jon Godfread, vice president of governmental affairs for the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce; Hazen Mayor Mark Nygard, who retired last year as manager of construction for Basin Electric Power Cooperative; and current Deputy Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, who’s been in that position since June 2009. Lt.
BISMARCK – More than $35 million approved by state lawmakers last spring to spur construction of affordable housing for essential workers and low-income residents has already been committed, leaving no available funding until 2015 and demonstrating the pent-up demand for affordable housing across North Dakota, a state official said Thursday. The demand is coming not only from western counties dealing with an influx of oil workers and related population growth but also from eastern counties, said Jolene Kline, acting executive director of the North Da
BISMARCK — A nonprofit organization that specializes in energy policy is pulling together a broad panel of leaders and planning public input meetings to discuss how North Dakota should spend its Legacy Fund, which oil and gas revenue has helped swell to $1.4 billion. Brad Crabtree, program director of the Great Plains Institute, said the goal is to develop a “consensus vision” for the fund’s future and make recommendations to the state Legislature on the long-term governance, investment and purposes of the fund, which can’t be tapped until 2017. “North Dakota is tremendously privileged to ha
TIOGA, N.D. — Tesoro Logistics has restarted the oil pipeline that was shut down Sept.
BISMARCK — With hope for federal support all but dried up, supporters of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project met with Gov.
WASHINGTON – The first bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she took office in January proposes creating a commission to conduct an intensive study into issues facing Native American children and recommend ways to ensure they are better cared for and given opportunities to thrive, a news release from her office stated.
BISMARCK — A natural gas pipeline recently built in western North Dakota is a “significant” piece in the effort to reduce flaring in the state, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday as he and Alliance Pipeline officials announced the project’s completion. The 80-mile-long Tioga Lateral Pipeline will move natural gas from Hess Corp.’s gas processing plant near Tioga and tie in to the existing Alliance mainline near Sherwood, just south of the Canadian border in Renville County.
BISMARCK – A natural gas pipeline recently built in western North Dakota is a “significant” piece in the effort to reduce flaring in the state, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday as he and Alliance Pipeline officials announced the project’s completion.
BISMARCK — A Bismarck lawmaker grilled state officials Monday on why some North Dakota school districts are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grants to offset impacts from the oil and gas industry despite their seemingly robust finances. In one example, Republican Rep.
Forum Communications Co., owner of The Forum and 28 other newspapers in four states, is buying the Grand Forks Herald and the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota, said company President and CEO William Marcil. He said its a logical expansion and a good fit strategically for the company. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, actually, to buy well-run daily newspapers in our backyard, Marcil said. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon by McClatchy Co., owner of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and 11 other daily newspapers.