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Judge hears arguments to stop standardized testing payments

Judge hears arguments to stop standardized testing payments

The fight against North Dakota’s education standards arrived Monday in the Burleigh County Courthouse, where critics of the state’s new standardized tests sought to stop paying the organization that developed the assessments used in schools this spring.

July 27, 2015 3:25 pm Photos

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Security measures reconsidered in aftermath of Chattanooga shooting

Security measures reconsidered in aftermath of Chattanooga shooting

Security of military personnel on the homefront was brought to the national stage after the attack on a Marine Corps recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 16.

July 22, 2015 11:45 pm Photos

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Ban on North Dakota 'heartbeat' abortion law upheld

Ban on North Dakota 'heartbeat' abortion law upheld

A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a women's clinic's challenge of North Dakota's "heartbeat law," which prevents women from obtaining an abortion if a doctor could detect the child's heartbeat.

July 22, 2015 11:45 am

Four finalists chosen for South Central judgeship

The Judicial Nominating Committee named four finalists for consideration to fill a newly created South Central District Court judgeship, to be chambered in Morton County.

July 21, 2015 5:45 pm

Housing Incentive Fund open to contributions

With funding from tax credits, 757 new affordable apartment units dedicated to low- and fixed-income tenants are set to be built across North Dakota over the next two years.

July 09, 2015 6:30 pm
Refinery just the beginning

Refinery just the beginning

DICKINSON — Fields of wheat standing rich and green around the Dakota Prairie Refinery were a reminder of how the diesel manufactured there will be put to use.

June 29, 2015 4:45 pm Photos

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Seven apply to be new South Central judge

Seven apply to be new South Central judge

The North Dakota Supreme Court has received seven applications to fill the newly created judge position in South Central District Court, which will be chambered in Morton County:

June 25, 2015 8:33 am Photos

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Higher ed board passes budget for itself, NDUS office

The State Board of Higher Education unanimously passed budgets for their operations and North Dakota University System offices, pushing off addressing the NDUS budget deficit until the new chancellor comes aboard next month.

June 24, 2015 12:13 pm
Planning process for new governor's residence beginning

Planning process for new governor's residence beginning

The state will begin reviewing submissions from design teams this week vying to design the new governor’s residence while a task force is expected to be named in the near future to begin raising private donations for a portion of the home’s cost.

June 23, 2015 3:35 pm
Common Core critics sue N.D. over membership in testing organization

Common Core critics sue N.D. over membership in testing organization

Critics of the new Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against the state over its participation in an organization that developed new standardized tests administered to North Dakota students this year.

June 22, 2015 9:50 am
Oil waste company partners with state on regulations

Oil waste company partners with state on regulations

As much as 2 million tons of drill cuttings are produced in the Bakken annually that are buried or hauled to a landfill.

June 08, 2015 5:45 pm

Land board provides airport grants

State officials approved the final grant round of energy infrastructure impact grants for the 2013-15 biennium Thursday with the final millions being targeted mainly to a major oil patch airport.

May 30, 2015 12:15 am
Military leaders mark Memorial Day with ceremonies

Military leaders mark Memorial Day with ceremonies

North Dakota National Guard officials expect at least a few thousand people to attend its Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the state veteran’s cemetery near Mandan.

May 22, 2015 2:30 pm
Governor's residence design to be chosen by Dec. 1

Governor's residence design to be chosen by Dec. 1

A design for a new governor's residence should be in place by Dec. 1, according to the state Capitol Grounds Planning Commission, which met Thursday to set a tentative timeline for the project.

May 14, 2015 5:15 pm
Fire destroys two buildings after burn bans lifted

Fire destroys two buildings after burn bans lifted

A small grass fire, most likely ignited from sparks caused by a passing train, destroyed two unoccupied buildings in the Apple Creek area shortly before noon Tuesday.

May 13, 2015 2:00 am
Governor's residence timeline to be decided

Governor's residence timeline to be decided

State officials will meet this week to map out the timeline for the planning and construction of a new governor’s residence, which was given the green light last month by lawmakers.

May 12, 2015 11:45 pm
Schools to work with providers on preschool grant money

Schools to work with providers on preschool grant money

Though the Legislature authorized $3 million in grants to help families send kids to preschool, school districts themselves will not run new programs, Bismarck Public Schools officials said Monday.

May 11, 2015 6:57 pm
Residents allowed to return to Heimdal after derailment

Residents allowed to return to Heimdal after derailment

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.

May 07, 2015 9:13 am Photos

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Tanker oil under conditioning rule

Tanker oil under conditioning rule

The Bakken crude oil loaded onto 107 tanker train cars of the BNSF Railway at a transload station in the oil patch and crashed in Wells County should have met the state’s new safety standards that went into effect April 1.

May 06, 2015 5:30 pm
Governor reflects on session

Governor reflects on session

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday he’d prefer all other options be exhausted in addressing the final bill of the 2015 legislative session before calling lawmakers back to Bismarck.

May 04, 2015 5:30 pm

‘Where did this train go off the tracks?'

“We did a great job of funding our priorities, of giving money back to the taxpayers and to make sure that we have some reserves left for what could be some rainy day.”

May 02, 2015 2:00 am
Governor extends burn ban to May 8

Governor extends burn ban to May 8

Gov. Jack Dalrymple extended a statewide burn ban to continue through May 8 as a precaution against continued dry conditions.

April 30, 2015 11:45 pm
Parks system celebrates 50 years

Parks system celebrates 50 years

One of North Dakota’s best-loved features — its park system — is about to get a facelift for its 50th anniversary.

April 30, 2015 4:45 pm
Lawmakers adjourn, leave one bill behind

Lawmakers adjourn, leave one bill behind

North Dakota lawmakers adjourned the 2015 Legislature sine die Wednesday afternoon, leaving one agency budget still unresolved as well as the possibility of a special session being called at some point in the months ahead on the table.

April 29, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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Lawmakers work into evening

Lawmakers work into evening

Lawmakers worked into the evening Tuesday with two remaining budget bills and one policy bill in order to finish the 2015 legislative session.

April 28, 2015 7:15 pm

Burleigh, Morton lift burn bans

Burleigh and Morton counties lifted burn bans today, but both counties remain under the statewide burn ban through Thursday.

April 27, 2015 10:30 am

Travel and tourism awards announced

One local person and one organization garnered two of six of the Governor's Travel and Tourism Awards, recognizing outstanding leaders in North Dakota's tourism industry. The awards were presented as part of the 2015 ND Travel and Tourism Conference in Minot.

April 26, 2015 1:15 am

'A major improvement in education'

“I believe in eliminating the trigger, but I don’t believe there is the urgency to do it in the fashion that this bill recommends.”

April 25, 2015 2:00 am
$5 million allocated to new governor's residence

$5 million allocated to new governor's residence

Lawmakers paved the way Thursday for the construction of a new governor’s residence by passing a bill that would use dollars from a fund used for Capitol grounds building projects and private donations to construct the new home.

April 23, 2015 11:15 am
Oil extraction tax bill passes committee, heads to full Senate

Oil extraction tax bill passes committee, heads to full Senate

An amended tax rate reduction bill for oil and gas companies will have positives for industry, tribes and the state's coffers, according to state Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan.

April 22, 2015 11:45 pm
XTO to see flaring relief

XTO to see flaring relief

A major oil company will get some temporary gas flaring relief because the Three Affiliated Tribes refused a $10 million-per-mile easement to cross the tribe’s Figure Four ranch near Mandaree with a gas pipeline.

April 21, 2015 11:45 pm
Governor signs pre-K expansion bill

Governor signs pre-K expansion bill

With his signature, Gov. Jack Dalrymple opened the door Friday to expanded early childhood education in the state of North Dakota.

April 17, 2015 12:00 pm

Governor should reject expanded gun law

Gov. Jack Dalrymple: House Bill 1241, allowing a major expansion of where concealed weapon permit holders can legally carry a firearm, is not a good bill and should be vetoed.

April 15, 2015 2:00 am
Third Black Hawk helicopter pressed into service

Third Black Hawk helicopter pressed into service

A third Black Hawk helicopter was called into service as University of Mary students evacuated early Tuesday evening as a grass fire approached the campus. The university has been closed for the night.

April 14, 2015 10:45 am Photos

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University turns attention to grass fire

University turns attention to grass fire

As a grass fire raged south of Bismarck Monday, University of Mary students, who had gathered at the south end of the campus, had a panoramic view of the blaze.

April 13, 2015 6:30 pm Photos

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N.D. needs to guarantee rights for all

The defeat of Senate Bill 2279 hasn’t and won’t end the debate over protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. It’s a national issue and future debates in North Dakota will draw attention across the country. There’s been a mood shift and major corporations and other groups a…

April 12, 2015 2:00 am

'The main thing is it's a fun event'

“With our parents, there was a question as to how things would be handled, like holidays. As far as we were concerned, we would just handle it as it came up.”

April 11, 2015 2:00 am

Not happy with Legislature

Gov. Jack Dalrymple was right to express displeasure with the North Dakota Legislature for defeating Senate Bill 2279, the anti-discrimination bill.

April 10, 2015 12:00 am

Dems file campaign complaint over foreign contributions

Complaint points to contributions to Dalrymple, Grand Forks state senator

April 08, 2015 8:58 am

Waiting for Jack: Dalrymple decision key to 2016 election

Cramer thinks Heitkamp will run for governor

April 08, 2015 8:49 am
U.S. Senate vacancies bill passes

U.S. Senate vacancies bill passes

North Dakota drew one step closer Monday to joining a minority of states requiring special elections to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate.

April 06, 2015 5:45 pm Photos

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Farmers Union petition approved

Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved a petition initiated by North Dakota Farmers Union to reject recently passed corporate farming exemptions.

April 06, 2015 5:30 pm
Democrats push governor for LGBT protections

Democrats push governor for LGBT protections

North Dakota Democrats called on the governor Monday to issue an executive order to provide state employees protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple's response was that such protections are already in place.

April 06, 2015 1:00 pm

Outdoor Heritage Fund

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple promised to help turn around North Dakota’s continued loss of habitat by increasing the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Key legislators stood up at the news conference with him to announce the increase. Now, some of those same legislators are going back on their pledg…

April 06, 2015 1:00 am

Fire damage minimal Thursday as high winds continue

One day after North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a statewide fire emergency, wildfire activity was minimal on Thursday.

April 02, 2015 11:45 pm
House kills LGBT anti-discrimination bill

House kills LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Following 90 minutes of emotional debate, nearly two-thirds of the North Dakota House voted to kill a bill Thursday banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Similar bills in 2009 and 2013 also failed.

April 02, 2015 6:30 pm Video Photos

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Dry, windy weather leads to second day of rampant grass fires

Dry, windy weather leads to second day of rampant grass fires

Emergency responders across North Dakota had their hands full with grass fires for a second day, as conditions remained ideal for new blazes to start.

April 01, 2015 6:00 pm
Senate, House pass disparate caps for Outdoor Heritage Fund

Senate, House pass disparate caps for Outdoor Heritage Fund

Funding for the Outdoor Heritage Fund is a running target as the Senate Wednesday approved a cap of $30 million per biennium. The House earlier approved $40 million, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple previously proposed $50 million.

April 01, 2015 5:30 pm

New hydraulic fracturing rule redundant

A new rule concerning chemicals used during the hydraulic fracturing process, issued last week by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, is a classic example of federal overreach. The reason – states and industry has already figured out a way to monitor the process.

April 01, 2015 2:00 am

N.D. to join Wyoming lawsuit

State officials took action Tuesday to pursue a lawsuit over new federal hydraulic fracturing rules being instituted by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management.

March 31, 2015 5:15 pm