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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
As much as 2 million tons of drill cuttings are produced in the Bakken annually that are buried or hauled to a landfill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Gov. Jack Dalrymple extended a statewide burn ban to continue through May 8 as a precaution against continued dry conditions.
One of North Dakota’s best-loved features — its park system — is about to get a facelift for its 50th anniversary.
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.
Lawmakers worked into the evening Tuesday with two remaining budget bills and one policy bill in order to finish the 2015 legislative session.
Burleigh and Morton counties lifted burn bans today, but both counties remain under the statewide burn ban through Thursday.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
With his signature, Gov. Jack Dalrymple opened the door Friday to expanded early childhood education in the state of North Dakota.
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.
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.
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.
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…
“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.”
Gov. Jack Dalrymple was right to express displeasure with the North Dakota Legislature for defeating Senate Bill 2279, the anti-discrimination bill.
Complaint points to contributions to Dalrymple, Grand Forks state senator
Cramer thinks Heitkamp will run for governor
North Dakota drew one step closer Monday to joining a minority of states requiring special elections to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved a petition initiated by North Dakota Farmers Union to reject recently passed corporate farming exemptions.
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.
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…
One day after North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a statewide fire emergency, wildfire activity was minimal on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.