The Republican-led North Dakota House of Representatives voted 60-32 on Wednesday to approve the bill.
A handful of red-state Democrats were instrumental in helping Republicans secure a rollback of banking regulations sought by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. Now those changes are being blamed for contributing to the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank that prompted…
Oil companies fetching high prices for their product will likely see a reduced tax rate in North Dakota after lawmakers gave a green light to legislation backed by the petroleum industry.
The Bismarck Coffee with a Cop event postponed due to bad weather two weeks ago will be held Saturday at Gifted Bean Coffee House in the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.
Supporters have said the bill would save motorists time and reduce their likelihood of being pulled over. Opponents have said higher speeds will increase traffic fatalities.
State lawmakers, elected officials, lobbyists and members of the media will square off in an annual basketball competition at the Capitol on Thursday.
Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a winter storm disaster for parts of North Dakota impacted by severe fog and ice buildup on power lines in mid-January.
North Dakotans who want a beer with their turkey on Thanksgiving will either have to buy it ahead of time or find an open drinking establishment.
A Montana couple faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the 2019 disappearance and death of a 6-year-old girl on the Crow Indian Reservation. Prosecutors said that Mildred Alexis Old Crow was physically assaulted and left in a bathtub to drown before the girl’s body was hidden inside a plastic container for more than two years while the defendants collected her benefits. The defendants remained in custody Tuesday on $1 million bond each. They are scheduled to be arraigned in state court on March 28 and could face life in prison if convicted.
Audin Rhodes found it difficult to testify for the first time in front of a North Dakota legislative panel on Tuesday.
Williston police have a boy in custody in connection with what authorities say was a threat against Williston High School made through social media.
A bill moving through North Dakota’s legislative pipeline would task school boards with developing a policy to require written parental permission before K-12 students receive instruction on a wide range of topics, including sexual orientation and romantic relationships.
A woman accused of handing her daughter a jar containing methamphetamine during a traffic stop near Mandan High School has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison.
State Sen. Jordan Kannianen had a busy time during the legislative session last week -- when a son was born.
Gov. Kristi Noem signed a $7.4 billion state budget for the 2024 fiscal year, despite expressing disagreements with lawmakers. According to a report in the Argus Leader, Noem was critical of the Legislature’s projection for $2.38 billion in revenue in 2024 and lawmakers' decision to spend money on certain items in the budget. The budget signed Monday also accounts for future Medicaid expansion costs, helps National Guard members pay college tuition and freezes tuition at public universities and technical colleges. Noem remains quiet on whether or not she’ll veto or sign the Legislature’s plan to lower sales taxes from 4.5% to 4.2% until 2027.
Burleigh County zoning regulations requiring companies building pipelines for carbon dioxide and other hazardous liquids to obtain a special permit and follow certain rules are taking effect after final passage.
The North Dakota Senate has passed a bill that would give tax incentives to oil companies for "restimulating" oil wells in the state through hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Fracking involves injecting high-pressure water deep underground to extract oil or gas from rock. Environmental groups have long opposed the practice, saying it can pollute groundwater and contributes to climate change. Supporters said the bill would benefit mineral owners, the state and environment; whereas opponents said oil companies can afford to restimulate wells without a tax break. Restimulation refers to the process of converting an old oil well into an updated well with enhanced oil production.
A former employee at a North Dakota care center has been sentenced to two years in prison for the death of an elderly resident. Sixty-year-old Rachel Cooper pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced Monday in Fargo. In addition to prison time, Cooper was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Authorities say 78-year-old Gary Pearson was pushed and fell on Aug. 3, 2021, at Maple View Memory Care center. He later died. A criminal complaint said Cooper was cleaning Pearson’s bathroom and that the two appeared to have struggled over the bathroom door.
Minnesota is moving to strengthen its status as a refuge for patients from restrictive states who travel to the state to seek abortions — and to protect providers who serve them. The state House on Monday voted 68-62 to prohibit enforcement in Minnesota of laws, subpoenas, judgements or extradition requests from other states against people who get, perform or assist with abortions in Minnesota. Supporters say a prime example of what they're worried about is a Texas law that deputizes individuals to enforce their state’s restrictions by allowing them to sue to anyone who helps a patient obtain an abortion elsewhere.
A Burleigh County ordinance will require companies building pipelines for hazardous liquids such as carbon dioxide to obtain a special permit and comply with other rules relating to setback distances, insurance, liability and other matters.
Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed legislation that puts more than $390 million into the state’s prison system, with most of that money going toward investing in new prison facilities. One of the bills signed by Noem on Monday allocates $60 million to construct a women’s prison in Rapid City. Another sets aside $54 million for property and design costs for a Sioux Falls men’s prison and puts $270 million into a fund for future men’s prisons in the state. Lawmakers widely supported the bills as they made their way through the session.
The North Dakota Senate on Monday rejected a bill to require written parental permission for students to participate in school activities.
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The names of police officers involved in shootings, as well as defendant addresses and phone numbers, will remain public in North Dakota.
Authorities have charged a Bismarck man with terrorizing for allegedly carrying a loaded rifle in an apartment hallway and telling five people they would die.
The first day of spring Monday came with an outlook from weather forecasters for more measurable snow in southern North Dakota.
Longstanding disagreements about content in school libraries often focus this year on books with LGBTQ themes.
A former North Dakota higher education leader is warning that a bill to change faculty tenure could risk the accreditation of Bismarck State College and Dickinson State University.
Working at the Capitol during the legislative session can be monotonous at times, but one legislator has found a good diversion – which also lets him connect with his kids and with other legislators.
After several years of declining scores, only one third of fourth graders in North Dakota are proficient in reading. Seeing that stark slide prompted one local newspaper publisher to act by providing a newspaper kids can call their own.
Fort Peck Reservation would play host to a hydrogen plant producing fuel for the trucking industry, as well as a carbon sequestration site and wind farm.