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With two months to go, North Dakota's Senate race comes into focus
September 4, 2018 - 6:28am
BISMARCK — On a recent morning in the basement of Bismarck’s public library, Heidi Heitkamp wiped away tears as she listened to heart-wrenching...
North Dakota vital statistics hold steady in 2017
August 28, 2018 - 9:00pm
BISMARCK—The number of babies born in North Dakota was down slightly in 2017. North Dakota had 10,738 live births in 2017, about a 5.5...
Nearly 270 North Dakota state workers apply for job buyouts
August 28, 2018 - 6:08pm
More than 250 employees of 13 North Dakota state agencies have applied for buyouts in the second year of the state's "voluntary separation incentive...
New F-M diversion plan as good or better than alternatives, Minn. regulators say
August 27, 2018 - 12:16pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The new alignment of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion is as good or better than all alternatives identified so far,...
'A large-scale experiment': Fearing ‘societal costs,’ ND police leaders oppose recreational pot measure
August 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
FARGO — Law enforcement leaders here are laying out their opposition to a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in...
Fargo city staff to start move into new City Hall Monday
August 26, 2018 - 8:43pm
FARGO — City staff is scheduled to begin moving into the new City Hall building over the next three weeks starting Monday, Aug. 27, the...
Technology 'unification' project digs into hundreds of North Dakota state systems, websites
August 26, 2018 - 8:02am
BISMARCK—Information technology serving North Dakota state agencies totals more than 800 "legacy" IT systems and 160 websites, according...
Washington Post reports Trump heading back to North Dakota
August 22, 2018 - 8:35am
FARGO - President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in North Dakota "in the coming weeks," according to an article in the Washington Post....
Tax reform projected to decrease North Dakota revenue
August 21, 2018 - 4:16pm
BISMARCK—An analysis of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shows that individuals are projected to pay more North Dakota state income tax...
Panel suggests Minnesota build 300,000 more homes
August 21, 2018 - 2:11pm
ST. PAUL — A governor's housing task force says 300,000 homes should be built by 2030 in Minnesota, but provides few specific suggestions...
North Dakota program launched to aid landowners with wind energy complaints
August 20, 2018 - 7:13pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is launching a new program to help landowners resolve concerns related to wind energy...
Setting the stage: State GOP chair talks shop about 2018 midterms
August 19, 2018 - 6:36pm
NISSWA, Minn.—Compared to the typically one-on-one contests of general elections, primaries have a king-of-the-hill vibe—a whole...
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
ST. PAUL -- President Donald Trump wants to influence Minnesota's governor race. The winner of the Tuesday, Aug. 14, Republican primary received...
Your guide to getting REAL ID in North Dakota
August 15, 2018 - 6:17am
BISMARCK-- While the REAL ID Act has been in effect since 2005, North Dakota's state legislature and Gov. Doug Burgum didn't sign the final bill...
North Dakota lawmakers propose oil and gas tax tweaks
August 14, 2018 - 9:06pm
BISMARCK—North Dakota lawmakers of the interim Energy Development and Transmission Committee heard proposed adjustments Tuesday to the...