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Nearly 300 North Dakota state employees apply for buyout
September 11, 2018 - 4:59pm
BISMARCK — Nearly 300 North Dakota state employees have applied for a buyout amid requested cuts under Gov. Doug Burgum, state budget officials...
Burgum wants to keep 'conservative' budgeting approach even as projected revenues rise
September 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
BISMARCK — A preliminary forecast released Wednesday, Sept. 5, showed a bump in expected North Dakota tax revenues for the next two-year budget...
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,...
ND coal group welcomes new power plant emissions rule while environmentalist derides industry's 'gift'
August 21, 2018 - 5:20pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota politicians and the head of its coal industry group welcomed a proposed Trump administration rule on power plant...
New policy aims to curb distracted driving among North Dakota state employees
August 6, 2018 - 5:41pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state employees are now prohibited from using cell phones while driving state fleet vehicles and other cars during...
Stenehjem files $38 million claim over DAPL response
July 20, 2018 - 5:31pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a $38 million claim against the federal government Friday, July 20, marking...
Prairie Public's budget in hands of Gov. Burgum, owner of the tower blocking its signal
July 18, 2018 - 8:13pm
FARGO — Gov. Doug Burgum, an owner of the Block 9 high-rise that threatens to block Prairie Public Broadcasting's signal, won't recuse...
Burgum recommends against combining two ND state agencies
July 10, 2018 - 1:30pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has recommended against merging two Cabinet-level state agencies, arguing such a move wouldn't...
Separation of powers: ND governor and lieutenant governor don't travel together
July 4, 2018 - 6:09am
BISMARCK—When Gov. Doug Burgum boards a plane, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford had better not be on it. Such is a practice of the governor's office...
Bank of North Dakota head floats alternative proposal using Legacy Fund for infrastructure
May 31, 2018 - 4:05pm
BISMARCK — State officials are exploring multiple proposals to use North Dakota's $5.4 billion Legacy Fund to help finance public infrastructure...
State officials show off 'very nice' ND governor's mansion in media tour
May 29, 2018 - 6:31pm
BISMARCK — State officials showed off the new North Dakota governor's mansion Tuesday, May 29, just days after the old home next door met...
Zinke emphasizes partnering with oil industry at ND conference
May 23, 2018 - 5:17pm
BISMARCK—Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum shared similar visions Wednesday, May 23, for regulating oil development,...
During ND visit, interior secretary focuses on maintenance backlog at national parks
May 22, 2018 - 6:46pm
MEDORA, N.D.—The drive through the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park may take a few minutes longer than normal as the park...
Burgum named chairman of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
May 21, 2018 - 5:44pm
BISMARCK -- The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission member states voted unanimously to adopt the 2019 slate of officers during their annual...
ND Industrial Commission catches up on eight months of meeting minutes
May 17, 2018 - 6:14pm
BISMARCK—It was throwback Thursday for the North Dakota Industrial Commission on May 17. Members approved meeting minutes from the past...