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Democrats appear to gain three seats in ND Legislature as GOP leader Carlson is ousted
November 7, 2018 - 5:34pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats made slight gains in the state Legislature Tuesday, Nov. 6, but helped knock off House Majority Leader Al...
ND tribal leaders hope to overcome voter ID 'barriers' after Supreme Court decision
October 15, 2018 - 2:58pm
BISMARCK — On the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, where the tribal chairman estimated the unemployment rate sits at 60 percent, $15...
North Dakota Republican lawmakers unveil $280 million infrastructure plan
July 26, 2018 - 6:21pm
BISMARCK — Backed by rosy oil tax figures, North Dakota Republican lawmakers unveiled a $280 million plan to fund infrastructure projects outside...
ND officials still assessing impact of sports betting ruling
June 13, 2018 - 4:22pm
BISMARCK — A month after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to sports betting across the country, North Dakota officials are still...
New complaint challenges latest North Dakota voter ID law
December 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
BISMARCK — Attorneys representing several members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have filed a new complaint challenging North Dakota’s...
North Dakota legislators want updated sexual harassment policy
December 6, 2017 - 12:57pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers called for an updated sexual harassment policy that includes a process for reporting such behavior Wednesday,...
ND lawmakers to contract with extra firm on revenue figures
December 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
BISMARCK—Seeking more input on state revenue projections after recent estimates missed the mark, North Dakota lawmakers voted Tuesday,...
Pipeline developer donates $15 million to ND for protest costs
September 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
BISMARCK—The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline donated $15 million to the state of North Dakota to help pay for the response...
Mike Jacobs: North Dakota's reigning party splits again
June 20, 2017 - 10:08am
When it rains, it pours, they say. But they are often wrong. Sometimes it doesn't rain at all. Such was the case last week. Luckily, history...
ND lawmakers set to select studies for interim
May 26, 2017 - 1:15pm
BISMARCK—A 17-member committee of North Dakota lawmakers will meet Wednesday, May 31, at the state Capitol to set the course for their...
ND PERS budget bill amendments proposed in waning days of session
April 25, 2017 - 9:36am
BISMARCK — House Republicans proposed more than six pages of amendments to the budget bill for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement...
NDSU nursing proposal to be withdrawn from budget bill
April 13, 2017 - 9:06am
BISMARCK — State lawmakers plan to withdraw a bill amendment that drew fears North Dakota State University would be forced to close its nursing...
It’s no dice as ND House rejects casino resolution
March 23, 2017 - 4:52pm
BISMARCK -- House lawmakers defeated a resolution opening the door to off-reservation casinos in North Dakota in convincing fashion Thursday,...
ND House committee: Do not pass casino resolution
March 16, 2017 - 9:16am
BISMARCK — A controversial resolution that would ask voters whether to allow state-owned casinos in North Dakota is headed for a vote in the...
North Dakota casino legislation faces opposition from tribal chairman, charities
March 14, 2017 - 9:33am
BISMARCK -- Charity officials and a tribal chairman who rely on gaming revenue testified against a resolution that could open the door to state-owned...