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Orlando nightclub gunman's wife arrested, faces several charges
Bill proposes delaying parts of new ND medical marijuana law
Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent import tariff
Trump's pick for National Security Council to step down over plagiarism claims
Pinke: Rise above depression
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
Zimmer: No timetable on Vikings QB Bridgewater's return
Kicker lifts Steelers past Chiefs to advance to AFC title game
Rodgers almost speechless after Packers thrilling win to advance to NFC championship
Mavericks halt Timberwolves' three-game win streak
Always in Season: House sparrows present a mystery
AstroBob: Aurora -- the big picture from 518 miles up
Port: Legislative session has been embarrassing in the early going
Swift: Life is not so 'Rosy' with new Roomba
OUR VIEW: DSU nursing program too valuable to be eliminated
Shirley A. Dvorak
Kim F. Krull
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
September 2, 2016
U.S. nonfarm payrolls rise less than expected; wage growth moderates
WASHINGTON—U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains moderated,...
News/Nation and World
September 2, 2016 - 9:39pm
August 26, 2016
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—The case for a U.S. interest rate hike has strengthened in recent months, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on...
August 26, 2016 - 4:14pm
July 30, 2016
Montana's economy shrinks as energy, ag contract
BILLINGS, Mont.—Montana's economy has shrunk for the second straight quarter, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report issued this week. Declines in oil and gas, timber, mining, agriculture and transportation all pulled Montana's gross domestic product into the negative...
July 30, 2016 - 5:38pm
July 19, 2016
Republicans officially nominate Trump on day devoted to economy
CLEVELAND -- After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention,...
News/Nation and World
July 19, 2016 - 6:27pm
June 28, 2016
North Dakota sees 33 percent drop in taxable sales
BISMARCK -- Taxable first-quarter sales and purchases in North Dakota this year declined by 33 percent compared with the first quarter last year, according a report released Tuesday by the Office of State Tax Commissioner. The decrease extends a downturn that began the second quarter...
June 28, 2016 - 6:16pm
June 14, 2016
North Dakota economy shrinks almost 6 percent during 2014 to 2015
FARGO -- North Dakota's economy shrank in 2015 by almost 6 percent, ending a decade of mostly robust growth that saw the state's output of goods...
June 14, 2016 - 3:49pm
June 1, 2016
Study ranks ND fourth in fiscal health, but use of 2014 data doesn’t reflect oil slump
BISMARCK –Two Republicans campaigning to become the party’s nominee for governor in November disagreed about the relevance of a study released Wednesday that ranks North Dakota’s financial health as higher than all but three other states. The study completed for the Mercatus...
June 1, 2016 - 5:08pm
May 2, 2016
Sanford: Stenehjem needs to acknowledge economic reality
WATFORD CITY — If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my career in the private sector and as mayor of Watford City fighting for the...
May 2, 2016 - 1:55pm
April 22, 2016
N.D. tax revenues fall short again, now $20M below revised forecast
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s lowered expectations for tax revenues proved to be not low enough for the third month in a row in March, leaving the state more than $20 million short of its revised forecast and boosting the likelihood of additional budget cuts or further drawing down...
April 22, 2016 - 11:57am
April 12, 2016
ND taxable sales and purchases down nearly 19 percent in 2015
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s mining and oil extraction sector saw a $2 billion dip in taxable sales and purchases in 2015 as depressed crude oil and farm commodity prices brought the state’s economic boom to a grinding halt, according to figures released Tuesday. Taxable sales...
April 12, 2016 - 4:48pm
March 11, 2016
Job placement companies feel the slowdown
Changes in the economic landscape of southwest North Dakota prompted by the oil slowdown have touched most sectors in the local market. Included...
March 11, 2016 - 10:30pm
February 23, 2016
NDDOT closing five rest areas to help offset $69.2M shortfall
BISMARCK – North Dakota Department of Transportation Director Grant Levi outlined steps the agency will take to offset a $69.2 million revenue shortfall on Tuesday, including shuttering five of the state’s 28 rest areas, holding 20 jobs open and cutting back on temporary employees....
February 23, 2016 - 3:10pm
February 22, 2016
Veterans of 1980s oil glut say this price slump, too, will last
When Sheikh Ali Khalifa al-Sabah of Kuwait thinks about today's plunging oil prices, his mind drifts back to the mid-1980s, when he was forced to sell some of his country's crude for as little as $5 a barrel. As Kuwait's oil minister at the time, Sheikh Ali had to sell a cargo or...
February 22, 2016 - 12:18pm
State revenues align with new forecast in January
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s tax revenues in January continued to fall far short of expectations from a year ago, but the state’s budget director was pleased to see they were in line with a revised revenue forecast released Feb. 1. The state collected about $160.3 million in tax...
February 22, 2016 - 12:15pm
February 21, 2016
Despite N.D. budget cuts, some don't expect repeat of 1980s
BISMARCK -- Falling commodity prices and state budget cuts may be prompting some North Dakotans to fear a case of deja vu is coming on. In some ways, the economic slowdown the state is now experiencing mirrors what it went through in the 1980s. That era saw oil prices and farm incomes...
February 21, 2016 - 6:17am