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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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
August 27, 2016
Same-sex Dickinson couple reflect on marriage
A milestone in the LGBT community was reached in June 2015 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage should be recognized in all 50...
August 27, 2016 - 6:27pm
January 5, 2016
ND issues more than 70 same-sex marriage licenses
BISMARCK – Last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage sparked debate among North Dakota lawmakers Tuesday about whether they should update state law to reflect the ruling or leave the state’s nullified ban on gay marriage in place as a public policy...
January 5, 2016 - 10:33pm
October 28, 2015
Judge orders North Dakota to pay attorneys’ fees in challenge to gay marriage ban, but cuts amount
BISMARCK – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of North Dakota to pay more than $57,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to lawyers who represented a Fargo couple who filed one of two lawsuits in June 2014 challenging the state’s gay marriage ban. U.S. Chief District...
October 28, 2015 - 5:26pm
September 9, 2015
State to use abortion litigation funds to pay attorneys’ fees in gay marriage ban case
By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service BISMARCK – Some of the money set aside by North Dakota lawmakers to defend the state against legal challenges to its abortion laws will instead be used to cover attorneys’ fees awarded to lawyers for couples who challenged the state’s gay...
September 9, 2015 - 6:39pm
N.D. to use abortion litigation funds to pay attorneys’ fees in gay marriage ban case
BISMARCK – Some of the money set aside by North Dakota lawmakers to defend the state against legal challenges to its abortion laws will instead be used to cover attorneys’ fees awarded to lawyers for couples who challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. The state Emergency...
September 9, 2015 - 4:29pm
September 7, 2015
Other Views: A lesson for North Dakota in Kentucky
FARGO -- County officials in North Dakota should be paying close attention to the goings on in Kentucky regarding a county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. A Kentucky federal judge found Kim Davis in contempt and jailed her after she refused to issue licenses,...
September 7, 2015 - 10:27pm
September 1, 2015
Kentucky clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses
A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said. Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk...
News/Nation and World
September 1, 2015 - 10:46am
August 27, 2015
North Dakota agrees to pay attorneys’ fees in lawsuit over gay marriage ban
BISMARCK – The state of North Dakota has agreed to pay $58,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs in one of two lawsuits filed in federal court that challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Documents filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Fargo show the state has stipulated...
News/crime and courts
August 27, 2015 - 3:40pm
July 25, 2015
Letter: Marriage will always be one man and one woman
June 26, 2015, will go down as one of the darkest days in American history. The day that the highest court in America made a mockery out of God’s institution of marriage. Really, that decision shouldn’t even be valid in the first place because the court’s vote wasn’t even...
July 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
July 23, 2015
Head of ND Episcopal Church says he cannot ‘in good conscience’ allow gay marriages
FARGO — Earlier this month at its general convention in Utah, the U.S. Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex marriages in the church, a decision that one reverend called a "huge step" for equality. But the Episcopalian leader in North Dakota, Bishop Michael G....
July 23, 2015 - 6:23pm
July 12, 2015
Omdahl: Opposition to gay marriage is not bigotry
GRAND FORKS -- In the heated rhetoric of the debate, some gay marriage advocates have alleged that opposition to gay marriage is the same as...
July 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 9, 2015
Our View: Stark County recorder smartly avoids conflict
The Stark County Commission and its state’s attorney solved a problem before it became one Monday by allowing the county’s deputy recorder to sign same-sex marriage licenses after county recorder Kathy Schwab expressed her unwillingness to doing so based on her belief system. Schwab,...
July 9, 2015 - 12:00am
July 7, 2015
Stark County recorder to refrain from issuing same-sex marriage licenses
The Stark County commissioners voted at their regular meeting Tuesday to authorize the county’s deputy recorder to issue marriage licenses after it was revealed that the county recorder felt uncomfortable granting them to same-sex couples. The discussion topic was brought up...
July 7, 2015 - 6:15pm
Few same-sex couples get marriage licenses across the North Dakota
FARGO -- Same-sex couples have trickled into county offices in some of North Dakota's most populous counties in the past week and received marriage licenses. Cass and Burleigh counties had issued licenses to two same-sex couples as of Monday, employees there said. The U.S....
July 7, 2015 - 11:18am
July 4, 2015
Ignorance poisons debate
If there was any doubt that North Dakota has a long way to go to catch up to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, it was dispelled by remarks from a first-term Valley City legislator. Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert, responding to the court’s historic decision,...
July 4, 2015 - 12:00am