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FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
Trump's candidacy taking a toll on political ad spending
Benefit being held for Dunn Center teen after reconstructive surgery
N.D. leaders shift toward willingness to spend Legacy Fund earnings for 2017-19 budget
crime and courts
nation and world
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Coal industry on hunt for funding to capture carbon
Gas suppliers Praxair, Linde hold merger talks
Medora Musical ticket sales cross 100,000
Drug prices keep rising with no end in sight
The corny truth about high fructose corn syrup
Benson: Coyotes and prairie dogs on the Great Plains
How to best utilize a cash back credit card to maximize rewards
Midgets’ offense overwhelms Fargo North in opener
High school football roundup: Wegh collects five touchdowns in Wildfire victory
Late score, second-half defense carries Raiders over Night Hawks
Smoak, Martin bash Blue Jays past Twins
ESPN analyst Brown thinks FCS is the right level for the Bison
Heitkamp: How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong farm bill
Brock: Small town tragedies
Murdock: Never Trump seeds would bear socialist fruit
Letter: We don’t need annual legislative session, we need term limits
Letter: Respect for community and property needed
good bad and ugly
Jeffrey Gordon Ridl
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
March 25, 2015
Dems want review of foreign campaign contribution law: Lawmaker reported $2,000 from Canadian
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democratic lawmakers have requested an opinion from the North Dakota attorney general on whether federal laws and regulations prohibiting foreign campaign contributions apply to statewide, legislative and local candidates. The request, which was delivered...
March 25, 2015 - 9:58pm
March 12, 2015
N.D. House decides costly initiatives should land on general election ballot
BISMARCK – Initiated ballot measures that would cost North Dakota’s state treasury $20 million or more in a biennium should be voted on in a general election when turnout is highest, House lawmakers decided Thursday. Representatives voted 71-17 to approve House Concurrent...
March 12, 2015 - 2:46pm
November 25, 2014
VandeWalle re-elected as ND chief justice
BISMARCK — Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle has been unanimously re-elected to a fifth term as chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. VandeWalle was re-elected by a vote of the Supreme Court justices and district judges on Monday. The five-year term begins Jan. 1.
November 25, 2014 - 9:40pm
November 15, 2014
Omdahl: Constitution requires lower expectations
Despite the convincing Republican victories in the 2014 off-presidential election year, they will do little to change the Washington gridlock detested by the electorate. At least, that’s what the U.S. Constitution says. Haunted by the abuses of King George III, the Constitution...
November 15, 2014 - 5:47pm
November 12, 2014
Carlson to serve fourth session as House majority leader
BISMARCK — State Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo will serve as Republican House majority leader for a fourth consecutive session of the North Dakota Legislature. Carlson ran unopposed for the spot during a meeting of GOP House members Tuesday night at Great River Energy in Bismarck. He...
November 12, 2014 - 10:31pm
November 11, 2014
Officials: Election strengthens ag industry
FARGO — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures. Ag leaders from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana...
November 11, 2014 - 10:17pm
Senate Democrats may vote on Keystone in lame duck session
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada when it returns from recess. Lawmakers return to Washington on Wednesday for a “lame duck” session and will try to wrap up some legislation, such as spending bills, before...
November 11, 2014 - 9:57pm
November 8, 2014
Omdahl: Republicans big winners; Legislature big loser of elections
Voting history predicted a Republican surge in the sixth year of an incumbent president whose popularity had plummeted. The 2014 election results should have been no surprise. Historically, the opposition party gained an average of 5.5 U.S. Senate seats in the off-presidential year....
November 8, 2014 - 10:22pm
After win, pharmacists still wary issue will resurface
FARGO — Measure 7, an initiated measure that aimed to repeal North Dakota’s pharmacy ownership law, went down in flames Tuesday, with voters deciding 59 percent to 41 percent to keep the law as is. That should settle the matter, right? Maybe not. “Even after defeating this...
November 8, 2014 - 10:08pm
November 7, 2014
Voter faces challenges in western ND: Glitch prevents former Dickinson man from voting
A glitch in North Dakota’s polling system prevented a former Dickinson resident from voting Tuesday in the general election, the Secretary of State’s office said Wednesday. Kyle Thiel moved from Dickinson to Bismarck in August. When he did so, he updated his address on the state...
November 7, 2014 - 10:14am
November 5, 2014
Libertarian Party gains ND ballot status
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Libertarian Party won’t have to gather signatures to secure a spot on the 2016 statewide ballot after one of its candidates captured more than 5 percent of the vote in the race for secretary of state Tuesday. Roland Riemers of Grand Forks, the state...
November 5, 2014 - 11:16pm
Dems: ‘We’re going to rebuild:' Republicans keep majority; Sitte and Grande ousted
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats were regrouping Wednesday after an Election Day drubbing that saw the party lose all seven statewide contests...
November 5, 2014 - 11:14pm
Official newspaper race is state’s closest: Beulah Beacon heads Hazen Star with 7 votes
STANTON — The closest race in Tuesday’s North Dakota general election wasn’t between candidates or on a constitutional measure. It was the bid for Mercer County’s Official Newspaper. “I don’t think we ever had a recount for newspapers,” Secretary of State Al Jaeger...
November 5, 2014 - 10:00pm
Search for new University System chancellor begins today
BISMARCK — The State Board of Higher Education will take initial steps today toward selecting a new chancellor. The meeting is the first since North Dakota voters rejected Measure 3 on Tuesday, which would have changed the state’s governance of higher education. Interim Chancellor...
November 5, 2014 - 9:23pm
Oestreich unseats Tuhy to become Stark County sheriff
Stark County will have a new sheriff next year. Dickinson Police Detective Terry Oestreich overtook incumbent Sheriff Clarence Tuhy with 52.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s general election. Tuhy received 47 percent, well ahead of his primary takeaway of just 39 percent....
November 5, 2014 - 11:29am