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Negotiations between protesters, law enforcement break down
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
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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
May 15, 2014
DSU still struggles with reporting student enrollment, audit finds
Two years after a performance audit highlighted issues with inflated enrollment at Dickinson State University, improvements are still needed on how the school reports its student enrollment, a report recently released by the North Dakota state auditor shows. The operational audit,...
May 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
April 7, 2014
ND ranks first for positive views of state government
North Dakotans trust their state government to handle the state’s issues more than people in any other state. A Gallup poll released last week shows that 77 percent of North Dakota residents trust their state government “a great deal” or “a fair amount.” That nips a handful...
April 7, 2014 - 8:26pm
March 4, 2014
Zaleski: This stuff would stun George Orwell
I’m not one to fall into an Orwellian funk about Big Brother government, but spectacular advances in technology ought to concern anyone who values privacy. Whether it’s the NSA global spying scandal or the likelihood of unmanned drones patrolling the skies over your idyllic middle-class...
March 4, 2014 - 3:17pm
February 25, 2014
U.S. orders oil-by-rail shippers to test North Dakota cargo
Shippers moving crude oil by rail out of North Dakota must test the fuel for dangerous volatility before loading it onto the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Last month, officials warned that fuel produced out of the Bakken Formation could be more flammable...
February 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
U.S. government looks for ways to boost energy infrastructure
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will look for ways the federal government could spur investment to improve infrastructure for transporting oil and natural gas supplies around the country, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Tuesday. Booming shale production has led to...
February 25, 2014 - 5:40pm
December 19, 2013
Obama administration says US debt ceiling could be hit in Feb.
By Jason Lange Reuters WASHINGTON — The Obama administration warned Congress on Thursday that the government could run out of borrowing authority needed to help pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not swiftly raise the federal debt ceiling. “I respectfully...
December 19, 2013 - 9:21pm
December 16, 2013
U.S. judge rules phone surveillance program is likely unlawful
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government's collection of massive amounts of data about telephone calls, a program revealed in June after leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon stayed...
December 16, 2013 - 2:46pm
December 2, 2013
NDRoads app proves popular: Road conditions app downloaded 14,000 times since last August
BISMARCK – Along with the traditional ice scrapers, emergency kits and snow tires, North Dakotans are increasingly turning to another tool to meet the challenges of winter travel: their smartphones. The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s mobile app offering road conditions...
December 2, 2013 - 3:48pm
November 25, 2013
USPS battling burnout: Workers from other states being recruited to improve service
WILLISTON – The U.S. Postal Service should aggressively recruit more workers for western North Dakota to provide relief for employees who are...
November 25, 2013 - 7:10pm
Watford City camp houses county government workers
WATFORD CITY — While crew camps for oil field workers have become common in western North Dakota in recent years, Watford City is home to a unique camp — one for county government workers. County workers have moved their offices to five mobile homes at the fairgrounds on the...
November 25, 2013 - 10:41am
November 18, 2013
Governor to form advisory panel on pipeline safety
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday he is forming an advisory panel to research the latest technologies available to enhance pipeline safety in North Dakota, saying a major oil spill discovered near Tioga on Sept. 29 has changed attitudes about possible problems with...
November 18, 2013 - 3:05pm
November 10, 2013
Job Service one of few ND agencies to see budget drop in past decade
BISMARCK — If there’s one loser amid the state’s huge government spending spree, it’s Job Service North Dakota. The state’s portal for job openings, unemployment insurance and labor market information is one of just a handful of state agencies whose general fund appropriations...
November 10, 2013 - 9:19am
Biggest bumps in budget all have links to oil boom
BISMARCK — Put North Dakota’s state spending surge under the microscope, and you’ll find winners and bigger winners. The price of North Dakota’s government has risen by nearly $9 billion since 2001 — $5.1 billion of that in state general fund money. Though the growth has...
November 10, 2013 - 9:18am
November 9, 2013
ND budget triples in a decade
BISMARCK — The growth in North Dakota’s economy, fueled by oil in the west and agriculture in the east, has enabled an explosion in state...
November 9, 2013 - 8:59pm