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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
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
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
November 14, 2014
Group outlines goals, uses for state’s Legacy Fund: Trust could grow to $230B by 2060
BISMARCK — A voter-approved trust fund that has socked away more than $2.4 billion in North Dakota oil and gas tax revenue since 2011 could balloon to $230 billion by 2060 under a scenario outlined Thursday by a group that spent the last year developing a road map for the fund. The...
November 14, 2014 - 12:22am
October 29, 2014
Governor’s task force finishes ND property tax reform bill
BISMARCK — A task force created by Gov. Jack Dalrymple to reform and simplify the state’s property tax system unanimously approved a bill draft Wednesday that would purge more than 50 tax levies from North Dakota law. The bill, which will go to the Legislature in January, would...
October 29, 2014 - 4:36pm
October 24, 2014
Dems: GOP misled voters
FARGO — North Dakota Democrats went on the offensive Friday, accusing the state’s Republican lawmakers of misleading voters about an attempt...
October 24, 2014 - 11:03pm
October 19, 2014
Where should the money go? Poll: North Dakotans say oil-producing counties not getting enough funds
The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive enough state oil impact...
October 19, 2014 - 12:00am
September 20, 2014
State law prohibits oil wealth checks
FARGO — While Alaska residents will get nearly $1,900 each this year from a state oil wealth trust fund, it could lead North Dakotans to wonder why their state doesn’t do the same. The answer is simple. In North Dakota, it would be unconstitutional, said John Walstad, legal division...
September 20, 2014 - 11:15pm
August 29, 2014
New oil forecast shows proposed conservation fund would receive $259 million in 2015-17
BISMARCK — A new forecast released Friday gives a clearer picture of how much of North Dakota’s oil tax revenue would go into a proposed conservation fund on the November ballot. If voters approve the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment, it will create a conservation fund...
August 29, 2014 - 1:50pm
August 13, 2014
Sides debate ND conservation measure at Chamber summit
BISMARCK — Supporters and opponents of a proposed ballot measure that would funnel millions of North Dakota oil tax dollars into a conservation fund locked horns in their first public debate Wednesday, arguing the fund’s cost, governance and potential impacts to farmers and ranchers. Sponsors...
August 13, 2014 - 11:54pm
July 18, 2014
Clean Water amendment backers will skip State Fair forum
BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed conservation fund that would draw from North Dakota oil tax revenue are gathering petition signatures at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, but they’ve declined to publicly debate the measure’s merits with the coalition group opposing it. Sponsors...
July 18, 2014 - 11:50pm
June 10, 2014
Group claims signatures for conservation measure gathered illegally at polling sites
BISMARCK – A group opposing a proposed measure that would set aside millions of dollars in North Dakota oil tax revenue to create a conservation...
June 10, 2014 - 5:23pm
May 7, 2014
Dalrymple calls for hold-even agency budgets with option for increases
BISMARCK — As North Dakota sits on billions of dollars in oil tax revenues, Gov. Jack Dalrymple called on state agencies Wednesday to develop hold-even budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium but left the door open to requests for more money to meet growth-related needs. It’s the...
May 7, 2014 - 5:26pm
October 18, 2013
No limit placed on first round of Outdoor Heritage Fund grants
BISMARCK -- The panel that will recommend which projects receive grants through North Dakota's new Outdoor Heritage Fund decided Thursday not to cap the dollars that will be awarded during the first grant round, despite one member warning an expensive multi-year project could quickly...
October 18, 2013 - 12:00am
September 26, 2013
Whiting VP: ND should cut oil tax by half
The vice president of corporate and government relations for Whiting Petroleum said Thursday that the oil extraction and production tax in North Dakota should be slashed by more than 50 percent. Speaking at the annual North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties meeting...
September 26, 2013 - 8:04pm
May 2, 2013
House rejects oil tax restructuring measure
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tribal tax agreement. Rep. David Drovdal, R-Arnegard, said the conference committee...
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am
February 16, 2011
ND House defeats oil tax cut
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's oil taxes should be left alone in the face of high oil prices and a drilling boom, the state House decided Tuesday. Representatives defeated a proposed tax cut, sponsored by two Democratic lawmakers, that would have shaved North Dakota's top oil tax...
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am