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GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories, still cutting jobs
UPDATE: DAPL protest occurs Monday with 3 arrested, some say in response to MLK Day
Minnesota nun and former ND teacher who wrote to murderers dies at age 106
In SD, Yankton Sioux police consider cutting 911
Oilfield workers receive checks for unpaid wages from industry donor
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
Introspective off days are key to Karl-Anthony Towns' improvement
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
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
Port: NDDOT attaches ridiculous fiscal note to bill to increase speed limit
Port: The Ringling Brothers Circus has a monument in North Dakota
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
Thomas F. Murtha
Shirley A. Dvorak
Hilma K. Sargent
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
Burgum releases budget plan to legislative leaders calling for more cuts than Dalrymple
April 24, 2014
Industry poll: 70 percent Americans support Keystone XL
The American Petroleum Institute is using a new poll to show Americans’ support for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. With the latest delay -- the State Department on Friday said federal agencies needed more time to review the project in light of a Nebraska court dispute...
April 24, 2014 - 3:08pm
April 23, 2014
Axness: Current Public Service Commission leads from behind
As a candidate for the Public Service Commission, I could not agree more with the Grand Forks Herald’s April 20 editorial published in The Dickinson Press titled, “Regulators should be more proactive.” It should not take a pipeline leaking for days unreported, or a train exploding...
April 23, 2014 - 10:37pm
Townships awarded $5 million in energy impact grants
BISMARCK – Nearly 50 townships in North Dakota will receive a total of $5 million in grants to fix damaged roads and address other impacts of oil and gas activity. The state Land Board voted unanimously Wednesday to award a total of $6.1 million from the state’s Oil and Gas...
April 23, 2014 - 3:50pm
April 21, 2014
Dickinson, Watford City post offices to introduce ‘swipe and go’ technology
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today that six U.S. Postal Service locations across the state will be introducing mobile point of sale devices this week. Post offices in Dickinson and Watford City are among those who will begin using mPOS devices, which allow employees...
April 21, 2014 - 3:20pm
April 18, 2014
Federal judge strikes down Minnesota rules on out-of-state power plants
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A federal judge has blocked restrictions set by the state of Minnesota that tried to limit businesses in North Dakota and other states from building coal-fired power plants and selling the electricity in Minnesota. The ruling issued Friday found that Minnesota's...
April 18, 2014 - 5:03pm
April 16, 2014
Peterson, Cramer start 2014 with fundraising edge
U.S. Reps. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Collin Peterson of Minnesota started 2014 with big fundraising advantages over their challengers for the November election. Democratic challenger and state Sen. George B. Sinner, who didn’t start fundraising in North Dakota until he...
April 16, 2014 - 1:51pm
April 15, 2014
Cramer’s campaign war chest tops $500K
BISMARCK – U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has more than $500,000 in his campaign coffers to try to fend off a challenge from Democratic state Sen. George B. Sinner in November, according to disclosure reports. Quarterly campaign finance reports had to be filed by Tuesday with the Federal...
April 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
April 10, 2014
US needs ‘realistic policies that support coal’
When asked why I am so passionate about making sure our energy policies work for coal, I point out two numbers: 80 and 13,000. Abundant, affordable...
April 10, 2014 - 3:54pm
Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31
WASHINGTON -- Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31. "We need a definitive timeline laid out, a...
April 10, 2014 - 9:41am
April 9, 2014
Other views: A lesson in how not to do it
The losers in an attempt to wrest the Republican endorsement from incumbent North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring are leaders of the North Dakota Farm Bureau. Winners, in addition to Goehring, are Republican legislators who should be less intimidated by the bureau’s...
April 9, 2014 - 5:35pm
April 8, 2014
Pew study ranks N.D. first again in election performance
BISMARCK – The results are in, and North Dakota has retained the nation’s top spot when it comes to how it runs elections, according to a study released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Peace Garden State led the country for the second consecutive time in Pew’s...
April 8, 2014 - 2:38pm
April 6, 2014
Ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge
MINOT -– North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson...
April 6, 2014 - 9:45pm
Conservation amendment proponents hold meeting in Jamestown
JAMESTOWN -- A ballot initiative that would provide funding for wildlife conservation from oil tax revenues was discussed at a meeting held by members of the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday night. The proposed initiative...
April 6, 2014 - 9:42pm
April 5, 2014
Party leaders warn against complacency at GOP convention
MINOT – Republican leaders warned against complacency as they celebrated the party’s successes at the beginning of the GOP State Convention on Saturday in Minot. “If we act like we’re in first place, we’ll soon be in second,” state party Chairman Bob Harms said. Gov....
April 5, 2014 - 12:04pm
April 4, 2014
Republicans stream into Minot for GOP state convention
MINOT — Republicans from across the state began rolling into the “Magic City” on Friday for the North Dakota GOP State Convention. As of 6 p.m., 980 delegates and 25 alternates were signed up for the convention, with most expected to register this morning at the State Fair...
April 4, 2014 - 10:44pm