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State Board of Higher Education approves change in tenure policy
North Dakota legislators take mid-session break, assess work of the 'first period'
Burgum signs protest bills after main camp is cleared
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Two found dead in house fire in northwest Minnesota
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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
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Davies girls make hockey history with quarterfinal win
Fourth line sparks Central boys to opening-round win
Midgets open state tournament against undefeated Knights
Blue Hawks find a way past Dakota State in tourney opener
Before prep for Waldorf, Blue Hawks took time to celebrate title
Port: Gov. Burgum on remaining #NoDAPL protesters: 'More have moved than left'
Kathleen Wrigley: Marsy's Law does not protect victims' names
Port: Reminder: The #NoDAPL protesters in camp are no longer standing with Standing Rock
Port: State of North Dakota buys hotel rooms and bus tickets home for #NoDAPL protesters
Port: Feds a no-show again as N.D. police receive hazmat training before squaring off with protesters
Matthew D. Butler
Jacob R. "Jake" Renner
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
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
September 24, 2015
Pope tells Congress U.S. should reject hostility to immigrants, protect human life
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis told Congress on Thursday that the United States should reject a "mindset of hostility" to immigrants, directly addressing...
News/Nation and World
September 24, 2015 - 12:57pm
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 21, 2015
Letter: ND counties revive infamous ‘separate but equal’ doctrine
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality, Kathy Schwab, the Stark County recorder, and Diane Link, the Walsh County recorder, indicated that — because of their religious views — they were uncomfortable issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The...
July 21, 2015 - 2:53pm
July 14, 2015
Walsh County recorder declines to issue same-sex licenses
GRAFTON — Walsh County Commission last week granted a request from County Recorder Diane Link to relieve her of marriage licensing and officiating duties after she said it would go against her beliefs to grant licenses to same-sex couples. Link said she believes marriage is between...
July 14, 2015 - 10:33pm
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
June 29, 2015
Judge rules N.D. gay marriage ban ‘unconstitutional and invalid’ after Supreme Court decision
BISMARCK – A federal judge declared Monday that North Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage is “unconstitutional and invalid,” following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Friday striking down similar bans in other states. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson granted...
June 29, 2015 - 5:22pm
June 26, 2015
Marriage law overrides ban in ND, elsewhere
BISMARCK — Gay rights supporters in North Dakota celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage Friday, a historic...
News/Nation and World
June 26, 2015 - 11:37pm
April 29, 2015
ND couple rallies for gay rights outside Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - -"Love can't wait" ... "Love is equal" ... "Love wins" .... These slogans were shouted out Tuesday morning by hundreds of people...
News/Nation and World
April 29, 2015 - 4:37am
January 12, 2015
U.S. judge: South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional
South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage violates the right to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Judge Karen Schreier ruled in favor of six same-sex couples who challenged the South Dakota ban on gay marriage...
January 12, 2015 - 4:30pm