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'I been watching you': A child killer taunted little girls with terrifying notes, police say. After 30 years, DNA led to an arrest.
Baby dies from 'lethal combination of drugs' hours after his mother breastfed him, police say
The Midwest eases its Trump swoon and flirts again with Democratic candidates
A 71-year-old Florida man tied a gun to a weather balloon to fake his own murder, police say
Jaguar escapes zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals
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Unhealthy burden: Steep medical bills can add stress to periods of bad health
It's not your imagination: airline restrooms are getting smaller
After Deepwater Horizon, a new BP emerges
Northrop Grumman CEO will step down
SD wheat being harvested even as crops still being planted
place a business brief
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
ND wind companies required to plan ahead for restoring land
Lawmakers offer mixed views of Scott Pruitt's mark on EPA
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
To reduce waste, try this instead of that
How to transform a bakery croissant into something marvelous
Study finds decrease in early deaths in ND
Volcano stops student mission trip in tracks
She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits into an unbelievably small jar
Fernando Rodney works early, then flies to Miami to become U.S. citizen
Twins top Rays thanks to Dozier's walk-off grand slam
France lifts second World Cup after winning classic final
Kim pours it on, wins John Deere Classic by eight shots
VAR plays key role in World Cup final, but was it the way FIFA intended?
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Commentary: Summer 'movecation' is no holiday
Commentary: Are capricious state regulators contributing to ND's child care shortage?
Even in dark times, hang on to hope
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ND farmer etches grandson's marriage proposal into field
New Rockford, N.D., woman celebrates 108th birthday
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New weightlifting studio sees early success
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Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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November 9, 2016
Voters reject Measure 4, an attempt to raise ND’s tobacco tax, in blowout
FARGO -- Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, rejected the first increase to North Dakota’s tobacco tax since 1993. Measure 4 aimed to raise taxes from...
November 9, 2016 - 8:37am
November 5, 2016
LETTER: Vote No on Measure 4
I feel that I must speak out in opposition to Measure 4, the initiated measure that would quintuple the tobacco tax in North Dakota. It is a noble goal to see smoking reduced in our state, but this isn't the way to do it. It may get a small percentage of the populace to give up...
November 5, 2016 - 9:26pm
October 25, 2016
North Dakota veterans address complaints from Measure 4 opponents
FARGO — Campaigns surrounding Measure 4, the proposed tobacco tax increase on the state's ballot, are heating up in the final two weeks...
October 25, 2016 - 6:39pm
October 24, 2016
Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, but opponents fear $70 million annual 'blank check'
FARGO—A proposed increase in the state's tobacco tax could bring in $70 million each year, but that isn't why proponents put it on the...
October 24, 2016 - 6:15pm
October 22, 2016
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
GRAND FORKS—No, the Dakota Access Pipeline is not going to cross sacred ground, as the presence of an existing pipeline in the previously dug-up corridor proves. Yes, the Standing Rock tribe had lots of chances to influence the pipeline's route during the two-year-long permitting...
October 22, 2016 - 9:40pm
Letter: Measure 4 doesn't have enough specifics
There are many things about Measure 4 that concern me. One of them is that the spending programs, which are very vaguely described, are locked in for seven years. So what happens if there are problems? What if there is actual fraud or abuse or waste?
October 22, 2016 - 9:39pm
October 19, 2016
Our View: A mixed bag on ND measures
Regarding the five measures on the North Dakota statewide ballot on Nov. 8: Constitutional Measure 1 requires members of the Legislature to live in the district they represent. This is little more than common sense. Vote "yes."
October 19, 2016 - 12:00am
October 17, 2016
Letter: Government needs to get out of 'sin tax' business
It is my intention in writing this editorial so that all citizens can read this in all North Dakota newspapers. Citizens, please vote "no" on Measure 4 in the upcoming state measure voting. Slam the door shut to government control! It is nothing but a scam. But more importantly, a...
October 17, 2016 - 4:42pm
August 25, 2016
Government regulation, public health at issue in tobacco tax debate
BISMARCK—Public health costs and veterans' needs were pitted against the correct level of government regulation of business during a debate...
August 25, 2016 - 6:03pm
August 19, 2016
Debate lighting up over tobacco tax hike
FARGO — Tobacco firms have cracked open their checkbooks to prepare to snuff out an attempt to pass an initiated measure that would bring...
August 19, 2016 - 7:21pm
November 5, 2014
North Dakota voters reject banning future spending measures
BISMARCK — A ballot measure brought by Republican lawmakers that would ban future attempts by North Dakota voters to inject spending mandates into the state constitution was being decided at the polls Tuesday. Measure 4 also would require that initiated measures estimated to have...
November 5, 2014 - 1:46am
November 4, 2014
N.D. decide on changes to initiated measure process
BISMARCK – A ballot measure brought by Republican lawmakers that would ban future attempts by North Dakota voters to inject spending mandates into the state constitution was being decided at the polls Tuesday. Measure 4 also would require that initiated measures estimated to...
November 4, 2014 - 4:50pm
October 24, 2014
Letter: Trusting ND citizens: ‘No’ on 4, ‘Yes’ on 5
On this year’s state ballot, there’s no shortage of initiated questions demanding rejection, but none as richly deserving of a resounding “No” as Measure 4. In no uncertain terms, the arrogant legislators pushing Measure 4 are asking us: Are you voters too stupid and irresponsible...
October 24, 2014 - 6:10pm
October 21, 2014
Measure 4 aims to limit initiated ballot measures
BISMARCK – If someone wants to know why North Dakota Republican lawmakers put Measure 4 on the November ballot, Sen. David Hogue tells them to look no further than Measure 5. Measure 5 is the constitutional amendment that would direct 5 percent of the state’s oil extraction...
October 21, 2014 - 3:04pm
September 20, 2014
Omdahl: Legislature questions intelligence of voters
Measure 4 on the November ballot is the latest attempt by the Legislature to restrict citizen use of the initiative process by which voters can propose measures for a vote of the people. If passed, it would prohibit the secretary of state from putting on the ballot any citizen proposal...
September 20, 2014 - 11:40pm