Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple hinted Tuesday that a Republican plan to solve a $309.5 million budget shortfall during next week's special legislative session could include a $100 million draw from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats attending the party's national convention in Philadelphia this week are hoping for some excitement to counter the momentum Donald Trump enjoyed from a wild Republican National Convention last week. But the 22 delegates may not be much help to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton in her historic quest to become the first woman to win a major party's nomination for president.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Transportation has saved about $80 million through lower bids for road projects this year, but the state’s economic slowdown also has produced lower...
BISMARCK — Democratic lawmakers on Thursday will release their plan for balancing the state's budget during a special session next month, hoping majority Republicans will consider the proposal as they ready their own plan crafted by GOP leadership and Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
BISMARCK — After receiving an application for the largest individual wind farm permit in state history, North Dakota utility regulators Wednesday warned that the continuing shift to wind power and pending shutdown of the state's oldest coal-fired power plant threaten power grid reliability. Glacier Ridge Wind Farm LLC filed an application last week asking the Public Service Commission for permission to build a 300.15-megawatt wind farm with up to 87 turbines on about 54 square miles of land five miles northeast of Valley City in Barnes County.
BISMARCK — The fuss raised by former North Dakota GOP chairman Gary Emineth on Monday at the Republican National Convention wasn't about unbinding delegates or stopping Donald Trump from becoming the party's presidential nominee, he said — he simply wanted a roll-call vote on the convention rules. But Emineth and other petitioners didn't get it, and while he was still stewing about it Tuesday in Cleveland, he said it was time for delegates to move on and unite behind Trump.
BISMARCK — Prized pigs and ribbon-worthy crafts could earn youngsters a bit less at the North Dakota State Fair next year. State agencies are proposing cuts to staff, equipment, travel and other areas—including State Fair prize premiums—to comply with 10 percent cuts ordered by Gov. Jack Dalrymple as they begin to submit their general fund budget requests for next biennium. With nowhere else to cut, fair Manager Renae Korslien said the State Fair Association had no choice but to slash premiums by more than $50,000.
BISMARCK – A second state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to delay construction of a new North Dakota governor’s residence, saying his bill has been in the works for weeks...
BISMARCK — Rulemakers for the Republican National Convention killed any chance Friday of a last-ditch effort to dump Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee, confirming what the head of the North Dakota Republican Party saw happening a day earlier. "I feel like it's moving the other way. I think people are rallying behind him," GOP chairman Kelly Armstrong said Thursday by phone from Cleveland, site of the four-day convention that starts Monday. "It's not like 'aw shucks,' kicking dirt."
BISMARCK – After seeing its largest monthly drop ever in April, North Dakota oil production rebounded slightly in May but is still expected to dip below 1 million barrels per...