Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted Tuesday to impose a $25,000 civil penalty on four parties with ties to construction work done on a saltwater disposal well site...
North Dakotans are more satisfied than other Americans when it comes to their state’s economy, schools and overall standard of living, but the love affair fades on the subject of whether the state is a good place for racial minorities, immigrants and gay and lesbian people, according to a new poll. The Gallup poll released Monday was conducted from June to December of last year. It involved phone interviews with about 600 randomly sampled adults in every state. North Dakota respondents had the nation’s highest level of satisfaction on 17 of the 49 questions, including standard of living, ability to find a quality job, schools and air quality. Their level of satisfaction was above average on 26 questions and below average on six questions.
Backers of a proposed conservation fund are shining the spotlight on North Dakota’s second-to-last ranking in state park acreage and the fact it hasn’t added a new state park since the 1980s as examples of why the growing state needs to spend more on parks and recreation.
An initiated measure aimed at changing North Dakota’s pharmacy ownership law will appear on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Friday.
BISMARCK – A search committee that initially considered only internal candidates for the next director of the North Dakota Historical Society but later opened up the search amid objections to...
A judge here increased bond to $3,000 cash and ordered electronic monitoring Thursday for a Fargo man who was convicted of animal cruelty and now stands accused of violating his probation by possessing horses and a mule.
After a soggy event Saturday that proved North Dakotans won’t let a little rain ruin a good party, those in charge of the 125th celebration of statehood are looking forward to the official Nov. 2 commemoration.
A wind energy project that’s been in the works since 2008 won final approval Wednesday from the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The three-member panel voted unanimously to grant an order of public convenience and necessity for the Border Winds project, which will consist of 66 wind turbines north of Rolla, N.D., near the U.S.-Canada border.
The Obama administration’s drug czar chose North Dakota oil country on Tuesday to unveil the White House’s updated strategy for fighting illicit drug movement on the U.S.-Canada border, highlighting the “emerging threat” posed by synthetic drugs and drug trafficking in the Bakken oilfield region.
A man convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment in the deaths of more than 100 horses was arrested Monday after a search of his north Fargo residence uncovered a horse and a mule in his backyard – his second alleged probation violation in the past three weeks.