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The owner of a mummified dinosaur uncovered in North Dakota has reached a deal with the State Historical Society that will keep the rare fossil on display at the state’s newly expanded Heritage Center in exchange for a $3 million grant. Historical Society Director Merl Paaverud called the agreement with the Marmarth Research Foundation the “opportunity of a lifetime.” “They have been offered other places that wanted it, so we feel honored that they would consider keeping it here,” he said of the fossil, nicknamed Dakota.
Come Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.
North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said Thursday he will ask the state Legislature for funding for two inspectors to help resolve complaints from landowners, farmers and ranchers unhappy with how their land has been restored around pipelines.
Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny was placed on indefinite paid leave Wednesday for alleged misconduct involving alcohol use, North Dakota University System officials said.
An interim committee of lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to send the Legislature a K-12 funding package with more than $400 million in new spending and an overall price tag of more than $2 billion, the largest education funding bill in state history.
Leaders of groups representing North Dakota school administrators spoke out Wednesday against a November ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue, saying it could threaten school funding.
Backers and foes of a proposed conservation fund on the Nov. 4 ballot clashed in a spirited debate Tuesday over how the money would be spent and whether it could lead to nonprofit groups buying up farmland in North Dakota.
BISMARCK – A company unveiled plans Monday for a $4 billion manufacturing plant in North Dakota that will convert a byproduct of natural gas processing into an ingredient for plastic...
BISMARCK – Spokesmen for the campaigns supporting and opposing Measure 5 both said they were encouraged by poll results published Sunday that found the contest over the proposed conservation fund...
With billions of dollars in oil tax revenue at stake and millions in campaign funds already committed, Measure 5 is shaping up to be the hottest race on the November ballot -- and possibly one of closest, based on a new poll.