Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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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.
A Mandan man faces murder and arson charges after the body of his neighbor was found inside the suspect’s burnt mobile home Thursday, police said.
With absentee voting already under way and the election less than a month out, large segments of likely North Dakota voters remain undecided about several key races and ballot measures, according to a statewide poll commissioned by Forum Communications Co.
BISMARCK – When the demands of work and his election campaign became too much, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger turned to the bottle. “I think it just kind of...
BISMARCK – State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger plans to return to work Thursday after spending more than a month away from the office to undergo treatment for alcohol addiction, a...
Candidates for North Dakota agriculture commissioner took stances Monday against a conservation fund on the Nov. 4 ballot, but Democrat Ryan Taylor tried to distinguish himself as the candidate who could reunite the farm and conservation communities once the dust settles.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed conservation fund on the Nov. 4 ballot have pumped more than $5 million into the election, campaign finance records show, and each side is criticizing the other’s support from out-of-state donors. Friday was the deadline for filing pre-general election statements with the secretary of state’s office, providing a snapshot of how much has been spent on efforts to pass or defeat Measure 5. The constitutional amendment – perhaps the most hotly contested of the eight measures on the statewide ballot – would establish a conservation fund and trust using 5 percent of the state’s share of oil extraction tax revenue over the next 25 years. If approved, the state budget office estimates the fund and trust would collect an estimated $308 million in the 2½ years, starting Jan. 1.
BISMARCK – A retired newspaper publisher and well-respected member of the North Dakota Legislature is writing his own ending as a lawmaker. “I often say that it’s OK to change...