Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — Opponents of new rules that allow for disposal of oilfield waste with higher levels of radioactivity in North Dakota made emotional pleas to the State Health Council in a do-over meeting Tuesday, but the council ratified the rules it adopted a year ago while agreeing to study the issue further. About 60 people attended the meeting in the Capitol's Pioneer Room, many holding up yellow signs stating "Vote NO on the increase" and "Public health over profits."
BISMARCK — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat has fired his campaign consultants after racking up more than $50,000 in debt and is "going it alone" until the November election, he said Monday. Chase Iron Eyes, a Fort Yates attorney and American Indian activist who is challenging a two-term incumbent in Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, reported $30,866 in cash on hand and $53,378 in campaign debt on his April-through-June quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's top agriculture official warned Monday that training provided by the Humane Society of the United States on how to handle animal cruelty cases poses a threat to the state's livestock industry, but an HSUS spokesman said that's untrue and trainers are only going where invited. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said he believes the Humane Society's intentions behind the training "are misleading as they have a long history as an animal rights activist organization with the intention of ending animal agriculture."
BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill plugging a projected $310 million budget shortfall, bringing an end to a three-day special session. The House voted...
BISMARCK – Senate Democrats made impassioned pleas Wednesday for restoring funds cut from drug addiction treatment, property tax relief and social services programs, but Republicans citing the state’s bleak budget...
BISMARCK — Attempts to delay construction of a new North Dakota governor's residence fell short Tuesday as a committee deciding which bills to address during the Legislature's special session this...
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple opened a special session of the Legislature on Tuesday urging more belt-tightening as lawmakers attempt to remedy a $309.5 million budget shortfall with a combination...
BISMARCK — The federal judge overseeing a lawsuit filed by Native Americans who claim recent changes to North Dakota's voter identification laws are unconstitutional and discriminatory has granted a preliminary injunction requiring the state to put its 2012 voter ID laws back into place. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck issued the ruling Monday.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered most state agencies Monday to cut their budgets by an additional 2.5 percent to help offset a $310 million budget shortfall, intending for the...
BISMARCK — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a lawsuit brought by the North Dakota Farm Bureau seeking to overturn the state's anti-corporate farming law is so vague that the state can't properly respond to it, but a lawyer for the plaintiffs says the complaint is specific. The lawsuit filed June 2 in U.S. District Court in Bismarck claims the law passed by North Dakota voters in 1932 is unconstitutional and hurts farmers by limiting their ability to attract investment and secure financing and lowering the value of their farms.