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A bill that would have forced the University of North Dakota to wait another two and a half years before adopting a new nickname to replace the "Fighting Sioux" failed in the House of Representatives on Friday.
Uncertainty over the price of crude oil and “sobering” projections for North Dakota’s oil tax revenues over the next two years spurred Democratic lawmakers Thursday to call for backup budgeting and a study of the state’s volatility in tax collections.
The president of an advertising firm that was criticized last fall for requesting contact information for North Dakota college students lobbied against a bill Thursday that would keep such data confidential.
Legislation that would require North Dakota high school students to pass a civics exam based on the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate cruised through the House of Representatives on Thursday.
BISMARCK – A bill that would require the University of North Dakota to wait until July 2017 to adopt a new nickname as a replacement for the “Fighting Sioux” received...
A bill that would require North Dakota high school students to pass a civics test based on the U.S. citizenship exam before graduating cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday with flying colors – specifically red, white and blue.
Contentious orders approved by North Dakota regulators to curb natural gas flaring and make Bakken crude oil safer for transport would be dragged back through a lengthy rulemaking process or become void under a bill sponsored by nine Republican lawmakers.
Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says “the integrity of the Senate is on the line” in upcoming confirmation hearings for State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich and another board member, after a string of controversies within the North Dakota University System.
Legislation that would provide state funding to expand early childhood education in North Dakota drew plenty of support during its first hearing Tuesday, but leaders of two education groups also said they want to ensure it’s not a gateway to vouchers for private schools.
Technology designed to ease traffic jams in California could find a new testing ground on North Dakota’s vast stretches of highway if state lawmakers approve a bill heard Friday that would set rules for testing self-driving vehicles.