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North Dakota’s top education official wants to copy a Montana program that weaves the history and culture of American Indian tribes into classroom instruction, and the first step was an Indian Education Summit held Tuesday in Bismarck.
When organizers approached the Leith City Council last spring about a 105th anniversary celebration for the small town beleaguered by white supremacist Craig Cobb, council members wanted one assurance.
A record high deposit of $112 million will be made into North Dakota’s Legacy Fund this month, pushing the rainy day fund’s balance past $2.2 billion, State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt announced Thursday.
A new report on state governments’ rainy day funds ranked North Dakota as the second most tax-volatile state in the nation, but the analysis didn’t consider the state’s more than $2 billion Legacy Fund from oil and gas tax revenues.
Eighteen firearms are still missing after a critical audit of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department found the agency hadn’t properly inventoried guns used in its hunter education program for at least eight years, department Director Terry Steinwand told lawmakers Wednesday.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he plans to request more funding and personnel to help tackle the ongoing rise of drug trafficking, prostitution and violent crimes in North Dakota, especially in western oil-producing counties that saw a 23 percent spike in aggravated assault reports last year.
What goes up may not necessarily have to come down if a Fargo firm successfully develops drones that would fly nonstop by harnessing solar rays and hot air and using power more efficiently.
As North Dakota officials continue to haggle over the purchase of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, preservationists are inviting volunteers to help fix up the homestead during an old-fashioned, barn-raising-style event in August.
Oil companies producing more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face oil production restrictions if they fail to meet gas capture goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb the flaring of natural gas.
Drug arrests climbed by nearly 20 percent in North Dakota last year, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told lawmakers Tuesday, warning the state has “a completely different situation than we had with the drug cases even 10 years ago.”