Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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A Nevada polling firm that made pre-recorded phone calls to North Dakotans on behalf of supporters of a proposed conservation fund has agreed to pay $2,000 to settle a complaint that it violated the state’s “do not call” law.
After an exhaustive investigation, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has failed to locate a dozen guns that came to light as missing from its hunter education program after a scathing audit report in June, Director Terry Steinwand told lawmakers Thursday.
Officials say a $5 million injection of federal funds announced Tuesday will provide training for hundreds of first-responders in how to deal with dangerous incidents on the nation’s railroads, including oil-by-rail mishaps like the fiery derailment that shook Casselton, N.D., in December.
Opponents of Measure 5 will flex their political muscle in North Dakota’s largest cities Wednesday, highlighting the number of state lawmakers, local elected officials and business leaders fighting the Nov. 4 ballot measure that would establish a conservation fund with oil tax revenue.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple rolled out a plan Monday to spend more than $80 million on state parks and conservation efforts as a “sound and balanced” alternative to a November ballot measure that would establish a conservation fund supported by oil tax revenue. “In my opinion, this is a better way to go,” he said. The governor’s plan calls on lawmakers to approve one-time spending of $30.4 million to build new campsites, cabins, roads and trails and convert about 200 acres of state-owned land near the Missouri River Correctional Center south of Bismarck into a day park with public access to the river. He also proposes raising the cap on the new Outdoor Heritage Fund from $30 million this biennium to $50 million in 2015-2017 and adjusting the formula so the fund, which is supported by tax revenue from oil and gas production, reaches its maximum level.
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Democrats say a request for the contact information of North Dakota college students by an ad agency with close Republican ties runs counter to the party’s platform adopted in April.
North Dakota Democrats asked Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Thursday to block a Republican-friendly ad agency from obtaining contact information for some 48,000 students at the state’s public colleges and universities.
Western North Dakota counties struggling to keep pace with oil and gas development would more than double their current take of oil tax revenue under a revised formula pitched by Republican lawmakers Wednesday.
North Dakota State University covered about $20,600 in lost wages for employees who fell victim to an email scam in August, according to a report presented to state lawmakers Wednesday that included previously unreleased details about the so-called “spear phishing” attack.