Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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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.
BISMARCK – Competing proposals to fast-track more than $800 million for infrastructure projects in the Oil Patch and non-oil producing areas will get their first shake in the Senate Appropriations...
North Dakota elected officials could legally pack heat in the state Capitol and other public buildings if lawmakers approve a bill sponsored by a dozen Republicans.
BISMARCK – Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks, called it “somewhat of a foregone conclusion.” Republican Sen. Lonnie Laffen, also from Grand Forks, said it’s “a done deal.” North...
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s chairman urged state leaders Thursday to do more to protect public safety and the environment and reconsider their approach to government relations with the state’s unique tribes, saying that when it comes to policymaking, “one size does not always fit all.”
North Dakota’s top oil regulator told lawmakers crafting the state’s budget Thursday that lower crude prices are spelling gloom but not doom for the nation’s second-leading oil producer.
Gerald VandeWalle, the farm boy from Noonan who rose to become the longest-serving chief justice of North Dakota’s Supreme Court, humbly accepted the state’s highest honor on Wednesday.
A lack of resources in North Dakota’s courts has led to a system of “conveyor-belt justice” where hearings are often run by script and concluded in less than five minutes, Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle said Wednesday as he called on lawmakers to approve more judges and court staff.
BISMARCK – North Dakota is “stronger than ever,” and depressed oil prices shouldn’t prevent the state from boosting tax relief and continuing the progress made on roads, housing and other...