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September 9, 2014
ND House leader Carlson says bill would spend $30 million to $50 million to enhance recreation opportunities
BISMARCK – While criticizing a ballot measure that would divert millions of dollars in North Dakota oil tax revenue into a conservation fund, House Majority Leader Al Carlson said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would spend $30 million to $50 million to enhance...
September 9, 2014 - 9:38pm
September 7, 2014
Scotch draws Monday's headlines
September 7, 2014 - 11:48pm
August 5, 2014
ND draft bills aim to ease burden on jails; drug paraphernalia offenses would be reduced
BISMARCK – A group studying ways to take pressure off of North Dakota’s crowded prisons and jails voted Tuesday to advance bills that would give judges more discretion over mandatory minimum sentences and juvenile transfers to adult court, and make it a less severe offense to...
August 5, 2014 - 8:59pm
August 2, 2014
Accidents, addictions run Oil Patch ER ragged
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Dr. Donita Diamond came to western North Dakota from Detroit to get away from crime and kids showing up in her clinic with bullet wounds. But after five months in the trenches of the McKenzie County Clinic and the hospital’s emergency room in Watford City,...
August 2, 2014 - 10:56pm
GOP governor candidates split on greater Minnesota issues
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s major Republican governor candidates have sounded a lot like four peas in a pod, showing few policy differences. However, when asked about how they would deal with areas outside the Twin Cities, some splits begin to surface. Those questions especially...
August 2, 2014 - 10:47pm
July 30, 2014
Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling on birth control
DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control. During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul,...
July 30, 2014 - 9:04pm
July 19, 2014
Minnesota political notebook: Minn. House seat race campaigns rake in millions
St. Paul Everyone knew that U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden will run rich campaigns if they face off in November, as expected, but a couple of mostly rural U.S. House races involve more money than usual. Northern and east-central Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District...
July 19, 2014 - 9:44pm
July 12, 2014
Minnesota political notebook: Renewable fuels group blasts 'Big Oil'
ST. PAUL - The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary. Independent gasoline stations are 4- to 6-times more likely to sell higher blends...
news / legislature
July 12, 2014 - 11:38pm
MnSCU change expert's $2M contract raises questions
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has hired a consultant to help it launch a far-reaching overhaul. The $2 million contract with McKinsey & Co., though, comes as a surprise to students and faculty actively involved with Charting the Future, MnSCU’s...
news / education
July 12, 2014 - 11:28pm
ND DUI reforms show promise in first year
FARGO – A year after a tougher driving-under-the-influence law went into effect in North Dakota, officials say it is still too soon to pop open the champagne and declare it a success – but there is some call for optimism. The law deals out harsher penalties to drunken and drugged-up...
news / crime
July 12, 2014 - 11:16pm
July 5, 2014
Report: ND has 'major service gaps' in treating mental illness
FARGO – Untreated mental illness ending in suicide. Parents giving up their children so they can receive proper psychiatric care. Adults with mental illness locked in jail because services are lacking. Those are among the problems documented by an independent review of behavioral...
July 5, 2014 - 11:36pm
July 1, 2014
Minnesota budget reserve up
ST. PAUL - Minnesota officials bumped up the state budget reserve $150 million Tuesday, the first increase in 13 years. Legislation that took effect Tuesday altered the $39 billion, two-year state budget lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton adopted a year ago. The reserve increase included...
July 1, 2014 - 12:21pm
June 18, 2014
N.D. lawmakers to get first look at new license plate design next week
BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers will get their first look next week at a proposed new license plate design that could replace the award-winning “Discover the Spirit” design that’s been in use since 1993. The North Dakota Department of Transportation will present its...
June 18, 2014 - 9:40pm
June 4, 2014
ND higher ed board expects to seek large budget increase in 2015
GRAND FORKS – Nothing is set in stone, but North Dakota higher education officials have said they are going to be asking for a lot of money during this upcoming legislative session. The State Board of Higher Education’s Budget and Finance Committee discussed its budget request...
news / education
June 4, 2014 - 9:56pm
May 31, 2014
McFadden comes back to take GOP Senate endorsement
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Twin Cities businessman Mike McFadden took the Republican endorsement to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in a come-from-behind victory this afternoon. "I look forward to taking the fight to Al Franken," he said after being declared the winner. Vote...
May 31, 2014 - 2:36pm