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The faces of legislative leaders were sometimes somber on Thursday after a revised revenue forecast for North Dakota was released. From left, Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood, a…
BISMARCK, N.D. — Staring down a revised state revenue forecast Thursday projecting oil revenues to be half of what was projected just a month ago for the 2015-17 biennium, lawmakers called for caution but not panic in the budgeting process.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The bizarre and headline-grabbing story of the tiny town of Leith taking on a white supremacist movement is packing theaters at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week in Salt Lake City.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the second oil patch fatality accident within two days involving a semi and passenger vehicle.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil spilled from two separate tank storage incidents, one in Bottineau County near Mohall, and one in Williams County near Williston, according to reports filed Wednesday.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday took extensive testimony on a series of bills aimed at addressing the issue of human trafficking in the state. Many took on a victim-centered approach as advocated by the state's attorney general, Wayne Stenehjem.
State Sen. Dick Dever, R-Bismarck, testifies in support of SB2199 involving the crimes of human trafficking to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Wednesday. In the background is state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Whether or not educators or staff at schools should be allowed to conceal carry firearms drew heated debate before lawmakers Tuesday.
Rep. Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City, holds a handgun vault as he introduces HB1195, allowing for a concealed firearm in a school, during a House Education Committee hearing held at the state Capitol in Bismarck on Tuesday. Kiefert is one of the co-sponsors of the bill.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Paula Condol doesn’t want to see an 8-year-old charged with a sex offense.
The therapists at Sanford Health Dakota Children's Advocacy Center in Bismarck are, from left, Angela Kuntz, Ashley Steckler, Paula Condol and Chelsea Axt. Kuntz is a therapist; Steckler is the executive director of Children's Advocacy Center of North Dakota; Condol is the director of the Sa…
BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the Bakken to work are facing worries of their own.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Joey Schleicher is a 200-pound redhead who was standing at the produce department of a Minot grocery store when she overheard a fit woman in yoga pants tell the man she was with that it was nice to see someone such as Schleicher buying vegetables for a change.
BISMARCK, N.D. — This year’s second death in the oil fields is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
BISMARCK, N.D.— The North Dakota Department of Health will sample drinking water at Williston and possibly other municipal sources to see whether oil spilled into the Yellowstone River last weekend is cause for public concern.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Even though the number of rigs drilling the Bakken drops daily, Williston Job Service manager Cindy Sanford said her office isn’t slowing down.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill to get the State Health Department prepared for new radioactive waste rules will be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in the Capitol Fort Union room.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The state health department reported a brine and oil spill Wednesday in Renville County.
MANDAREE, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at an oil well near Mandaree.
BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at a QEP Resources oil well location near Mandaree.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers have re-introduced a bill that would allow anyone with a Class 1 concealed carry permit to carry a firearm in a school, so long as they have the permission of that school's governing body.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Stark County Sheriff's Department and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating a shooting that took place early Monday morning.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The latest chapter in the University of North Dakota nickname saga began Monday in the form of a bill that, if approved, would extend a moratorium on implementing a new nickname for another two years.
University of North Dakota President Robert Kelly addresses members of the House Education Committee in his opposition to HB1155 during a House Education Committee hearing held Monday morning at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The bill would prohibit the university or the Board of Higher Educ…
BISMARCK, N.D. — Brian and Caitlin Veitz met in college. He works in the oil fields and she's a substitute teacher. They've been married for nearly five years and are pregnant with their first baby, Kieran Jane Veitz.
BISMARCK, N.D. — All of North Dakota is included in either a blizzard warning or a winter weather advisory because of strong wind and blowing snow.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Another dip in oil prices Monday, briefly touching a five-year low at less than $50 a barrel, caused an upset in the stock exchange and focused more attention on response by companies drilling the Bakken in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Filling rooms hasn’t been hard for the Missouri Flats Inn in Williston since oil production started booming in the western part of the state.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A vehicle collision led officers in McKenzie County in northwest North Dakota to arrest three Mexican nationals for allegedly trafficking 30 grams of methamphetamine.
Towns such as Williston and Watford City see any downturn in oil production as an opportunity to catch up to housing and infrastructure demands.
BISMARCK, N.D. — As oil drilling is forecast to see a downturn in the Bakken in 2015, the mayor of Watford City concedes people want to know what will happen in one of the fastest-growing towns in the oil patch.
Morgan Chase Development partners Richard Brown, left, and Joe Marques packed up their application Aug. 21 for a 318-unit oil worker hotel in Fryburg. However, Brown is back for another try with a scaled-down project this week.
FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg school into housing for oil workers.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Leaders with the Dakota Resource Council said Monday they believe more study is needed before implementing recommendations from the radioactive oilfield waste study released last week by the North Dakota Department of Health.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Several small towns in western North Dakota are looking for replacements as Alco stores in the communities close.
Jessie Lais, of Stanton, and her daughter, Khira Zenker, shop the Hazen Alco store late Tuesday afternoon. The store among all the company’s properites will be sold at auction next week. Meanwhile, shoppers are taking home heavily discounted hardware, pet supplies and other items.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A local brew house is taking advantage of a new law allowing small brewers to distribute their own beer.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Karolin Rockvoy left the scene of what turned out to be a fatal accident on Highway 85 Tuesday and picked up the phone.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A Williston-based energy company has plans to roll out at least four plants in the Bakken region that would refine crude into diesel and strip natural gas liquids from oil.
The town of Alexander is quieter now with traffic diverted out onto a four-lane bypass, but the town's fire chief, Lance Powell, says there are safety problems with the design of Highway 85 that need attention.
U.S. Highway 85 intersection with N.D. Highway 68.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.
Akram Alyas, left, an Iraqi refugee, works with Adult Learning Center teacher Christian Helgeson on Nov. 6 in Bismarck, N.D. Alyas, a teacher and electrician in Iraq, and his family were forced out of their country because of his religious beliefs as a Christian.
MANNING, N.D. — The Dunn County seat in the oil-booming Bakken still has dirt streets and its unofficial mayor says it's time to dress things up a bit.
Other than rural water, the unincorporated village of Manning, the Dunn County seat of government, hasn't seen infrastructure since it was established in 1908. A plan to pave its dirt streets will be discussed at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.
Students in North Dakota will have to pass the U.S. citizenship test if lawmakers approve a bill this spring to make the 100-question exam a graduation requirement.
Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota state superintendent of schools, talks about a proposed legislative bill requiring all high school students in the state to pass a citizenship test during a press conference held Monday at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Behind Baesler is, from left, Rep. Mike Na…
BISMARCK, N.D. — State officials Tuesday denounced a monthslong investigative report conducted by The New York Times that ran last weekend as being an inaccurate portrayal of how state has regulated the oil and gas industry in recent years.
WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.
NEW SALEM — The mayor of New Salem has had her fill of kids crawling under railroad cars and people driving around crossings when the arms are down with no train in sight.