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Lawmakers Plan to Wrap up Special Session After Protest
An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans to finish today. Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, Ma...
5/25/17 at 12:02 PM Another Day, Another Missed Legislative Deadline 5/24/17 at 9:35 AM
Updated: Minnesota Budget Talks Resume 5/19/17 at 9:28 AM
Fishing and Deer License Increases, Blaze Pink and Scopes on Muzzleloaders All Are on Tap in Minnesota if Dayton Signs Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill
Its too soon to say how the environment and natural resources budget bill Minnesota lawmakers passed Sunday will affect Department of Natural Resources fisheries and wildlife programs, but theres ce...
5/23/17 at 11:35 AM Coalition of Minnesota Outdoors Groups Sends Letter to Lawmakers Supporting License Fee Increase 3/15/17 at 5:47 AM
North Dakota Senate Defeats Trespass Bill Tuesday 2/22/17 at 5:41 AM
Number of Lobbyists at North Dakota’s 2017 Session Was Down From Previous Years, but Not by Much
You would assume that, given the dearth of funds North Dakota lawmakers had to spend this legislative session, the number of lobbyists on hand in Bismarck to help them decide how to spend it would be ...
5/8/17 at 12:58 PM John Andrist: Like It or Not, the Job Is Finished 5/4/17 at 8:28 AM
Audio: Lawmaker Rips Burgum Vetoes, Calls Them “Terrible” and “Reckless” 5/3/17 at 2:41 PM
ND Legislators Plan Study of Gas Royalty Deductions
BISMARCK A dispute between the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands and the oil industry over gas royalty payments will become part of a legislative management study under a bill lawmakers approved...
4/26/17 at 7:24 PM Legislators OK Funding for Oil Patch 4/26/17 at 5:41 PM
Oil Industry, State at Odds Over Royalty Payments 4/21/17 at 8:06 PM
Despite Discriminatory Law, Games Will Go on in S.D.
FARGO -- Worry not, North Dakota State and Minnesota State University Moorhead sports fans who want to travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., for postseason tournaments. South Dakotas legislature might have leg...
3/31/17 at 7:23 AM N.D. State Legislature Looks at Legalizing ‘Historic Horse Racing’ Machines 3/14/17 at 11:57 AM
N.D. Legislators Propose State-Owned Casinos 3/1/17 at 8:38 AM
Take a Breath, Then Continue the Human Rights Song
Take a Breath, Then Continue the Human Rights Song BY ROBYN ROHDE Cruelty Blindsided Astonished These adjectives and many more were uttered by a small group of people meeting recently to find out what...
2/24/17 at 5:30 PM
Simons, Schatz Win GOP Nomination in District 36 House
The two Republican Party-endorsed candidates for District 36 House of Representatives are moving on to the general election. Rep. Mike Schatz and Luke Simons gained the partys nominations on Tuesday...
6/14/16 at 11:00 PM Becker calls for big budget cuts 12/20/15 at 2:00 AM
Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson elected chair of ND Republican Party 6/6/15 at 9:00 PM
Legislative Update from School Board President
By Fargo Board of Education President Robin Nelson We are just past the halfway point of the 2015 North Dakota legislative session. The Fargo Board of Education members and administrative staff are...
3/15/15 at 9:10 AM Impact of Upcoming Legislation and Enrollment on FPS 1/10/15 at 9:45 AM
Early Voting and Polling Locations - Special Election 3/5/14 at 11:41 AM
Freedom Friday: Human Services in North Dakota
The North Dakota Legislature is entering what could be considered the final stretch of the Interim session, the two years between the conventional 80 day legislative sessions. The interim is a time fo...
4/18/14 at 9:18 AM
NDUS/UND Information Technologies Building opens on UND campus
New building to serve as home of the information technology partnership between the North Dakota University System and the University of North...
11/22/13 at 3:03 PM Architect and building planning committee announced for University of North Dakota School of Law building project 8/16/13 at 9:25 AM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 2:20 PM
HBA urges N.D. Senate to reconsider actions on HB 1020 concerning F-M Area Diversion Project funding, asks Fargo citizens to mobilize
April 17, 2013 - Yesterday, the North Dakota Senate approved an amendment to House Bill 1020 (by a 24 23 vote) that requires the federal government to appropriate its $800 million in funding before t...
4/17/13 at 12:03 PM
Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote
Wondering where your voting precinct is? Click this link, enter your house number and zip code, then click on your address. Polling Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Go vote, ride with us, MATBUS! ...
11/6/12 at 11:40 AM Minneapolis finds that as bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls 2/10/11 at 1:39 PM
North Dakota can show the way 11/1/10 at 8:35 PM
State Farm Insurance Building
Call me corn-fed, but I've always thought of the North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck as cool, especially when you consider it was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression. Working in Bism...
4/20/12 at 10:44 AM George Longmire 3/30/12 at 2:05 PM
outdoors bills passed so far in 2011 North Dakota legislature
HB 1180 - (Representatives Drovdal, Schatz; Senator Nodland) - Landowner preferential elk licenses will be issued by weighted lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the number of licenses availa...
3/18/11 at 2:50 PM
Into the fray
As the Minnesota budget stalemate continues, it’s easy to imagine legislators being just plain frustrated by what’s taking place around them. Chances are the Democratic or Republican lawma...
5/14/10 at 5:23 PM