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North Dakota’s Drug Immunity Laws Are Pointless if the Feds Can Prosecute Those Cases Anyway
Back during their 2015 session North Dakota lawmakers passed a bill which gives some legal immunity to people who overdose on drugs who are seeking medical attention and those helping them. The idea,...
2/27/17 at 12:40 PM Number of Lobbyists Working North Dakota Legislature on a Downward Trend Over the Last Decade 2/27/17 at 9:56 AM
Majority Leaders Wardner and Carlson: Living Within Our Means and Balancing the Budget 2/24/17 at 5:00 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 4:30 PM
Former Minnesota Legislative Leaders Together Again, This Time as University Regents
Steve Sviggum is about to rejoin Dean Johnson, but the pair from opposite political parties who held the top legislative positions a decade ago say it will be different this time as they work together...
2/23/17 at 2:36 AM Senators Celebrate Sunday Sales on Social Media 2/23/17 at 2:33 AM
Farm Loan Program Wins Approval in Time for Spring 2/17/17 at 9:29 AM
North Dakota Senate Defeats Trespass Bill Tuesday
In a move that will be seen as good news by most North Dakota sportsmen, a trespass bill was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 17-28 in the North Dakota Senate. The bill as introduced included language t...
2/22/17 at 4:41 AM Outdoors Day at the N.D. Capitol set for Feb. 20 2/6/15 at 9:57 AM
Proposed new N.D. Outdoor Heritage Fund initiated measure to get hearing Thursday 3/1/13 at 3:47 PM
ND Senate OKs Bill to Define Lakebed Mineral Ownership
BISMARCK A bill to clarify mineral ownership under Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River moved forward Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 37-9 vote in the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2134 clarifies that...
2/8/17 at 7:14 PM ND House Approves Change to Oil Tax 2/8/17 at 7:12 PM
Budget Cuts Could Reduce ND’s Oversight of Oil, Gas 1/28/17 at 12:04 AM
You’re Not Alone, N.D. Voters: S.D. Legislature Dumps on Its Citizens, Too
North Dakota's Legislature is busy trampling on the will of its citizens by gutting Measure 5, a voter-approved initiated measure that legalized medical marijuana. Measure 5 supporters went through th...
2/6/17 at 11:34 AM N.D. Lifetime Fishing License ‘More Complicated Than It Seems’ 1/23/17 at 3:38 PM
Blizzard of N.D. Republican Campaign Ads Flying Into Mailboxes 11/7/16 at 4:21 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 10:00 PM Becker calls for big budget cuts 12/20/15 at 1:00 AM
Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson elected chair of ND Republican Party 6/6/15 at 8:00 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 8:10 AM Impact of Upcoming Legislation and Enrollment on FPS 1/10/15 at 8:45 AM
Early Voting and Polling Locations - Special Election 3/5/14 at 10:41 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 8:18 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 2:03 PM Architect and building planning committee announced for University of North Dakota School of Law building project 8/16/13 at 8:25 AM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 1:20 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 11:03 AM
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 10:40 AM Minneapolis finds that as bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls 2/10/11 at 12:39 PM
North Dakota can show the way 11/1/10 at 7:35 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 9:44 AM George Longmire 3/30/12 at 1:05 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 1:50 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 4:23 PM