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ND's governor, congressional delegation attending inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:02:46 GMT

When Donald J. Trump is inaugurated the 45th president of the United States and Mike Pence, vice president, North Dakota's governor and the state's congressional delegation will be there. "We are excited that after the November election, we have 33 Republican governors, President-elect Donald Trump and the immediate past governor of Indiana Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who combined have the potential to usher in a new era of states' rights.




Deputy killed in North Dakota shootout

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:00:50 GMT

Deputy, 29, who had just started job and suspect 'who stole a minivan' are both killed in North Dakota shootout A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota Deputy Colt Allery, 29, was killed Wednesday evening after he and three other deputies exchanged gunfire with the suspect following a vehicle chase A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota in which several officers opened fire, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Thursday. Deputy Colt Allery, 29, was killed Wednesday evening after he and three other deputies exchanged gunfire with the suspect following a vehicle chase.




Army Plans Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Environmental Study

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:46:46 GMT

The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota , though a federal judge could stop the effort. The Army published a notice Wednesday of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on the Lake Oahe crossing.




Legislators react to Gov. Burgum's budget proposal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:53:52 GMT

State lawmakers received the governor's proposed budget Monday afternoon, and now they've had some time to look it over. Democrats say they're encouraged with the governor for keeping Medicaid expansion funding in the budget but concerned about education cuts and what they call a 'nursing home tax.'




News 47 mins ago 12:07 p.m.North Dakota lawmakers introduce bills inspired by pipeline protests

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:12:46 GMT

North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly Legislature is quickly introducing a raft of bills spurred by the bitter dispute between Dakota Access protesters and law enforcement, from restricting face coverings at protests to requiring the state to sue the federal government as a means of recouping millions in policing costs. Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson and the state GOP chairman, said the measures are motivated by residents' frustration with the ongoing protests in the southern part of the state, which at one point in the summer saw a thousands-strong encampment opposing the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline.




Key hires and promotions announced by First Western

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:41:04 GMT

Numerous promotions and new hires at First Western Bank and Trust and First Western Insurance in Minot have been announced. Mike Humphreys has been promoted to vice president of insurance at First Western Insurance.




North Dakota lawmaker wants to increase speed limit on some highways to 80 mph

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:33:27 GMT

A North Dakota state lawmaker has introduced legislation to increase the speed limit on "access-controlled, paved and divided, multi-lane interstate highways" from 75 mph to 80 mph. Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, said it's an effort to allow drivers to be more efficient on the roads, and pointed out vehicles have become safer over time, The Bismarck Tribute reported.




Pipeline Protesters Decry North Dakota Bills That - Criminalize' Protests

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:43:55 GMT

Protesters against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline have expressed dismay at a new slate of bills proposed this week by North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly state legislature that, if passed, could potentially upend their months-long protest movement. The bills, motivated by residents' frustration with the ongoing protests in the southern part of the state where the Oceti Sakowin camp is located, would make it a crime for adults to wear masks at protests - similar to the law that lasted for nearly 50 years that was aimed at the Ku Klux Klan - and exempt a driver from liability if they unintentionally injure or kill a pedestrian obstructing traffic on a public road or highway.




Bill proposed to raise N.D. Interstate speeds

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:32:34 GMT

Drivers on North Dakota's interstates could be driving a little faster in the near future if Senate Bill 2057 becomes a law. The bill would raise the speed limit on Interstate 94 and 29 from 75 miles per hour to 80 miles per hour.




Casting: Corden, James, Saldana, Mbatha

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:48:38 GMT

Ocean's Eight Late night host James Corden is set to take on a supporting role in Gary Ross' "Ocean's Eight," the caper spinoff currently in production for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Sandra Bullock stars with Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter star as a group who plans and executes a heist in New York.




New Trinity High School includes global chapel

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:18:05 GMT

In less than two weeks, the noises echoing from the chapel will sound a bit more angelic. The two-year project will finally be a sanctuary.




North Dakota's experience with pipeline protests spurs bills

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:32:34 GMT

In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, protesters demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police near Cannon Ball, N.D. The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota is at least $22 million - more than $5 million more than the state set aside last year. Protest-related funding decisions will be made by state lawmakers during the 2017 session.




North Dakota's experience with pipeline protests spurs bills

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:32:33 GMT

In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, protesters demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police near Cannon Ball, N.D. The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota is at least $22 million - more than $5 million more than the state set aside last year.




Ten apply for Board of Higher Ed. seats

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:01:38 GMT

Ten people have applied for two open seats on North Dakota's Board of Higher Education, according to the office of State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. The terms of Kari Reichert and Kathleen Neset, who is chairwoman of the board, end July 1. Neset, a geologist who owns a consultancy in Tioga, has applied to be considered for a new four-year term.




Unmitigated Gall in North Dakota Legislature Now in Uproar about...

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:22:44 GMT

The videos filmed by Unicorn Riot at Standing Rock were unforgettable depicting pepper spraying Native people, using attack dogs, high frequency noise weapons, batons, pepper spray, etc. Now, the ND Legislature is contorting itself fiscally to determine who and how this $22 million will be paid for.The police action was at the request of the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners corporate Chairman and went through the Governor of ND, Jack Dalrymple.




U.S. Sen. Heitkamp on Senate Committee Hearing considering DHS Secretary Nominee

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:18:43 GMT

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp issued the following statement following a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, of which she is a member, considering the nomination of General John F. Kelly to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security . "The safety of North Dakota's communities is paramount.




North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:15:48 GMT

North Dakota's Republican-led Senate has rejected a measure to update state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31 on Tuesday.