North Dakota News

Legislation would allow tribes to collect state taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legislation filed by Republican and Democratic leaders sets the framework for American Indian tribes in North Dakota to levy alcohol, tobacco and state sales taxes on their reservations and spend it for tribal services. But the legislation filed this week would not ...

Brine release contained at well site

CARTWRIGHT – A connection leak caused the release of 27,720 gallons of brine at a well site about four miles northeast of Cartwright in McKenzie County on Friday. Zavanna LLC reported the incident at the Kepner 9-41H well on Saturday to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. The product was ...

UND Aerobatic Team wins 10th national flying championship

GRAND FORKS (AP) — The University of North Dakota Aerobatic Team has won its 10th national flying championship. Other finalists for the International Aerobatic Club Collegiate National Championship included teams from Metropolitan State University-Denver, the Air Force Academy and ...

Bismarck man arrested after chase in stolen vehicle

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is accused of leading state troopers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a trooper responded to a report of a reckless driver on Interstate 94 Saturday and attempted to pull him over. That's when the driver took off ...

Man found dead in suspected homicide in Stanley

Two suspects are in custody after Douglas Martin, 49, was found dead at his home in Stanley on Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office reports that they received a 911 call about a shooting that had taken place at 8004 ...

North Dakota mulls outlawing car smoking with kids

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House is considering legislation that would bar drivers from smoking in the car if they have a passenger younger than 9. Fargo Democratic Rep. Pamela Anderson's measure would allow police to pull over anyone seen smoking with young children in the car and ...

Capitol Chatter

Upset the feds Rep. Terry Jones, R-New Town, is a vocal member of the House Judiciary Committee. On Jan. 7, as the committee heard testimony on a bill concerning the definition of marijuana, he seemed to know quite a bit about the subject, prompting a joking question from the committee ...

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it. The federal ...

Defining ‘marijuana’ draws a capitol crowd

‘There’s too much confusion in the industry’ By BILAL SULEIMAN ND Newspaper Association House Bill 1113 regarding the scheduling of controlled substances is usually a bill that passes without notice. “We see a bill like this virtually every legislative session,” said Rep. Kim ...

Tick talk

Crawly creature survey By KIM FUNDINGSLAND Staff Writer kfundingsland@minotdailynews.com BISMARCK – Those creepy, crawly creatures are living up to their nasty reputation. In brief, the summary of a second season of a statewide survey of ticks confirms what most people fear – a high ...

North Dakota lawmakers weigh meaty issues in session infancy

BISMARCK, (AP) — Guns, blue laws and Bibles in public schools: North Dakota lawmakers are considering some weighty issues as the legislative session enters its second full week. A look at what's expected: BILL DROP DEADLINE Monday is the deadline for House members to introduce bills. And ...

Governor pitches state money for presidential library

BISMARCK (AP) — Construction of a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora would elevate North Dakota's reputation around the globe, Gov. Doug Burgum said Wednesday in pitching to state lawmakers the idea of using $50 million in state money for the project. Burgum has proposed ...

North Dakota institution takes steps to decrease admissions

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota institution for people with disabilities is formulating a new strategy to reduce admissions. Life Skills and Transition Center administrators in Grafton have included additional funds in the center's proposed 2019-21 budgets to create a statewide team, The ...

Deal of lifetime for ND musicians

MANDAN (AP) — Mandan native Joe Berger signed the deal of a lifetime. Berger, 25, is part of the trans-Atlantic trio Raynes, a Los Angeles-based band that recently signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. The two other members of the group are Minot musician Mat Charley and lead singer Mark ...

North Dakota oil group invests in worker training

BISMARCK (AP) — As North Dakota sets oil production records, a local oil group is offering experienced oil workers a chance to advance their careers with the hope of increasing employee retention. The North Dakota Petroleum Council has hired a company to offer training for workers who have ...

North Dakota couple seeks to protect land from brine spills

BISMARCK (AP) — Two northern North Dakota landowners with a history of oil-related spills on their land have donated $250,000 to promote education about cleaning up brine spills. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Daryl and Christine Peterson made the contribution this week to the Northwest ...

Regulators: Dakota Access company complied with settlement

BISMARCK (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has planted tens of thousands of trees and taken other steps to settle allegations that it violated North Dakota rules during construction, state regulators have concluded. The September 2017 agreement between Texas-based Energy ...

Bismarck day care operator convicted of felony child abuse

BISMARCK (AP) — A Bismarck woman who operated a day care has been convicted of abusing a 3-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Authorities alleged that 55-year-old Marlene Steedsman grabbed the boy by his ears, injuring them, and later tried to blame another child. A jury this week ...

Walz: Decision on proceeding with Line 3 lawsuit will be his

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that he and his new administration will be “actively engaged” on contentious natural resources issues, including Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Speaking to reporters at an ...

ND House considers ‘abortion reversal’

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s House will consider legislation that would require abortion providers to inform women undergoing drug-induced abortions that it’s possible they could still have a live birth if they change their mind, a claim abortion-rights groups say is unsupported by ...