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Bill seeks to clarify the state’s TIF law

Differing interpretations of North Dakota’s 2017 law providing for tax increment districts has led to the introduction of a House bill to spell out the rights of counties and school districts. The House Finance and Taxation Committee heard from a Cass County commissioner and a West ...

Long-time Minot legislator dies Monday

Long-time legislator and former North Dakota House Speaker Matthew Klein of Minot died Monday. Klein, 89, had represented District 40 in the North Dakota House from 1993-2016, serving as Speaker in the 2005–06 session. Klein was recognized upon his retirement for his efforts in looking ...

Minot man’s death in May 2022 ruled accidental drowning

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department has announced the May 2022 death of a Minot man found in the Souris River was an accidental drowning. Ashlan Garcia, 20, Minot, had been reported missing on April 18, 2022, leaving his home without his cell phone and wallet according to police. On May ...

Legislators provide update at forum

“It’s all about workforce, because of the needs we have in every career field,” Sen. Randy Burckhard told the crowd gathered at a legislative forum in Minot Saturday. Legislators fielded questions on a variety of topics, including the child care and workforce development legislation ...

Executive producer of newly released film holds ties to Minot

Released on Friday, the new film “Condor’s Nest” has ties to Minot. Kevin Cripps, executive producer, said he grew up all over the Midwest, including Minot. Cripps currently lives in North Carolina, where many of the film locations were shot. Cripps, an underground contractor dealing ...

Protecting the public

Among the flurry of bills and resolutions in the North Dakota Legislature in Bismarck is a proposed law that would require those convicted of possessing, manufacturing or delivering fentanyl to be sentenced to a minimum of one year in jail. It would introduce new requirements for reporting on ...