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North Dakota News

North Dakota regulators seek to curb pull tab machines

BISMARCK (AP) — Hoping to head off an explosion of electronic pull tab machines at gas stations and liquor, grocery and convenience stores, North Dakota regulators want to change the definition of a bar to make clear where the wildly popular Las Vegas-style games that mimic slot machines will ...

North Dakota gov’s own funds target fellow Republicans

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending initiatives ...

County parks, State Fair receive Garrison Diversion matching grants

The North Dakota State Fair has been awarded $27,500 and Ward County Parks $10,632 for recreation improvements by the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District’s Recreation Committee. Ward County’s funds will be used for park improvements at various park locations, including Talbott Court ...

ND Indian Youth Leadership Academy registration opens

BISMARCK — Registration is open for the 2022 North Dakota Indian Youth Leadership Academy (NDIYLA), set for July 11-14 at Bismarck State College. Native American high school students going into grades ninth through 12th grade including this year’s senior graduates, are eligible to apply. ...

Old-time fiddle weekend set at music camp

DUNSEITH — The International Old-Time Fiddle Workshop and Contest are scheduled for June 9-11 at the International Music Camp, north of Dunseith. The workshop will be held on Thursday and Friday with a concert on Friday evening. The Friday concert this year will feature Kasey & Evie. ...

Grand opening set for playground at Writing Rock historic site

GRENORA – The State Historical Society of North Dakota and Divide County will join in celebrating the grand opening of Writing Rock State Historic Site playground on Saturday at noon. The event will be outdoors and is free of charge. Events include opening statements from Chris Dorfschmidt, ...

Educators can join academic standards review for English, math

North Dakota educators will begin drafting new learning standards for mathematics and English language arts/literacy for the state’s K-12 students this summer, according to information from the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler. The Department of Public ...

BeMobile Verizon collects unwanted crayons

BeMobile Verizon is collecting unwanted, used and broken crayons for Crazy Crayons to benefit local schools and daycare centers. Crazy Crayons, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the environment and enriching the lives of children, will sort crayons by color, melt them down and ...

Garrison Dam power plant opens for tours in June

RIVERDALE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, announces the availability of group tours at Garrison Dam beginning June 2. Ticket reservations for Energy Group, Hydroelectric Power Plant and School Power Plant tours will be available to the public May 25, with the first tour ...

Motorcycle safety classes benefit all skill levels

No matter the experience level, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) of North Dakota recommend all motorcycle riders take a rider safety course. In North Dakota in 2021, fatalities from motorcycle crashes decreased overall ...

Dakota College graduation to be held Friday

Dakota College at Bottineau will hold its graduation Friday at 3 p.m. in the Dakota College at Bottineau gymnasium. Some 110 of the 240 graduating students will be recognized during the ceremony. The commencement event will also be streamed at YouTube.com/c/DakotaCollege. The student guest ...

Fort Buford Sixth Infantry celebrates 60th anniversary

WILLISTON – The Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Regimental Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary. It is one of the oldest living history organizations in the United States to this day. The organization was established in 1962 by Ben Innis, a North Dakota historian and promoter of ...

Area water projects receive loans

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has awarded loans for water projects to Bowbells and Upper Souris Water District through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program. Bowbells received a $218,000 loan towards the construction of four blocks of ...

Area students graduate from UND medical school

GRAND FORKS — Area graduates from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine received degrees at the May 7 commencement. Among the school’s 69 graduates and their residency placements were: Emily Falcon, Belcourt, family medicine, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, ...

AARP seeks community service nominees

AARP is accepting nominations for its 2022 North Dakota Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors North Dakotans ages 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The application deadline is July 15. Nominations ...

Road construction begins on US 2

BERTHOLD - Construction began Monday on U.S. Highway 2 between Berthold and Stanley. Work is taking place four miles west of Berthold from mile marker 117 to mile marker 132, and east of Stanley to Blaisdell. The projects will consist of the construction of crossovers, asphalt milling and ...

Health department launches health resource blog

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health announced is introducing a blog on its website called Knowtify, offering a variety of fresh, verified health content aimed at informing North Dakotans of what they need to know, in an enjoyable way. Written articles, video segments, audio ...

North Dakota legislator’s home searched after inmate texts

BISMARCK (AP) — Police and federal agents in Grand Forks seized video discs and other items from the home of North Dakota’s longest-serving state senator after he had traded scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges. According to a police report obtained by The ...

Burgum: Use current agency budgets as starting point

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota agencies can use their present budgets as a starting point for drafting new two-year spending plans, and although agency heads should consider inefficiencies, they won’t have to identify potential cuts, Gov. Doug Burgum said Thursday. The Republican ...