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  • We urge a - yes' vote on Measure 1

    Make no mistake about it, Measure 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot is about one issue and one issue only - abortion. There has been a lot of talk about end-of-life issues and things like in-vitro fertilization, but the measure has one goal and one goal only - ending abortion in North Dakota.

  • North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

    In this June 4, 2010 file photo, Amy Sakariassen uses a miniature jackhammer to chip away at Dakota, a 66-million-year-old dinosaur with fossilized skin at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota officials have reached a $3 million deal to keep Dakota on permanent display in Bismarck, where the fossil is planned as a cornerstone of a $51 million expansion at the center on the state Capitol grounds. Photo: James MacPherson, AP FILE - In this June 14, 2008 file photo, visitors view the tail of Dakota, a duckbilled dinosaur, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, N.D., after the arm and tail section of the rare mummified fossil were put on display.

  • Low income heating programs underway

    More than 13,000 low-income North Dakota families will receive assistance with heating their homes this winter, thanks to $23 million from the federal government. U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the $23 million was available last week.

  • PSC requests more staff to handle workload

    Eight new safety and inspection employees are part of the proposed budget for the North Dakota Public Service Commission office in the next biennium. Public Service Commission Brian Kalk, in Minot Monday, said the PSC is asking the Legislature to fund more staff to keep up with the growth in the energy industry.

  • Your Vote Matters: Personhood on the Ballot in North Dakota

    This November, North Dakota voters will decide whether or not to add a personhood amendment to their state's constitution. Measure 1 on North Dakota's ballot would amend the constitution to state, The stakes are incredibly high for North Dakotans this election.

  • Antioch man charged with murders of wife, mother pleads guilty

    An Antioch man who nearly decapitated his wife with a machete and suffocated his 82-year-old mother pled guilty Monday in Lake County court. Lake County Judge Mark Levitt sentenced Billy Varner to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a single count of first-degree murder for killing his 82-year-old mother, Dorothy.

  • Early Polling Places Scheduled For 9 North Dakota ...

    Voters in nine North Dakota cities will the opportunity to make early trips to the polls. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says early voting will be available in Dickinson, Mandan, Bismarck, Minot, Jamestown, Casselton, West Fargo, Fargo and Grand Forks.

  • TR would vote - yes' on 5

    I'm amazed at the bashing of "outside special interests" by the opponents of Measure 5. Especially when a huge "outside special interest" the American Petroleum Institute is pouring big money into their efforts to defeat it. Some might call this hypocrisy.

  • Reps say Measure 1 opponents confusing voters

    Fifteen or more clergy members, physicians and others in favor of Measure 1 held a news conference at the North Dakota Choose Life headquarters in Minot Friday, urging voters not to be fooled by bogus claims the abortion industry is putting forth in opposition to Measure 1. The N.D. Choose Life group asked voters to vote "yes" on Measure 1, saying it will protect the right to life. The news conference was held a day after 20 Minot clergy members came out publicly in opposition to the measure.

  • Reps say Measure 1 opponents confusing voters

    Fifteen or more clergy members, physicians and others in favor of Measure 1 held a news conference at the North Dakota Choose Life headquarters in Minot Friday, urging voters not to be fooled by bogus claims the abortion industry is putting forth in opposition to Measure 1. The N.D. Choose Life group asked voters to vote "yes" on Measure 1, saying it will protect the right to life. The news conference was held a day after 20 Minot clergy members came out publicly in opposition to the measure.

  • North Dakota may allow out-of-state pharmacy ownership

    Out-of-staters can shop at North Dakota pharmacies all they like, but they've never been able to buy one. Voters next month will decide on a ballot measure that would change a state law - the only one of its kind in the country - requiring pharmacies to be majority owned by North Dakotans.

  • Fargo delegation looking to learn from city

    CITY officials from Fargo plan to visit Winnipeg early next week to check out a few things their Red River Valley neighbours do well. Approximately 30 planners, administrators and elected officials -- including four out of five city commissioners, the Fargo version of councillors -- plan to visit The Forks, the Centennial Concert Hall and the Red River Floodway control structure as part of a 24-hour fact-finding mission Monday and Tuesday.

  • Thomas Jensen

    The funeral was Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dickinson, for Thomas E. Jensen, 85, of Dickinson, who died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck. Msgr.

  • Area galleries 10-16-14

    The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will host Open Studio Night every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Any adult who enjoy arts and crafts as a hobby or profession has an opportunity to work in an art studio atmosphere, free from distractions, on your own art projects. Learn from other artists' experiences and expertise.

  • Forget oil, there's a baby boom in North Dakota

    As North Dakota's oil boom rages on, the droves of job seekers who have flocked to the state over the past few years are finally moving their spouses to the area and settling down. The 10,591 babies born in North Dakota last year was up 33% from a decade earlier and was the highest number since the state's last oil boom in 1986.

  • 2 women arrested in North Dakota in fraud case

    Police Chief Fred Thompson tells KOVC-AM the women were arrested following a report that the pair tried to cash a stolen check in Valley City. Authorities say the Valley City bank teller tried to keep the women busy waiting for police to arrive, but the women fled the bank's drive-thru.

  • North Dakota's $4bn petrochemical plant should help reduce natural gas flaring

    What are the forces moving the Minnesota economy? Adam Belz tries to identify the trends and show the connections between Minnesota and the larger U.S. and global economies. You can connect with him on Twitter: @adambelz The raw material for the new petrochemical plant proposed in North Dakota will be ethane that comes from natural gas, a resource North Dakota has struggled to effectively handle in the oil boom.

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