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  • What's causing the haze?

    Wildfires in Canada are sending smoke across North Dakota and other parts of the U.S. In North Dakota, particulate matter is elevated across the state, but is highest in the northern and eastern thirds of the state. The North Dakota Department of Health is urging residents with respiratory conditions to consider limiting strenuous outdoor activities while smoky conditions remain across the region.

  • With the export ban still in place, the North Dakota oil boom goes bust

    As we've been predicting here for some time now, the sustained low oil prices which have resulted from the domestic energy production surge have started hitting the industry hard as the immutable laws of the free market kick in. We've been enjoying great benefits from low gas and heating prices, but manufacturers can't keep selling oil below the sixty dollar per barrel level and remain profitable because of some of the baseline costs of drilling which don't change with the market prices.

  • North Dakota launching vulnerable adult telephone ...

    The state Department of Human Services says the hotline will be in place on Wednesday. The number is 1-855-462-5465.

  • Keep it cool, cats

    Minot Area Council of the Arts Saturday held its 8th annual Integrity Jazz Festival at the Magic City Campus practice field and many of the attendees at the festival tapped their feet while singing along with the performers throughout the concert. The Jazz Festival is the biggest music festival among a series of concerts that the Minot Area Council of the Arts organizes throughout the summer.

  • A North Dakota Oil Boom Goes Bust

    Dallas Lawrey, a drilling consultant, watches as a rig is taken apart at a drilling site 16 miles east of Watford City, North Dakota. In a field of brittle yellow grass and clotted mud about five miles north of Dickinson, North Dakota, stands a cemetery of sorts.

  • Senate passes resolution to raise PTSD awareness

    North Dakota's senators announced on Thursday that the Senate passed a resolution to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., were among co-sponsors of the resolution which designates the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Month and Saturday as National PTSD Awareness Day.

  • Maureen Carlson

    Maureen was born Aug. 7, 1953, in Minot, to Clarence and Lorraine Hall. She was educated at Bishop Ryan High School and earned a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in counseling from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

  • North Dakota: Marriage ruling sends a few gay couples to courthouses

    Some gay couples wasted no time pursuing marriage licenses in North Dakota on Friday, just hours after the Supreme Court decreed that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right. At least two counties, Ward and Cass, had issued licenses to same-sex couples Friday after state officials acknowledged the end of a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

  • Tax, Estate Planning, Benefits Opportunities After Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    I'm an associate editor at Forbes, reporting on personal finance from my outpost in a Modernist house in New Canaan, Conn. I have a law degree, and I write about how to build, manage and enjoy your family's wealth.

  • Sense of safety disappears with increase in sex a

    When Edith Chavez, of rural Tower, escaped from a kidnapper in North Dakota in April, she did everything she could think of to let residents know there was a kidnapper in their midst.

  • ND Reps. Respond to Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

    When the North Dakota Legislature was discussing whether or not to set up an exchange, it did so with the belief that the law echoed how the Supreme Court ruled today. Everyone is eligible for a federal subsidy.

  • Commons Named Manager of Stanley Consultants' Bismarck Office

    "Though our local office is just a few years old, Stanley Consultants has been providing services to North Dakota clients for 50 years." Dustin Commons, P.E, Bismarck Office Manager Commons is a licensed professional engineer with 26 years of transportation engineering experience.

  • Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Aims to Support Tribal Colleges

    It provides a $5 million fund to help tribal tech schools, including United Tribes Technical College, and $377 million would also go to the Public Safety and Justice program. That covers law enforcement, tribal courts and fire protection.

  • Standing Rock Sioux gets $200K grant for homeless ...

    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is getting a $200,000 grant to provide job training and other assistance for homeless veterans living on the reservation.

  • Standing up against EPA overreach benefits all Americans

    As the Environmental Protection Agency plunges headlong into remaking the very fabric of American electricity generation, it is reassuring to know voices of reason continue to challenge the agency's reckless plans. Later this summer, the EPA is expected to issue its final rule for regulating carbon emissions from power plants.

  • Constitutional Challenge of Common Core

    The Thomas More Law Center has joined in filing a lawsuit against the governor of North Dakota and other officials that claims the state's participation in one of the federally funded interstate Common Core test consortia and the implementation of the Common Core standards is unconstitutional and violates federal laws that ban federal control of public schools and curriculum.

  • Remaining charges dropped against former ND teacher of year

    A judge has dismissed the case against a former North Dakota teacher of the year accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in 2009. The trial for West Fargo High School English teacher Aaron Knodel ended abruptly in April following one juror's medical emergency during deliberations.

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