North Dakota governor 'read every letter' on abortion bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that he carefully considered all arguments before signing legislation that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-...

North Dakota governor signs bill banning abortion procedure

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation Wednesday that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps,...

Some North Dakota GOP lawmakers abstain from Hindu prayer

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some Republican North Dakota House members have abstained from an opening floor session prayer by a Hindu cleric. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society ...

North Dakota Legislature repeals Sunday morning shopping ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature has voted to repeal the state's longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The National Conference of State Legislatur...

North Dakota House approves bill banning abortion procedure

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led House endorsed legislation Thursday that would prevent a doctor from using instruments like clamps, scissors and forceps to remove a fetus from the ...

North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian reservation...

North Dakota House considers 'abortion reversal' bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (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 ...

North Dakota residents ignore law making car-idling illegal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It is illegal in North Dakota to idle an unattended vehicle but the law is widely ignored in a state known for its brutal winters. Republican Rep. Daniel Johnst...

North Dakota lawmaker wants electric, hybrid vehicles fees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker wants to charge owners of electric and hybrid vehicles an annual fee to help offset lost motor fuel taxes that fund road improvements. G...

North Dakota lawmakers to mull Sunday shopping ban repeal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two Fargo lawmakers say the time is ripe to repeal Sunday business restrictions in North Dakota that have been in place since statehood and rooted in religious tradition. ...

North Dakota's tribal liaison says voter ID law can be met

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's top election official and the state's tribal liaison on Friday downplayed any potential difficulty for Native Americans to vote in the state on Election Day. ...

North Dakota Senate hopefuls making final campaign stops

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Senate candidates Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer are enlisting some high-profile help from their respective parties, while also planning a flurry of appearance...

Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug's use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could b...

Sometimes a ballot issue isn't really about the issue

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The outcome of one of the nation's most critical Senate races could come down to an unrelated question: how North Dakota residents feel about blocking noncitizens from voting — e...

What to watch for in first Heitkamp-Cramer debate

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The first debate between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer comes right after a major self-inflicted wound by Heitkamp's campaign. The s...