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North Dakota sues feds over oil, gas lease sale suspension

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water, saying the move will cost the state hundreds of millions o...

Consortium, loan announced for Fargo flood project

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A $2.75 billion project aimed at protecting Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding gained ground Friday with the acceptance of a massive federal loan and the pick o...

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while th...

ND governor vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organiz...

North Dakota House overrides transgender sports bill veto

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s House dealt Gov. Doug Burgum his first veto setback of the session Thursday, overriding his rejection of a bill restricting transgender girls from participating in...

Hearing to decide fate of Dakota Access pipeline permit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A hearing was scheduled for Friday to determine whether the Dakota Access oil pipeline should be allowed to continue operating without a key permit while the U.S. Army Corps of E...

State House funds rail, kills funds aimed at Hoeven's bank

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House agreed Wednesday to fund a rail spur to help a troubled shipping center in Minot, but balked at giving more than $8 million in taxpayer money to bail out a...

North Dakota Legislature OKs Juneteenth ceremonial holiday

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday to recognize Juneteenth as a ceremonial holiday in the state — one of just three that does not observe ...

Budget writers derail plan seen as bailout for Hoeven's bank

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Budget writers in the Republican-controlled North Dakota House want to derail legislation to save a troubled shipping facility, after criticism that the move was a bailout for ba...

Critics say rail facility bailout would help Hoeven's bank

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature is considering giving $10 million to an intermodal rail facility, a move backers say will reduce shipping costs and increase markets for...

Former North Dakota lawmaker won't challenge expulsion

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker expelled for allegedly threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol said Thursday he will not challenge the expulsion in court. ...

North Dakota lawmaker expulsion reveals policy problems

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to a policy that was intended to...

North Dakota House deciding whether to expel GOP lawmaker

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of the North Dakota House were hearing testimony Thursday afternoon before deciding whether to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the Capitol. ...

Legislative leaders move to expel North Dakota House member

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders were finalizing a resolution Wednesday to expel a North Dakota House member accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at t...

Governor bills North Dakota for lost fight over House seat

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota taxpayers are on the hook for legal expenses in Gov. Doug Burgum’s failed attempt to fill a legislative seat won by a man who died before taking office. ...