Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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Authorities arrested Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley and 26 other protesters at two Dakota Access construction sites in Morton County on Monday, Oct. 10, as pipeline opponents vowed to keep disrupting the project after an appeals court ruling Sunday that allows work to resume on a 20-mile stretch west of Lake Oahe.
A group frustrated with the North Dakota Legislature’s repeated refusal to raise tobacco taxes will attempt to put the issue to voters in November, announcing a ballot initiative Wednesday that...
Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota hope to start collecting petition signatures next week, the chairman of the sponsoring committee said. Rilie Ray...
Space pioneer Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked on the moon in temperatures that swung from 180 degrees in the sun to 160 degrees below zero in the shadows. But the North Dakota winter proved too cold for him to stick around after he helped launch the University of North Dakota’s space studies program, the famed astronaut joked Monday to a captivated crowd of hundreds at the Bismarck Event Center. “After a while here, I wasn’t really cut out to be a teacher.
Smokers would pay more than triple the current state tax on cigarettes in North Dakota under two bipartisan bills promoted Wednesday by anti-tobacco groups and others. North Dakota’s current excise...
Former U.S. senator Byron Dorgan and fellow members of an advisory group called on Congress on Tuesday to honor the nation’s treaties with American Indians and give tribes the money...
A woman over the age of 60 who died last week was North Dakota’s first West Nile virus-related death of 2014, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday. While the Health Department’s policy is to identify the region of the state where the death occurred, it’s not doing so in this case because the low number of West Nile cases this year would make it easier to identify where the woman was from and the department wants to protect her family’s privacy, said Alicia Lepp, West Nile virus surveillance coordinator. The department has confirmed 12 human cases of West Nile virus this year,
The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requesting more than half a dozen new employees in its 2015-17 budget to monitor the state’s growing number of oil pipelines and railroad...
BISMARCK -- North Dakota is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked a state law that would have banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The appeal was filed Wednesday in U.S.