Latest North Dakota state government News

Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress

Aug. 07, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent. Mund announced her candidacy Saturday and said she would start gathering the...

Democrats want clarity on North Dakota abortion law trigger

Aug. 01, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota Democratic lawmakers on Monday called for an attorney general’s opinion on the state’s abortion restrictions, saying clarity in needed to ensure care is not denied in or delayed in emergency situations. Reps. Zac Ista, of Grand Forks, and...

Music camp founder Utgaard gets North Dakota's top honor

Jul. 29, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — International Music Camp founder Merton Utgaard will receive North Dakota’s highest honor, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday. Utgaard, who died in 1998 at age 84, is the 47th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. A ceremony will be scheduled...

ND abortion clinic says Minnesota move won't delay services

Jul. 28, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge’s ruling that will delay the closing of North Dakota’s lone abortion clinic should provide more than enough time to move the business to a neighboring city in Minnesota, the facility’s owner and operator said Thursday. In fact, Red River Women’s...

Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions. A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women’s...

Judge puts hold on North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

Jul. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Wednesday put on hold the state’s trigger law banning abortion while a lawsuit moves forward that argues it violates the state constitution, ruling that the attorney general had prematurely calculated the date when the ban should take effect. ...

Burgum calls for security review of Chinese firm's project

Jul. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is pressing federal officials to expedite a review of a Chinese company’s purchase of land in North Dakota for a wet corn milling plant to ensure it is not detrimental to national security. Fufeng Group’s planned $700 million project in...

Bitzero to buy old North Dakota missile site for data center

Jul. 25, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crypto mining company plans to redevelop a northeastern North Dakota anti-ballistic missile site abandoned in the 1970s into data center that may be used for the mining of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. Bitzero...

AG dismisses calls for outside probe of deleted emails

Jul. 21, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley on Thursday dismissed bipartisan calls for an independent investigation into possible violations of the state’s open records laws by his office. “We consider this matter closed,” Wrigley told The...

North Dakota's lawyers say July 28 abortion ban should stick

Jul. 20, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A motion seeking to block enforcement of a so-called trigger law that would shut down North Dakota's lone abortion clinic should be denied because the law was administered properly and the lawsuit on the constitutionality of the ban is unlikely to succeed, the state attorney...