Latest North Dakota state government News

Gov. Burgum, North Dakota tribes sign gambling compacts

Dec. 02, 2022 16:51 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday that he has signed agreements with North Dakota’s American Indian tribes that lowers the legal gambling age from 21 to 19 at tribal-owned casinos and allows gamblers on reservations to use credit or debit cards to place bets. ...

North Dakota lawmakers to organize for 2023 Legislature

Nov. 30, 2022 12:37 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers will return to Bismarck next week to prepare for the 2023 Legislature, where they will lobby for prime committee assignments and get briefings on legislative procedures and ethics. The three-day organizational session that begins Monday...

ND high court asked to lift injunction against abortion ban

Nov. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for North Dakota asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down an injunction blocking the state’s abortion ban, saying a lower court judge was wrong to grant it. Matthew Sagsveen, an attorney for the state, told justices that Burleigh...

North Dakota AG Wrigley: Deleted emails 'irretrievable'

Nov. 22, 2022 17:29 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Tuesday that an outside tech firm tried and failed to resurrect the deleted email accounts held by his predecessor Wayne Stenehjem and Stenehjem’s deputy. The timing of the deletions had raised...

N. Dakota faults judge's reasoning in blocking abortion ban

Nov. 21, 2022 17:19 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's office said Monday that a judge did not use a “rational mental process” when he determined there was a “substantial probability” that a constitutional challenge to the state's abortion ban would succeed. The state...

VandeWalle announces retirement from North Dakota high court

Nov. 18, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle has announced that he will retire Jan. 31 for health reasons. VandeWalle, 89, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1978 and served as chief justice from 1993 until 2019, when he did not seek reappointment...

N. Dakota AG: Docs can use health info to defend abortions

Nov. 16, 2022 19:44 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Doctors who perform abortions should be able to disclose the patient's personal health information as part of their defense to avoid prosecution, North Dakota's attorney general said Wednesday. North Dakota's abortion ban, which is currently on hold because of a...

AG Wrigley wants funding boost for crime lab, investigators

Nov. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Newly elected Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Wednesday that he will ask the North Dakota Legislature to boost his agency’s budget to expand the state crime lab and hire more officers to work with federal law enforcement on American Indian reservations. ...

North Dakota GOP lawmakers elect House, Senate floor leaders

Nov. 15, 2022 15:02 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New House and Senate leaders elected by Republican majorities in the North Dakota Legislature said Tuesday that tax relief and cautious spending are among the priorities when lawmakers reconvene in January. Sen. David Hogue, a Minot lawyer, and Rep. Mike...

Some in GOP reject Becker claim of gains for far right

Nov. 09, 2022 17:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Rep. Rick Becker, who was easily defeated in his independent bid for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday that he still considered Election Day a victory with wins by candidates who will grow the Legislature’s ultraconservative wing that he founded a decade ago. ...