Latest North Dakota News

Strong oil prices to spur higher taxes for ND drillers

May. 25, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil producers almost certainly will be paying higher state taxes for at least three months beginning June 1 due to strong oil prices, the state tax commissioner said Wednesday. The increase in state oil tax collections, estimated at more than $30...

Five-year prison term ordered in child starvation death

May. 25, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman accused of allowing an infant in her care to starve to death two years ago has been sentenced to five years in prison. Paige Howling Wolf, 27, of Parshall, pleaded guilty in December to charges of involuntary manslaughter and three counts...

Report says North Dakota's 2022 economic outlook is strong

May. 24, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The latest economic outlook report for North Dakota is showing continued improvement for 2022, despite a national economy that shrank in the first quarter and is showing signs of entering a recession. The quarterly report by the University of North Dakota...

Planned Parenthood to step in if North Dakota clinic closes

May. 24, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota, if North Dakota's only abortion clinic does not quickly relocate from Fargo should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood said it...

Jaeger denies measure for change in ND constitution

May. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday denied a move by group that wants to change the voter threshold for amending the state constitution. Jaeger said in a letter to the sponsoring committee that nearly 6,000 of the signatures were invalid. The committee last...

North Dakota extends deadline for gas pipeline proposals

May. 23, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A panel that regulates North Dakota’s energy industry voted Monday to extend the deadline for proposals to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state. The three-member, all-Republican North Dakota...

Gas prices in North Dakota $1.32 higher than a year ago

May. 23, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas rose 7 cents in North Dakota over the past week. AAA says the price now averages $4.17 per gallon statewide. That’s 28 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.32 higher than a year ago. In Fargo gas is averaging nearly...

No charges for deputy who killed man at North Dakota school

May. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy will not be charged for killing a man inside a small North Dakota public school after the man refused orders to leave the building and fought with the deputy. The Hettinger County sheriff said prosecutors declined to file charges against the...

Large northeastern North Dakota manufacturer shutting down

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — One of the largest employers in northeastern North Dakota is closing later this year. Winnipeg, Manitoba-based New Flyer Industries is shutting down its charter and transit bus manufacturing plant in Pembina, located close to the Canadian border. Pembina Mayor...

Commission halts Vegas-style games at gas stations, stores

May. 19, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK,N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Gaming Commission endorsed a rule change Thursday that creates a moratorium on electronic pull tab machines at gas stations and liquor, grocery and convenience stores. The commission voted 3-2 to alter the definition of a bar to make clear...