Latest North Dakota News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

ND lays plans for adding electric vehicle charging stations

Jun. 29, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will use nearly $26 million in federal funding over the next several years to build a network of charging stations for electric vehicles around the state. North Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the first phase of the plan is to...

Lawmakers look into $1.8 million cost overrun by AG's office

Jun. 28, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are investigating a $1.8 million cost overrun on a building leased by the attorney general's office under the late Wayne Stenehjem. Attorney General Drew Wrigley on Tuesday told the Legislature’s Budget Section that he learned in March...

Veterans groups rip outhouse plans for North Dakota cemetery

Jun. 28, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A coalition of veterans organizations is upset over plans to build an outhouse on the grounds of a national cemetery that borders North Dakota and Minnesota. The group said Tuesday it plans to file a formal complaint with the Department of Veterans Affairs over...

Taxable sales, purchases grow during 1st quarter in ND

Jun. 28, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota continues to show signs of economic growth. State officials say taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2022 were up 13.2% compared to the same period last year. State Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus reports taxable...

North Dakota AG: Fargo abortion clinic must close July 28

Jun. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday that the state's sole abortion clinic will be forced to shut down at the end of July, at which time patients will likely head across the Red River to neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota. Attorney General Drew Wrigley told...

Land for Roosevelt Presidential Library secured in ND

Jun. 27, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Organizers planning the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota have reached a milestone in bringing the project to fruition. The library's foundation announced Monday that it has secured 90 acres of U.S. Forest Service land near Medora...

North Dakota's sex offender registry gets an upgrade

Jun. 27, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota passed a law that established a sex offender registry program in 1991. Now the registry is being upgraded to provide more information about offenders. The registry, like others across the country, were created to give citizens the tools to...

Fundraising for North Dakota abortion clinic move tops $500K

Jun. 25, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A fundraising campaign to help North Dakota's sole abortion clinic move a few miles away to Minnesota has raised more than half a million dollars in two days. The Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo will have to shut down in 30 days as part of the state's trigger...

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

Jun. 25, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz said his action should help...