Latest North Dakota state government News

North Dakota AG clears farmland purchase tied to Bill Gates

Jun. 30, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has found the sale of a couple thousand acres of prime farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates complies with a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms because the land is being leased back to farmers. The state's Republican...

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...

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...

North Dakota farmland purchase tied to Gates stirs emotion

Jun. 23, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The sale of a couple thousand acres of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. Gates is...

ND oil production drops below 1 million barrels a day

Jun. 16, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

A new report from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources shows the state's oil production has dipped below 1 million barrels a day. North Dakota pumped about 900,600 barrels of oil each day in April, a decrease of 20% from the previous month. The state's...

ND governor targets fellow Republicans to mixed results

Jun. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum’s expensive effort to influence the GOP primary and reshape the Legislature with more people who support his spending and policy goals was a mixed bag, with one of his main political foes ousted but some others winning their races....

Hoeven to face newcomer Christiansen in search of 3rd term

Jun. 14, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven easily won North Dakota’s Republican primary Tuesday, coasting past an unknown and poorly funded political neophyte ahead of a November matchup when he’s again likely to be a heavy favorite. Hoeven defeated Riley Kuntz, an oil field...

Oil patch worker challenging U.S. Sen Hoeven in June primary

Jun. 14, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota oil patch worker is challenging U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in the Republican primary. Riley Kuntz, who earlier this month filed the paperwork to run for Senate, said on his Facebook campaign page that he supports limited government, protecting life...

Republican intraparty duels feature in North Dakota primary

Jun. 14, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An unusually large number of Republican races for legislative seats in North Dakota's primary on Tuesday may help lure voters for an election where turnout has typically been anemic. Ninety-eight of the Legislature's 141 seats are on the ballot due in part to...