Latest North Dakota state government News

Clinic director: May sue over North Dakota abortion law

May. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters are considering a lawsuit over a new North Dakota law that would require the clinic to read women a "junk science" script about reversing a medication abortion, according to the director of the state's only abortion clinic. Anti-abortion lawmakers had remained...

Patrol identifies Bismarck man who died in rollover crash

May. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WILTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old man who was killed in a rollover crash north of Wilton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Mark Geiger, of Bismarck, died in the crash that happened about 2:15 a.m. Friday on U.S Highway 83. Geiger was driving a pickup truck northbound that...

Mayday in May: Snow leads to travel alert in North Dakota

May. 18, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Snow in May in North Dakota is not all that unusual — and not all that much fun for some. The North Dakota Department of Transportation on Saturday issued a travel alert for southwestern North Dakota for blowing snow. The DOT is reporting slippery road conditions and reduced...

Justices: Hearing should be held for man convicted of murder

May. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who was prohibited from withdrawing his guilty plea 12 years after he allegedly killed his wife will get another chance to state his case. The North Dakota Supreme Court said in a ruling filed Thursday that Russell Craig should have been allowed to argue his motion at a...

North Dakota's 2nd medical marijuana dispensary set to open

May. 18, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state's second medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week. The facility will be located in Grand Forks. Jason Wahl, director of the department's Medical Marijuana Division, says the dispensary operated by We-Mend LLC is set to...

2 North Dakota news outlets hire state lawmaker as reporter

May. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two major news outlets in North Dakota have hired a state lawmaker to report for them, with all three parties saying they'll be careful to avoid any conflicts of interest. Democrat Rep. Matt Eidson of Grand Forks will do freelance work for the Grand Forks Herald and also has an unpaid...

Bismarck man killed in pickup rollover north of Wilton

May. 17, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

WILTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old man from Bismarck died in a rollover crash north of Wilton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 2:15 a.m. Friday on U.S Highway 83. The man was driving a pickup truck that left the roadway and partially entered the median. The...

Mother, toddler killed in Grand Forks County crash

May. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

MANVEL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman and her young son who died when the vehicle she was driving veered off a Grand Forks County road and landed upside down in a river. The Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday about three miles south of Manvel. Officials say...

North Dakota to appeal ruling in suit against opioid maker

May. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the state will appeal the dismissal of the state's lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin over opioid abuse. South Central District Judge James Hill on Friday threw out the state's claim that Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma minimized...

Texas man killed in Dickey County crash

May. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

OAKES, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man from Texas was killed when he lost control of his SUV on a gravel road in North Dakota. Sixty-three-year-old Walter Tatum Jr. died at a hospital in Oakes Tuesday after he crashed on a Dickey County road. Officials say Tatum lost control left the...