Latest North Dakota State Legislative Assembly News

North Dakota officials to study decline in rural groceries

Aug. 5, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

DRAKE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are planning a legislative study to better understand how to ensure groceries are available in rural areas where shops have been closing. State Sen. Jim Dotzenrod, a Wyndmere Democrat, sponsored a resolution calling for a study of the distribution and...

Sunday morning shopping leads parade of new laws

Jul. 28, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People caught with a small amount of marijuana will no longer face jail time. Vehicles may be left unattended and idling, but pets can't be passed off as service animals. And North Dakotans for the first time since statehood will be able to shop on Sunday mornings. The changes are...

New, more secure voting equipment delivered to North Dakota

Jul. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's has received more than 900 new voting machines with enhanced security features to replace equipment that's 15 years old, state officials said. Testing of the new equipment, delivered to a warehouse in Bismarck, began this week before the machines are distributed to the...

Burgum, Senate leaders trim ethics panel finalists to 12

Jul. 12, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen a dozen finalists for a voter-approved ethics commission. Nearly 70 people applied to serve on the five-member panel to oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists. Burgum,...