Latest North Dakota state government News

North Dakotans spend near double on electronic pull tabs

Dec. 07, 2021 22:08 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakotans poured more than $1.3 billion into electronic pull tab machines in fiscal 2021, nearly double the amount spent in the previous fiscal year, state data shows. According to the state Attorney General’s Office, which oversees gambling in the...

Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota high court

Dec. 01, 2021 15:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A legal battle is headed to North Dakota's Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and...

North Dakota medical board disciplines 11 doctors this year

Nov. 24, 2021 16:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Medicine brought 11 formal disciplinary actions against North Dakota doctors this year, including three sanctions that resulted in physicians losing their license to practice in the state, the watchdog panel reported Wednesday. ...

Flu vaccinations for North Dakota children continue to drop

Nov. 24, 2021 13:13 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the rate of flu vaccinations for children continues to decline. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that 13,000 fewer dozes of influenza vaccine have been administered to children this fall compared to the...

Photo firm ordered to preserve websites; owes $25K in rent

Nov. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EST

BISMARCK,N.D. (AP) — A judge has ordered Glasser Images to preserve its websites as the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office investigates the abrupt closure of the Bismarck photography studio last month. The Bismarck Tribune reports the business also is facing a...

Supreme Court rejects petition to alter parole eligibility

Nov. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected a petition by a Bismarck man convicted of killing his wife to alter the parole eligibility dates of his life sentence. Russell Craig, 58, was sentenced to life after pleading guilty in the fatal stabbing...

Funds provided for missing people database in North Dakota

Nov. 18, 2021 08:37 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A database of missing people in North Dakota finally has the funding to get it off the ground. The state Legislature passed a law in 2019 which created the database. And with $300,000 allocated during the recent special session, the Attorney...

North Dakota tax commissioner resigns after hotel incident

Nov. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced Tuesday he will resign, one day after he was jailed after allegedly passing out drunk in a hotel room that wasn’t his. In an email to Gov. Doug Burgum obtained by The Associated Press,...

Winter weather hits North Dakota roads

Nov. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials cautioned travelers across the state on Saturday as a mix of freezing sleet, rain and snow hit roads. The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued the no travel advisory for an area stretching from Bowbells to Fort...

North Dakota lawmakers pass vaccine, race theory bills

Nov. 12, 2021 22:34 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature on Friday approved bills to prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism, as lawmakers completed their five-day special session. The Senate voted 38-9...