Latest North Dakota state government News

North Dakota AG condemns teen's death after alleged argument

Sep. 22, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general on Thursday condemned the violent death of an 18-year-old allegedly struck by a man who said he drove his SUV into the victim after the two had a political argument, and he offered to help a county attorney prosecute the case. ...

Fatal shooting by officers in North Dakota ruled justified

Sep. 19, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general says officers were justified in their use of deadly force against a man police say was having a mental health crisis. Attorney General Drew Wrigley, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner and other officials held a news conference...

Biden nominates Schneider for US attorney in North Dakota

Sep. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former state Senate Democratic minority leader McLain “Mac” Schneider has been nominated by President Joe Biden for the state’s top federal prosecutor job. He would replace acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Puhl. Schneider must be confirmed...

Burgum unveils plan for North Dakota's child care 'crisis'

Sep. 13, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota would spend up to $80 million in state savings over the next two years to address child care in the state, under a proposal pitched Tuesday by Gov. Doug Burgum. The GOP-led Legislature meets again in January and will consider the plan that also...

North Dakota asks judge to lift stay on abortion trigger law

Sep. 08, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general’s office asked a judge Thursday to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion, arguing he failed to make the state’s lone abortion clinic show a likelihood of winning its challenge of the law. Burleigh County District...

ND high court orders term limits measure for November ballot

Sep. 07, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday that a measure should be placed on the November ballot asking whether voters want term limits on the governor and state legislators. Supporters of the measure asked the court for such a ruling after...

Ex-Miss America Mund's entry pushes Dem out of ND House race

Sep. 06, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Miss America Cara Mund's entry into North Dakota's U.S. House race has led the Democratic candidate to drop out, citing pressure from his own party to step aside. Mund entered the race in August as an independent, citing her support for abortion rights...

North Dakota high court backs state in oil company dispute

Sep. 02, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision that sided with a Houston-based energy company over disputed oil and natural gas royalties, a decision that could eventually bring millions of dollars to the state’s public schools and colleges. ...

Attorney General rules fatal Fargo police shooting justified

Aug. 29, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex in July, North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Monday. Wrigley said Officer Adam O’Brien, a more than 10-year veteran of the department, fired his gun at...

Judge puts hold on North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

Aug. 25, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Thursday again blocked a trigger law banning abortion in North Dakota as he weighs arguments from the state's lone abortion clinic that the law violates the state constitution. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick granted the request for a...