Cuts Ordered As N.D. Sees $1B Budget Shortfall Amid Oil SlumpNorth Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has ordered deep cuts to state government and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to a drop in oil drilling and depressed crude prices.
North Dakota Leading The Nation In Population Growth U.S. Census Bureau data show North Dakota is leading the nation in population growth and the number of residents in the state is at an all-time high.
North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking RuleNorth Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.
New ND Revenue Forecast Assumes $4B Shortfall In Oil RevenueNorth Dakota lawmakers have adopted a revised revenue forecast that reflects a more than $4 billion shortfall in oil revenue due to the slumping price of crude.
Police: Driver Error Likely Caused Fatal School Bus CrashDriver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train that killed two people and injured 12 more in northeastern North Dakota, police said Tuesday.
Basin Electric Power Co-Op Holding Annual MeetingBasin Electric Power Cooperative is hosting more than 1,000 people from a nine-state region at its annual meeting in North Dakota's capital city.
Dayton Asks For Added ND Oil Train Safety Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota. Dayton made the request Tuesday in a letter to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
Federal Judge Delays North Dakota Abortion LawA federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected -- as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law "clearly invalid and unconstitutional."
Gov. Walker Signs Abortion Bill Requiring UltrasoundGov. Scott Walker quietly signed a contentious Republican bill Friday that would require women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound and ban doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing the procedures. Opponents contend legislators shouldn't force women to undergo any medical procedure and the bill will force at least two abortion clinics where providers lack admitting privileges to shut their doors. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill in mid-June. Walker, a Republican, could have chosen to sign it at any time since then but decided to do it on Friday in the middle of the long 4th of July holiday weekend. The measure's opponents accused him of trying to bury news of the signing.
Obama Signs Emergency Declaration For ND Flooding President Obama has approved an emergency declaration for flooding in North Dakota.
Sex-Ed Amendment Struck From ND Abortion Bill North Dakota lawmakers negotiating final details of an anti-abortion measure killed an amendment Tuesday that threatened a three-year, $1.2 million federal sex education grant for North Dakota State University.
Minot, Ward Co. Receiving $40M In CDBG Funds North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation say the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of Minot and Ward County more than $40 million in disaster relief funding.