STAFF BLOG MONKE BUSINESS Dickinson couple loses 'everything they had' in late night fire
A young Dickinson couple is homeless after a late Friday night fire consumed the trailer home they were renting, as well as their two pets and most of their possessions.
Absolutely everything they ... Posted on 5/23/15 at 3:10 AM
STAFF BLOG BISON MEDIA BLOG Bison Video Blog: Monday presser recap, UNI preview
Join WDAY sports director Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack for the Bison Video Blog! Jeff and Dom will recap the Monday morning NDSU Athletics presser and preview this weekend's game against UNI.... Posted on 11/3/14 at 3:20 PM
NDAD INSIGHT NDAD's 20th Escape to the Lake a few weeks away
The 20th Escape to the Lake created by NDAD is set for Sat., June 21, at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, N.D., in Oliver County northwest of Bismarck and Mandan.
The adaptive water recreat... Posted on 6/5/14 at 10:07 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Employer mandate delayed until 2015
Last month the federal government announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act until 2015. The employer mandate requires companies that employ more than 50 f... Posted on 8/5/13 at 12:28 PM
Residents worry about environmental, proprietal consequences
MANNING, N.D.--Glen Houghton, a Dunn County rancher, walked onto a portion of his land Friday and pointed to patches of bare clay on the ground.
"Nothing ever grows on those spots," Houghton said. "It's very poor quality property."
DICKINSON, N.D.. -- An oilfield veteran and a retired schoolteacher believe they have found a method of removing deadly hydrogen sulfide gas from crude oil at well sites without using chemicals in the process.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Steve Keinzle noticed a change around the first of the year.
The manager of Mac's Hardware in north Dickinson said his business catered to many oilfield service companies, both big and small -- mostly hot-shot crews and roustabout companies -- that would come in and buy everything from tools to flame-retardant gear for employees.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Attorneys representing North Dakota college students soon won’t have to sit on the sidelines during university disciplinary hearings that could lead to suspension or expulsion.
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to Senate Bill 2150, which gives students at the state’s 11 public colleges and universities the right to be represented – at their own expense – by an attorney or advocate who may “fully participate” in such disciplinary hearings.
The right doesn’t apply to matters involving academic misconduct.
Assistance for human trafficking victims also approved
BISMARCK, N.D. – After being criticized for yanking funding from the bill a week ago, House lawmakers voted Monday to restore $250,000 to legislation designed to shorten wait times for rape victims who need sexual assault examinations.
Lawmakers also gave final approval to a bill with $1.25 million in grant funding for organizations that provide treatment and shelter services for human trafficking victims.
“These victims are the definition of exploited, and we need to get them services,” said Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators scratched language from a bill Monday that could have forced the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System to rebid an expensive contract making Sanford Health Plan the insurance carrier for the group’s roughly 66,000 covered lives on July 1.
The Senate unanimously approved amendments to House Bill 1475 but didn’t vote on the amended bill.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A Fort Yates man is in federal custody after being accused of sexually assaulting a Fort Yates woman, who was later found dead.
Richmond White Eagle, 34, was charged Monday in U.S. District Court of North Dakota with felony sexual abuse of a person physically incapable of declining participation.
He was arrested after federal agents from the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs responded after a neighbor reported finding Jessie Manley's body outside of a Fort Yates apartment residence called The Complex on Sunday morning.
RURAL KEENE, N.D. — Thousands of acres of scorched earth northwest of Keene are evidence of how quickly an oil well flare fire can damage ranch grass and miles of fence line.
It’s also evidence, at least in this case, how quickly an oil company can step up to mitigate the damage done.
Oil tax debate: Short-term stability vs. long-term revenue loss
BISMARCK, N.D. – House lawmakers voted 57-32 Monday to eliminate price-based oil tax breaks and set a lower tax on oil extraction, sending the last-minute bill to the Senate today where contentious debate is expected to continue.
House Bill 1476, introduced on Friday, would eliminate the so-called large trigger exemption on the oil extraction tax, which supporters say would add predictability to oil tax revenues and the industry’s tax structure.
FARGO, N.D. -- It's now a forgotten footnote to history. On the very day Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded--April 14, 1865--erstwhile Confederate soldiers were attacked by Indians while defending a fort in Dakota Territory.
The former rebel soldiers, prisoners of war held by the Union, swore an oath of loyalty to the other side in the Civil War and were sent to the Western frontier to relieve a manpower shortage.
BISMARCK, N.D. – House lawmakers voted Friday to cut North Dakota’s individual income tax rates by 10 percent and corporate rates by 5 percent, one day after the Senate killed a bill with 5 percent cuts across the board.
House members voted 59-32 to approve Senate Bill 2349 after an hourlong debate.
Because the House didn’t amend the version that passed the Senate in February, it now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature.
Lawmakers this session had previously rejected several bills that proposed more significant cuts and even elimination of personal income taxes.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Nolan and Hailey Gentry picked up their dealer and drove toward JCPenney, investigators say.
In the parking lot that January afternoon, the Gentrys and Clinton Fridley allegedly sold an eight-ball of methamphetamine to a buyer for $450 and drove off.
Then came the traffic stop.
The buyer was a setup, a confidential informant wired up and deployed by the Southwest Narcotics Task Force. The Gentrys and Fridley now face felony charges of criminal conspiracy.
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