Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK — President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general is well-informed on the top two issues facing federal authorities in North Dakota: public safety in Indian Country and the growing...
BISMARCK — State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over...
WILLISTON, N.D. — The White House’s director of drug control policy says Williams County, in the heart of North Dakota’s Oil Patch, will be designated later this month as part of the federal government’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program. The designation will open up the area to “significant” federal resources to help national, state and local officials combat drug trafficking and abuse in the area, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s office stated in a news release Thursday. The announcement follows a July visit to western North Dakota by R.
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers questioned state officials Monday about the response to the worst oil spill since the state’s current energy boom began, with one state regulator describing it as a “breakdown and delay of notification.” The underground pipeline break near Tioga leaked 20,600 barrels of oil into a wheat field before the farmer, Steve Jensen, discovered the spill Sept.