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New policy requires feds to record interviews

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — A new federal directive requiring criminal investigators to record interrogations of suspects while in police custody has the support of North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor.

The office of Tim Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North…continue reading on

Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Those 721 violations came about…continue reading on

Senate farm bill ‘a great start’

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Better late than never. The federal farm bill jumped another hurdle toward becoming law when the Senate passed a five-year proposal Monday evening that would cost $955 billion over 10 years. Continue Reading

Federal funding requirement comes back to bite diversion

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – Sen. Larry Luick said Tuesday the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project is too big for North Dakota to commit to without federal help. Continue Reading

Minnesotans see impact from federal sequestration cuts

April 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday. Continue Reading

Federal cuts will likely hit gradually

March 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting last Friday, they began to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.”
No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. Continue Reading

National park cuts detailed in memo

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut. Continue Reading

Kline pessimistic about avoiding massive federal budget cuts

February 21, 2013 in EOT Focus

Minnesota’s senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided. Continue Reading

2 companies fined by ND now face federal sewage disposal fine

January 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Two companies fined more than half a million dollars by the state of North Dakota for improperly dumping sewage in the western Oil Patch have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to pay more fines. Continue Reading

What you should know about this tax season

January 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

It’s mid-January again and that means it’s time for the tax-paying public to get in touch with its favorite uncle. Continue Reading