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Democrats say oil regulation, promotion duties should be split

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Democratic legislative leadership is calling for the state to separate the oil regulation and promotion responsibilities of the director of the Department of  Mineral Resources.

In a letter sent today, the state …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota’s finances exceed expectations, oil is significant, but not only, factor

December 13, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota is again on its way to building up a state surplus of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The general fund’s projected ending balance for June 30, 2013, is $383.2 million, a jump from the $51 million ending balance projected when the Legislature adjourned this spring. Continue Reading

North Dakota oil counties get boost

November 11, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the special session on Friday after providing millions of dollars in additional disaster relief and repealing a law requiring the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname. Oil country also got a boost.
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Western ND issues wait for green light at special session

November 8, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota legislators shot down a variety of bills suggested for discussion this week, including several aimed at western North Dakota.
During a special session, legislators need to propose bills to Republican-controlled delayed bills committees before their issues can advance.
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North Dakota coyote numbers up, hunters happy, hunting allowed year-round, no $100-a-head bounty

September 13, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The number of coyotes roaming North Dakota is up from last year, which might be exciting for hunters, but bad for livestock producers.
After a legislative bill failed, hunters won’t receive $100 for a coyote kill, but can still hunt all year.
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Legislators ready to change Sioux nickname law, Grand Forks delegation wants to move on

August 23, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS When the 2011 North Dakota Legislature approved legislation that gave the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname the weight of law, the 12-member delegation representing Grand Forks and the university broke with the majority.
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4 ND senators competing to succeed Stenehjem, Dickinson’s Wardner throws hat in for top spot

August 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Four North Dakota Republican state senators are competing to succeed Bob Stenehjem as the Senate’s GOP majority leader, and an election is expected before the Legislature’s special session begins in November, lawmakers said Thursday.
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Dickinson to receive $5M in first round of oil-impact grants announced Thursday

July 28, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State officials authorized nearly $54 million in grants on Thursday to help oil-impacted cities with infrastructure needs.
The state’s three largest cities in oil country Dickinson, Williston and Minot received $21 million after submitting $48.9 million in project requests.
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North Dakota awards $3.9 million in oil impact grants

June 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK For North Dakota’s oil and gas producing counties, Thursday was like waking up on Christmas Day and finding out how generous Santa was this year.
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Legislature passes new child porn law

May 10, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Employees who see child pornography on a co-worker’s computer will soon be required under law to report it. Continue Reading