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Attorney general: Final DUI proposal will be tough

April 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The state’s top attorney said the Legislature’s proposal to increase penalties and curb drunken driving “is going to be tough.” Continue Reading

DUI bill clears Senate

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Penalties for drunk driving may soon be ramped up. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed House Bill 1302, which significantly enhances the penalties, provides funding for education on the effects of binge drinking and incentivizes sobriety, said Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson. Continue Reading

North Dakota lawmakers bemoan watered-down drunk driving bill

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Rep. Ed Gruchalla said the state needs to take a big step when it comes to cracking down on drinking and driving because “people don’t pay attention to baby steps.” Continue Reading

House kills DUI stricter penalty bill

March 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The North Dakota House has killed one of two bills aimed at toughening DUI penalties in the wake of high-profile fatal crashes, including one last summer near Jamestown. Continue Reading

Gruchalla: $500 DUI fine not enough

March 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A former highway patrolman turned legislator sees a big difference in the effect of a $5,000 fine over a $500 fine for drinking and driving. Continue Reading

State Senate passes animal abuse bill

February 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Senate unanimously passed a bill Friday afternoon to enact stiffer penalties against individuals who neglect, abuse or abandon animals. Continue Reading

Secretary of state pushes for harsher petition fraud penalties

January 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The 10 North Dakota State University football players charged with petition fraud over phony signatures on two statewide initiated measures last year did not receive harsh enough penalties, according to Secretary of State Al Jaeger. Continue Reading

The tax man cometh to police you on health care: Supreme Court’s decision puts IRS at center of debate

July 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance. Continue Reading

Exxon Mobil agrees to $1.6M penalty

January 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

An oil spill crew worker for Oil Mop Emergency Response steps out of a ring of absorbent pads July 11 along a flood plain of the Yellowstone River where oil was found collected near Laurel, Mont. Exxon Mobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by this pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River, a state official said. Continue Reading

Mass. football title lost when player celebrates winning TD

December 7, 2011 in West Central Tribune

BOSTON (AP) A Massachusetts high school lost a state championship game because a player raised his arm in triumph as he ran for what would have been a go-ahead touchdown.
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