BISMARCK –- As North Dakota sits on billions of dollars in oil tax revenues, Gov. Jack Dalrymple called on state agencies Wednesday to develop hold-even budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium but left the door open to requests for more money to meet growth-related needs.
BISMARCK –- A Washburn man who posed online as a female modeling agent to lure young girls into his web of child pornography and sexual assault was sentenced to life in prison Monday, in what the prosecutor called probably the worst case of child exploitation he had ever seen.
BISMARCK -– At 90 years old, Myron Pryor has a bit of history under his belt. He talks about how he found rings of stones marking where American Indian tepees once stood on his cattle ranch near the small town of Pingree in Stutsman County.
BISMARCK -– As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of flame and large clouds of black smoke that frequently belch from two oil well flares about 200 yards upwind of his house near Watford City.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota wildlife biologists are asking anglers for help in documenting lakes that may have experienced winter fish mortality. Game and Fish Department fisheries official Scott Gangl says some winterkill is expected every year, with the severity depending on winter weather conditions.
BISMARCK -– The Bank of North Dakota has a new DEAL for state residents struggling with student loan debt. The state-owned bank launched a new program Monday that will allow North Dakota residents who have lived in the state for six months or more to consolidate all of their student loans through the bank.
MOORHEAD – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his former girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while he was wearing a hood over his face and gloves.
Emily Welker, Forum News Service, INFORUM
April 17, 2014
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota State Historical Society is slated to get an update on its purchase of Lawrence Welk's boyhood home. The body is meeting Friday in Bismarck. The group voted 6-5 in January to buy the Strasburg homestead from Welk's nieces. But a final sale price was not negotiated.
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