Gov. Burgum Wins First Veto on Salary Bonuses

Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has won his first veto fight with the GOP-led Legislature. The North Dakota Senate has voted 33-13 to sustain Burgum’s rejection of a bill that limits a governor’s ability to set salary bonuses for staff. The House voted 84-7 to override Burgum on Wednesday. Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch….

Gov. Burgum Signs Controversial Conceal and Carry Bill into Law

However, the new law does not apply to people who cross the border or go to other states and it does not allow a person who has been convicted of a felony or violent crime to carry

  BISMARCK, N.D. — BeginningĀ August 1st, 2017, it will beĀ legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in North Dakota. Governor Burgum signed the controversial bill into law Thursday. Under the new law, people of the state who do not have a criminal record will be able to carry a concealed handgun if they have a valid state driver’s…

ND House Kills Bill for State-Owned Casinos

If it had been endorsed by the House, the constitutional amendment would have gone on the ballot for voters to decide

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House voted to kill a Fargo representative’s bill to establish state-owned casinos. Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal includes building casinos the state could promote as “destination attractions” and use the profits to offset taxes. But opponents say the state-owned casinos could hurt American Indian casinos and damage relationships with the tribes. If it had…

North Dakota Lawmakers One Step Closer to “No Permit Carry and Conceal” Law

Gov. Burgum hasn't said whether he would support the bill

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Carry and conceal without a permit is closer to becoming law in North Dakota. The Senate has approved the measure by a vote of 34 to 13. The House last month passed the proposal that allows people 18 and older to forgo background checks and classes that are now required. Supporters say the bill promotes constitutional…

Bismarck Girls Hockey Shuts Out Grand Forks, Wins ND State Title

Anderson's two goals lead Blizzard past KnightRiders

FARGO, N.D. — The Bismarck Blizzard wrapped up the North Dakota state title with a 3-0 win against Grand Forks on Saturday. Kenley Anderson scored two goals down low to build the lead. Grand Forks Central won the boys tournament, beating Bismarck 7-2. Categories: High School, Top Sports Headlines Tags: bismarck, Grand Forks, Kenley Anderson, ND, north dakota, State Hockey

Pipeline Protest Deadline Brings Fires, Explosions, Injuries and Arrests

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A dramatic chain of events unfolded in Morton County at the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. There were ceremonial fires, explosions, injuries and arrests. All as the 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline for protesters to clear out of the main camp came and went. Protesters begin ceremonial burning of some of their living structures ahead…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

ND House Kills Bill that Would Combine Treasury Office

The proposal was to close the office and split the responsibilities between other agencies

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Legislators have killed a bi-partisan proposal allowing voters to decide if the state Treasurer’s Office is needed. The proposal was to close the office and split the responsibilities between other agencies. The state treasurer manages the cash flow for state agencies and distributes tax collections to local governments. The bill was co-sponsored by Fargo…

North Dakota House Considering Bill on Concealed Firearms in Schools

One proposal is to allow concealed firearms in schools

  BISMARCK, N.D. — More than a dozen bills relating to guns will be debated in Bismarck as the first half of the current session winds down. Among them is a proposal to allow carrying a concealed firearm in schools, if education officials allow it. Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert says there are schools that are an hour away from help…

Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall Partially Closes After Water Main Break

Anchor stores of the mall and those with exterior entrances remained open

BISMARCK, N.D. — Most of the largest mall in Bismarck was closed for the day after a major water main break. The north side of the mall was flooded. The leak was detected near Lee’s Hallmark just before 9 o’clock this morning. Officials say it was “frozen solid” and that delayed shutting it down. A number of carpet cleaning companies…