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ND governor seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Governor Doug Burgum announces an effort to make North Dakota carbon-neutral by the end of the 2030. The announcement came at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck. Burgum says the state could gain an advantage by storing carbon by creating an enhanced oil recovery plan with carbon. Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum…

North Dakota Dem-NPL elects Patrick Hart as new chair

Hart is a small business owner living in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Dem-NPL leaders from across North Dakota elected Patrick Hart to serve as the new State Party Chair on Saturday. Hart is a small business owner living in Bismarck. He previously served as the Dem-NPL Vice Chair. Vice Chair Kari Breker, DNC Committeeman Adam Goldwyn, Treasurer Tracey Wilkie, and Secretary Birgit Pruess were also elected. “Together, we’ll…

Tattoo artist accused of spray painting businesses acquitted

BISMARCK, N.D. – A tattoo artist accused of spray painting his logo on some businesses in Bismarck has been acquitted of felony criminal mischief. The prosecutor who handled the case against 33-year-old Richard Hudson was scolded by the judge during the trial and was fired before hearing the verdict. Hudson was accused of painting the word CRAN, which is his…

Police investigate shooting in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Bismarck Police are investigating a late night shooting that happened yesterday around 11:00 pm. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Mapleton Ave after reports of gunfire. Two individuals had gunshot wounds. They were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions have not been released. Bismarck Police believe this to be a targeted attack on the…

Gov. Doug Burgum Recovering From Hip Surgery

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is recovering this weekend after undergoing hip replacement surgery. The 64-year-old Republican had surgery Friday to replace his left hip. Gubernatorial authority was briefly delegated to Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford on Friday morning. Sanford said he didn’t take any actions before Burgum resumed his authority. Burgum issued a statement saying the surgery went well…

Bismarck father accused of injuring infant daughter

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Bismarck man is facing felony charges after being accused of injuring his 4-month-old daughter. The 22-year-old father is charged with felony child abuse, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence upon conviction. A police affidavit says the baby’s head injuries were discovered during a medical visit in late February. The affidavit says Denzil Harvest was the…

Man sought in downtown Fargo bar shooting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo police are looking for Brandon Roosevelt Grant in connection with a downtown shooting that happened early  Sunday. Three people were shot near the Bismarck Bar in the 500 block of Broadway.  Police said Monday that all three victims remain in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say Grant is considered armed and dangerous and should…

ND State Rep. explains bills easing penalties for underage drinking

BISMARCK, N.D. — The way underage drinking is penalized in North Dakota may soon change. The state legislature is looking into two bills that would ease punishment for those drinking or possessing alcohol illegally. At first glance, the change being considered to one of the bills may be hard to see. “What my bill does is it changes one word…

North Dakota lawmakers introduce bills impacting voting rights

BISMARCK, N.D. — Multiple bills introduced in the North Dakota legislature would place more restrictions on how and when people can vote. As the 67th Legislative Assembly nears the end of its first month in session, the focus of Republican lawmakers is clear. “There are probably two dozen bills or more having to do with voting, elections, campaign finance, certain…

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…