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North Dakota Secretary of State Approves Format For Legal Weed Petition

The group will need to collect about 27,000 signatures by February to get it on the June 2020 ballot

BISMARCK, ND — The format of a petition to make cannabis legal in North Dakota has been approved by the secretary of state. The group behind the effort initially withdrew the petition to make some clarifications. The constitutional initiated measure would allow a person to grow, process and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. It would also license and regulate…

Legal Settlement Discussion Over Mandan Mural

A federal judge has instructed both parties to continue "good faith" discussions to avoid a trial.

MANDAN, N.D. — A legal settlement is being discussed between the city of Mandan and the owners of a bar who filed a federal lawsuit after being told to remove an outdoor mural. The city says the Lonesome Dove doesn’t have a permit for the mural. The bar’s attorneys say they are protected by the First Amendment. A federal judge…

Petition Drive To Make All Forms of Cannabis Legal Hits A Roadblock

Group Behind Effort To Change Constitution Withdraws Petition, Plans To Make Changes

BISMARCK, ND —¬†An effort to change the North Dakota constitution to make the cannabis plant legal has been put on hold. The group submitted a proposed petition to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday but Tuesday they withdrew it. Group chairman John Bailey, of Courtenay, says the petition will be resubmitted in about a week after some changes are…

Medical Marijuana Applications Available to Apply for in North Dakota: Here’s How

Applications are also open for caregivers or people who help patients

FARGO N.D. — People living in North Dakota can now submit an application for a medical marijuana card. Applications are also open for caregivers or people who help patients. There is a $50 fee to process the application. North Dakota Department of Health officials say there are videos and information on their website that can help in the application process….

New Details in the Woman Who Drove her Six Adopted Children off a Cliff

Police say Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, which is over the legal limit, when killing her family

FARGO, N.D. — More details in the death investigation of the couple who drove their six adopted children off a cliff. Police say Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, which is over the legal limit, when killing her family. Toxicology tests also found that her wife, Sarah – and two of their adopted children had ‘a significant…

Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…

Fargo Woman Facing Charges in Crash with Fargo Police Car

The department says her preliminary blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman was arrested after hitting a Fargo Police Department squad car. Twenty-year-old Allison Wunderlich wasn’t hurt after she ran into the back of the squad car on Friday night. She was arrested for DUI and cited for minor in possession, minor consuming alcohol, minor under the influence, and failure to have vehicle under control. The…

Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…

Ring in the New Year with Fireworks in North Dakota

Staff at Memory Fireworks in Fargo says although you can only purchase them now, this isn't the only time you can set them off

HORACE, ND — New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you can now purchase fireworks in North Dakota to ring in the New Year! There are two designated times during the year that you can legally purchase fireworks in the state. You can buy them from June 27th to July 5th and from December 26th to January 1st….

Will Recreational Marijuana Soon Be Legal in North Dakota?

Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota may see a future with legal recreational marijuana if supporters can get enough signatures. Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year. According to sponsors the petition is looking to make it legal to…