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North Dakota panel endorses changes to law that limits spending

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers have moved to raise the threshold on new legislation that limits spending of federal money by a governor-led panel. The law was passed shortly before the Republican-led Legislature adjourned in April. The legislation came after the Emergency Commission, headed by GOP Gov. Doug Burgum, largely determined how to spend $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus…

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

Garth Brooks Week Begins in Sioux Falls, Economic Impact Expected at Over $12 Million

The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks' performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — When the best-selling male artist of all time comes to town, you know you are about to see the cash roll in. The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks’ performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million. The singer has nine shows scheduled Sept. 15-17 and…

ND Tribal Colleges Contribute Nearly $200 Million to Economy

The North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges asked for the study to learn the impact of the colleges on the state

  FARGO, ND — An NDSU study shows the state’s tribal colleges helped boost the economy in the 2016 fiscal year. The study states the five tribal colleges contributed $190 million to North Dakota’s economy. Researchers also looked at the social and economic effects of education as well as the state and local impacts of higher education spending and student…

Senator Heitkamp Working to Crack Down on Secret Campaign Spending

It's already illegal for foreign nationals or governments to contribute to campaigns in the U.S., and this bill would help make sure those laws are followed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of U.S. Senators is going after secret campaign spending. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota helped reintroduce the DISCLOSE Act. It would require tax-exempt groups and super PACs that spend money on elections to disclose their spending as well as their major individual sources of funding over $10,000. It’s already illegal for foreign nationals or…