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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…

Cigna Announcing They Won’t be Covering OxyContin Beginning in 2018

OxyContin is the branded version of the painkiller, Oxycodone

  NATIONAL — One of the largest health insurers in the country is announcing they will no longer cover OxyContin beginning in 2018. Cigna officials say they are working to curb opioid abuse and with overdose rates continuing to climb, they want to help in the fight. OxyContin is the branded version of the painkiller, Oxycodone. Cigna officials say they…

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

North Dakota Opioid Deaths on the Rise

The state will provide $180,000 to each of six successful community applicants

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota recorded 61 drug-related overdose deaths in 2015. That was an increase from 43 deaths in 2014 and 20 in 2013. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is now encouraging communities to apply for funding to address the opioid crisis. The goal is to identify gaps and strengthen existing community prevention…