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AP - The Dakotan

North Dakota governor OKs pronoun bill

By TRISHA AHMED Associated Press/Report for AmericaNorth Dakota's Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill into law that allows public school teachers and state government employees to ignore the pronouns their transgender students and colleagues use, the governor's office announced Monday.The new law also requires teachers to tell a parent or legal guardian if […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 8, 2023

Police Shooting in Bismarck 

Suspect Hospitalized  BISMARCK(AP) — A 19-year-old suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a police officer in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The shooting happened Thursday afternoon after police were called to a report of a man pulling a gun on someone. The suspect was gone by the time police arrived.  A couple of hours later, police […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 5, 2023

Reduced Charge for Man Who Ran Over North Dakota Teen 

Associated Press  WAHPETON (AP) — A man accused of intentionally running over an 18-year-old at a street dance in North Dakota had his charges reduced from murder to manslaughter, according to court documents filed ealier this week.  Shannon Brandt, 42, of Glenfield, North Dakota, initially said he hit and killed Cayler Ellingson in McHenry, about […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 4, 2023

No Cancer Risk Found so Far, Air Force says 

Montana Nuclear Base Checked  By TARA COPP Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of a Montana nuclear missile base where an unusual number of troops have been diagnosed with blood cancer has found no current risk factors that could explain it, the Air Force says.  The service has been investigating the issue since reports […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 2, 2023

Governor Signs Law on Trans Health Care 

By TRISHA AHMED Associated Press/Report for America  North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill into law that makes it a crime to give gender-affirming care to people younger than 18.  Gender-affirming care for minors has increasingly come under attack in many conservative legislatures, including North Dakota, where lawmakers have passed at least three anti-trans […]
by AP - The Dakotan
April 20, 2023

Bill to Ban Abortion at Six Weeks Advances 

Associated Press  Lawmakers in North Dakota's House passed a bill Monday that would criminalize abortions after six weeks of gestation -- even in cases of rape or incest, the Bismarck Tribune reported.  The bill still requires approval from the Senate and governor to become law.  Opponents of the bill said six weeks is too early […]
by AP - The Dakotan
April 18, 2023

Judge blocks rules intended to protect nation's waterways 

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a federal rule in 24 states that is intended to protect thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways throughout the nation.  U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland in Bismarck, North Dakota, halted the regulations from the U.S. […]
by AP - The Dakotan
April 12, 2023

Governor Signs Trans Athlete Bans  

By TRISHA AHMED Associated Press/Report for America  North Dakota's Republican Gov. Doug Burgum on Tuesday evening signed two transgender athlete bans into law, effectively prohibiting transgender girls and women from joining female sports teams in K-12 and college.  Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed the bills with veto-proof majorities this year. If the governor […]
by AP - The Dakotan
April 12, 2023

Chippewa Woman Named North Dakota Poet Laureate 

By TRISHA AHMED Associated Press/Report for America  North Dakota lawmakers have appointed a Chippewa woman as the state's poet laureate, making her the first Native American to hold this position in the state and increasing attention to her expertise on the troubled history of Native American boarding schools.  Denise Lajimodiere, a citizen of the Turtle […]
by AP - The Dakotan
April 7, 2023

Judge orders US to resume oil, gas leasing in North Dakota 

By TRISHA AHMED Associated Press  A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to resume oil and gas lease sales on federal lands in North Dakota, even as a legal battle continues over the Biden administration's decision to pause the leasing program two years ago in an effort to combat climate change.  Hailing the ruling […]
by AP - The Dakotan
March 29, 2023
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