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North Dakota governor vetoes transgender pronouns bill 

By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press  North Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a bill that would generally prohibit public schools teachers and staff from referring to transgender students by pronouns other than those reflecting the sex assigned to them at birth.  Gov. Doug Burgum's veto on Thursday could be reversed by the…
March 30, 2023

Winter Weather Advisory Issued 

National Weather Service  Key Messages   ● Periods of snow develop this evening over northern locations, while some freezing drizzle is possible south.   ● Focus for snow shifts south late tonight through Friday.   ● Gusty winds develop over south central North Dakota and the southern James River Valley…
March 30, 2023

Squabble Over Landowner Permission Bill

House Says No to Reconsideration  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – North Dakota State House leaders deliberated on whether a vote should happen before a bill seeking to require permission from landowners failed to be reconsidered Wednesday.  Senate Bill 2251 would have required corporations to obtain written consent from a landowner, or a…
March 30, 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…
March 29, 2023

School Security Always a Concern 

Increased Scrutiny Follows Nashville Shooting  MINOT – In the wake of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this week school administrators are reviewing their safety protocols, as well as reminding all students, parents, and citizens to remain observant and report any concerns they may have for student safety.  At Minot’s…
March 29, 2023

Virtual School Bill Passes Senate 

Distance Learning Enrollment  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Senate has passed a bill to allow per pupil funds to follow students enrolling in a virtual school.  Senate Bill 1376 seeks to prohibit school districts from denying enrollment to students for virtual school and allow the per pupil funds…
March 29, 2023

Minot State students hosting food drive 

April 1-2  MINOT, – The Minot State University College of Business Looyenga Leadership Institute is hosting a food drive for the Minot State food pantry and the Matthew 25 Project this weekend, April 1-2.  The event will be held in the Marketplace Foods 1620 South Broadway location from 9:30 a.m.…
March 29, 2023

Cold temps help contain chemicals in North Dakota derailment 

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press  The cold weather in North Dakota kept chemicals that spilled from a derailed Canadian Pacific train from spreading very far, authorities said.  Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht said Tuesday that with temperatures well below freezing all of the chemicals that leaked remained within…
March 29, 2023

Surveyor Permission Fails House 

Tie Vote in Eminent Domain Issue BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House narrowly defeated a bill that would have required surveyors to obtain written consent from landowners before entering their land.  Senate Bill 2251 would have required corporations to obtain written consent from a landowner or a court order…
March 28, 2023

Mountain Lion Late Season Closes in Zone 1 

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 is closed after the harvest limit of seven total cats was reached.  The mountain lion season in Zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside Zone 1, has no harvest limit and is open through March 31. 
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