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Deer Baiting Bill Heats Up

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  BISMARCK – The bill that has elicited more written testimony than any other in the current session of the State Legislature, HB1151, was first on the agenda of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting Thursday. The bill seeks to prohibit the North…
March 17, 2023

Highway 6 Fatality Crash  

ND Highway Patrol  What: Two Vehicle Fatality Crash   Where: Highway 6 MM 59, 6 miles south of Mandan   When: 03/16/2023 at 9:28 CT   Road Conditions: Snow and Ice Covered   Weather Conditions: Blowing Snow   Type of Crash: Head on collision   Agencies Involved: NDHP, Morton County…
March 16, 2023

Official State Firearm Fails House 

Controversy Over Winchester Model 1876 lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – A bill to designate the state’s official firearm failed the North Dakota State House Wednesday.  Senate Concurrent Resolution 4010 would have designated the Winchester Model 1876 as the official state firearm of North Dakota.  “The Political Subdivisions committee heard testimony that this…
March 16, 2023

Below Normal Temps Ahead 

Latest 3-month Weather Outlook  MINOT – The always anticipated spring season, which in North Dakota is usually early summer, isn’t expected to be very favorable in our region. That's the crux of the latest 3-month weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center.  According to CPC analysis, the April-May-June temperature…
March 16, 2023

Senate Kills Removal of Schools from Sports Betting 

Resolution Amendment Fails  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – An amendment to remove schools from the intent of a sports betting resolution failed in the North Dakota State Senate Wednesday.  House Concurrent Resolution 3002 would put on the November 2024 ballot a constitutional measure to allow sports betting in the state.  The Senate…
March 16, 2023

Fatal Crash and Chemical Spill 

ND Highway Patrol  What: Two vehicle commercial motor vehicle fatal crash Where: I-94 MM 336 Westbound, approximately 2 miles west of Mapleton   When: March 15th, 2023 at approximately 1:47 pm   Road Conditions: Dry pavement   Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy   Type of Crash: Rear end collision   Agencies…
March 15, 2023

Curling Sweeps Through House 

Creates Official State Sport  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – A bill to make curling the official sport of North Dakota passed the State House Wednesday.  Senate Bill 2229 would designate curling as the official state sport of North Dakota.  Rep. Mike Motschenbacher, R-Dis. 47, Bismarck, pointed to other states that have official…
March 15, 2023

Cigar Bill Passes Senate 

Legislators’ Mixed Votes  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Senate passed a bill Wednesday to allow cigar lounges in private businesses.  House Bill 1229, after Senate amendments, would allow private businesses to operate as a cigar lounge with certain regulations including a ventilation system. Cigar lounges are defined in…
March 15, 2023

Senate Moves to Expand Youth Hunting 

Extends Deer Season for Pre-Teens  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – Young deer hunters may be given a longer hunting season due to the North Dakota State Senate’s vote Tuesday.  House Bill 1233, on line 18, would remove the wording that says 11, 12, and 13-year-olds may only hunt deer during youth hunting…
March 15, 2023

New Term Limits Pass House 

Constitutional Measure Proposed  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House has passed a resolution proposing changes to current term limits in the constitution that had been passed by voters in November.  Current term limits in Article XV of the constitution, passed by more than 63% of voters in November…
March 15, 2023
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