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North Dakota asks pipeline company to explain ranch purchase

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is asking the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline to explain its purchase of a ranch where a protest turned violent earlier this month. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners recently purchased the 7,000-acre ranch last week for an undisclosed price. Stenehjem is giving the company 30 days to say ...

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North Dakota GOP gubernatorial campaign enters homestretch

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After months of rallies in tiny town cafes and fundraisers in big city venues, the Republican candidates for North Dakota governor are making their final push in an intense, expensive and often acrimonious campaign between longtime friends that has focused largely on leadership qualifications as the state’s oil revenues decline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and his GOP ...

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A Microsoft star seeks to run North Dakota

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A decade ago, then-Microsoft executive Doug Burgum stood before a cheering crowd at a technology conference in Dallas and introduced his boss, company co-founder Bill Gates, by describing what makes entrepreneurs successful. “Innovators are people who go against the grain” by taking risks and chasing dreams, said Burgum, who’d become a tech star in his own ...

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State audit critical of North Dakota’s Land Department

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An audit of North Dakota’s Land Department has found scores of discrepancies with the agency’s practices, including ethical violations that included employees getting free meals and booze from contractors who manage state assets. The review, conducted by the state auditor’s office, criticized the agency for a “lack of an organizational culture of accountability” and found that ...

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Critics urge more inclusive testimony on oil, gas permitting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Citizens, lawmakers, environmentalists and labor groups on Monday blasted a proposal by North Dakota regulators that attempts to narrow the definition of an “interested party” who can testify on oil and gas proposals. About a dozen people told the state Industrial Commission’s Oil and Gas Division in Bismarck that a definition saying only “an individual or ...

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Northwest Landowners Association addresses pipeline issues

Kevin Connors, pipeline program supervisor for the Department of Mineral Resources, claims his goal is that large pipeline spills will be a thing of the past, reports AgWeek. 300 Landowners as well as state officials and oil company representatives met in Stanley for a Northwest Landowners Association expo where Connors outlined the new state pipeline program. New rules will take ...

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Justices won’t let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, pro-abortion rights signs are seen during the March for Life 2016, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court will not allow North Dakota to enforce a law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The justices on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, turned away the state’s appeal of lower court rulings that struck down the 2013 fetal heartbeat law as unconstitutional. The law never took effect and abortion rights supporters said it was the strictest anti-abortion measure in the country. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy — before many women know they’re pregnant. The justices turned away the state’s appeal of decisions striking down the 2013 fetal heartbeat law as unconstitutional. The law never took effect, and abortion-rights supporters said it ...

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Stenehjem: $1.25M available to address human trafficking

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) says $1.5 million is available for groups providing services relating to human trafficking. The money was authorized by the 2015 Legislature as part of a comprehensive package of bills to address human trafficking in North Dakota. In addition to organizations already providing prevention and treatment services to victims, the grants ...

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Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) has kicked off his campaign for governor while former North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel has established an exploratory committee for a potential bid. Stenehjem was announcing his gubernatorial bid on Tuesday in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck. Stenehjem is a Republican. He is running for the seat being vacated ...

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North Dakota asks Supreme Court to review abortion ruling

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state’s law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is unconstitutional. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a decision last year from federal Judge Daniel Hovland, who ruled the law unconstitutional. ...

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