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Things to know about North Dakota’s special budget session

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature is returning to Bismarck on Tuesday morning for a three-day special session, summoned there by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple to address shortfalls in the state treasury. Dalrymple made the announcement last month after an updated forecast predicted tax collections will continue to drop due to depressed oil and farm commodity prices. The ...

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Gov. Dalrymple: North Dakota oil industry ‘solid’

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to meet with EPA officials to discuss CO2 emissions. The EPA Clean Power Plan has been met with resistance and is considered unnecessary federal overreach.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the state’s unprecedented oil boom is far from going bust. Dalrymple told an audience of several hundred at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo in Bismarck that the oil industry is “as solid as solid can be.” State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says there are about 11,000 Bakken wells ...

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple to issue budget directive; agencies brace for cuts

In this file photo dated May 15, 2014, Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks of the importance of the Watford City Bypass at the Groundbreaking for the Watford City SE Bypass. Director Grant Levi is in the background.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is scheduled to issue his budget guidelines, and agency heads are bracing for potential reductions. Dalrymple is slated to address agency directors on Wednesday at the state Capitol. North Dakota Budget Director Pam Sharp says she expects the governor to ask state agencies to identify potential reductions when drafting spending plans for the ...

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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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Governor says North Dakota is weathering energy, ag slump

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the state’s economic strength and diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries. Dalrymple spoke Wednesday at the state’s first demographic conference, which is focusing on how demographics impact citizens, businesses and communities. The governor told the group at Bismarck State College that North Dakota has a ...

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Dickinson pump jack denied after residents complain

Maybe if the company had proposed to make the pump jack look like an actual horsehead their neighbors wouldn’t have complained. This week just outside Dickinson, working on a newly acquired oil well, a company replaced the existing underground pump with an above-ground pump jack. On Tuesday, after numerous complaints from nearby residents, it was deemed “an eyesore and a ...

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North Dakota tax collections far below revised forecast

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota continues to see bleaker-than-expected state tax revenue collections from declining oil activity in the state. Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that tax collections already are down $6.4 million since January. Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Feb. 1 ordered cuts in state government and a raid on ...

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Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Bakken pipeline has been approved by Iowa. The state was the last of four states to approve the Bakken pipeline. (Image: D.Reichardt via Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board ...

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North Dakota transportation agency cuts to offset $69M shortfall

Along the Scenic Loop Drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. (Image: Jasperdo via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Declining oil activity is forcing North Dakota’s Transportation Department to make up for a more than $69 million projected shortfall in fuel tax collections, motor vehicle registrations and other fees, the agency’s director said Tuesday. Transportation Director Grant Levi told the Legislature’s interim Transportation Committee that some planned road projects “probably” won’t get completed but did ...

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