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With Dalrymple out, speculation begins on next ND governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s announcement that he won’t seek a second full term sets off a potential scramble to replace him. Here’s a rundown of who’s who among the potential hopefuls on both the Republican and Democratic sides: U.S. SEN. HEIDI HEITKAMP Rumors of a Heitkamp bid for governor were swirling months before Darlymple’s announcement Monday that he ...

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US Sen. Heitkamp says she’s weighing run for governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will decide “sooner rather than later” on whether she will run for North Dakota governor. Rumors of the North Dakota Democrat’s bid for the state’s highest office were swirling long before Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s announcement Monday that he wouldn’t seek re-election. Heitkamp tells The Associated Press she has an interest in ...

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Heitkamp: EPA methane rules harmful to Bakken, industry

Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards that would cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 40 to 45 percent by 2025. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said, “Energy production and clean air through reduced greenhouse gas emissions are not competing ideals, and efforts to reduce emissions don’t have to hurt our energy industry,” ...

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ND delegation slams new power plant greenhouse gas limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — President Barack Obama’s effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing sharp criticism from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive up the cost of electricity at the expense of ratepayers and hurt the state’s economy. Hoeven says ...

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Hundreds of new laws to take effect in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Hundreds of new laws are set to take effect in North Dakota, including one that will make it easier to buy alcohol on Sundays and another that will allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring their guns to more places. As of Saturday, when the 309 new laws passed by the 2015 Legislature kick in, posting nude or ...

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ND colleges get $2.5M to offer students tutoring, other help

MINOT, N.D. — Eight institutions of higher education in North Dakota have received a combined $2.5 million to provide a number of services to students from disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds. The funds from the U.S. Department of Education are meant to be used to offer those students services including academic tutoring, course selection advisement and financial aid guidance. U.S. Sen. ...

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Grand opening held for $430M oil refinery at Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. — Officials have formally dedicated a new oil refinery in western North Dakota. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners built the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. Officials on Monday held a grand opening celebration. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp were on hand. Crews broke ground on ...

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