BISMARCK — North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani has made progress in communication and other areas but still has work to do, the chairwoman of the state Board of Higher Education said Wednesday, Nov. 16, after members voted 7-1 to extend Bresciani’s contract for one year.
BISMARCK — A 79-year-old Watford City woman faces a felony terrorizing charge on claims she threatened the wife and children of the city's mayor, Brent Sanford, now North Dakota's lieutenant governor-elect. Alice E. Olson faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the charge filed last month in McKenzie County District Court.
BISMARCK — Number crunchers, lawmakers and industry reps working on North Dakota's tax revenue outlook for the next two years took a cautious approach Thursday, scaling back earlier predictions for oil activity and prices to avoid a potential repeat of the state's current budget woes. The assumptions adopted by the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting on Thursday will be used to prepare the revenue forecast for the 2017-19 biennium.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 1, to borrow an additional $4 million from the Bank of North Dakota to cover costs related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he hopes it'll be enough to last until December. The money approved Tuesday comes on top of $6 million in borrowing authority approved last month, nearly all of which has been spent.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — Military helicopters with water buckets were used to extinguish a grass fire that started overnight west of the main camp where Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying. People at the Oceti Sakowin camp said the fire started around 1:30 a.m. or 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, on a hill across Highway 1806 from the camp entrance. The fire spread to the northwest, away from camp that is just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in the increasingly tense situation unfolding between law enforcement and protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline after 127 people were arrested over the weekend. Archambault said in a statement late Sunday, Oct. 23, that the situation "deserves the immediate and full attention" of the Justice Department.
BISMARCK —The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council has voted to set aside tribally owned land for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to relocate from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in southern Morton County, but Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II stopped short of saying the tribe is moving the existing camp.
MANDAN, N.D. — Actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors for her role in an Oct. 10 protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site in southcentral North Dakota. Woodley was scheduled for an initial appearance Oct. 24 in Morton County District Court on Class B misdemeanor charges of engaging in a riot and criminal trespass. But her attorney, Alexander Reichert, pleaded not guilty on her behalf Tuesday, Oct. 18, and her Oct. 24 personal appearance has been waived, court records show.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple responded Wednesday, Oct. 12, to comments made one day earlier by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II, who denied telling the governor that he has lost control of the camp where thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying in south-central North Dakota.
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. – Authorities arrested Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley and 26 other protesters at two Dakota Access construction sites in Morton County on Monday, Oct. 10, as pipeline opponents vowed to keep disrupting the project after an appeals court ruling Sunday that allows work to resume on a 20-mile stretch west of Lake Oahe.