General News

Burgum/Sanford begin transition to Governor's office

Nov 9, 2016

Governor-elect Doug Burgum and Lieutenant Governor-elect Brent Sanford are now focusing on their transition into North Dakota's executive branch, and they're assembling a team to help them do it.

Democrats sweep North Fargo's District 44

Nov 9, 2016

North Dakota Democrats say election night results favoring Republicans is not a surprising outcome - but the party did sweep one district: 44, in North Fargo.

Josh Boschee was re-elected to his seat in the North Dakota House over opponent Gail Nelson, and his "teammates" unseated two Republican incumbents. Merrill Piepkorn narrowly defeated incumbent Senator Tim Flakoll, and Karla Rose Hanson defeated incumbent Representative Blair Thoreson. Both had served the district since 1998.

The Public Service Commission has voted to move forward with a formal complaint against Dakota Access, LLC.

NPR's Live Election Night Blog

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.


Jury Duty scam circulating North Dakota

Nov 8, 2016

North Dakota's office of the Attorney General wants citizens to know about a resurfaced jury duty scam making the rounds in the state.

T.McDonald / Prairie Public

The Democratic-endorsed candidate for state Treasurer says the state can save the state a good deal of money by eliminating the office of Treasurer.

Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

Fargo kids learn about possibilities with drones

Oct 25, 2016

Elementary students in Fargo heard a presentation about drones today.

Prairie Public's Danielle Webster reports.

North Dakota Democrats are wondering - what will it take for Republicans in the state to denounce Donald Trump?

Karla Hanson is a candidate for the North Dakota House of Representatives in District 44. She says up until recently, she and her husband have encouraged their young sons to watch political debates and discuss them as a family. Hanson says so far this year, she's watched Trump mock a disabled reporter and disrespect a Gold Star family - but due to recent developments, she and her husband sat down with their sons to discuss some comments made by Trump.

Farm/Ranch Hotline for DAPL region

Oct 12, 2016

Farmers and ranchers impacted by activities along the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline now have a hotline to call for help.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says some farmers and ranchers in the area have expressed the need for assistance in getting their seasonal work finished before winter arrives. Goehring says that may include hauling grain, livestock or hay. He says farmers can call the hotline to be connected with a volunteer who can make sure they get the assistance they need.