North Dakota

Correction: Oil Patch Fatal-ID story

In a story Sept. 20 about a fatal semitrailer crash in North Dakota, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Highway Patrol, …

Report: North Dakota can lose $1B under proposed health law

A report estimates that North Dakota could lose $1 billion in federal funding for health insurance over seven years under a Republican bill in …

Business

The new healthcare bill includes an 'Alaska Purchase' to woo a key senator

On Tuesday evening, Robert VerBruggen of National Review noticed something odd: The financial projections produced by Sen. Bill Cassidy's office showed that, in 2026, his healthcare proposal would award each state almost precisely $4,400 in federal subsidy per "eligible beneficiary" — except …

Health Care

The 10 Best Small Cities To Live In, According to Money Magazine

Let's make some moves! 🏡<p>If you’re looking to move away from big city life, consider this your catalogue of potential new hometowns.<p>Money magazine recently released a list of the best places to live, which ranks U.S. cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 on quality of life indicators …

Cities

Sanders' single-payer bill causing headaches for Dems in 2018 midterms

One of the latest hints of support for Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan came not from a liberal enclave like San Francisco or Brooklyn – but from West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin.<p>The proposal “should be explored,” Manchin told Bloomberg News earlier this month, while …

Bernie Sanders

North Dakota settles with Dakota Access pipeline builder

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota regulators have approved an agreement settling allegations that the Texas-based builder of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules during construction.<p>North Dakota's Public Service Commission last year accused Energy Transfer Partners of improperly reporting …

Environment

NFL Draft 2018 Stock Watch: Week 3

Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis<p>There was some questionable defensive play at times for sure, but the entertainment value was high in the dramatic 48-45 …

College Football

Hoeven supportive of new bill to undo Obama health law

North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says he is "supportive" of new legislation that would undo the Obama health law.<p>President Donald Trump and Republican …

Business

Capitalism: The Nightmare - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

The neoliberal, arch-capitalist era we inhabit is chock full of statistics and stories that ought to send chills down the spines of any caring, …

Liberal View

Help find couple wanted for child abuse, baby possibly in danger

HAYWOOD CO., N.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are asking for your help in finding two people and their three-month-old baby.<p>They say the baby girl could …

Crime

Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and …

Business

White House considering scrapping some tax cuts for wealthy: report

Administration officials are considering keeping the current top individual tax rate and the estate tax, according to The Washington Post.

The White House

Tax Reform ‘Big Deal’ to Mom Who Wants to Keep Cattle Ranch in Family

What lawmakers do in Washington to overhaul the tax code is a “big deal” for a fourth-generation cattle rancher in North Dakota, she says.<p>“Tax reform …

U.S. Politics

Williams' pipeline expansion gets OK from regulators

An expansion of Williams Partners’ (WPZ) Transco natural gas pipeline received regulatory approvals, allowing the Atlantic Sunrise project in Pennsylvania to move forward.<p>Federal regulators gave approval to the $3 billion pipeline, which will transport natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to …

Oil

ESSA Plans: Takeaways From the First Batch of Approvals

Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal …

Education

North Dakota sees first taxable sales increase in 2 years

North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases have increased for the first time in two years.<p>State tax data shows that from April to June nearly $4.7 …

Business

Still Fighting at Standing Rock

Sep 19, 2017<p>Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside much anyway. A great mountain of a man with thick black hair to his waist and a disarming gentleness, Rattler made the objects around him look …

Injustice

Chick-fil-A will soon have stores in 47 out of 50 U.S. states - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Enlarge<p>Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open its first North Dakota store on Oct. 12, giving the… more<p>Courtesy of Chick-fil-A<p>The Atlanta-based chicken …

Restaurants

No. 6: Dickinson, North Dakota

See what makes Dickinson, North Dakota one of our best places to live.<p>Thanks to the North Dakota oil boom, Dickinson has become one of the …

The Supreme Court Didn’t See E-Commerce Coming

You should be paying sales tax on this.Photo illustration by <i>Slate</i>. Imaves via Cebas/iStock; Overstock. The Supreme Court held 25 years ago that a …

Judiciary

Rainfall impacts harvest but helps North Dakota farmers

Rainfall over the past week in North Dakota halted or delayed harvest but was welcomed by drought-plagued farmers.<p>The weekly crop report from the …

Business

Western governors tackle workforce development in low-unemployment states

Of the five states with the lowest unemployment rates in August, four were located in the western half of the U.S., a region where economic …

Education

No. 81: Williston, North Dakota

See what makes Williston, North Dakota one of our best places to live.<p>Indoor surfing at the Williston Area Recreation Center. Credit North Dakota …

Real Estate

6 States That Are the Most Likely to Tax Your Social Security Income -- The Motley Fool

Though 13 states tax Social Security benefits, seven have pretty generous exemption levels.<p>Whether you realize it or not, tens of millions of …

Social Security

Dinosaur fossil experts calling on amateurs to help dig in North Dakota

Paleontologists and amateur diggers alike are uncovering dinosaur fossils that are tens of millions of years old – and they’re right in our backyard. NBC’s Lucy Kafanov shines our Sunday Spotlight on the incredible bones being dug up in North Dakota.

Evolution

Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting …

Injustice

Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees

A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and …

Bees

4 years later, cleanup nears end for big North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is finally in sight four years after a pipeline break sent more than 20,000 barrels of oil oozing across a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, state regulators said Friday.<p>Excavation of the affected site is scheduled for completion by the end of the month, with …

Environment

With Pentagon, State Positions Vacant, Trump Nuclear Review Slows Down

As North Korea continues to launch ballistic missiles over Japan and puts U.S. territory within range, the U.S. Defense Department is trying to wrap …

Nuclear

US rig count drops by 8 this week to 936

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by eight this week to 936.<p>That's up from the 506 rigs that were active a year ago.<p>Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 749 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week. One …

Oil