North Dakota News

U.S. Attorneys in Dakotas Turning Up Heat on Health Care Fraud

The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal …

2,000 Structures in Fargo, N.D., to Need Flood Insurance with Map Changes

More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in January. …

Top Wages in North Dakota in Oil Producing Counties

Job Service North Dakota data show counties that produced oil last year held nine of the top 10 spots in average annual wages. Research analyst Michael Ziesch says North Dakota’s average annual wage increased about 4 percent last year to …

No Flood Insurance Rate Hike for Most Minot, North Dakota Residents

Officials say only a small number of Minot, N.D., residents have been forced to pay higher premiums for flood insurance, despite a devastating flood three years ago that wiped out most of the city. Multiple claims on a property will …

Williston, North Dakota Cracks Down on Unlicensed, Uninsured Taxis

The Williston, N.D., city commission has approved a new taxi cab ordinance that will fine drivers for operating a vehicle without a city license or insurance. The Williston Herald reports that the rules came after complaints from several taxi drivers …

Federal Oil Well Inspections Lag in Dakotas

Federal oilfield inspectors are hustling to clear a backlog of hundreds of uninspected well sites on public and tribal lands in North Dakota, amid the explosion of drilling activity. The Bureau of Land Management, which oversees drilling on federal land, …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Weather Service: North Dakota Tornado Was EF-2

A rare North Dakota tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch packed winds that peaked at 120 mph, the National Weather Service …

North Dakota Tornado Tears Through Oil Patch, Injures 9, Destroys Trailers

Investigators headed to western North Dakota on May 27 to assess the strength of a tornado that injured nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who suffered critical injuries, and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers at a workers’ camp in the …

No Crop Insurance Deadline Extension for North Dakota Corn Planting

The federal government says regulations prevent it from even considering a request by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to extend a corn planting deadline to ease farmers’ insurance concerns in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency said …