North Dakota News

Flood Control Plan for North Dakota’s Souris River Valley in Limbo

Plans for an $823 million flood control project for the Souris River Valley in North Dakota are in limbo due to federal policy changes and disagreements in Congress. Corps of Engineers officials are studying new rules that impact changes to …

Torrential Rains Leave Flooded Homes, Injuries in North Dakota

Torrential rains led to weekend flooding in parts of North Dakota, inundating or threatening more than a dozen homes in the west and causing at least two injuries in the east. Many areas of the state got several inches of …

Insurance to Pay After North Dakota Senior Drives Through Fresh Cement

A road construction company says it will have to redo 50 feet of concrete on a Fargo street after a 78-year-old woman drove through fresh cement. The accident happened in a construction zone near 25th Street and Interstate 94. Authorities …

Judge Says Inspectors Must Have Full Access to North Dakota Mine

A North Dakota company must allow federal inspectors unfettered access to a sand and gravel mine that is the subject of workplace safety complaints, a federal judge ordered Aug. 6. The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit in July …

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, …