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In North Dakota, a Big Move on Congress Age Limits

Voters decide candidates can't turn 81 during House or Senate term; legal challenge is expected

(Newser) - Tuesday's GOP primary in North Dakota is now over, and the victors are celebrating. Nestled in with those announcements is one regarding a "high-profile initiative" that voters also passed: Candidates out of the Peace Garden State can't run for US Congress (so neither the Senate nor the...

Boys' Find of a Lifetime: T. Rex
Boys' Find of a Lifetime: T. Rex

Boys' Find of a Lifetime: T. Rex

Now the fossil is starring in a Denver museum exhibit and a documentary

(Newser) - Two young brothers and their cousin were wandering a fossil-rich stretch of the North Dakota Badlands when they made a discovery that left them "completely speechless": a T. rex bone poking out of the ground. As the AP reports, the trio announced their discovery publicly Monday as workers at...

Beloved Wild Horses May Be Removed From National Park
Senator: National Park's
Wild Horses Can Stay

Senator: National Park's Wild Horses Can Stay

Park Service is dropping plans to remove them from North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park

(Newser) - Wild horses will stay in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park amid fears from advocates that park officials would remove the beloved animals from the rugged badlands landscape, a key lawmaker said Thursday. Republican US Sen. John Hoeven said he has secured a commitment from the National Park Service...

North Dakota Primary Goes to Biden
Biden Wins Another Primary

Biden Wins Another Primary

Victory was assured in North Dakota vote

(Newser) - President Biden has won North Dakota's Democratic presidential primary. The state party on Saturday announced the results of the mostly mail-in primary. The party began circulating ballots in February to voters who asked for them. Biden's victory was virtually assured, though seven other candidates were on the primary...

State to Vote on Age Limit for Congress

Even if North Dakota voters approve, the issue might go to courts

(Newser) - North Dakota voters will decide in June whether to prevent people from running for Congress if they would reach age 81 during their House or Senate term, the AP reports. A signature drive successfully added the question to the ballot, Secretary of State Michael Howe's office announced Friday, and...

Charges Against US Senator's Son Upgraded
US Senator's Son
Pleads Not Guilty

US Senator's Son Pleads Not Guilty

Ian Cramer has not yet entered a plea on the most serious charges he faces, though

(Newser) - Sen. Kevin Cramer's son on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged crimes that took place before the police chase that ended with a North Dakota sheriff's deputy dead, but Ian Cramer has yet to enter a plea on the main charges against him. The 42-year-old'...

Trump Triumphs in North Dakota
North Dakota Caucuses
Go to Trump

North Dakota Caucuses Go to Trump

Former president resumes in election 2024 winning s

(Newser) - Donald Trump's great political day just got a little better: He won the North Dakota Republican presidential caucuses on Monday, adding to his string of victories heading into Super Tuesday. The former president finished first in voting conducted at 12 caucus sites, ahead of Nikki Haley, per the AP...

More GOP Leaders Want to Boot Legislator Over Slur-Filled Rant

Footage shows North Dakota lawmaker spewing homophobic, anti-migrant comments at police

(Newser) - Local Republican Party leaders of a North Dakota lawmaker's own district joined calls on Friday for him to step down after his vulgar comments to police earlier this month during his traffic stop and arrest on a charge of drunken driving, the AP reports. In a Facebook statement, the...

North Dakota Coal Miners Unearth an Ice Age Surprise

They find a 7-foot-long mammoth tusk, part of one of the state's most complete specimens

(Newser) - Coal miners in North Dakota found something wholly unexpected among the rocks they scooped up and unloaded into a pile—a 7-foot-long tusk of an Ice Age mammoth dead for tens of thousands of years. The rare find over Memorial Day weekend occurred at the Freedom Mine near Beulah, and...

Deputy Killed in Police Chase of Senator's Son
Deputy Killed in Police
Chase of Senator's Son

Deputy Killed in Police Chase of Senator's Son

Ian Cramer charged with manslaughter as Sen. Kevin Cramer asks public to pray for officer's family, colleagues

(Newser) - This file has been updated with the charges. A deputy in North Dakota was killed Wednesday in the police pursuit of a stolen SUV being driven by a US senator's son, authorities say. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the Mercer County Sheriff's deputy was killed when a...

GOP Race Sees Another Contender Drop Out

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ends his presidential run

(Newser) - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday despite a stronger-than-expected showing fueled by a gift card-for-campaign donation gimmick that helped get him on the debate stage. Burgum, a second-term governor and wealthy software entrepreneur, was little known nationally when he launched his...

A Massive Inheritance, Then an Alleged Murder

North Dakota woman accused of poisoning longtime boyfriend in scheme to get millions

(Newser) - Authorities say a North Dakota woman used antifreeze to fatally poison her boyfriend of 10 years in the hopes that she could then claim half of his inheritance. Ina Thea Kenoyer, 47, has been charged with murdering Steven Edward Riley Jr., 51, the New York Times reports. At her first...

Ex-Lawmaker Served 45 Years, Faces Sex Crimes Charges

Former North Dakota state Sen. Ray Holmberg is accused of traveling to Prague for sex with minor

(Newser) - A former longtime North Dakota lawmaker has been indicted on a federal charge alleging he traveled to Prague with the intent to rape a minor. The four-page indictment against former Republican state Sen. Ray Holmberg also charges him with one count of receiving images depicting child sexual abuse. The indictment...

ND State Senator, Family Killed in Utah Plane Crash

Senate leader says Doug Larsen died with wife Amy, 2 young children

(Newser) - A state senator from North Dakota, his wife, and their two young children died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed in Utah, a Senate leader said Monday. Doug Larsen's death was confirmed Monday in an email that Republican Senate Majority Leader David Hogue sent to his...

Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State

North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...

A Presidential Library Is Being Built in the Badlands

Construction is underway on Theodore Roosevelt's presidential library

(Newser) - Construction is underway for the Theodore Roosevelt presidential library planned in the Badlands of western North Dakota, where the 26th president hunted and ranched as a young man in the 1880s. The work began June 15 with removing topsoil for the project's cut-fill plan. Builders are beginning construction on...

Having a Baby Soon? One State Outranks the Others

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last

(Newser) - If your future plans include starting a family and you're open to a move (or wondering whether your current location is ideal), WalletHub has some insights. The site looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not only on the issue of costs tied to having a...

This Is the Best State in America for Health Care

Minnesota tops WalletHub's list, with West Virginia coming in last

(Newser) - Health care in the US before COVID was already a prime political topic—and after the pandemic hit, it became even more so. WalletHub wanted to see which states offered the best, most affordable services, so it looked at all 50 states and Washington, DC, using more than 40 metrics...

AG Believes Fargo Gunman Planned Much Bigger Attack

Mohamad Barakat's car was loaded with guns, explosive materials

(Newser) - The heavily armed man who ambushed Fargo police officers investigating a fender bender last week likely had a bigger and bloodier attack in mind, with at least two fairs taking place at the time in and around North Dakota's largest city, authorities said Friday. Mohamad Barakat killed one officer...

This Is the Most Patriotic State in America

Virginia is for lovers (of the US), per WalletHub, while Arkansas needs to muster up more affection

(Newser) - It's the biggest holiday of the American summer, and flags are waving. As Americans light their grills and prepare to watch the Fourth's fireworks, WalletHub susses out which states are the most patriotic. To figure out where citizens are most likely to be decked out in their red,...

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