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Past articles by Morgan:

A look at executive branch powers during emergencies and legislative session

Governors throughout North Dakota’s history have exercised their executive power during emergencies and through bill vetoes. → Read More

Electronic posting bill signed into law

A bill signed by Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., on Wednesday is the first of its kind in the U.S. → Read More

Electronic posting bill signed into law

A bill signed by Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., on Wednesday is the first of its kind in the U.S. → Read More

Appeals court denied rehearing for Dakota Access

A federal appeals court has denied Dakota Access a rehearing on a ruling that revoked the pipeline’s permit. → Read More

Gov. Burgum vetoes anti-mask mandate bill

Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., has vetoed the controversial anti-mask mandate bill. The bill garnered a lot of attention, including a rally of an estimated 100 people on the State Capitol steps on April 5. → Read More

DAPL deadlines bring the case closer to a final decision

On April 9, the Army Corps of Engineers decided not to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline as they continue a second environmental review of it. → Read More

Road trains pilot project gains traction

A bill that would kickstart a pilot project for road trains, which are semis with more than one trailer attached, received further traction with approval in the Senate on Friday. → Read More

House continues to approve gun legislation

The majority of North Dakota lawmakers have been voting in support of expanding gun rights this legislative session. → Read More

Gov. Burgum signs bill making Juneteenth a holiday in ND

Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., has signed another bill into law, which turns June 19 into Juneteenth. → Read More

Legislature takes another step in reforming charitable gaming tax

As electronic pull tab machines have become more popular in North Dakota, an influx of gaming tax revenue has come into the state. → Read More

Transportation leaders react to a failed gas tax increase

A bonding bill being worked on this legislative session is also looking to help with infrastructure projects across the state. → Read More

Federal requirement means masks must be worn at every airport in the U.S.

As coronavirus cases decrease, more people receive their COVID-19 vaccine, and airports get busier, getting back to normal may seem closer than ever. → Read More

Bill would protect schools from liability if students contract COVID-19

The House will vote on it tomorrow. → Read More

Coal Creek Station could stay open with potential buyer

Gov. Doug Burgum announced Thursday there’s now a potential buyer for the Coal Creek Station and transmission line, which nearly a year ago Great River Energy announced would be closing by 2022 because they couldn’t find anyone to purchase it. → Read More

North Dakota city leaders fear a huge loss of federal funding if metro status changes

Defining an area as metropolitan might not seem like a big deal, but to those cities in North Dakota that may lose their metropolitan status, it makes a lot of difference. → Read More

Rep. Dori Hauck is sworn in to former Rep. Luke Simons’ seat

Former Rep. Luke Simons seat was officially filled Tuesday. → Read More

Peaking oil prices may not be enough to bring back pre-pandemic production

The oil and gas sector has been focused on recovery since the downturn in production began a year ago. → Read More

Uncertainty on DAPL makes it difficult for the state to plan ahead

The oil in the Dakota Access Pipeline is still flowing, for now, but its fate is in question with a hearing scheduled in about a month that could halt its operation. → Read More

North Dakota could lose money in new COVID-19 relief package

Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., is joining 21 other governors in opposition to how federal COVID-19 funds would be distributed to the states. → Read More

40 years in the making: ND WIC Director retires

North Dakota’s Women, Infants, and Children Program, or WIC, has been led by the same person for the past forty years. → Read More