N. Dakota lawmakers pick study topics that may inspire bills

Business 05/28/19, 17:20

North Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday chose 46 study topics that could inspire bills for the next legislative session.The Legislative Management committee voted to conduct the studies on topics that include a review of the state's prison system, access to private and public land for hunters, protection of citizens' personal data, ...

As North Dakota oil soars, so does waste of natural gas

U.S. 05/27/19, 10:20

North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state's goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice.The industry has spent billions of dollars on infrastructure but is at ...

Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

U.S. 05/18/19, 12:25

Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers.Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the No. 2 oil-producing county in January behind North Dakota's McKenzie County, The Hobbs News-Sun report ed.Lea County produced 14.6 million ...

Bismarck high schooler creates website for mental health

Health 05/18/19, 00:05

Rachel Roehrich created a website to help students navigate life in high school and connect them to mental health and addiction resources.The website was an idea generated by Roehrich, a sophomore at Century High School, and a small group of classmates in a leadership class as a one-stop, user-friendly site ...

Judge: No site permit needed for refinery near national park

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:19

A North Dakota judge has ruled that regulators properly refrained from getting involved in a dispute over the location of an $800 million oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, sparing developers from a potentially lengthy delay in construction.The Public Service Commission last year declined to review whether the ...

4 face charges in alleged riot at North Dakota youth prison

U.S. 05/08/19, 12:49

Authorities have charged four teenagers with multiple felonies in adult court for what they described at a riot earlier this year at North Dakota's youth prison.The four are accused of assaulting staff while trying to escape on Jan. 28 from the Youth Correctional Center outside of Mandan. Five male workers ...

Roosevelt Library backers look to Walmart heir, big oil

Business 05/05/19, 08:24

A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the 26th U.S. president.It's unclear how ...

Greenpeace wants lawsuit moved to possibly friendlier venue

Enviroment 04/27/19, 08:11

Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court, where the environmental group has already prevailed against racketeering claims alleged by the pipeline's developer.Greenpeace wants a federal judge to throw out the latest claims of ...

North Dakota company where 4 were slain seeks normalcy

U.S. 04/19/19, 09:37

Camaraderie was so important for the "coffee club" at RJR Maintenance and Management that the four unofficial members often arrived at work early just to enjoy one another's company, mugs in hand, before other employees arrived and the workday began.But that friendly calm was shattered around 7:30 a.m. on April ...

Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

U.S. 04/16/19, 23:46

The co-owner of a North Dakota business where four people including her husband were slain says she and others don't know why the suspect would target anyone at the company. Chad Isaak, 44, a chiropractor in Washburn, faces four felony counts of murder in the April 1 deaths of RJR Maintenance ...

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

Politics 04/16/19, 16:02

Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U.S. Senate race. A House elections subcommittee's meeting at ...

Update: Co-owner honors 4 slain North Dakota workers

U.S. 04/05/19, 16:55

The Latest on bodies found at a business in Mandan, North Dakota (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The co-owner of a North Dakota property management business where four employees were killed has delivered an emotional tribute to the victims, including her husband. Jackie Fakler spoke in the lobby of the RJR Maintenance and ...

Man suspected of killing 4 in North Dakota due in court

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:44

A man suspected of killing four people who worked at a business that managed the North Dakota mobile home park where he lived was due in court Friday, where he could be formally charged. Chad Isaak, a 44-year-old chiropractor with a military background, was expected to appear in Morton County court ...

Suspect held in 4 slayings at North Dakota business

U.S. 04/04/19, 21:35

A 44-year-old man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of four people who were shot or stabbed earlier this week at a property management business, police said. Chief Jason Ziegler said surveillance video identified a vehicle of interest and helped lead them to the suspect, who lived in the small town ...

Update: 911 call of 4 slain in North Dakota not released

U.S. 04/04/19, 10:10

The Latest on bodies found at a business in Mandan, North Dakota (all times local): 10 a.m. Police have declined to release details of a 911 call that alerted authorities to the killings of four people at a North Dakota business. Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler speaks at a news conference in Mandan, ...

North Dakota business where 4 found slain reopens

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:22

A North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found slain this week reopened with a police presence on Wednesday, though authorities still haven't said how they were killed. State and local police later in the day searched in a field about half a mile from the business, though ...

Update: Field searched near company where 4 found slain

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:17

The Latest on bodies found at a business in Mandan, North Dakota (all times local):3:10 p.m.State and local police have searched in a field about half a mile from a North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found slain.Gina Kessel, center, comforts her son Mitchell outside of ...

Husband, wife among 2 dead in North Dakota attack

U.S. 04/02/19, 11:09

Two of four people slain at a North Dakota property management business were identified Tuesday as a married couple, with the woman's daughter saying she is "in the dark" about what happened. Police have not yet identified any of the victims. But Briann Miller told The Associated Press that her stepfather ...

Update: Daughter IDs 2 of 4 dead at North Dakota company

U.S. 04/02/19, 11:04

The Latest on bodies found at a business in the Bismarck, North Dakota, suburb of Mandan (all times local):11 a.m.A married couple who had recently bought their dream home were among the four people found slain at a property management company in the North Dakota city of Mandan.Police vehicles are ...

4 dead in ‘multiple homicide’ at North Dakota business

U.S. 04/01/19, 17:20

Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a "multiple homicide" at a North Dakota property-management business. Three men and a woman were found dead inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 just across the Missouri River west of Bismarck, Police Chief Jason Ziegler ...

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