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 ...

North Dakota moves to nullify its 1975 Equal Rights support

Politics 03/29/19, 14:49

North Dakota's male-dominated Legislature is considering a resolution to nullify its 1975 support of the Equal Rights Amendment, a move seen as offsetting revived efforts nationally to enshrine the nearly half-century-old measure in the U.S. Constitution. The resolution sponsored by seven male Republican lawmakers says Congress' deadline for ratification of the ...

As flood looms, North Dakota’s largest city back to bagging

U.S. 03/29/19, 11:58

North Dakota's largest city is back in the sandbag-filling business with a new crop of volunteers after a five-year break from warding off major Red River floods.Fargo officials this week reactivated Sandbag Central, converting a building that normally houses garbage trucks into a systematic operation combining machinery and manpower to ...

Politician’s claim as tallest draws quick challenges

New York 03/28/19, 14:36

It didn't take long for a New York City councilman's claim that he's the world's tallest male politician to draw some challenges.Robert Cornegy Jr., a 6-foot-10 (208 centimeter) councilman from Brooklyn, was certified by Guinness World Records in January and honored for the distinction this week at a City Hall ...

Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota’s high court

Enviroment 03/27/19, 15:18

An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court.The National Parks Conservation Association argued in its Wednesday filing that an air quality permit issued by the state Health Department for the $800 million Davis Refinery ...

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

Business 03/23/19, 08:30

Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court. Here's a look at the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery being built by Meridian ...

North Dakota bookmobile services expand to meet demand

Tech 03/23/19, 00:06

Two local libraries are expanding their bookmobile services, revealing that interest in books is still strong even as people increase their screen time.The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is seeking proposals to replace the Burleigh County Bookmobile, which serves 9,000 visitors each year, the Bismarck Tribune reported.The 19-year-old vehicle has ...

Duke’s Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

Sports 03/22/19, 20:43

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points and a can't-miss second-half showcase to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.RJ Barrett led Duke with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a prolific showing for the ...

North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

Sports 03/20/19, 20:13

Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night.Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, including a pair of foul shots with 8 seconds left to seal the ...

Update: Fargo preparing to fill 1 million sandbags

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:25

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):3:30 p.m.North Dakota's largest city has declared an emergency and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney is asking residents to help fill 1 million sandbags as the city prepares for major Red River flooding.CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, ...

Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records

U.S. 03/12/19, 14:16

Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project, but said a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad and should be rejected by a federal judge.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which built the ...

Storm dumps more than foot of snow in parts of Upper Midwest

U.S. 03/10/19, 11:35

Interstates have reopened in North Dakota and South Dakota after a winter storm dumped more than a foot (0.3 meter) of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest.North Dakota transportation officials on Sunday reopened Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Fargo. I-29 was reopened from Grand Forks in North Dakota to ...

Another tribe challenges North Dakota voter ID requirement

U.S. 03/05/19, 16:27

Another American Indian tribe in North Dakota is challenging the state's voter identification requirements, which many Native Americans allege discriminate against them and suppress their vote.The Standing Rock Sioux has signed on to a lawsuit that the Spirit Lake Sioux filed just days before last November's general election, challenging the ...

President Trump celebrates North Dakota football champs with fast food

Sports 03/04/19, 12:55

President Donald Trump is again feting football champions with burgers and fries. Trump is celebrating the Division 1-winning North Dakota State University football team at the White House with a lunch that includes Big Macs, french fries and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Trump served a similar spread that included hundreds of hamburgers to the ...

Injured pipeline protester argues for lawsuit to proceed

U.S. 02/26/19, 15:58

A New York City woman severely injured while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota says she deserves an opportunity to gather more evidence from the government to prove her claim in federal court that she was intentionally targeted with a concussion grenade.Attorneys for Sophia Wilansky are fighting ...

North Dakota looks to teach students about cybersecurity

Science 02/18/19, 01:05

North Dakota is looking to make computer science and cybersecurity courses accessible to all students across the state.A group of educators this month completed a final draft of K-12 computer science and cybersecurity standards, which, pending State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler's approval, will go into effect this fall.These academic standards are ...

Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion

U.S. 02/08/19, 17:53

Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others who are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline have broadened their claims to include allegations of extortion and media manipulation by state and county officials.Plaintiffs allege the closure of a stretch ...

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