Dakota Access criminal cases wrapping up in North Dakota

U.S. 02/06/19, 12:59

More than 800 state-level criminal cases stemming from the prolonged protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline are mostly wrapped up, and the last scheduled trial has concluded. Katrina Silk, of Mitchell, South Dakota, was convicted Tuesday of obstructing a government function but acquitted of other misdemeanors including ...

North Dakota sends team to help with measles breakout

Health 01/31/19, 14:24

North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.The North Dakota Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response will deploy a five-member unit to relieve existing members of the Washington state response group, the Bismarck Tribune reported."We ...

Law officers respond to suit over pipeline protester injury

U.S. 01/25/19, 17:53

Law enforcement officials in North Dakota say they aren't to blame for a severe arm injury a New York City woman sustained while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline and that public statements they made blaming her weren't aimed at damaging her character.They're asking a federal judge to throw out ...

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

U.S. 01/25/19, 12:55

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come.Cold weather advisories were in effect from North Dakota to Ohio, with dangerously cold wind ...

Judge upholds permit for oil refinery near national park

U.S. 01/24/19, 16:52

A North Dakota judge has upheld a state permit allowing construction to begin on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, upsetting environmental groups hoping to stop the project.Judge Dann Greenwood ruled that the state Health Department has effectively supported its position that the $800 million Davis Refinery will ...

North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego

U.S. 01/22/19, 13:01

A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said.Troy and Jessica Nelson ran a promotional products and apparel company, Trojan Promotions, in Grand Forks.They were spending the weekend at the house after ...

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit

U.S. 01/14/19, 15:49

North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it. ...

Mountain lion killed near North Dakota capital’s downtown

U.S. 01/08/19, 14:24

A mountain lion that wildlife officials had tracked last fall before it thwarted their efforts was shot and killed Tuesday after wandering into an area not far from the North Dakota state capital city's downtown. Mountain lion sightings in the state's cities are rare — the last one killed within Bismarck's ...

Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access study

U.S. 01/07/19, 16:44

A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil pipeline spill wouldn't unfairly affect them, further prolonging a court case that has lingered for more than two years. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and ...

North Dakota St wins 7th FCS title, tops Eastern Wash 38-24

Football 01/05/19, 15:34

Easton Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw two quick scoring passes to Darrius Shepherd in a wild start to the second half Saturday, sending North Dakota State to its record seventh FCS championship with a 38-24 victory over Eastern Washington.North Dakota State (15-0) has won all seven of its ...

NDSU goes for 7th FCS title in Eastern Washington’s return

Sports 01/04/19, 19:24

Before North Dakota State made Fargo to Frisco an annual trip, Eastern Washington won the first FCS championship game played in North Texas. That was eight years ago.The Big Sky Conference champion Eagles (12-2) are finally back in the title game and aren't surprised that on Saturday they will have ...

North Dakota residents ignore law making car-idling illegal

U.S. 01/04/19, 15:52

When the winds howl and the bone-numbing cold sets in, scores of North Dakotans willingly become lawbreakers by warming up their vehicles without being in them, ignoring a potential $1,500 state fine and 30 days in jail."It's ineffective. The people ignore it. Let's get rid of it," said Republican Rep. ...

Dakota Access pipeline developer slow to replace some trees

U.S. 01/01/19, 12:57

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline missed a year-end deadline to plant thousands of trees along the pipeline corridor in North Dakota, but the company said it was still complying with a settlement of allegations it violated state rules during construction.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which built the $3.8 ...

Storm whips up blizzards, dumps snow in Dakotas, Minnesota

U.S. 12/27/18, 18:10

Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday.Up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow had fallen in the Moorhead-Alexandria area of western Minnesota by mid-afternoon Thursday, and it was still ...

Minnesota grants permit for updated Red River diversion plan

Enviroment 12/27/18, 14:35

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it has granted a permit — with conditions — for an updated plan to divert the Red River to protect flood-prone Fargo and nearby Moorhead, Minnesota.The diversion is a 30-mile (50-kilometer) channel that would largely divert floodwaters around the North Dakota city, ...

Heated Senate race, other politics top news in North Dakota

U.S. 12/22/18, 10:25

The year in North Dakota was dominated by politics, from the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer to a complimentary and controversial Super Bowl soiree that Gov. Doug Burgum attended and a Trump administration trade dispute that hit soybean farmers the hardest. Elsewhere, the full story emerged ...

Jacks try to take next FCS step, powerful Bison up next

Football 12/12/18, 16:51

South Dakota State linebacker Christian Rozeboom tried watching last year's Football Championship Subdivision title game between rival North Dakota State and the team that knocked them out of the semifinals, James Madison. It wasn't long before he turned the channel."It was just a little bittersweet," Rozeboom said of seeing the ...

Stick, North Dakota State highlight FCS All-America team

Sports 12/11/18, 12:16

North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team.Stick is joined by North Dakota State offensive lineman Tanner Volson and defensive back Robbie Grimsley on the first team. The top-seeded Bison, who will play South Dakota State in the ...

Kansas State hires NDSU’s Klieman to lead football program

Sports 12/10/18, 21:28

Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience.Klieman was hired to lead the Bison by current Kansas State ...

Governor unveils $14.3B budget, ups state spending 5 percent

Business 12/05/18, 19:50

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum unveiled a $14.3 billion budget on Wednesday that hikes state spending 5 percent, a surprising bump from the first-term Republican governor who had long signaled a thriftier proposal.Burgum said his plan, presented to a joint session of the House and Senate, invests "in our economy, ...

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