Man says not guilty in naked display at North Dakota church

U.S. 12/04/18, 11:50

A man who police say was high on drugs when he stripped naked and climbed into the holy water font during Mass at a North Dakota church has pleaded not guilty to an indecent exposure charge.Authorities say 21-year-old Zachary Burdick was asked to leave the Spirit of Life Catholic Church ...

Gifted quarterbacks part of North Dakota State’s winning mix

Football 11/29/18, 02:54

North Dakota State begins its hunt for its seventh Football Championship Subdivision title in eight years with a familiar ingredient — a high-quality quarterback with plenty of experience.Senior Easton Stick will be shooting for his 46th career victory Saturday when the undefeated Bison play a home playoff game against Montana ...

Dakota Access company says it complied with state settlement

U.S. 11/28/18, 15:50

A Texas-based developer said it complied with the terms of a 2017 agreement settling allegations it violated North Dakota rules during construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but state regulators want more details.Energy Transfer Partners in October filed documents detailing efforts by a contractor to plant 141,000 trees and ...

Woman suing over protest injury lost earlier evidence battle

U.S. 11/27/18, 16:10

A New York City woman who suffered a severe arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota two years ago is suing law enforcement even though she does not yet have evidence that might help her prove law officers were to blame.Sophia Wilansky was injured during ...

No. 1 Gonzaga thumps North Dakota State 102-60

Sports 11/27/18, 00:05

North Dakota State didn't figure to pose too much trouble for Gonzaga on the day the Bulldogs rose to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25. The Bison didn't.Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura each scored 18 points as top-ranked Gonzaga beat North Dakota State 102-60 on Monday night to ...

3 killed in North Dakota air ambulance crash called heroes

U.S. 11/26/18, 18:05

Hundreds of mourners turned out Monday to remember three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota who were hailed as "heroes of the impossible." A crowd estimated at up to 1,500 attended a memorial for the victims at the Bismarck Event Center. Members of dozens of North Dakota ...

Update: Victims of air ambulance crash hailed as heroes

U.S. 11/26/18, 16:29

The Latest on a memorial service for three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota (all times local):3:15 p.m.Three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota have been hailed as "heroes of the impossible."A crowd estimated at up to 1,500 attended a memorial for ...

Student-led holiday food drive continues to fill Fargodome

Football 11/20/18, 18:05

An annual event in North Dakota to fill the floor of the Fargodome football stadium with food donated for the needy at holiday time continues to grow.Students from about 50 schools participated this year in the 12th Fill the Dome event. Students sold a record 17.1 tons of food bags ...

3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

U.S. 11/19/18, 15:36

An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed shortly after taking off in North Dakota, killing all three people on board, and military officials involved in the response said the plane may have broken up in midair. The twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about 10:30 ...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

U.S. 11/14/18, 16:09

A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday.An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery countered that information from developer Meridian ...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

U.S. 11/13/18, 14:04

North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge ...

Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal pot to Midwest

Politics 11/06/18, 01:09

Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and Missouri could join ...

Tribe challenges Corps findings on Dakota Access pipeline

U.S. 11/05/18, 13:32

The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant environmental threats to American Indian tribes in the Dakotas.The Army Corps of Engineers in August finished more than a year of additional study ordered by a federal judge. The agency ...

North Dakota blanks Wisconsin Badgers in men’s hockey

Hockey 11/04/18, 08:36

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It has been nearly a year since the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team won the opening game of a weekend road series.The 16th-ranked Badgers did little Friday to help change that fact in rival North Dakota’s charged environment.Hurt by defensive-zone turnovers and outworked, UW suffered ...

Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota getting free IDs

Politics 10/31/18, 13:06

Efforts by American Indian tribes in North Dakota to provide free identification with street addresses to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election are cutting into the number of Native Americans who could potentially be turned away at the polls for lack of a proper ID under recently tightened ...

Man gets life in prison for kidnapping baby cut from womb

U.S. 10/29/18, 18:58

A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body and lying to police about it, but with a chance at parole that the slain woman's mother said he should not have."We want justice. ...

In North Dakota, tribes scramble to clear voter ID hurdle

Politics 10/25/18, 20:13

Locating a house isn't easy on the isolated and impoverished Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota, and that's making it more difficult for residents and their counterparts on other reservations in the state to vote this election.To cast a ballot, they need identification with a provable street address ...

Ballot initiatives buck legislatures in GOP-leaning states

Politics 10/24/18, 22:50

Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature-gathering campaigns, these measures offer a chance for ...

Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest

U.S. 10/23/18, 05:59

Two members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the closure violated their and others' constitutional rights.The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court seeks unspecified monetary ...

Company gauges interest for boosting Dakota Access capacity

U.S. 10/22/18, 05:48

The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is gauging shippers' interest in a possible expansion of the volume of crude oil moved through the pipeline from 500,000 barrels to 570,000 barrels per day, despite ongoing tribal efforts to shut the pipeline down.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners began seeking commitments from shippers ...

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