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Bismarck mall to be renovated 1 year after flooding

BISMARCK (AP) — Owners of a Bismarck mall have announced a large renovation project exactly one year after flood waters from a burst pipe inundated the shopping center. CBL Properties is using insurance money to renovate Kirkwood Mall's common areas and redesign the public restrooms and ...

Utility offered Burgum more than free Super Bowl tickets

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events, The Associated Press found through an open records request. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said ...

TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline spill cleanup on schedule

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of a massive on-shore oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota is halfway finished. Last November, the pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of crude oil onto agricultural land in Marshall County, one of the largest on-shore oil spills in ...

Rep. Cramer officially launches North Dakota Senate bid

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer officially launched his campaign Friday night for U.S. Senate, giving Republicans the candidate many consider the best hope of unseating Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Cramer's formal announcement amid party faithful comes about a month after ...

On second thought, Cramer’s in ND Senate race

BISMARCK (AP) — Rep. Kevin Cramer will announce today he is entering North Dakota's Senate race, a move that would give Republicans the candidate they hoped would take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. A person close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who spoke with Cramer said the ...

Plans for airport skyway move forward

FARGO (AP) — Hector International Airport is expected to begin construction on a $13 million to $15 million skyway in 2019. Airport director Shawn Dobberstein says the skyway will be eligible for 90 percent federal funding. The skyway will allow travelers to walk inside from the parking lot ...

Study will look at possible routes for north Bismarck bypass

BISMARCK (AP) — Officials are studying a potential route for vehicles including trucks on U.S. Highway 83 to bypass the commercial area in Bismarck north of Interstate 94. The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization says the study will look at potential routes and identify ...

Cramer cites patriotism, reconsiders Senate bid

BISMARCK (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer said Wednesday he is reconsidering a bid for Senate in North Dakota out of "patriotism" and because people from his party don't think Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp can be defeated without him. Cramer told The Associated Press he would make a ...

Activist facing riot trial seeks judge’s help with evidence

BISMARCK (AP) — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to force prosecutors to obtain and turn over evidence from private security firms. The request by an attorney for Chase Iron Eyes says ...

Woman sentenced to prison for fatal drunken driving accident

BISMARCK (AP) — A Brazilian woman has been sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for a drunken driving accident in North Dakota that killed a passenger in her vehicle. Twenty-four-year-old Bruna De Paula Cardoso pleaded guilty in federal court to involuntary manslaughter for the ...

School plans independent investigation into alleged hazing

COLFAX (AP) — A small North Dakota school where alleged student misbehavior is the subject of a criminal probe has decided to have an independent investigation conducted. The board of the Richland 44 School in Colfax approved the move Tuesday night. School district Superintendent Tim ...

TigerSwan wants scope of civil trial reduced

BISMARCK (AP) — A private security firm hired by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to restrict evidence during an October civil trial over whether it operated illegally in North Dakota. North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board maintains TigerSwan ...

$11M project proposed to improve ND interstate

BISMARCK (AP) — An $11 million project is planned to improve Interstate 94 in the Bismarck area for next year. The project comes just two years after an $11.4 million upgrade. The proposed enhancements include concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlay, slurry seals, bridge deck overlays, ...

Agency holding statewide public meetings to update plan for providing services

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division is hosting statewide public listening and comment meetings in February and March about services for older adults and adults with physical disabilities that help live independently in their homes and communities. “We ...

Divide County oil, gas parcels included in BLM lease sale

MILES CITY, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 15-day public scoping period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in North Dakota and South Dakota. The parcels nominated are in Divide and Bowman counties in North Dakota, and also Fall River and Harding counties in ...

Farm Rescue receives support on Giving Hearts Day

HORACE – This year, Farm Rescue supporters raised $28,324.12 for the North Dakota-based nonprofit organization’s operation, which is the largest Giving Hearts Day contribution to date, according to a news release. The record setting amount comes at an important time for Farm Rescue as the ...

Attorney calls for sanctions in Dakota Access pipeline suit

BISMARCK (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida-based environmental publication want a federal judge in North Dakota to sanction the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in a dispute over whether the publication can be sued. Earth First Journal maintains Energy Transfer Partners ...

Man accused in priest attack believed girlfriend was raped

BISMARCK (AP) — Court documents unsealed Friday show a Minnesota man charged with attacking and trying to kill a priest in North Dakota believed the priest had sexually assaulted the man's girlfriend. Police say the woman's story changed when she was interviewed, and the Catholic Diocese of ...

Tribe says it’s being left out of Dakota Access study

BISMARCK (AP) — One of the four American Indian tribes still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court says it's being left out of the process as federal officials work to comply with a judge's order to determine the pipeline's impact on tribal interests. The U.S. Army Corps of ...

$3.9M flood project in Bismarck moving forward

BISMARCK (AP) — A county water resource district is obtaining easements and preparing for final design of a $3.9 million flood protection project in Bismarck. The project driven by the 2011 Missouri River flooding will guard against a 20-foot flood in southwestern Bismarck's Fox Island ...