North Dakota News

ND settles with Dakota Access pipeline builder

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved an agreement settling allegations that the Texas-based builder of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules during construction. The agreement worked out by attorneys for the Public Service Commission and Energy Transfer ...

North Dakota students raise funds to help Texas community

DICKINSON (AP) — High school students in the western part of North Dakota are raising money to help their "sister city" in Texas damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Dickinson National Honor Society students have collected $3,500 this month by selling T-shirts to assist Texas' Dickinson Independent ...

Burgum: Will discuss flood project changes with Minnesota

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says he and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton have agreed to see if technical changes can be made to restart a $2.2 billion flood diversion project around the Fargo-Moorhead area. Burgum says he and Dayton talked by phone Tuesday "to try to find a path ...

Minnesota teen who died at North Dakota State dorm ID’d

FARGO (AP) — A family spokesman on Monday identified a teenager from Minnesota who died after being found unresponsive in a North Dakota State University residence hall over the weekend, but details of the circumstances were slow to emerge. Attorney Paul O. Taylor issued a statement ...

Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

FARGO (AP) — It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting "We're going to kill all of you" at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot. After the video was posted online and was widely ...

Hoeven, industry want study of North Dakota oil potential

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota oil drillers and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven want federal geologists to reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude oil in the state, saying a new assessment likely would show stronger production potential and attract investment. The U.S. Geological Survey once said ...

A year later, Dakota Access pipeline protests changed people

CANNON BALL (AP) — A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota Access pipeline. Today, the camps are gone and oil is flowing through the pipeline while court battles over pipeline permits ...

Mattis visits MAFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested. Some argue that ground-based missiles may no longer be necessary to ...

ND’s Heitkamp says she’ll seek second Senate term

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's only Democratic statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, announced Wednesday that she'll seek a second term, touting herself as an independent-minded politician who gets things done in Washington. "At the end of day the people of North Dakota want to ...

Ground broken for $39.5 million university dormitory

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota State University has taken a step toward dealing with a shortage of on-campus housing. Ground has been broken on a $39.5 million residence hall. It's the first new dorm built at the university since 2008. The six-story, 440-bed dorm should be ready for occupancy ...

Neighbors oppose demolishing apartment where crime occurred

FARGO (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition to tear down the apartment building that was home to a pregnant woman kidnapped and later found slain. But those who live in the building say tearing it down won't erase the crime. Christopher Miranda tells KVRR the effort ...

Drought disaster loans proposed for ND ranchers

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota is hoping to use a loan program through its state-owned bank to help ranchers rebuild breeding stock and to help pay for feed to stabilize herd levels that have been decimated by the state's worst drought in decades. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring ...

ND soybean production up, corn down

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota farmers are expected to harvest a bigger soybean crop than last year, but the state's corn harvest is expected to be down. The federal government says based on Sept. 1 conditions, North Dakota's 2017 soybean crop is forecast at 250 million bushels, up 1 percent ...

Boyfriend of slain Fargo woman says they are parents of baby

FARGO (AP) — The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind says DNA tests have confirmed that he and Greywind are the parents of a newborn girl found in the apartment of two people charged in the case. Ashton Matheny tells The Forum newspaper that legal custody of the baby hasn't been ...

ND first lady takes on addiction as platform

BISMARCK (AP) — Kathryn Helgaas Burgum could have picked any number of important issues for her platform as North Dakota's first lady. She chose one closest to her — addiction recovery. Helgaas Burgum, a recovering alcoholic, wants to use her experience of being sober for more than 15 ...

Woman killed when SUV hits stalled SUV in North Dakota

ST. JOHN (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old woman was killed when an SUV struck a stalled all-terrain vehicle in northern North Dakota. Authorities say a Honda ATV had mechanical problems and was stalled on the edge of the road. The driver of a Polaris ATV had hooked up his winch to tow ...

Energy company consults Native American tribe on wind farm

BISMARCK (AP) — Native American tribes are consulting with an energy company on a proposed wind farm in southern North Dakota. More than 120 wind turbines are proposed in Emmons and Logan counties. The Bismarck Tribune reports that leaders with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe recently worked ...

Gov. Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff Monday

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered that flags on state properties be flown at half-staff Monday to honor those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Burgum also is encouraging North Dakota residents to display the flags at their homes at half-staff. Nearly ...

Corrections agency tells Devils Lake jail to fix problems

DEVILS LAKE (AP) — The director of the regional jail in Devils Lake says he's working to correct problems at the lockup. The state Department of Corrections found the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center was not complying with 40 different jail standards. That's in addition to several other ...

Fire sweeps Wahpeton apartment building

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — Eighteen people have been displaced by a fire that swept through a 12-unit apartment building in Wahpeton. Authorities say the fire appears to have started on a first floor deck late Thursday night. KFGO reports it rapidly spread up the building's exterior walls to the ...