North Dakota News

ND sending teams to help with hurricane aftermath

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department is sending two medical response teams to Raleigh, North Carolina, this week to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina requested the specialized teams through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact , a mutual aid ...

Jury seated in 2nd trial in death of pregnant Fargo woman

FARGO, (AP) — A jury of eight women and six men has been seated for the trial of a man accused in the killing of a pregnant North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb. William Hoehn (hayn) is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna ...

State to research underground storage of excess natural gas

BISMARCK (AP) — A research project approved by North Dakota regulators will explore the possibility of temporarily storing excess natural gas in underground rock formations. Companies operating in the Bakken oil patch are struggling to meet state targets to reduce the wasteful flaring of ...

North Dakota former governor’s mansion under repair

BISMARCK (AP) — After more than 130 years, 80 different wallpapers and 20 executive families, Johnathan Campbell says the North Dakota former governor's mansion is still solid. "Just a little loose in the joints here and there," the mansion's site supervisor of 14 years said. Contractors were ...

Patrol wants increased security to remain at ND Capitol

BISMARCK (AP) — Security at the North Dakota Capitol that was beefed up in 2016 due to protests involving the Dakota Access pipeline should remain in place, the North Dakota Highway Patrol told lawmakers Thursday. Capt. Jody Skogen told a legislative panel the enhanced security measures that ...

Standing Rock Sioux considers Lake Oahe bridge idea

FORT YATES (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is seeking a $6.7 million grant to research building a bridge across the Missouri River's Lake Oahe. The tribe has applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that's for projects with a significant local or regional impact, ...

ND National Guard sends helicopters to East Coast

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota National Guard plans to send three helicopters and 15 people to the East Coast to help in the emergency response to Hurricane Florence. The Guard says they'll depart Saturday morning from Bismarck to pre-position themselves in Maryland in case they're asked to ...

Grand Forks, Williston pot dispensary applications accepted

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health is accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries in the Grand Forks and Williston regions. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Central time. Medical Marijuana Division Director Jason Wahl says the Grand ...

Prosecutors drop murder charge against man in suicide pact

FARGO (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping a murder charge against an 85-year-old Fargo man accused of fatally shooting his wife in an alleged suicide pact. The prosecutor and the attorney for 85-year-old Louis Averson don't believe he can understand the legal proceedings against him. KFGO-AM ...

North Dakota soybean, corn crops expected to slip in 2018

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota's corn and soybean crops are expected to slip in 2018. Based on Sept. 1 conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says North Dakota's soybean harvest is forecast at 236 million bushels, down 2 percent from last year. Soybean acres for harvest are pegged at 6.55 ...

Panel reviews North Dakota ballot measure costs; pot is tops

BISMARCK (AP) — A measure to legalize marijuana in North Dakota would cost more than $2 million annually for the first three years if it's approved, though tax revenue and other fees generated from the sales are not yet known, according to agency estimates provided to lawmakers Wednesday. The ...

Grand Forks Air Force Base death investigated

GRAND FORKS (AP) — The death of an airman at the Grand Forks Air Force Base is under investigation. Base officials say Airman First Class Christian Clark was found dead in his dorm room Sept. 6. The cause of his death has not been released. Clark, from Monroe, Georgia, was a high-frequency ...

Former federal officer pleads not guilty to false reporting

FARGO (AP) — A former Bureau of Indian Affairs officer from North Dakota has pleaded not guilty to proving false information about a crash involving her police vehicle. LaRon Greywater is facing three counts of making a false statement to a federal agency. She was indicted last week by a ...

Elderly man dies of injuries in Labor Day crash

JUD (AP) — An elderly man has died of injuries suffered last week in a crash in LaMoure County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 89-year-old Albert Oberlander, of Kulm, died Monday of injuries he received on Labor Day when his minivan left County Road 65 near Jud and crashed into a ditch. ...

Grand Forks police: Baby girl’s death ruled a homicide

GRAND FORKS (AP) — Grand Forks police say the death of a 5-month-old girl has been ruled a homicide. EIghteen-year-old Mason Kamrowski was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the death of Brynley Rymer. The infant died May 22 at a Fargo hospital, a day after she was brought to a ...

ND geologists seek local sand source for fracking

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota geologists are attempting to locate local sources of sand to be used for hydraulic fracturing as the oil industry demand grows. The North Dakota Geological Survey is collecting sandstone samples from Billings and McKenzie counties this year, the Bismarck Tribune ...

ND chief justice celebrates 40 years on the court

BISMARCK (AP) — On tip-toe, Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle reached to a high shelf in his office to a picture frame that had tipped over. He retrieved it and made a lighthearted comment about the photo it contained taken not too long ago of him and his first-grade teacher. He returned it to ...

Teen suspected of stabbing man, woman in Mandan

MANDAN (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy is suspected of stabbing two people in Mandan. Mandan police say a 25-year-old female and a 27-year-old male were injured in the incident early Friday morning. Police say they were taken to a Bismarck hospital with non-life-threatening ...

Judge will review complaint over refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 to have the state ...

Man arrested in attack on female acquaintance

GRAND FORKS (AP) — Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in a knife attack on a woman in Grand Forks. Authorities say the 20-year-old victim was acquainted with the man accused of attacking her at a residence Wednesday evening. Police say the victim’s injuries are not believed to be life ...