North Dakota News

Student-led holiday food drive continues to fill Fargodome

FARGO (AP) — It was 12 years ago when several high school students in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota had the idea of trying to fill the floor of the Fargodome football stadium with food donated for the needy at holiday time. The effort has since become an annual rite of ...

Victims of air ambulance crash in North Dakota identified

BISMARCK (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people who died when an air ambulance plane crashed in western North Dakota. Morton County identified the victims as 48-year-old pilot Todd Lasky and 63-year-old nurse Bonnie Cook, both of Bismarck, and 47-year-old paramedic Chris ...

Emergency Commission approves Guard tuition funding

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved steps to help the National Guard cover a shortfall in tuition assistance for students attending state colleges on ROTC scholarships. The commission, which is led by Gov. Doug Burgum and includes Secretary of State Al ...

Tioga-based organization raises $15,000 for Farm Rescue

TIOGA – A Tioga-based organization has donated $15,000 to Farm Rescue. Peaceful Valley Pheasants Forever, a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife habitat conservation, youth education and opportunities in the outdoors holds an annual banquet each year for its members and supporters to ...

Protesters disrupt regulatory hearing on Enbridge pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators reaffirmed their support Monday for Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, while dozens of protesters walked out of the overflow hearing to make a point about climate change. The Public ...

3 killed when air ambulance crashes

BISMARCK (AP) — 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 ...

North Dakota governor to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

BISMARCK, (AP) — The North Dakota Turkey Federation is presenting traditional Thanksgiving turkeys to Gov. Doug Burgum and Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Tom Bodine. A Monday morning ceremony was scheduled. The turkeys traditionally are given "pardons." The annual event also benefits ...

Clint Hill receives North Dakota’s highest honor

WASHBURN – Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday presented retired U.S. Secret Service agent and author Clint Hill with the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award during a ceremony attended by more than 200 friends, family and other well-wishers at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in ...

Bank of Tioga makes $5,000 donation

The Bank of Tioga recently donated $5,000 to Opportunity Foundation to assist with facility updates in the Tioga group home. Opportunity Foundation’s mission is to empower people in the community to achieve their goals by providing continuity, individualized supports, and equal ...

Fundraisers call for landscaping at governor’s mansion

BISMARCK (AP) — Organizers of North Dakota’s new governor’s mansion are considering a second fundraising campaign to cover landscaping costs after falling $113,000 short of their initial goal. State lawmakers in 2015 approved up to $5 million in spending on the new governor’s ...

ND regulators seek to fine TigerSwan up to $2M

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. The figure is in an Oct. 30 complaint that the Private Investigative and Security ...

North Dakota regulators may amend oil conditioning rules

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota oil industry leaders are pushing to loosen the state’s oil conditioning regulations, but an environmental group is arguing to tighten rules. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering changing regulations adopted nearly four years ago to make Bakken ...

Overflow crowd for wind farm cancels hearing

BISMARCK (AP) — So many people showed up to weigh in on a controversial wind farm in North Dakota that meeting organizers had to reschedule the hearing to accommodate the crowd. The Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission expected to hold a public hearing on the Burleigh-Emmonds Wind ...

Companies named for 2 more marijuana dispensaries

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department has selected companies to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Grand Forks and Williston. The companies were chosen by a review panel. They’ll now be invited to move forward with the registration process. It’s the latest development ...

Basin Electric says North Dakota plant may recover by 2024

BISMARCK (AP) — Basin Electric Power Cooperative's financially troubled synthetic natural gas plant in North Dakota could break even by 2024 following staff cuts and other cost-saving measures, the utility said. Basin Electric CEO Paul Sukut recently announced recently that the Great Plains ...

Mandan police officer who shot suspect cleared of wrongdoing

MANDAN (AP) — A Mandan police officer who shot a man has been cleared of wrongdoing. The Bismarck Tribune reports the Morton County State's Attorney's Office says it will file no charges against officer Leo Belgarde after a state crime bureau investigation into the Oct. 9 incident in which ...

Super weed Palmer amaranth now in 5 North Dakota counties

BISMARCK (AP) — A super weed that can devastate corn and soybean crops has now been found in five North Dakota counties, but a university expert says there is still hope for preventing a widespread infestation of Palmer amaranth in the state. The aggressive pigweed species can grow as tall ...

2 men plead guilty to killing on Spirit Lake Reservation

FARGO (AP) — Two men accused of killing a woman on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota have changed their pleas to guilty. Federal authorities say 21-year-old Daylin St. Pierre and 24-year-old Dakota Charboneau each pleaded guilty to three charges in the August ...