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North Dakota News

NDSU researchers test new bioplastics for bottles, car parts

FARGO (AP) — In a noisy industrial lab at North Dakota State University, graduate students make dog bones with an injection molding machine — but there are no dogs in sight. The students are researchers, and they use the bone-shaped plastic pieces to test the strength of new bioplastics — ...

Fargo officer ducking from gunfire shoots himself in hand

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Fargo police sergeant was hurt when he shot himself in the hand while hunkering down after a man fired a gun toward officers. Fargo Police Chief David Todd says Sgt. Matt Ysteboe was preparing his rifle while taking cover outside a downtown hotel about 4 ...

Man charged in Mandan killings challenges search warrants

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man charged in the grisly killings of four people at a North Dakota property management company argued in a filing Wednesday that authorities failed to obtain proper search warrants involving cell phone location and other searches and evidence should be thrown out. Chad ...

Company: Dakota Access expansion doesn’t increase risk

LINTON (AP) — Dakota Access pipeline officials argued Wednesday that the company’s proposal to double the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a failure, a claim that has been long dismissed by opponents of the idea. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity ...

Sorority break-in has UND students on edge

GRAND FORKS (AP) — A break-in at a sorority house at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has some students on edge. Police are looking for a man who broke into the Gamma Phi Beta house early Monday and took pictures of a woman who was sleeping. Senior Matthew Ely tells KVLY-TV the ...

Tribe to argue against expansion of DAPL

BISMARCK (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line’s capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous ...

Community meetings set on social service, behavioral health redesign

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services is holding community meetings across the state Nov. 20-26 to provide information about how social services and behavioral health services are being redesigned to improve efficiency and effectiveness. “We want to share information ...

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

BISMARCK (AP) — Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota. Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, said in a statement that the Keystone pipeline "returned to ...

Shooting leaves 1 dead, another wounded in Williston

WILLISTON (AP) — Police say they have arrested a suspect in a shooting in Williston that left one man dead and another critically injured. Authorities say a 17-year-old male was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Monday. He's being held on possible murder charges. Police responded to a report ...

Public input on oilfield emissions

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota environmental regulators want public input as they prepare to take greater control of emissions from oilfield facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a hearing Tuesday in Bismarck, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The Legislature this ...

Name of man in rollover near Trenton released

TRENTON – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of a Manistee, Mich., man who was injured in a rollover on N.D. Highway 1804, 4 miles north of Trenton, on Saturday. Jordan Kaminski, 29, was injured in the crash. The crash occurred at 9:45 p.m.

Minot, Williston vocational rehabilitation employees honored

BISMARCK – Vocational rehabilitation employees in Minot and Williston were recognized recently for helping North Dakotans with disabilities reach their employment goals. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation presented performance and ...

Manistee, Mich., man injured in rollover near Trenton

TRENTON – A 29-year-old Manistee, Mich., man was seriously injured in a rollover on N.D. Highway 1804, four miles north of Trenton on Saturday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The man, driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was going north on the highway when the Jeep ran off the ...

Legislature aims to fix audit law requiring criminal probe

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota legislative leaders are promising a fix to inflexible laws that make mandatory criminal investigations into some audit findings that may be the result of an unintentional mistake. Recent agency audits that were referred for criminal prosecution have sent a ripple ...

Suspected drunken driver hits police squad car

LINCOLN (AP) — Burleigh County sheriff’s officials have arrested a man for drunken driving after he rear-ended a police squad car. Authorities say a Lincoln police officer was completing a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Thursday when the patrol car was struck by a pickup truck. The 27-year-old ...

Services in Mexico for former ND family killed in attack

BISMARCK (AP) — Services were held in Mexico for a former North Dakota woman and her four children and for four other American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen. The memorials and burials Thursday took place as Mexican soldiers stood guard, a reminder of the danger locals face ...

3 justices vie for top spot on high court

BISMARCK (AP) — Three North Dakota Supreme Court justices are vying to lead the state’s high court, a position that has not been contested for more than a quarter-century. Justices Daniel Crothers, Lisa Fair McEvers, and Jon Jensen filed to fill the chief justice position by the Wednesday ...

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

BISMARCK (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in northeastern North Dakota. The Pipeline and Hazardous ...

Task force nabs 100 fugitives in 4 months

BISMARCK (AP) — A task force made up of law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and the U.S. Marshals Service has arrested 100 fugitives and seized heroin and methamphetamine since its formation four months ago. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the collaboration of resources is ...

Charges against college officials declined after audit

BISMARCK (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against North Dakota State College of Science officials accused of withholding records from investigators. Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick said in a letter Friday that there was no proof college President John ...