North Dakota News

Name released of man struck and killed by oncoming vehicle

RYDER – North Dakota Highway Patrol said Ricky Finley, 23, Minot, was killed in a vehicle/pedestrian crash on N.D. Highway 28, south of Ryder, on Thursday. Finley was a passenger in a van that was stopped along the shoulder of Highway 28. When some passengers exited the van, a dog got loose ...

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state’s rail rules

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state's new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune he plans to petition the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety ...

Feds approve controversial North Dakota bridge project

BISMARCK (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has approved construction of a bridge across the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, although some private landowners have been fighting the project and supporters have not said how they will pay for it. The Bismarck Tribune ...

ND GOP re-elects Berg as chairman

BISMARCK – Members of the North Dakota Republican Party (NDGOP) State Committee unanimously elected Rick Berg on Saturday to his first full-term as chairman. Berg was first elected to the role in March 2018 and served the remainder of Congressman Kelly Armstrong’s term as chairman. Berg ...

Lutheran Social Services to take over Bismarck facility

BISMARCK (AP) — Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota plans to acquire the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House’s property in Bismarck and turn the facility into affordable housing. Lutheran Social Services is partnering with CommunityWorks North Dakota on the acquisition. The plan is to take ...

North Dakota residents donate blood as area faces shortage

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents are donating blood to fill a shortage this summer that a blood transfusion nonprofit warns is leaving hospitals in the region without enough donations to meet their needs. Colleen Scott, a donor recruitment official for Vitalant, told the Bismarck ...

Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to address the state’s year-old request for $38 million to cover the cost of policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin ...

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move ND crude oil

BISMARCK (AP) — Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and ...

Camp Grafton collaborating with NORAD to test long-range radar

CAMP GRAFTON TRAINING CENTER – The North Dakota National Guard is partnering with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and several other agencies, including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to test a long-range radar at Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC), according to a N.D. National ...

Restaurant: Server not fired because she was pregnant

BISMARCK (AP) — An upscale restaurant in Bismarck that's being sued on behalf of a server who claims she was fired because she became pregnant is denying the woman's allegation. Michael Hoffman, an attorney for East 40 Inc., which operates 40 Steak & Seafood, says Erica Davidson was ...

Fargo group helps turn game ideas into marketable products

FARGO (AP) — The idea for the next "Fortnite" or Risk could come from a group of game developers that meets at a video game store in Fargo. Kyle Weik started the group Fargo Game Makers to help other game designers develop their ideas into products, KVRR-TV reported. Members meet once a month ...

United Way building new homeless shelter in south Bismarck

BISMARCK (AP) — Missouri Slope Areawide United Way and Community Works of North Dakota saw opportunity in an empty building in Bismarck. With it, they plan to create opportunities for others. "We're developing a center for opportunity to help people get out of poverty," Jena Gullo, executive ...

11-year-old drowns in Fargo residential pool

FARGO (AP) — Police say a boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a home in Fargo. First responders were called to the home about 11 p.m. Thursday where they attempted to revive the child. Police say the 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. No other details were released.

No charges in case of man who died in custody

WISHEK (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not seek charges against officers in the case of man who died in police custody in south central North Dakota. Forty-year-old Daniel Seminole was arrested in December near Wishek by a McIntosh County sheriff's deputy and a Wishek police officer on ...

Police investigate fatal shooting in Fargo

FARGO (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Fargo. Police spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker says the shooting happened about 1 a.m. Friday. She says the male victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, but died from his injuries. Schindeldecker says detectives are ...

Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer has said it's too late to begin work this year and environmental groups vowed to keep fighting it. A three-judge panel of ...

Armstrong not sold on Trump’s tariffs on Mexican imports

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong isn't sold on President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexican imports aimed at cracking down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. Armstrong, the state's lone congressman and an ardent ...

Police investigate possible arson in Bismarck apartment fire

BISMARCK (AP) — Authorities in Bismarck are investigating whether an apartment building fire was arson. The fire caused a partial roof collapse early Wednesday and forced the evacuation of all residents of the 24-unit building. No one was hurt. All of the occupants got out safely. Fire ...

Company seeks to restructure ND’s gas industry

BISMARCK (AP) — A natural gas infrastructure company is trying to reduce flaring in the Bakken region by developing new markets for natural gas products within North Dakota. Mike Hopkins, CEO of Bakken Midstream Partners, told the Bismarck Tribune that the company is developing projects to ...