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Driver charged in pedestrian death in Mandan

MANDAN (AP) — The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Mandan is charged with felony negligent homicide. Seventy-four-year-old Gene Mosbrucker is accused of striking 79-year-old Shirley Lee last month in the parking lot of an apartment building. The Bismarck Tribune reports a ...

Search under way for missing plane, pilot in Dakotas

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing plane and its pilot between South Dakota and North Dakota. The blue and white single-engine Cessna went missing Thursday between Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Oakes, North Dakota. The plane never arrived at its destination in Oakes. ...

Emergency plan activated in ND amid fall snowstorm

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state's emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. "The extraordinary intensity of this early winter storm ...

Bismarck parents charged following son’s death

BISMARCK (AP) — A Bismarck couple has been charged with felony child neglect following the death of their baby. Authorities say the parents kept a filthy apartment and missed medical appointments for their son, who was born 3¢ months premature in December and spent three months in neonatal ...

State Archives offers book repair workshop

BISMARCK – A book repair workshop with the State Archives will be held in the classrooms of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Participants will learn how to repair books that have broken bindings, ripped out pages and more. The ...

Fargo man involved in gruesome killing back in court

FARGO (AP) — A man originally sent to prison for life for helping to cover up the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb is set to receive a new sentence. William Hoehn, of Fargo, was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in the 2017 attack on Savanna ...

Basin Electric submits filings to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Bismarck — On Sept. 30, Basin Electric Power Cooperative submitted filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure it is in compliance with relevant FERC rules and regulations when Basin Electric becomes subject to FERC’s jurisdiction on Nov. 1. As Basin Electric no ...

Slurry wells considered for waste disposal in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — A proposal to construct a pair of "slurry wells" in McKenzie County would offer a new option in North Dakota for disposing of oilfield waste, including radioactive material. The project, proposed by Hydroil Solutions, involves building two wells north of Alexander that extend ...

State Archives to present ‘Preserving Your Family Collections’ program

BISMARCK – A program on “Preserving Your Family Collections” will be held Oct. 15 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Legislative Assembly Room of the State Archives at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. The event is free and registration is limited. Those planning to ...

Beer, wine for sale at NDSU basketball games, wrestling

FARGO (AP) — North Dakota State University is adding beer and wine to its list of beverages for sale at basketball games and wrestling matches, hoping to attract more fans and improve the atmosphere at the school known most for football _ and the tailgating that precedes those games. Bison ...

Charges filed in Williston fatal stabbing

WILLISTON (AP) — A 25-year-old man is accused of fatally stabbing another man following a fight at a Williston apartment building. Police were called to the building about midnight Tuesday where they found the body of 24-year-old Ricky Waitman in a hallway. Witnesses told investigators ...

Vaping illnesses growing in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the number of confirmed cases of vaping-related illnesses is growing. The state Department of Health says four cases have been confirmed and three others are probable cases. Previously there was one confirmed case and six probable ...

Survey suggests little or no  Midwest economic growth in view

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A September survey of business supply manager suggests a slump in economic growth still grips nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Tuesday. The Mid-America Business Conditions index fell further below growth neutral, hitting 49.1 last month compared ...

Woman killed, man injured in North Dakota motorcycle crash

GRAFTON (AP) — North Dakota authorities say a woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after the motorcycle they were riding tipped over and threw both to the ground. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 4:20 p.m. Saturday near Grafton when the motorcycle's ...

Gun accidentally fired at North Dakota gun show

BISMARCK (AP) — An accidental gunshot at the Bismarck Gun Show caused quite a scare but no one was injured. Show officials tell KXMB-TV the gunshot Saturday morning was an accident and that it's unclear if a vendor or a customer was responsible. One vendor nearest to the incident was asked ...

Bismarck mobile home park residents object to spike in rents

BISMARCK (AP) — Residents of two Bismarck mobile home parks say they are struggling to pay higher rents and fees after an investment firm bought the properties. Havenpark Capital purchased Colonial Estates and Holiday Park in August. Since then, Susan Wingerter’s monthly rent at Colonial ...

ND to study livestreaming legislative meetings

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature will study livestreaming committee hearings at the Capitol but also will update rules to crack down on lawmakers recording the meetings and floor sessions on their mobile phones, a committee decided Thursday. North Dakota is one of only eight ...

BCI investigates alleged sexual assault by jail officer

VALLEY CITY (AP) — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating an alleged sexual assault by a male correctional officer against a female officer at the Barnes County Jail in Valley City. The sheriff’s office says the male officer has been placed on paid ...

North Dakota studying pros and cons of recreational pot

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday began studying the consequences of legalizing marijuana in the state, a move that comes amid a pair of proposed citizen-led initiatives that aim to make the drug legal for recreational use. Despite presentations from law enforcement, ...

ND mulling tribal flags display in state Capitol

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission plans to formally request that the flags of the state’s five tribes become a permanent fixture at the Capitol after three unsuccessful legislative attempts to secure such a display. A committee of state lawmakers will hear the ...