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Body of missing Buchanan woman found in slough

JAMESTOWN (AP) — A lengthy search for a missing Buchanan woman has come to an end. The woman's body has been recovered from a slough in rural Stutsman County where her vehicle broke through the ice. Sonia Heinle, 63, left her son's house Sunday during a storm and disappeared. She lived just ...

No foul play in death of Bismarck State College student

BISMARCK (AP) — No foul play is suspected in the death of a student at Bismarck State College, according to administrators. Cianna Carlson, 21, of Bowman, was found dead in her room at Lidstrom Hall on Dec. 4. Bismarck Police Lt. Luke Gardiner says it's not clear how Carlson died, but says ...

Jensen selected to head North Dakota Supreme Court

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jon Jensen was elected Thursday to head the state's high court. Jensen, 54, was selected over Justice Lisa Fair McEvers. The ballots were cast by the state’s district court judges and each of the five justices on the high court. The final ...

Joe Burrow’s Heisman Trophy quest has roots with Bison

FARGO — The old offices for North Dakota State football consisted of bathroom-sized rooms in a narrow hallway at the old Bison Sports Arena. It was in this iconic space where the potential of Louisiana State quarterback Joe Burrow was first realized by real Division I eyes. While the newly ...

North Dakota treasurer won’t seek reelection

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's longest-serving state treasurer says she won't seek a fifth term in 2020. Kelly Schmidt, 57, was first elected in 2004 and won reelection in 2016 with 63% of the vote. The state treasurer is custodian of the state's funds and sits on several state boards, such ...

North Dakota ethanol company advances carbon storage project

BISMARCK (AP) —A North Dakota ethanol company is preparing to store its carbon dioxide emissions underground and the state's coal-fired companies are considering following suit. Red Trail Energy, which converts corn into ethanol fuel at its Richardton plant in Stark County, plans to drill a ...

Montana tribe’s quest for recognition advances in Congress

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Montana's congressional delegation said. The proposal is included in the final language of a defense spending bill released Monday night by the U.S. ...

Group files brief in defense of ND abortion law

BISMARCK (AP) — An anti-abortion group has filed a brief in defense of a North Dakota law that requires doctors to inform women that they can reverse the procedure when it is carried out with medication, even though the science behind that claim is disputed. Heartbeat International Inc. and ...

North Dakota county votes to take limited number of refugees

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Donald Trump ordered that states and counties should have the power to do so. The 3-2 vote by the Burleigh County ...

Teens drinking and smoking less, but more feel hopeless

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's high school students are drinking less and using less tobacco, but more young people are having extended periods of feeling sad or hopeless, according to results of a survey about their health behavior released Monday. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said ...

ND county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

BISMARCK (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. "I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan," said Panchol, a ...

Public asked to comment on school ‘armed first responder’ program

BISMARCK – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has asked North Dakotans to comment on proposed rules that will govern the state’s new Armed First Responder program. The law passed by the 2019 Legislature makes it possible for locally elected school boards to ...

Deadline approaching for N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame nominations

MEDORA – The deadline is Saturday, Dec. 14, for nominations to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Hall of Honorees. Nominations will be accepted from active N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame trustees in 10 categories: Cowboy Long Rider, Leaders of Ranching & Rodeo, Ranches, Ranching ...

Group begins process to legalize marijuana in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of state to begin the approval process. Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem have up to seven days to review the proposed ...

Burleigh County to hold special refugee resettlement meeting

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota county will hold a special meeting next week to take comments on whether it should resettle additional refugees. Burleigh County commissioners postponed action on the matter at a meeting Monday after an overflow crowd showed up to address the issue. A recent ...

Williams County rejects landfill’s radioactive waste request

WILLISTON (AP) — The Williams County Commission has rejected a revised permit for a landfill that wants to become the first in North Dakota to dispose of radioactive oilfield waste after a state rule change. The commissioners made the decision at a meeting Tuesday, the Bismarck Tribune ...

Man injured when camper explodes near Wahpeton

WAHPETON (AP) — A man suffered serious injuries when his camper exploded in Richland County, according to sheriff’s officials. It happened about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Dwight, which is about 10 miles northwest of Wahpeton. Authorities say the victim was rushed to St. Francis Medical ...

Trial for man accused of killing 4 in North Dakota delayed

BISMARCK (AP) — The trial for a man accused of killing four people at a North Dakota property management company has been pushed back six months after attorneys requested more time to review evidence and prepare for the case. The trial for Chad Isaak will begin Sept 14. in Morton County. ...

Cass County opens arms to additional refugees

FARGO (AP) — Commissioners in one North Dakota county have voted to continue welcoming refugees to resettle in local communities, while another county has delayed a vote on the same issue. The Cass County Commission voted unanimously Monday to allow Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota ...

Wahpeton man charged in nephew’s death

WAHPETON (AP) — A Wahpeton man accused of killing his nephew is facing charges of negligent homicide. Court documents say 61-year-old James Bynaum and his 42-year-old nephew, Oscar Bynaum, got into a fight at their apartment last Friday in Wahpeton. Prosecutors say that during the fight, ...