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Devils Lake considers 'caregiver units' to help those needing medical care
Police shootings echo through criminology classrooms
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Big stage, big performance for UND
NELSON: Experience counts, ask Richmond
KOLPACK: Tough guy Stumpf is playing at an all-American level
SCHNEPF: Cinderella San Diego unable to 'shock the world' against NDSU
No. 2-ranked Aggies put clamps on Titans
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Esther E. Will
Lesa D. Saunders-Dicus
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
October 21, 2015
ND ranks low for economic hit of heavy drinking
FARGO -- North Dakota, which has a notorious reputation for ranking as one of the worst states for binge drinking and overall alcohol consumption,...
October 21, 2015 - 11:13pm
January 27, 2015
Bill would allow underage service members to drink on base
GRAND FORKS -- A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would allow underage active military service members to drink alcohol on base. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Andrew Maragos, R-Minot, is scheduled for a hearing this morning in the House Judiciary Committee. It...
January 27, 2015 - 10:35am
Authorities say couple was drinking before they left children in car
RAY — Authorities say a woman arrested Sunday for leaving her two children unattended in a vehicle while she and her boyfriend were drinking at a club in Ray was intoxicated before she entered the bar. Sarah Alyea, 28, of Montana, and boyfriend Bradley Brunko, 37, of Idaho, were...
News/crime and courts
November 27, 2014 - 5:37pm
July 9, 2014
State youth survey: Alcohol issues drop, obesity on the rise
FARGO — North Dakota high school students are significantly less likely to engage in binge drinking, drive or ride with someone who has been drinking alcohol than they were a decade ago. Those were among the encouraging findings of the 2013 youth risk behavior survey conducted...
July 9, 2014 - 10:57pm
March 11, 2014
Man sentenced to 2 years for DUI: Stiffer penalties make felony charges, trials more likely
GRAND FORKS — A state district judge in Grand Forks sentenced Ronald Samdahl on Tuesday to serve two years in prison because of a drunken driving law that took effect only 45 days before he was arrested. A jury convicted him last week after a short trial and an hour of deliberation...
News/crime and courts
March 11, 2014 - 11:40pm
August 21, 2013
Bar banter ends in night of destruction at town's elevator
PAGE -- Some bar banter ended in a night of felony-level property destruction when a suggestion by one man to another to "go jump off the elevator" here allegedly led to the trashing of the grain elevator's office and pickup truck instead, resulting in thousands of dollars' worth...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Over the limit? Grand Forks, UND form committee to address high-risk alcohol use
GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks and University of North Dakota officials are hoping the creation of a joint committee will help curb high-risk alcohol use and its associated culture in the city. The entities announced Thursday the formation of the Community and Campus Committee on High-Risk...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
June 17, 2013
Alcohol violations make up bulk of campus crimes
FARGO -- It's not uncommon. A student gets in trouble for drinking alcohol in a dorm room at Concordia College. Another is cited for providing alcohol to minors at a house party near Minnesota State University Moorhead. A group of students is caught walking with open containers on...
June 17, 2013 - 10:23am
June 8, 2013
Williston lifts mandatory water restrictions
WILLISTON -- Mandatory water restrictions for Williams and McKenzie counties have been lifted, officials announced today. The water quality of the Missouri River in Williston has improved, which has allowed the Williston Regional Water Treatment Plant to increase its capacity. However,...
June 8, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
North Dakota culture, alcohol mixes easily
North Dakotans love their beer. A 2012 study by the Beer Institute ranked the state the nation's No. 2 consumer of beer, falling only behind...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Letter: To Serve and protect
I was fortunate to have June 30 off from work. That gave me the opportunity to take my 3-year-old daughter to the Fourth of July parade in downtown Dickinson. There she had the chance to see police cruisers, fire trucks and many politicians, who were obviously campaigning to become...
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 10, 2012
Culture of drinking and driving a fatal flaw in ND
BISMARCK -- Days after a West Fargo family was killed in an alcohol-related crash, officials debated Monday how to address North Dakota's growing problem of drunken driving with some blaming society's lax attitudes and others pushing for tougher state laws. Attorney General Wayne...
July 10, 2012 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Alcohol ban proposed at ND college sports events
FARGO -- A proposal in the North Dakota House would ban drinking and alcohol possession at college sporting events if someone younger than 18 is attending. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Chuck Damschen, R-Hampden, said he wants to combat underage drinking, but opponents say drinking inside...
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2009
Sparkling results on city water tests
Dickinson residents can feel safe drinking tap water after a yearly report came back clean. Throughout the year, Dickinson spends time testing...
June 11, 2009 - 12:00am
June 4, 2009
N.D. leads nation in binge, underage drinking
BISMARCK (AP) -- A new report says North Dakota leads the nation in the rate of binge and underage drinking. It's old news to state officials who have been on a mission to change it, with limited success. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released Thursday by the federal...
June 4, 2009 - 12:00am