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In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
Burgum sets sights on downtowns in governor's race
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
July 12, 2016
Former UND administrator Robert Beattie sentenced to 12 years for child porn
FARGO—Before Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced Robert Beattie in his federal child pornography case Tuesday, Erickson recited a Cherokee parable: Inside a person, is a fight between two hungry wolves. One is bad, and the other is good. Which wolf wins the fight? "The one we feed,"...
July 12, 2016 - 7:57pm
July 7, 2016
Federal drone test site research program in ND could see 3-year extension
GRAND FORKS - A federal research initiative centered on integrating unmanned aircraft systems into national airspace with ties to North Dakota could see an additional three years of operation. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Wednesday the U.S. Senate and House reached an agreement...
July 7, 2016 - 4:18pm
June 24, 2016
Flying J murder suspect could face death penalty
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A woman accused of planning out and going through with the murder of a man at a Grand Forks gas station could face the...
News/crime and courts
June 24, 2016 - 8:37pm
June 11, 2016
Grand Forks man appeals sentence of life in prison from federal drug trafficking case
FARGO--A Grand Forks man sentenced to life in prison for trafficking drugs throughout the region is appealing his time behind bars, arguing again that he should be acquitted and receive a new trial. Jose Luis Delacruz, 38, also known as Joe Delacruz, received the hefty sentence in...
June 11, 2016 - 11:57pm
March 5, 2016
New federal authorizations to child care created backlog of background checks for day care providers
JAMESTOWN — Megan McDonald of Jamestown has two children in day care and another baby on the way. She said young children often don’t have the voice to speak up about something that could be going wrong at a day care, and knowing a provider has passed a criminal background check...
March 5, 2016 - 10:58pm
August 1, 2014
Cannon Ball man pleads guilty to assault
BISMARCK — A Cannon Ball man pleaded guilty Thursday to assault with a dangerous weapon. Dustin Lester, 40, was charged after assaulting a woman Dec. 27 by kicking her with his shoes, causing injury. He will be sentenced Oct. 31. He faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison...
News/crime and courts
August 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
February 20, 2014
Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006
WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North...
February 20, 2014 - 12:06am
June 12, 2013
Senate farm bill 'a great start'
Better late than never. The federal farm bill jumped another hurdle toward becoming law when the Senate passed a five-year proposal Monday evening that would cost $955 billion over 10 years. The bill, which passed by a 66-27 vote, now will be taken up by the House. "It's a great...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Federal funding requirement comes back to bite diversion
BISMARCK - Sen. Larry Luick said Tuesday the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project is too big for North Dakota to commit to without federal help. That's why the Republican from Fairmount, who represents District 25 south of Fargo, offered a floor amendment Tuesday that would require...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
What you should know about this tax season
It's mid-January again and that means it's time for the tax-paying public to get in touch with its favorite uncle. That, of course, would be...
January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
ND oil regulator: Fed rules may threaten industry
BISMARCK - The possibility of tighter federal regulations is one of the challenges that lies ahead for North Dakota oil production and the Department of Mineral Resources, as the state agency seeks more funding from the Legislature. The time it takes to obtain drilling permits...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
September 21, 2012
Official: Federal one-size-fits-all rules don't fit North Dakota energy development
MEDORA -- North Dakota's top oil and gas regulator took aim at federal agencies Thursday for unnecessarily interfering with the state's energy development. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said North Dakota's approach is to let the market work and intervene...
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
September 15, 2012
Dickinson couple sue Chesapeake Energy for mineral rights payments
Amid news that it sold nearly $7 billion of petroleum-producing land and pipelines, oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy continued to wait Friday for a decision on a motion for dismissal it filed in a lawsuit involving a Dickinson couple. In a case that has been moved from Stark County...
September 15, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Tribes call for federal gov't regulation of Internet gaming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Officials: Senate's farm bill promising; Belfield hosts one of six forums to discuss the legislation
BELFIELD -- The U.S. Senate's version of the 2012 farm bill looks promising to the North Dakota Farmers Union, the union's president, Woody Barth, told local farmers Tuesday at a public forum at the pavilion in Belfield. "We're overall happy with the Senate's version of the farm...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am