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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Carol Ann Zimmermann
Keith Duane Bittenbinder
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
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 19, 2016
Four from Mandaree killed in northwest North Dakota crash identified
NEW TOWN—Four people from Mandaree were killed Monday night and another was injured after a crash at the corners of North Dakota Highways...
October 19, 2016 - 11:13am
September 22, 2016
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
Every day, our resources are burnt, released, or lost right in front of our eyes. Our money is literally going up in smoke. Waste of tribal resources deprives communities of royalty revenue that is vital to funding health care, education and roads. We are losing more revenue and getting...
September 22, 2016 - 5:43pm
August 2, 2016
Statistics point to tribal housing crisis, summit seeks solutions
BISMARCK — More than 40 percent of Native Americans on North Dakota reservations live in poverty, a rate at least 9 percent higher than...
August 2, 2016 - 12:01am
July 20, 2016
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
The lawsuit filed on Monday by North Dakota elected officials attempting to prevent the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule aimed at curbing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is another example of how out of touch elected officials in Bismarck...
July 20, 2016 - 5:55pm
April 24, 2016
Tribal land around Lake Sakakawea set to expand
GARRISON -- As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves toward returning 30,500 acres of land taken as part of the Garrison Dam reservoir, debate...
April 24, 2016 - 3:00am
February 22, 2016
Letter: Who can afford this waste?
People of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation of North Dakota are just plain tired of subsidizing the oil industry going on eight years of hydraulic fracturing in the federal drilling program and look forward to the end of wasted resources. According to a peer review study of Friends...
February 22, 2016 - 10:30pm
Man charged in Fort Berthold shooting
BISMARCK – A man accused of shooting another man in a drug-related incident on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation faces federal charges....
January 22, 2016 - 7:47pm
September 28, 2015
N.D. tribal official warns of dual taxation if changes to revenue-sharing agreements delayed
BISMARCK – People and businesses on the American Indian reservation that produces 30 percent of North Dakota’s crude oil could end up paying both state and tribal taxes on some things unless tax sharing agreements can be negotiated more quickly, a tribal official warned state...
September 28, 2015 - 5:12pm
September 22, 2015
Oasis Petroleum fined for failing to pay royalties
DENVER -- Oasis Petroleum has been assessed a $72,438 fine for failing to make royalty payments on oil production on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced Monday. The civil penalty was for failing to make royalty...
September 22, 2015 - 12:28am
August 28, 2015
Woman who died in crash near Makoti identified
MAKOTI — The name of the victim in a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday near Makoti in northwest North Dakota has been identified. Brittany Westman, 26, of Plaza, died when her Subaru WRX was struck on County Road 20 about four miles north of Makoti about 4:15 p.m. Makoti is about...
August 28, 2015 - 11:46pm
March 27, 2015
Company seeks flaring exemptions: XTO Energy wants 140 wells excused from rule
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s new policy for exempting oil wells from gas-flaring rules will soon be put to the test as XTO Energy is requesting exceptions for 140 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties. According to the request, the company says it has nowhere to take the gas because...
March 27, 2015 - 10:40pm
March 5, 2015
UPDATED: Mandaree man charged with murder will plead insanity
BISMARCK -- A Mandaree man charged with murdering another man on the Fort Berthold Reservation will use an insanity defense, according to court records. Marcel Chase was charged Feb. 4 with second-degree murder for the death of Toby Young Bear in December. Because Chase was...
News/crime and courts
March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
January 13, 2015
FBI: Fort Berthold mother says she leaves kids in car to die
FORT BERTHOLD — A 24-year-old woman has been charged with child abuse this week on the Fort Berthold Reservation. An affidavit from an FBI special agent said Michelle Wounded Face left two of her children alone in a car that wasn’t running near Lake Sakakawea, according to KXMB...
News/crime and courts
January 13, 2015 - 10:52pm
January 5, 2015
Trafficked, Day Two: Native American populations ‘hugely at risk’ to sex trafficking
NOTE: For more stories from this series, click here. NEW TOWN, N.D. – As the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation reels from the impacts of...
January 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
December 4, 2014
Three Affiliated Tribes welcome new chairman
NEW TOWN — Loud thumping drums, plush red roses and roasted prime rib were the sights and sounds of the people’s party to celebrate the inauguration of Three Affiliated Tribes chairman Mark Fox. Thursday night’s event at the 4 Bears Casino events center was planned for 700...
December 4, 2014 - 11:06pm