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Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
State Board of Higher Education approves change in tenure policy
North Dakota legislators take mid-session break, assess work of the 'first period'
Burgum signs protest bills after main camp is cleared
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Davies girls make hockey history with quarterfinal win
Fourth line sparks Central boys to opening-round win
Midgets open state tournament against undefeated Knights
Blue Hawks find a way past Dakota State in tourney opener
Before prep for Waldorf, Blue Hawks took time to celebrate title
Port: Gov. Burgum on remaining #NoDAPL protesters: 'More have moved than left'
Kathleen Wrigley: Marsy's Law does not protect victims' names
Port: Reminder: The #NoDAPL protesters in camp are no longer standing with Standing Rock
Port: State of North Dakota buys hotel rooms and bus tickets home for #NoDAPL protesters
Port: Feds a no-show again as N.D. police receive hazmat training before squaring off with protesters
Matthew D. Butler
Jacob R. "Jake" Renner
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
June 22, 2016
PSC approves NextEra's $153M wind farm near Bismarck
BISMARCK – North Dakota utility regulators gave a Florida company their blessing Wednesday to build a $153 million wind farm near the capital...
June 22, 2016 - 2:58pm
June 9, 2016
North Dakota wages down for first time in a decade
BISMARCK -- The average annual wage in North Dakota fell for the first time in a decade and the total annual wage fell for the first time since, at least, 1990. Largely due to the drop in average wages in North Dakota’s oil counties, the total annual wage decreased 2 percent statewide...
June 9, 2016 - 7:28pm
April 15, 2016
Two dead in head-on crash in Morton County
CANNON BALL -- Two people are dead after a car hit an oncoming vehicle Thursday evening in south-central North Dakota. A 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 28-year-old K Riley Plenty Chief crossed into the southbound lane of N.D. Highway 1806, hitting a 2009 Dodge Avenger head on....
April 15, 2016 - 4:26pm
April 4, 2016
Driver admits guilt in fatal DUI crash that killed 2 young women in Mandan
MANDAN, N.D. -- More than 50 people sat Monday in the Morton County Courthouse to watch Jordan Morsette plead guilty to killing two young women and critically injuring another in a DUI crash in June. Morsette, 28, uttered "guilty" three times as district judge David Reich called out...
April 4, 2016 - 5:09pm
April 1, 2016
Hettinger surgeon under investigation for sexual abuse violates Oregon release agreement
A Hettinger surgeon under investigation for 12 counts of sexually abusing a young girl over a two-year period in Oregon is still employed but...
April 1, 2016 - 9:25pm
March 10, 2016
Minnesota, North Dakota salmonella cases associated with pistachios
ST. PAUL -- Single cases of salmonella associated with Wonderful Pistachios have been reported in Minnesota and North Dakota. The Minnesota case was a man who was not hospitalized and has recovered. The North Dakota case was in Morton County but not other information about the victim...
News/Nation and World
March 10, 2016 - 8:52pm
March 7, 2016
No chronic wasting disease found in harvested deer
BISMARCK -- No North Dakota deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, a wildlife veterinarian for the state’s Game and Fish Department.Samples for testing were taken from more than 1,200 deer harvested by hunters in the western third of the state...
March 7, 2016 - 11:29am
February 8, 2016
Regional recreation projects receive state funding
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department recently awarded 13 community grant projects through North Dakota’s Outdoor Community Grant Program, which offers Outdoor Recreation Facilities and Recreation Leadership grants. Projects that were awarded grants include baseball diamond...
February 8, 2016 - 9:43pm
February 5, 2016
Friesz convicted of manslaughter, arson
BISMARCK -- A Morton County jury returned a lesser verdict of manslaughter Friday in the case against Rodney Friesz, who killed his friend and...
February 5, 2016 - 8:34pm
February 1, 2016
Bismarck officers shoot burglary suspect
BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man wanted for a burglary was hospitalized Sunday night after being shot by two Bismarck police officers. The shooting occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. Sunday outside a mobile home at 1119 University Dr. A Bismarck Police Department release said the 26-year-old...
News/crime and courts
February 1, 2016 - 11:25am
January 26, 2016
Man accused of repeated sex abuse of teen
MANDAN -- A Zap man accused of sexually abusing a girl for eight months in Morton County made his first appearance Tuesday in South Central District Court, where bond was set at $1,000. Scott Benjamin, 43, faces a felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. During an interview...
January 26, 2016 - 6:07pm
October 21, 2015
Concerns from Mandan oil refinery lead to sky lantern ban
MANDAN, N.D. -- Mandan's fireworks laws were tightened Tuesday as city commissioners gave the final approval of a ban on incendiary balloons, sky lanterns and celebration lanterns. The ban makes it illegal to possess, use, discharge, ignite or send off the popular lanterns often...
October 21, 2015 - 3:48pm
September 25, 2015
Dickinson man charged in lengthy high-speed chase
A Dickinson man, previously from Pennsylvania, was charged Friday in South Central District Court in Morton County, after a lengthy police chase...
September 25, 2015 - 12:38pm
September 24, 2015
High-speed chase beginning in Dickinson ends outside of Mandan
MANDAN -- A 36-year-old man was taken to the Morton County Correctional Center on Thursday following a high-speed pursuit that began in Dickinson and ended outside of Mandan on Interstate 94 after reaching speeds of up to 120 mph. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Dickinson...
September 24, 2015 - 7:52pm
Two central ND hot fishing spots sees water lowered
Anglers be warned, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced that water levels at two hot fishing spots in central North Dakota have...
August 24, 2015 - 11:34am