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Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
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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
Steier signs with DSU women's golf
Dickinson State WR Skabo earns NSAA honor
NDSU football schedules Butler for game at Target Field
Eagles' stifling defense flusters Bradford, Vikings
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
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 22, 2015
Trial begins for S.D. man accused of hurling beer and using racial slurs against Indian youth
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A judge is hearing the case of a South Dakota man accused of spraying beer and using racial slurs against a group of American Indian youth who were on a school outing from a nearby reservation to a minor league hockey game in Rapid City this past winter. The bench...
News/crime and courts
July 22, 2015 - 4:16pm
July 14, 2015
North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal
NEW TOWN — A leading official on a Native American reservation where roughly a third of North Dakota's oil is extracted has voiced his strongest threat to date to walk away from a tax-sharing deal with the state, ratcheting up energy industry concerns about dueling levy rates and...
July 14, 2015 - 5:34pm
July 10, 2015
Pilot program in Cass County aims to cut down on injustices for ND minorities behind bars
FARGO — Cass County court officials have launched a pilot program designed to improve the legal process for defendants who haven't yet gone to trial. The action was taken after a state minority justice commission found that minorities arrested in North Dakota may spend more...
July 10, 2015 - 11:07pm
June 12, 2015
Heitkamp: Building momentum for Native youth
This Sunday, I’ll attend the Flag Day celebration at the annual Cannon Ball powwow — the same powwow I’ve attended for the past 30 years...
June 12, 2015 - 11:06pm
June 4, 2015
Minnesota reservation voices concerns about Sandpiper pipeline
BAGLEY, Minn. --The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge's plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company's certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota Public...
June 4, 2015 - 10:42pm
May 30, 2015
Former Fort Berthold chairman joins marijuana company
BISMARCK — Former MHA Nation Tribal Chairman Tex Hall has joined a company focused on producing marijuana on reservations. Native American Organics LLC will help tribes who want to enter the marijuana products industry set up legal growing and distribution systems. The company...
May 30, 2015 - 11:52pm
May 28, 2015
Minnesota tribe plans Sandpiper public hearing
ONAMIA, Minn. — The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe plans its own public hearing next Friday on the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline — the same day the state will decide whether to allow construction of the controversial project. Dissatisfied with what tribal officials call a...
May 28, 2015 - 11:34pm
41 indicted for multi-state drug trafficking ring
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. District Attorney Andrew Luger announced Thursday the indictment of 41 members of a multi-state drug trafficking ring that...
News/crime and courts
May 28, 2015 - 11:32pm
May 18, 2015
Hearing to decide what to do with $380 million in Native American USDA settlement
FARGO -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has set a June 29 hearing to consider what to do with $380 million in unclaimed funds generated in a discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has asked...
News/crime and courts
May 18, 2015 - 11:19am
May 16, 2015
Hearing set on funds in Native American USDA settlement
FARGO — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has set a June 29 hearing to consider what to do with $380 million in unclaimed funds generated in a discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has asked...
May 16, 2015 - 11:29pm
February 19, 2015
Tribes awarded $23M for affordable housing
WASHINGTON — North Dakota Native American families will get approximately $23 million in federal funding for affordable housing. The funds will be split up among the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes and Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe,...
February 19, 2015 - 9:44pm
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
October 28, 2014
Students to get iPads at school visited by Obama
BISMARCK – Students at a North Dakota elementary school visited by President Barack Obama in June will receive iPads as part of a White House technology initiative, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said. Cannon Ball Elementary School was one of 114 schools nationwide chosen to receive...
October 28, 2014 - 11:51am
August 30, 2014
Fort Dilts: Guns, arrows and poison? Historians mark 150th anniversary of ND battle
RHAME — It’s not known whose idea it was to poison a group of Sioux warriors by using strychnine-laced food a wagon train purposely left...
August 30, 2014 - 6:52pm