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Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
Advice for struggling Wild winger Coyle: shoot the puck
Dunn rising as talks of Rubio trade persist
Timberwolves to buy NBA D-League affiliate in Iowa
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
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
November 30, 2015
Market forces close one of Williams County’s largest man camps
TIOGA, N.D. — While the city of Williston was deciding the fate of its own man camps, market forces were deciding the fate of another. Capital Lodge, between Ray and Tioga, has closed, according to a report in the Tioga Tribune. Attempts to contact a representative of the lodge,...
November 30, 2015 - 4:37pm
July 29, 2015
Teen’s funeral marks another tragedy for Ray
RAY — The sanctuary inside Ray Lutheran Church was packed Tuesday morning as family, friends and a community gathered to bid farewell to a...
July 29, 2015 - 10:16pm
July 28, 2015
Truck driver dies in rollover
RAY — A Montana truck driver died after he his vehicle rolled into a ditch near Ray on Monday morning. Allen Robbins, 70, of Great Falls, was driving south on Williams County Road 42 about 10 miles northwest of Ray when he left the road on a curve, according to the North Dakota...
July 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
July 22, 2015
Teen drowns while swimming near Ray
RAY, N.D. – An 18-year-old man drowned Tuesday evening while he was swimming with friends at the Kota Ray Dam south of Ray, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office said. Dispatchers received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that Justin Meckle of Ray had gone under water. Emergency...
July 22, 2015 - 11:08pm
City of Ray says U.S. senator doesn’t have all the facts in labeling project a waste
RAY -– U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted the northwestern North Dakota town of Ray this week for a sewer lagoon expansion he called a “costly gamble,” but a city official says the Republican senator failed to get all the facts. Paul features Ray in “The Waste Report,”...
July 22, 2015 - 3:59pm
Ray teen drowns while swimming in dam
RAY -– An 18-year-old man drowned Tuesday evening while he was swimming with friends at the Kota Ray Dam south of Ray, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office said. Dispatchers received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that Justin Meckle of Ray had gone under water. Emergency...
July 22, 2015 - 3:10pm
May 16, 2015
Oil Patch educators watching rig count
BISMARCK — A shrinking inventory of oil rigs is leaving some administrators at Bakken schools wondering what will happen to their school populations...
May 16, 2015 - 9:15pm
April 2, 2015
New ND hemp law pleases supporters; farmers could plant it as soon as 2016, but more research crucial
RAY, N.D. - Wayne Hauge says he's "mostly your typical northwest North Dakota farmer." But the Ray producer also is a staunch supporter of...
April 2, 2015 - 8:37pm
March 23, 2015
Failed valve leads to spill in Ray
BISMARCK - A failed valve led to an oil and saltwater spill in northwest North Dakota. Landtech Enterprises reported Friday that an estimated 15 barrels of oil was released and contained about 5 miles east of Ray, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said in a news release. ...
March 23, 2015 - 3:19pm
March 9, 2015
Veeder: Tragedy connects all of us
I didn’t know the three teenage boys who lost their lives in a car accident near Ray last month. I didn’t watch them play basketball together or cheer them on in the stands. I didn’t wish them luck or shake their hands or meet their parents. We weren’t friends or even neighbors...
March 9, 2015 - 7:44pm
March 3, 2015
Family, friends remember Ray student killed in car crash
Like the balloons that friends and family members held in their hands, Dalen Dennis Dorval’s spirit soared into the clear blue sky above as...
March 3, 2015 - 9:51pm
February 24, 2015
3 teens killed in truck crash: Communities mourn loss of basketball players
RAY — Two small towns in North Dakota’s Oil Patch are in mourning after a Monday evening crash killed three teenagers — teammates on the Ray High School boys basketball team. The pickup truck they were in skidded across the median of U.S. Highway 2 and was hit by a truck. While...
February 24, 2015 - 10:34pm
December 11, 2014
Spill contained in Williams County
BISMARCK — A spill about 10 miles southeast of Ray has been contained, according to a release. Hess Bakken Investments II reported a failed valve at a well site, which caused 800 barrels of saltwater to be released Wednesday. Vacuum trucks recovered 650 barrels on Wednesday and...
December 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
November 27, 2014
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
October 19, 2014
Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man opens ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town
RAY — What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker? It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles...
October 19, 2014 - 2:29pm