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Wyoming coach Craig Bohl won the Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year Award for the second consecutive year, The Sports Network announced Monday. He became the award’s first back-to-back winner in its 27-year history.
BISMARCK — A North Dakota company that has sent thousands of the state’s winter-hardy cows to Kazakhstan since 2010 has yet to ink a deal this year with the oil-rich country. Dan Price, who owns Bismarck-based Global Beef Consultants LLC with his brother, Bill, said the former Soviet state has been increasingly importing cows from Canada and Australia to help build its beef industry.
BISMARCK — New data show that 265 North Dakotans signed up for private insurance under the federal health care law in the first two months of the federally run online marketplace, a significant rise from 42 the first month but still the lowest total in the nation. People can compare coverage and prices and select health plans through the marketplace, but it was plagued by problems after going online Oct. 1.
WASHINGTON — A new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to refineries in Texas. Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank that opposes the pipeline. Podesta's hiring cheered environmental groups, who say the $7 billion project would be a major contributor to global warming.
BISMARCK — A fourth public defender was appointed Tuesday to represent a white supremacist accused of terrorizing a small southwestern North Dakota town that he wants to transform into an Aryan enclave. Bismarck attorney Ryan Heintz will represent Craig Cobb after three appointed public defenders consecutively withdrew from his case, said Robin Huseby, executive director of the state Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents. That is “certainly not the norm,” but conflicts are a part of the legal profession, said Huseby, whose agency oversees the state’s public defender system.
BISMARCK — More than 28,000 gallons of an oily brine that's a byproduct of oil production leaked from a tank in western North Dakota's Billings County and reached a tributary of the Little Missouri River before freezing, the North Dakota Health Department said. Kris Roberts, an environmental geologist with the North Dakota Health Department, said Midland, Texas-based BTA Oil Producers immediately reported the spill on Sunday at a well site 15 miles northwest of Medora. Roberts said about 650 barrels of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil spilled from a tank at the well and migrated abou
BISMARCK — The Bismarck School Board has decided to begin classes after Labor Day next year and end them after Memorial Day. The issue of when to begin the academic calendar has become a hot topic in North Dakota, where each school can set its own schedule.
BISMARCK — A 14-year-old Bismarck boy who was shot in the eye by a family friend while they were pheasant hunting will be able to celebrate his birthday and Christmas at home with his family. Kaelan Macdonald and his family spent three weeks, including Thanksgiving, in a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after the incident last month. Father Russell Macdonald said he and his son were deer hunting with two others Nov.
SIOUX FALLS — Some officials in the Dakotas are sparring good-naturedly over whether the North or the South is better off. North Dakota's energy boom has people flocking to the state in search of jobs, and money flowing into the state coffers and the state economy. But South Dakota also has a strong economy and low unemployment, and some leaders there say that state has a better quality of life. "North Dakota's got liquor stores that are bursting at the seams. We'd much rather have schools that are bursting at the seams," said Dusty Johnson, chief of staff for South Dakota Gov.
SIDNEY, Mont. — The killing of a much-loved high school teacher nearly two years ago has weighed heavily in rural Montana.