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BISMARCK — One of the most prominent white separatists in the country is distancing himself from a white supremacist who faces terrorizing charges for allegedly threatening people in a North Dakota town he's trying to turn into an Aryan enclave. Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has instructed his attorney to return property in Leith that Craig Cobb has deeded to him. "The way he does business is not the way I do business," sa
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple gathered several top officials in his conference room Monday to talk turkey, and the turkey cooperated. Lena the turkey was unflappable, standing stoically in the middle of the conference table while Dalrymple pardoned the 26-pound, 20-week-old turkey owned by North Dakota Turkey Federation President Harvey Hofer in the annual pre-Thanksgiving holiday tradition at the Capitol.
GALCHUTT — Thirteen teenagers were injured in a weekend crash in southeastern North Dakota's Richland County. The Highway Patrol says a sport utility vehicle driven by an 18-year-old form Walcott turned in front of a 15-passenger van on a county road Saturday night, leading to the collision. The driver of the SUV was taken to a Fargo hospital with injuries the patrol said were not life-threatening. Twelve teens in the van were treated at the scene for minor injuries or taken to area hospi
WILLISTON — A Michigan man facing a murder charge in the western North Dakota oil patch has been sentenced for driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of his bond by entering a bar. Ryan Anderson was sentenced to 10 days in jail, but his $50,000 bond was not revoked. Judge David Nelson also did not reinstate the original $1 million bond that he had reduced earlier. Anderson is accused of stabbing to death his friend, Christopher King, in an alcohol-fueled dispute in March at an oil field crew camp between Ray and Tioga.
BISMARCK — North Dakota and Australia claim the world's biggest caches of proven lignite reserves, and industry groups from both places have agreed to share information on how to reduce emissions and increase efficiencies at factories that use the plentiful but low-grade coal.
BISMARCK — For the fourth time in five years, the federal government has revised its official estimates of the wheat harvest in North Dakota, which leads the nation in growing spring wheat for baking and durum wheat for pasta. The increase in the bushels harvested is small and unlikely to swing commodity markets, industry officials say.
BISMARCK — The federal government is taking steps to address an increase in drug-related crimes in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Director of National Drug Control Policy R. Gil Kerlikowske says in a letter to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota that Williams County is being designated a part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, paving the way for more federal help. The Drug Enforcement Agency also has assigned a special agent to Bismarck.
BISMARCK — A man whose murder conspiracy conviction was overturned by the North Dakota Supreme Court has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison on a murder charge. Richard Whitman, 31, was charged, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Wednesday, in a streamlined hearing.
By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK — Only 42 North Dakota residents have successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday.
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council next week plans to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the taking of the Black...