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BILLINGS, Mont. — A state judge on Monday ordered a Colorado man charged with killing an eastern Montana teacher to be committed to a state mental institution for examination. The move came at the request of defense attorneys who contend their client is mentally disabled and unable to understand the case against him.
GROTON, Conn. — The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened its newest attack submarine, a $2.6 billion vessel named North Dakota that can launch cruise missiles, deliver special forces commandos and carry out surveillance over land and sea. It is the first Navy vessel to carry the name North Dakota in nearly a century. The christening coincides with the 124th anniversary of North Dakota becoming the 39th state of the Union.
BISMARCK — A wall was damaged but nobody was injured when a Utah man's shotgun went off inside the Bismarck airport. Police said the man was trying to disarm the gun Thursday in order to check it when it went off, hitting the lower corner of the wall. The airport isn't filing charges since it was an accident and the 65-year-old man agreed to pay for the $1,000 to $2,000 in damage.
MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys for a Colorado man charged with killing an eastern Montana teacher filed court papers Friday saying his mental disabilities render him unfit...
BISMARCK — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Gov. Jack Dalrymple's request for a federal disaster declaration in the wake of a fall snowstorm that hit southwestern and south central North Dakota.
By Dave Kolpack The Associated Press FARGO — A North Dakota couple accused of trying to sell marijuana obtained by a prescription in Washington state have filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court. Brian Kuruc and Rebecca Larson, of Dickinson, entered conditional guilty pleas earlier this month that acknowledged possession of the drug but denied intent to distribute.
By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press FARGO — Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky has pleaded guilty to refusing a chemical test when he was pulled over last month for suspicion of drunken driving in Fargo.
WRENSHALL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. plans to file applications this week to build a $2.5 billion pipeline to carry oil from North Dakota across northern Minnesota to Wisconsin. But opponents, including farmers along the route, are already organizing to fight it.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — More than 300 people attended a Tuesday night hearing in Vancouver on a planned oil terminal. The $100 million terminal planned by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies would take oil arriving from North Dakota by train and ship it to West Coast refineries. Opponents wearing red T-shirts out-numbered supporters. Foes repeated some of the same arguments used by opponents to new coal-train terminals — shipping risks and global climate change from burning fossil fuels.
By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK — North Dakota Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday that they will seek bipartisan legislation to require regulators to publicly report all oil spills and other hazardous leaks. “We believe that openness and transparency build public trust rather than causing alarm,” Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider said.