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GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks might be the third-largest city in the Peace Garden State, but it's among the most widely viewed on social media. Instagram released the locations with the most posts from each state this month, and Grand Forks made three appearances in the top five: UND, the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the city itself. The five most Instagrammed locations in North Dakota in 2016 were: • Fargo. • UND. • North Dakota State University. • Ralph Engelstad Arena. • Grand Forks.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Devils Lake residents who have initiated a petition to abolish the city’s ban on pit bulls say they have more than half of the signatures needed to put it to a public vote. Daisha Azure made the announcement Wednesday on a Facebook page named after her pet grooming business, Pretty Paws. They need 444 signatures -- 15 percent of the number of people who voted in the last gubernatorial election.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will retain her roles on five Senate committees, her office announced Wednesday, Dec. 21. Heitkamp will continue to serve on the committees on agriculture, nutrition and forestry; banking, housing and urban affairs; homeland security and governmental affairs; Indian affairs and small business and entrepreneurship. Heitkamp touted her previous work on the committees on rural issues in a news release.
City of Minot Street crews continue to play catch up following a rash of snowstorms in three weeks that dropped 25 inches of snow on the city. “Our biggest issues are time, people and equipment” said Minot Public Works Director, Dan Jonasson. “We only have one blower and only so many operators available. Mix that with having to work at night, when traffic is light, we have an uphill battle when clearing snow.”
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven met with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault on Monday, Dec. 19, to discuss ongoing protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline project and attempt to bridge the gap between native and non-native people in North Dakota. In a news release, Hoeven said the protests have been difficult for all who live in the region, and he praised law enforcement for their actions throughout the protests that have ranged from peaceful to at times explosive in southwest North Dakota.
BISMARCK—Incoming North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's promise to reinvent state government has apparently started with new structure for the governor's staff. In a news release issued Wednesday, the day before he officially takes office, Burgum announced he will create roles for chief operating officer and chief administrative officer, which will be filled by Jodi Uecker and JoDee Hanson, respectively.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Two people are dead following a report of a house explosion early Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, north of Mandan. When authorities arrived shortly after midnight, the house was completely destroyed but there was no fire. One female was pronounced dead at the scene, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. A male and another female were transported to a Bismarck hospital where the male was pronounced dead.
FARGO — The North Dakota National Guard's 119th Wing, known as the Happy Hooligans, recently received its 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. The award commended the Happy Hooligans for their exceptional service, commitment and mission accomplishments.
MANDAN, N.D. – Two men who were being sought by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department for charges connected to Dakota Access Pipeline protests have turned themselves in, the department said...
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II late Monday for almost three hours to discuss the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.