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BISMARCK – Eugene Dahl, who is credited with creating thousands of manufacturing jobs in North Dakota, has been named the 43rd recipient of the state’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. Gov. Jack Dalrymple made the announcement Wednesday, Oct. 12. Dahl, who led the growth of several equipment manufacturing businesses, including Bobcat and Steiger, died in 2008.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Farmers Union asked for permission Wednesday, Oct. 12, to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 84-year-old anti-corporate farming law. The North Dakota Farm Bureau and other plaintiffs filed the lawsuit June 2 in U.S.
GRAFTON -- A Grafton woman will spend about 2½ years in prison after investigators accused her of locking young children in dog kennels to punish them. Judge Lee Christofferson on...
GRAND FORKS -- A 46-year-old Jamestown man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed into an overpass support on Interstate 29 about 23 miles north of Grand Forks Monday morning. The northbound Ford Explorer entered the median before striking the concrete support, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The driver, identified Tuesday as Brent Kimball, died at the scene. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m.
MAYVILLE -- A Mayville, man was killed this weekend in Marshall County in northwest Minnesota when a trench he was working in collapsed. Benjamin Bartle, 28, was working in a trench Saturday near Alvarado, Minn., when one side of the hole collapsed, causing him to be crushed up against the other side and buried up to his head in dirt, according to Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A broken well head caused about 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of saltwater to spill at a well site over the weekend, but the spill was contained and recovered, authorities said. Zavanna LLC reported the spill that occurred Saturday at a saltwater disposal well about 7 miles east of Williston, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said.
BISMARCK -- Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, criticized sexually aggressive remarks made by his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump that surfaced over the weekend. “These comments are offensive, wrong and unacceptable,” Burgum said in a two-sentence statement provided late Saturday night. “It is disappointing that our presidential nominating system produced two flawed candidates.”
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has dealt a loss to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its fight to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a decision issued Sunday, Oct. 9, a three-judge panel denied a motion requesting that work on the $3.8 billion pipeline be stopped in places where, the tribe says, the project will desecrate sacred land.
NECHE, N.D.—A routine theft investigation turned into one of the biggest drug busts near the Canadian border in Pembina County, according to law enforcement officers. Now a local business is under investigation to see if it was used to channel those drugs. It started with a search warrant for stolen, high-priced car parts at 52-year-old Renaud Duane Winkler's property off North Dakota Highway 18 in Neche, a city of about 370 residents approximately 90 miles north of Grand Forks.