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ND man to stand trial in attack that killed 4

FARGO (AP) — It was one of the most gruesome mass killings in North Dakota history; four workers at a business who gathered early one morning for “coffee club” were slain in a matter of minutes. Three were shot and stabbed. The alleged killer shot nine times and flailed away with a knife, ...

Once a major drug dealer, Fargo man grateful for 2nd chance

FARGO (AP) — Shawn Gibree owns a thriving business in downtown Fargo. At one time, he was a methamphetamine supplier for one of the largest drug operations in the Red River Valley. “I tried it, and the next thing I know, I was full-blown, became one of the biggest meth dealers in North ...

Minnesota co-ops to vote on North Dakota power plant sale

BISMARCK (AP) — A Minnesota electric company that wants to sell its financially troubled coal-fueled power plant in North Dakota expects to know Friday if its member utility cooperatives will endorse the deal that includes purchasing electricity over the next decade from the factory’s ...

Oil well pad fire burning for 6 days in McKenzie County

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — The operator of an oil well pad where a fire has been burning since last week in McKenzie County has brought in a specialized emergency response crew to get a handle on the blaze. The well pad is located on federal land just south of Lake Sakakawea northeast of ...

Far right tugs at North Dakota Republican Party

BISMARCK (AP) — An effort to recall a Republican legislator largely over his vote to expel a fellow GOP lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the state Capitol is being viewed as a litmus test for party loyalty, the state GOP ’s new chairman said. The move to recall Rep. Dwight ...

SBPC receives AmeriCorps funding

BISMARCK – Souris Basin Planning Council, Minot, was awarded $138,550 in federal funds toward funding 17 AmeriCorps members to provide capacity building for local nonprofits, according to the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The federal funds awarded through the North Dakota State ...

GNDC to hold 10th annual policy summit

BISMARCK – The Greater North Dakota Chamber will hold its 10th Annual Policy Summit on Aug. 12 both virtually or in-person at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck. Panel topics and panelists are as follows: – “Is Constitutional Measure Reform Needed?” with moderator ...

High court upholds Minot man’s murder sentence

BISMARCK (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the murder sentence of a Minot man convicted in a fatal shooting outside a Williston motel in 2017. Alex Eggleston was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years for the murder of Vance ...

August brings parade of new laws in conservative N. Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — Mothers may breastfeed their children in public without having to do so discreetly. Citizens can stand their ground and use whatever force necessary to protect themselves or their home. Booze will be allowed to be sold much earlier on Sunday mornings and state officials may ...

Strong oil prices good for ND treasury, not so for roads

BISMARCK (AP) — The same stronger-than-forecast oil prices that are swelling North Dakota’s treasury also could shrink dollars for road construction next year, officials said Thursday. Oil is used for road construction and making asphalt. The state Department of Transportation already has ...