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Burgum asks for federal help in dealing with storm damage

BISMARCK (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has requested federal help for counties dealing with recent storms that caused more than $2 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The storms during the second week of June produced tornadoes and up to baseball-sized hail, caused flooding and ...

3 North Dakota oil well fires extinguished after 16 days

WATFORD CITY (AP) — Authorities say fires involving three oil wells in McKenzie County were brought under control over the weekend after they had burned for 16 days. Crews put out the fire at the first well northeast of Watford City last Tuesday and extinguished the final well on Saturday, ...

North Dakota Guard soldiers returning from Washington

BISMARCK (AP) — Members of a Bismarck-based North Dakota Army National Guard unit who were called to active duty in Washington, D.C. late last year have begun returning home. Seventy soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion of the 285th Aviation Regiment were deployed last November to the the ...

15 cars of BNSF coal train derail near Bismarck

BISMARCK (AP) — Around 15 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed south of Bismarck. Bismarck Police, the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department and Bismarck Fire Department were called out around 3:15 p.m. Sunday for the derailment near Hemlock Street. There were no reports of injuries. BNSF ...

Complaint challenges new law on unpaid oil and gas royalties

FARGO (AP) — A complaint filed on behalf of a North Dakota agency challenges a new state law promoted by the energy industry on limiting the collection of oil and gas royalties, a move that could potentially turn into a wrestling match among branches of state government. The measure that ...

North Dakota turns vaccination campaign toward children

FARGO (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department on Friday continued its campaign to promote the safety and necessity of COVID-19 vaccinations, this time focusing on getting shots for children before school resumes this fall. North Dakota has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country ...

Air Force unmanned aircraft crashes near Gilby; no injuries

GILBY (AP) — An unmanned and remotely piloted U.S. Air Force aircraft crashed in a rural field near Gilby on Friday morning as it was returning to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Authorities say the Air Force RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk crashed at about 7 a.m. There were no people on board ...

More oil shipped as Dakota Access Pipeline expansion starts

BISMARCK (AP) — More oil is being shipped through the Dakota Access Pipeline to the dismay of opponents who say the line expansion should not have gone into service before an environmental study has been completed. Energy Transfer executives said during a quarterly earnings call this week ...

New state division focuses on supporting early childhood

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Human Services has launched a new division that focuses on early childhood. The Early Childhood Division will align programs and resources dealing with early childhood experience and child care, officials said. “Ninety-five percent of brain ...

Trial opens over gruesome killing of 4 in North Dakota

FARGO (AP) — An attorney for a man accused in the gruesome killings of four people at a North Dakota property management firm said Wednesday that the case amounts to a rush to judgment based on bad information that led to the wrong conclusion. A prosecutor, though, said every piece of the ...