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ND sees more options for oil field waste disposal

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's oil industry may soon have more options for disposing of radioactive waste. About 100,000 tons of radioactive oil field waste is produced in the state each year. Before a slurry well started operating near Watford City in April, all of that waste was trucked ...

Mandaree man sentenced in chase that ended at national park

BISMARCK (AP) — A Mandaree man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for leading state and federal authorities on a January chase that ended when he and a passenger abandoned a stolen vehicle in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Bismarck Tribune reports a jury in May found Clancey ...

Former West Fargo teacher found guilty of luring by computer

FARGO (AP) — A former West Fargo teacher has been convicted of luring a minor by computer. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ron Thompson believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. KFGO reports West Fargo police received a tip from an out-of-state investigator on Jan. 28 that Thompson ...

North Dakota offers license refunds to 30,000 deer hunters

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota is offering license refunds to nearly 30,000 deer hunters due to an outbreak of a viral disease in the western part of the state. It’s the second straight year that the state’s Game and Fish Department is offering refunds to thousands of hunters. The ...

Judge sides with company in royalties dispute with state

BISMARCK (AP) — A judge has sided with a Houston-based energy company in a dispute with North Dakota involving oil and natural gas royalties, a decision that could affect several other drillers that allegedly owe the state millions of dollars in payments, the biggest portion of which is meant ...

Oil executive pleads guilty to securities fraud

WASHINGTON – A Dickinson man, formerly the executive vice president of U.S. operations at a publicly traded Canadian oil-services company, pleaded guilty Wednesday to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently inflate the company’s reported revenue, resulting in shareholder losses in excess of ...

Burgum petition calling for support of tax relief plan

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan to use some of the state treasury's bulging surpluses to offset income taxes, an unorthodox move that is perceived as an end-run on a Legislature that has signaled no appetite for the ...

North Dakota BCI dogs trained to help with various cases

BISMARCK (AP) — Two of the newest agents of North Dakota's Bureau of Criminal Investigation have had their paws on dozens of cases. Since May 2020, K9s Jib and Jab have been deployed 88 times, resulting in 29 arrests and leading to the rescues of three sexually abused children, according to ...

North Dakota lawmakers to pitch uses for coronavirus funds

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled six committee meetings for this month to consider adjustments to the state budget and discuss how to spend the state’s $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid. Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday unveiled his own recommendations, pushing to ...

Governor: North Dakota hospital reaching critical capacity

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and health officials said Friday that hospital capacity is reaching critical levels and urged residents to take action to help ease the crisis. State officials are urging the public to take steps to help reduce hospitalizations, ranging from ...