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Defendant and victim had rocky relationship

OKLEE, Minn. (AP) — Criminal charges against a northwestern Minnesota man allege he fatally stabbed his wife following numerous fights during a deteriorating relationship. Eric Reinbold, wanted on two counts of second-degree murder, remains on the run. The 44-year-old Oklee man is accused of ...

North Dakota ethanol producer explores more carbon storage

BISMARCK (AP) — An ethanol producer wants to figure out if the geology is right in eastern North Dakota to store carbon emissions underground, as is planned in the western part of the state. Midwest AgEnergy is hoping to build a system to capture the carbon dioxide emitted from its Dakota ...

Project promoted to pipe river water across North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — With North Dakota in the midst of a prolonged dry spell not seen in years, officials are promoting a decades-long idea of piping Missouri River water across the state to central and eastern North Dakota to combat future drought conditions there, especially in Fargo. A ...

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 ...