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North Dakota fire injures firefighter, causes utility damage

BISMARCK (AP) — Strong winds and drought conditions fueled a wildfire in western North Dakota, injuring a firefighter and some livestock and damaging utility infrastructure. Officials say the fire has burned about 1 square mile north of Richardton in Stark County. Richardton Fire Chief Jason ...

Charges filed in fatal crash attributed to distracted driver

BISMARCK (AP) — A Bismarck man has been charged with manslaughter after a fatal interstate crash that prosecutors have attributed to distracted driving. A North Dakota Highway Patrol affidavit says 24-year-old Timothy McLaughlin was driving a commercial truck on Interstate 94 last July when ...

Budget battles remain as end of North Dakota’s session nears

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers wrestling with where mountains of money will be spent in the biggest proposed budget in state history agree on one thing as the legislative session draws to a close: The hard part has just begun. Lawmakers always fight over money and this year it is ...

North Dakota House approves Ten Commandments school bill

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led House overwhelmingly endorsed legislation Tuesday that’s aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms. The 76-16 vote came despite warnings from attorneys and school officials ...

North Dakota State head defends ties with Planned Parenthood

BISMARCK (AP) — The president of North Dakota State University said Tuesday that he won’t bow to political pressure or proposed sanctions against the school for having ties to Planned Parenthood. “It’s a matter of academic freedom,” University President Dean Bresciani told The ...

Pilot project will test method to increase oil production

BISMARCK (AP) — A pilot project in North Dakota is testing whether sending a substance with the consistency of maple syrup down oil wells will help increase production. The process involves combining so-called biosurfactant with water and pumping the mixture into wells where it will reach ...

ND entrepreneurs invited to Walmart’s Open Call

BISMARCK – The application process for Walmart’s eighth annual Open Call is now open, and the company invites North Dakota entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their products on Walmart shelves and online to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on June 30 via virtual pitch ...

Williston and area economic development to highlight 2-day summit

WILLISTON – Williston Economic Development (WED) is organizing a two-day event to highlight economic development opportunities and successes on May 6 and 7 at The Eleven Restaurant and Lounge. The conference and awards banquet will also feature the State of the City address and Business After ...

Pizza Hut under new ownership

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Flynn Restaurant Group LP has announced that it has acquired the Pizza Hut restaurant in Minot as part of the acquisition of 937 Pizza Hut and 194 Wendy’s locations throughout the United States from Kansas City-based NPC International. Other Pizza Hut restaurants ...

ND Forest Service: Protecting your home from wildfire

Wildfire season has started early this year. A lack of snow cover coupled with warm and dry conditions have created an environment where it is possible for wildfires to start. As residents and visitors prepare to spend more time outdoors, the North Dakota Forest Service is outlining how rural ...