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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 ...

North Dakota man convicted of murder in deaths of mom, cop

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man was convicted of murder on Wednesday for killing his mother and a police officer during a shootout as authorities tried to evict the pair from their apartment last year. Salamah Pendleton, 42, opened fire on Officer Cody Holte and other officers in May ...

Fargo police to report hate crimes to city commissioners

FARGO (AP) — City commissioners in Fargo have directed the police department to present them with hate crime findings. “I’m going to be reporting on the hate crimes in terms of whether or not the city ordinance was issued or reports where the city ordinance was applied or federal law was ...

North Dakota man disturbed when he killed mom, cop

FARGO (AP) — The attorney for a man charged with killing his mother and a North Dakota police officer during a shootout with law enforcement who were serving eviction papers said Tuesday that although his client pulled the trigger to cause both deaths, he should not be found guilty of ...

North Dakota oil tax savings account earnings beat forecast

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s trust fund for oil taxes is realizing hefty earnings due to a rebounding economy and better-than-expected stock investments, officials said Tuesday. Revenue from the Legacy Fund for the two-year budget cycle that ended last month was about $872 million, up ...

Police say speed a factor in fatal Bismarck motorcycle crash

BISMARCK (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old motorcyclist has died in a crash in Bismarck. An SUV was turning left from Washington Street onto Slate Drive when the motorcycle crashed into the passenger side door around 11 a.m. Sunday, police said. The driver of the motorcycle died. Police did ...

Man accused of killing cop says he was afraid for his life

FARGO (AP) — A man charged with killing his mom and a North Dakota police officer during a shootout with law enforcement who were serving eviction papers told a jury Monday that he feared for his life and didn’t mean to kill anyone. Salamah Pendleton, 42, faces two counts of murder for the ...

Endangered butterfly gaining momentum in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It’s Christmas in July for the Dakota skipper, a yellow-beige butterfly that crawls up bunchgrass this time of year and flutters about the coneflowers blooming across the rolling plains. While it slurps up nectar, surveyors working with energy companies and ...