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Oil project ‘vital’ if Dakota Access shuts down

BISMARCK (AP) — A proposed oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota would take on added importance if the Dakota Access pipeline is shut down, according to the developer of the McKenzie County project. Bridger Pipeline wants to convert 27 miles of an oil gathering pipeline into a ...

Bill aims to stop NDSU relationship with Planned Parenthood

BISMARCK (AP) — A House panel on Monday took no action on a Senate bill to prohibit North Dakota State University from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state, a move some Republican lawmakers say may result in classes that promote abortion. The ...

Questions remain after tough year in North Dakota oil patch

BISMARCK (AP) — Kyle Ostrand found himself looking up townhouses in Williston, trying to talk his workers into becoming roommates after the oil price collapsed last year. Some of them without families in town agreed to live together, and although they don't necessarily work long hours ...

Successor named to expelled North Dakota lawmaker’s seat

BISMARCK (AP) — A replacement representative for the seat of a North Dakota lawmaker expelled has been named. District 36 Republicans’ executive committee on Thursday night unanimously appointed Dori Hauck, of rural Richardton, the Bismarck Tribune reported. She is a rancher, writer and ...

Burgum undergoes hip surgery, expects to be discharged

BISMARCK (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgnam underwent hip replacement surgery Friday. The 64-year-old Republican had surgery to replace his left hip, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Gubernatorial authority was briefly delegated to Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford on Friday morning. Sanford said he didn't take ...

Former North Dakota lawmaker won’t challenge expulsion

BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker expelled for allegedly threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol said Thursday he will not challenge the expulsion in court. The state House expelled GOP Rep. Luke Simons last week, marking the first time since statehood a lawmaker has ...

New bill increases penalties for drug dealers in overdose deaths

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota law enforcement agencies urged state lawmakers on Wednesday to support a bill that would enact harsher penalties for drug traffickers if a death results from the sale of their drugs. Police chiefs and law enforcement associations told the Senate Judiciary ...

Gov. Doug Burgum gets first vaccine dose

BISMARCK (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. He and his wife, first lady Kathryn Burgum, drove through the Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health vaccination clinic with dozens of others to get their first doses of the Moderna vaccine, the Bismarck ...

Armed man who made violent threats arrested in Williston

WILLISTON (AP) — A man armed with a knife threatened violence during a confrontation in a grocery store parking lot in Williston that prompted one of the people he threatened to retrieve a gun, police said Tuesday. The disturbance took place last Saturday outside Albertson's. According to ...

Dozens of dead cattle found floating in Missouri River

BISMARCK (AP) — Dead cattle found floating in the Missouri River in central North Dakota came from a herd owned by a rancher near Hensler, the North Dakota Stockmen's Association said Tuesday. Clark Price told the association that about 25 of his cattle walked onto the river ice and fell ...