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US to review dark history of Indigenous boarding schools

(AP) — The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundreds of thousands of children from their ...

Lawmakers dismiss criticism of emergency spending law

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota legislative leaders on Tuesday dismissed criticism of new limits on emergency spending by a governor-led panel, saying they have no interest in repealing or amending the law. Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner said in an interview that criticism that ...

Williston police investigate shooting incidents

WILLISTON (AP) — Police are investigating multiple reports of gunfire in Williston. According to authorities, there were two places where gunshots were fired in the city early Sunday morning. They say no one has been hurt by the gunfire. One report of gunfire was made about 1:40 a.m. and ...

Active North Dakota coronavirus cases drop for 10th day

BISMARCK (AP) — Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota have declined for 10 consecutive days and are at a level not seen since the early days of the pandemic last year, health officials reported Monday. Active cases statewide were at 206, with 50 in Burleigh-Morton counties,. As a ...

Meridian given more time to begin refinery construction

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have set another deadline for Meridian Energy Group to begin construction on its $1 billion oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park or risk losing its permit. Meridian's permit from the state Department of Environmental Quality was set ...

Survey: strong growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Strong growth continues across rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states and three states now have more jobs than they did before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a monthly survey of bankers released Thursday. The overall Rural Mainstreet economic index ...

Consortium, loan announced for Fargo flood project

BISMARCK (AP) — A $2.75 billion project aimed at protecting Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding gained ground Friday with the acceptance of a massive federal loan and the pick of a international consortium to build a key piece. The public-private partnership that will build ...

ND’s 1Q taxable sales, purchases drop nearly 10%

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2021 fell nearly 10% over the same period the previous year. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March totaled $4.1 billion, a 9.9% decrease over the three-month span in 2020. Tax ...

Company opens first radioactive waste repository in ND

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's oil industry no longer has to ship all its radioactive waste out of state. A waste disposal facility in McKenzie County has started operating, and more sites could be on the way. Trucks have hauled nearly 100,000 tons of the radioactive material each year to ...

ND health officials warn of toxic blue-green algae

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department is warning residents to avoid blue-green algae that can develop in bodies of water. Hot summer weather contributes to the production of the algae that's also known as cyanobacteria. People and animals who ingest affected water can get sick and ...