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Man skips niece’s wedding for Vegas, wins $367K in tourney

MANDAN, Wis. (AP) — A Mandan man skipped his niece's wedding for a Las Vegas poker tournament and came home $367,800 richer. Sixty-three--year-old Harlan Miller's niece, Macie, was set to get married in Montana last weekend. But Miller skipped the nuptials to participate in the Mid-Stakes ...

Flash floods, hail pound northwestern North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of people in northwestern North Dakota and eastern Montana after a round of storms smacked the region with heavy rains, high winds and hail. Some areas received as much as four-and-a-half inches of rain. Williams County ...

Food insecurity worsens, even in America’s breadbasket

BISMARCK (AP) — As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck. Dressed in jeans and wearing a hoodie under an ...

North Dakota lawmakers await guidance on coronavirus funds

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican legislative leaders are in no hurry to spend an additional $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid, despite grumbling from some lawmakers that the funds should be distributed sooner rather than later. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner and Ray ...

Storms topple semitrailers on Interstate 29

FARGO (AP) — Storms packing heavy rain, hail and strong winds toppled three semitrailers on Interstate 29. The semis were blown over in Traill and Grand Forcks counties on Friday morning. North Dakota State Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer said all the rigs were northbound and ended up on their ...

North Dakota legislators face loss of clout during redistricting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Sen. Jerry Klein’s legislative district covers a section of North Dakota that's bigger than Connecticut. Democratic state Rep. Josh Boschee says he can walk the entire length of his Fargo district in less than a half hour. While both districts have roughly the ...

Police say nearly 250 arrested in Minnesota pipeline protest

FARGO (AP) — Nearly 250 people were arrested when protesters attempting to stop the final leg of the reconstruction of an oil pipeline across northwestern Minnesota took over a pump station, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes said that 43 workers at ...

GOP-led panel to redraw North Dakota redistricting maps

BISMARCK (AP) — Republicans, who vastly outnumber Democrats in the Legislature, will lead a committee to redraw North Dakota’s legislative districts this year, a task that will influence the political balance of power for the next decade. A redistricting committee of 14 Republicans and two ...

Nearly $400K in Capitol improvements set to wrap up

BISMARCK (AP) — Nearly $400,000 worth of improvements to the state Capitol grounds are set to wrap up in weeks, including a work to nip pervasive smells from the governor’s residence kitchen. The Bismarck Tribune reported Monday that $230,000 in curb replacements around the Capitol mall ...

MDU Resources rejoins Fortune 500 after decade-long absence

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group Inc. has rejoined the Fortune 500 after a decade-long hiatus. The energy and construction company headquartered in Bismarck ranks No. 486 on the annual list of the country’s 500 largest publicly traded companies. MDU is the only North ...