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Companies aim to build ‘clean hydrogen’ hub in North Dakota

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and energy industry officials announced Wednesday a plan to establish a hub for so-called clean hydrogen that someday could be used in everything from powering vehicles to energy generation. Burgum hailed the project as big part of the state’s ...

Virus failed to curb North Dakota’s appetite for gambling

BISMARCK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic did not slow North Dakotans' appetite for gambling, with more than $881 million wagered on games of chance in fiscal 2020, a more than 50% increase from the year before, data compiled for The Associated Press shows. Even though games of chance at ...

Recent rain not enough for significant impact on drought

BISMARCK (AP) — Recent rain has been beneficial for North Dakota's drought conditions, but hasn't been enough to make a significant impact, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor map. It shows much of southwestern North Dakota has been downgraded from extreme drought to severe. ...

Critics of North Dakota law: Get asbestos health screening

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Labor unions and veterans groups are urging North Dakotans who may have been exposed to asbestos to get screened before a new law takes effect that will make it more difficult to sue. Backers of the law, which will bar people from suing over asbestos exposure unless ...

Virus vaccination rates continue to plateau in ND

BISMARCK (AP) — The month of May continues to be a slow one for increasing the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations, according to state figures. The North Dakota Department of Health update released over the weekend shows that 48.5% of residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine, ...

Air travel making a comeback at North Dakota’s airports

BISMARCK (AP) — Air travel has picked up in North Dakota, but it has not returned to the level it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The state's eight commercial service airports saw a significant increase in passenger numbers last month compared to April 2020. The state Aeronautics ...

Regulators approved McKenzie County pipeline project

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota regulators have approved a pipeline project that will send more Bakken crude to a Wyoming oil hub. Bridger Pipeline plans to convert 27 miles of an oil gathering pipeline into a larger transmission line in McKenzie County. It also will add another 2.4 miles to ...

Officer’s on duty death was the result of a heart attack

WEST FARGO (AP) — The West Fargo police officer who died while on duty had a heart attack, his department said. Forty-year-old Lt. Adam Gustafson died Tuesday afternoon police at Sanford hospital where he was taken after suffering the attack at police headquarters. The Cass County coroner's ...

ND won’t halt case against horse-betting business

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general is continuing to pursue a 17-year-old bankruptcy court battle with the owner of a Fargo-based horse betting business despite a federal judge’s blistering rebuke of the state’s actions, one of which might have been illegal. Iowa-based ...

Bankers survey for parts of 10 states hits new record high

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states is booming and would be soaring even higher if not for a regionwide labor shortage, according to a monthly survey of bankers released Thursday that hit a new record high just two months after setting the previous ...