AP Top North Dakota Headlines at 6:46 p.m. CDT

Burgum proclaims North Dakota fire, drought emergency
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed a statewide fire and drought emergency because of extremely dry conditions....

Bismarck man sentenced to 4 years in prison for crime spree
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Bismarck man who pleaded guilty to 20 charges for a string of car thefts, stolen credit cards and flights from police has been sentenced to four years in prison....

Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Two years after the Air Force opened a massive training complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers who have complained about the military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing their concerns, thanks in large part to a new advisory group....

Dakota elders meet to discuss sculpture's fate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dakota elders have met privately in Sisseton, South Dakota to talk about what to do with wood from a dismantled sculpture at the Walter Art Center in Minneapolis that met with protests from Native Americans....

State allocates more than $950,000 for Minot levee upgrades
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- The State Water Commission has agreed to pay more than $950,000 to Minot to help cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the city's existing levee system....