AP Top North Dakota Headlines At 8:43 a.m. CDT

Mule deer does in badlands off limits for 4th straight year
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota hunters will not be able to go after mule deer does in the western badlands for a fourth straight year, as officials continue work to boost numbers of the animals that have been impacted by severe winters and the region's energy boom....

Alexander bringing back sports teams with influx of students
ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) -- The Alexander High School Comets sports teams will once again be blazing their own way....

NDSU and SDSU standouts getting a shot in the NFL
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Standout North Dakota State University defensive end Kyle Emanuel has found a home in the NFL, while two standout college running backs in the Dakotas are getting shots in the pros....

Leaking steam line causes scare on North Dakota State campus
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A leaking steam line caused a scare on the North Dakota State University campus when it was initially reported as a chemistry lab spill....

WMA camping restrictions remain in place in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Game and Fish Department this year will continue to impose camping restrictions on some wildlife management areas in the western part of the state and along Lake Sakakawea....