Latest North Dakota News

Landowners seek $275K after ND law found not constitutional

Aug. 09, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A landowners group will seek more than $275,000 in lawyers’ fees and other costs after North Dakota’s Supreme Court found a state law pushed by the energy industry amounted to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights. In a ruling last week,...

ND woman gets life in prison for foster child's death

Aug. 09, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been sentenced to life in a federal prison for fatally abusing her 5-year-old foster child. Tammy Longie, of Tokio, earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, child abuse and neglect in the May 2020 death of Raven Thompson. His body...

Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress

Aug. 07, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent. Mund announced her candidacy Saturday and said she would start gathering the...

North Dakota clinic ramps up move across river to Minnesota

Aug. 05, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota abortion clinic that faces closure this month was directing traffic and deliveries Friday at its planned new location a few miles away in Minnesota. The Red River Women's Clinic, which has been operating on a busy downtown Fargo...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Fargo house tests hemp as construction material

Aug. 05, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The two small houses are going up on the back half of a lot just off a busy street, not far from downtown Fargo. “These homes are identical in blueprint, they’re 13 by 23, with 12 foot ceilings, there’s a loft in each of them,” explains Grassroots...

State Supreme Court strikes key portions of 'pore-space' law

Aug. 04, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of a state law that a landowners group argued amounts to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights. The so-called pore space law passed the 2019 Legislature after supporters...

North Dakota infrastructure fund on track due to oil rebound

Aug. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A major spending initiative aimed at infrastructure projects outside western North Dakota’s oil patch is on pace to be fully funded for the first time since the Legislature approved it three years ago, due to strong oil prices and steady production, officials said...

Sheriff: Man fatally shot by officers in Cass County

Aug. 02, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

MAPLETON, N.D. (AP) — A Mapleton man was fatally shot by law enforcement after a hours-long standoff, said Cass County sheriff's officials. According to authorities, two 911 calls were made from Mapleton about 10:30 a.m. Monday. One was a report of gunshots and the other was a...

Officials: North Dakota murderer kills himself in prison

Aug. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was serving life sentences for killing four people at a North Dakota business in what authorities say was one of the state's most gruesome crimes has killed himself in prison, authorities said. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a trooper was...