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North Dakota district no longer reciting pledge at meetings

Aug. 12, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota's largest city decided to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, prompting a Republican lawmaker to vow to push for a voucher program that would allow public money to pay for private school tuition. The Fargo...

Democrats want clarity on North Dakota abortion law trigger

Aug. 01, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota Democratic lawmakers on Monday called for an attorney general’s opinion on the state’s abortion restrictions, saying clarity in needed to ensure care is not denied in or delayed in emergency situations. Reps. Zac Ista, of Grand Forks, and...

North Dakota man dies injuries in lawn tractor rollover

Jul. 30, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A northeastern North Dakota man has died from injuries sustained when a lawn tractor rolled over on him, authorities said Saturday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened Tuesday about five miles west of Crystal, in Pembina County. ...

Burgum calls for security review of Chinese firm's project

Jul. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is pressing federal officials to expedite a review of a Chinese company’s purchase of land in North Dakota for a wet corn milling plant to ensure it is not detrimental to national security. Fufeng Group’s planned $700 million project in...

West Fargo man arrested for shooting in Grand Forks

Jul. 09, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo man is accused of shooting and wounding a person during an altercation Friday night in Grand Forks. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and terrorizing. He has not been formally charged. Police...

Teachers gather for annual ND Indian Education Summit

Jul. 08, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of teachers from around North Dakota are getting a cultural education from the state's American Indian tribes. More than 250 educators are attending the North Dakota Indian Education Summit Thursday and Friday at the Capitol in Bismarck where they are...

Researchers look at producing rare elements from N.D. coal

Jun. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Researchers are looking at whether it might be possible to recover some of the rare elements used to make magnets for electric motors and cell phones, batteries and other high-tech products from North Dakota's coal seams. It's already been proven that some...

Another suit filed seeking to reinstate UND women's hockey

Jun. 17, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Four recent North Dakota high school graduates have filed a discrimination lawsuit seeking to reinstate the University of North Dakota women's ice hockey program, three years after a judge dismissed a similar federal complaint by former Fighting Hawks players. ...

Woman accused of setting curtain on fire in Minnesota mosque

Jun. 07, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — A 57-year-old northwestern Minnesota woman is accused of setting a curtain on fire inside a mosque, authorities said Tuesday. Police said the incident happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the Islamic Center in East Grand Forks,, Minnesota. A bystander...

ND lawmaker's state-owned devices seized after inmate texts

Jun. 07, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota state senator who resigned following a report that he had traded scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges reluctantly admitted Tuesday that he was unable to return his state-owned laptop and iPad because they had been...