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Small-town North Dakota native tells big-league stories

Apr. 19, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former big-league baseball pitcher and North Dakota native Rick Helling visited Bismarck recently to talk a little baseball with fans of the Northwoods League’s Bismarck Larks. But he also made time to chat with the man probably most responsible,...

North Dakota 21st in rate of virus cases in last 2 weeks

Apr. 18, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials confirmed 58 new cases of the coronavirus out of 1,686 tests that were processed since Saturday. Nearly 106,000 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. That includes...

South Dakota St. ends North Dakota St.’s 32-game home streak

Apr. 17, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Mark Gronowski passed for 149 yards and ran for 126 yards to help South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 27-17 on Saturday, ending the Bison’s 32-home game winning streak and nine-year streak with at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. ...

Driver hits squad car before crashing car

Apr. 17, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police in Grand Forks say a driver smashed into a squad car and led officers on a chase before crashing her vehicle. KFGO reported Saturday that a 35-year-old Buxton woman hit an unoccupied squad car at the Ambassador...

Top legislator cited for driving under the influence

Apr. 17, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Louser has been cited for driving under the influence. Louser issued a statement Saturday saying the highway patrol pulled him over in Bismarck late Thursday or early Friday, the Bismarck Tribune...

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Fargo hotel

Apr. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Firefighters in Fargo are investigating how a blaze broke out in a hotel room early Saturday morning. The Fargo Fire Department said in a news release that firefighters were called to the Grand Inn Hotel just before 5 a.m. and saw flames coming out...

Ex-officer pleads guilty to felony sex crimes

Apr. 17, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A former Mandan police officer has pleaded guilty to two felony sex crimes after prosecutors accused him of using his cellphone to record a minor. Scott Warzecha, 45, entered pleas Friday to felony use of a minor in a sexual performance and felony...

Rigorous testing part of Minot Air Force Base missile force

Apr. 17, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Members of the 576th Flight Test Squadron continuously test the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do. “We perform a fundamentally unique mission. We do a full on full,...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum signs Ten Commandments school bill

Apr. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a measure Friday aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms. The Republican's endorsement of the bill comes after attorneys and school officials...

Driver hits squad car, flees scene, crashes vehicle

Apr. 16, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A driver is accused of striking an unoccupied police squad car in Grand Forks and leading officers on a chase before crashing her vehicle. According to police, the 35-year-old Buxton woman hit the squad car at the Ambassador Motel about 9 p.m....