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Judges vacates woman's sentence in baby's neglect death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman sentenced to prison after the death of her 3-week-old baby will receive a new trial after a judge found her attorney gave her improper advice when persuading her to plead guilty. District Court Judge Daniel Borgen on Tuesday vacated the...

Bill to criminalize drag shows advances in North Dakota

Jan. 26, 2023 19:17 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make it a crime to perform drag shows and cabaret performances in the presence of children or in public places. The House voted 79-13 to advance the bill to the Senate when the...

Two legislators recovering from injuries suffered in falls

Jan. 05, 2023 10:03 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two North Dakota legislators are recovering from injuries suffered in falls. Senate Minority Leader Kathy Hogan suffered a cracked kneecap and mild concussion Tuesday when she tripped and hit her head while leaving the Capitol building, the Bismarck Tribune...

Oil tycoon is donating $50M to Theodore Roosevelt library

Jan. 03, 2023 17:19 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil industry giant Harold Hamm will contribute $50 million to the planned Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum said Tuesday. The governor announced Hamm’s donation in his State of the State address to the Legislature, the...

Bismarck man hits moose with pickup truck

Dec. 30, 2022 11:41 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man escaped serious injury after he struck a moose with his truck. Steve Fleckenstein, 50, was heading home from work at the Falkirk Mine around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when he hit the bull moose on U.S. Highway 83 between Baldwin and Wilton, the...

Alleged doughnut thief charged with brandishing hatchet

Dec. 28, 2022 13:01 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly raised a hatchet toward a convenience store clerk who tried to stop him from stealing doughnuts. Brently Iron Road, 36, faces a charge of felony terrorizing and misdemeanor criminal trespass in...

Basin Electric to buy power from South Dakota wind farm

Dec. 16, 2022 10:25 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck-based Basic Electric Power Cooperative has reached a 25-year deal to buy power from a new South Dakota wind project being developed by a Houston company. The 200 megawatts of power Basin will purchase from ENGIE North America’s North Bend Wind...

North Dakota medical panel sanctioned 5 doctors in 2022

Dec. 08, 2022 12:32 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Medicine brought five formal disciplinary actions against North Dakota licensed doctors in 2022, including three sanctions that resulted in physicians losing their credentials to practice indefinitely in the state. The number of...

Panel keeps electronic pull tab moratorium in place

Dec. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota legislative panel refused on Monday to change a rule that creates a moratorium on electronic pull tab machines at gas stations and liquor, grocery and convenience stores. Lobbyists and some lawmakers have promised that the issue will come up...

North Dakota lawmakers to organize for 2023 Legislature

Nov. 30, 2022 12:37 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers will return to Bismarck next week to prepare for the 2023 Legislature, where they will lobby for prime committee assignments and get briefings on legislative procedures and ethics. The three-day organizational session that begins Monday...