Latest North Dakota News

Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

Dec. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As Roger Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the National Farmers Union group, he’s well aware of the many challenges facing its members: a painful trade war, the effects of climate change and the march of farm consolidation. But Johnson, a North Dakota native,...

NDSU gets past Illinois State 9-3 to reach FCS semifinals

Dec. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Griffin Crosa kicked three second-quarter field goals and North Dakota State's defense did the rest as the defending national champion Bison beat Illinois State 9-3 in an FCS quarterfinal on Saturday. The top-seeded Bison (14-0) will host No. 5 seed Montana State next week in the...

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Dec. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties. “The inn is not full in Minnesota,” the Democratic governor said in a...

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

Dec. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson...

North Dakota State beats CSU Northridge 71-62

Dec. 12, 2019 12:02 AM EST

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed six rebounds as North Dakota State beat CSU Northridge 71-62 on Wednesday night. Shahid hit 6 of 10 from distance for the Bison (7-4) Tyson Ward had 12 points and nine rebounds and Rocky Kreuser had 12 points and seven...

North Dakota county votes to take limited number of refugees

Dec. 10, 2019 8:33 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Donald Trump ordered that states and counties should have the power to do so. The 3-2 vote by the Burleigh County Commission,...

Davison carries E. Washington over North Dakota 98-82

Dec. 8, 2019 9:07 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Jacob Davison had 39 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had a double-double, and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 98-82 on Sunday. Aiken finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Ellis Magnuson had 14 points and six assists for Eastern Washington (5-3). Mason Peatling scored 12...

North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees

Dec. 8, 2019 1:30 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. “I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said...

North Dakota St. beats E. Tennessee St. 78-68

Dec. 7, 2019 11:05 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward had 17 points and nine rebounds and Rocky Kreuser posted 17 points and seven rebounds as North Dakota State defeated East Tennessee State 78-68 on Saturday night. Cameron Hunter had 14 points for North Dakota State (6-4). Vinnie Shahid added 11 points. He also had nine...

North Dakota State wins 37-13 for 34th straight victory

Dec. 7, 2019 6:50 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and defending champion North Dakota State pulled away in the second half to beat Nicholls 37-13 in a second-round FCS playoff game Saturday. The Bison (13-0), who have won seven of the last eight FCS championships, including the...