Latest North Dakota News

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state's rail rules

Jun. 15, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state's new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune he plans to petition the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

Jun. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based...

Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs

Jun. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $38 million to cover the cost of policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep....

Police look to Facebook, bank records in quadruple slaying

Jun. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police are turning to Facebook and bank records to try to identify a motive for why four people were killed at a North Dakota business two months ago. Mandan Police Deputy Chief Lori Flaten told the Bismarck Tribune that police are "trying to cover all the bases" in their investigation...

10-year-old North Dakota girl turns author to aid Africa

Jun. 6, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota grade-school girl who raised $26,000 from selling cookies and handbags to help children and others in south-central Africa get clean water is turning to writing to raise even more money. Sawyer Anderson, 10, of West Fargo, unveiled a book Thursday titled Water Works,...

North Dakota tribe defends its rights to minerals from state

Jun. 1, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation river and the issue stayed relatively quiet until oil companies figured out a way to drill under the waterway, which is now a man-made lake....

Northern State's Sather to coach University of North Dakota

May. 30, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A coach at a small-college basketball program in South Dakota will take over at Division I University of North Dakota. North Dakota announced Friday that Northern State coach Paul Sather would succeed Brian Jones, who stepped down after 13 years with the Fighting Hawks. Sather went...

As North Dakota oil soars, so does waste of natural gas

May. 27, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state's goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice. The industry has spent billions of dollars on...

Parents of slain drug informant to appeal lawsuit dismissal

May. 23, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for the parents of a North Dakota college student found dead after becoming an informant to drug investigators plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit. Tim O'Keeffe said Thursday that Tammy and John Sadek are disappointed with the ruling and a...

Suit tossed over death of North Dakota man turned informant

May. 22, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a North Dakota college student who say their son was killed after being pressured into becoming an informant for drug investigators. The body of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek was recovered from the Red River in June...