Latest North Dakota News

'Coffee club' loved early fellowship; then attacker hit

Apr. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Camaraderie was so important for the "coffee club" at RJR Maintenance and Management that the four unofficial members often arrived at work early just to enjoy one another's company, mugs in hand, before other employees arrived and the workday began. But that friendly calm was shattered...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry. The deal awaiting a judge's approval involves a business structure that...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...

Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

Apr. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The co-owner of a North Dakota business where four people including her husband were slain says she and others don't know why the suspect would target anyone at the company. Chad Isaak, 44, a chiropractor in Washburn, faces four felony counts of murder in the April 1 deaths of RJR...

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U.S....

North Dakota governor 'read every letter' on abortion bill

Apr. 15, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that he carefully considered all arguments before signing legislation that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove the fetus from the...

Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South

Apr. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on Friday following a spring storm that buried several states in snow, while forecasters warned churches in the South to prepare for strong thunderstorms and potential weekend tornadoes. The storm hovering over parts of Minnesota, South Dakota...

'Bomb cyclone' snow, wind impacts Midwest, Great Lakes

Apr. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

Heavy snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central U.S. on Thursday and began moving into the Great Lakes region, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after pummeling Colorado. The spring blizzard — the second "bomb cyclone" storm system to...

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

Apr. 10, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow...

North Dakota governor signs bill banning abortion procedure

Apr. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation Wednesday that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove the fetus from the womb. The bill that passed easily in the GOP-led...