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Univ. of North Dakota leader defends gender inclusion plan

Jan. 14, 2022 19:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The president of the University of North Dakota on Friday defended a proposal that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, saying the intent is to align the Grand Forks-based school with existing laws and to better...

North Dakota bishops oppose UND gender inclusion policy

Jan. 12, 2022 17:11 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is contacting parents of students at the University of North Dakota and asking that they urge administrators to reject the school’s proposed “gender inclusion” policy. The policy, which is...

Judge: Rodriquez can't use intellectual disability as factor

Jan. 09, 2022 13:24 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge says defense attorneys cannot use intellectual disability as a factor in the second death penalty debate for a man convicted in the killing of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson last year ordered a new sentencing...

Drew Wrigley announces bid for North Dakota attorney general

Dec. 30, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former U.S. attorney and lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley announced Thursday he will run for North Dakota attorney general. The Republican aims to fill the seat held by Wayne Stenehjem, who announced this month that he won't seek reelection next year. ...

Ex-UND student accused of stealing from COVID-19 relief fund

Nov. 29, 2021 16:57 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A former University of North Dakota student is accused of stealing more than $330,000 in federal coronavirus relief money, according to federal court documents. Enroy Duncan allegedly devised a scheme to defraud the government by filing a false...

Well-traveled airport leader looks to expand Minot offerings

Nov. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot’s new airport director said she wants to use her diverse experiences in aviation management to enhance the activity at Minot International Airport. Jennifer Eckman stepped into her new position Oct. 4. She previously had...

Investigators find no mechanical problems in UND plane crash

Nov. 01, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal airplane crash investigators have found no mechanical problems with the plane in a crash that killed a student at the University of North Dakota’s aerospace school last month. John Hauser, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in commercial...

Prosecutors begin round 2 of arguing Rodriguez death penalty

Oct. 31, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in North Dakota's first and only death penalty case say defense attorneys are wrong by claiming the judge didn't go far enough in explaining why he threw out the sentence for the man convicted of kidnapping and killing University of North Dakota student Dru...

North Dakota college presidents to decide on vaccine mandate

Oct. 28, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education said Thursday that university presidents and system leaders should have the flexibility to decide what to do about President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The board voted to support the idea after a...

Higher education enrollment declines not as sharp in ND

Oct. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Enrollment declines at North Dakota's institutions of higher learning haven't been as steep as elsewhere since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment across the...