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Moose roaming Bismarck, authorities say don't engage

Jun. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife authorities say a moose is roaming the streets of Bismarck. North Dakota Game and Fish officials say reports started coming in Thursday afternoon about a moose wandering the city. Warden Cory Erck told the Bismarck Tribune that people...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

ND governor targets fellow Republicans to mixed results

Jun. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum’s expensive effort to influence the GOP primary and reshape the Legislature with more people who support his spending and policy goals was a mixed bag, with one of his main political foes ousted but some others winning their races....

Hoeven to face newcomer Christiansen in search of 3rd term

Jun. 14, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven easily won North Dakota’s Republican primary Tuesday, coasting past an unknown and poorly funded political neophyte ahead of a November matchup when he’s again likely to be a heavy favorite. Hoeven defeated Riley Kuntz, an oil field...

Oil patch worker challenging U.S. Sen Hoeven in June primary

Jun. 14, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota oil patch worker is challenging U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in the Republican primary. Riley Kuntz, who earlier this month filed the paperwork to run for Senate, said on his Facebook campaign page that he supports limited government, protecting life...

Republican intraparty duels feature in North Dakota primary

Jun. 14, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An unusually large number of Republican races for legislative seats in North Dakota's primary on Tuesday may help lure voters for an election where turnout has typically been anemic. Ninety-eight of the Legislature's 141 seats are on the ballot due in part to...

Judge denies sentence reduction in 1992 quadruple homicide

Jun. 09, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the life sentence for a North Dakota man who was a teenager when he fatally shot his parents, brother and sister in 1992. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler said in a 22-page order filed Wednesday that a law regarding...

City poised to settle former officer's defamation lawsuit

Jun. 09, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck City Council will consider paying a former police officer $190,000 to settle her discrimination lawsuit. The Bismarck Tribune reported Wednesday that the council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the settlement with Robyn Krile. The...

ND lawmaker's state-owned devices seized after inmate texts

Jun. 07, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota state senator who resigned following a report that he had traded scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges reluctantly admitted Tuesday that he was unable to return his state-owned laptop and iPad because they had been...

Couple faces prostitution charges at massage parlor

Jun. 07, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A couple that runs a Bismarck spa have been charged with promoting prostitution. The Bismarck Tribune reported Monday that David Coble and Yanhong Liu Coble each face up to five years in prison if convicted. According to court documents,...