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Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress

Aug. 07, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent. Mund announced her candidacy Saturday and said she would start gathering the...

State Supreme Court strikes key portions of 'pore-space' law

Aug. 04, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of a state law that a landowners group argued amounts to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights. The so-called pore space law passed the 2019 Legislature after supporters...

Officials: North Dakota murderer kills himself in prison

Aug. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who was serving life sentences for killing four people at a North Dakota business in what authorities say was one of the state's most gruesome crimes has killed himself in prison, authorities said. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a trooper was...

AG dismisses calls for outside probe of deleted emails

Jul. 21, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley on Thursday dismissed bipartisan calls for an independent investigation into possible violations of the state’s open records laws by his office. “We consider this matter closed,” Wrigley told The...

GOP, Democratic leaders want outside probe of deleted emails

Jul. 19, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democrats, Republicans and a media lawyer called Tuesday for an independent investigation into possible violations of North Dakota's open records laws by the state attorney general’s office. At issue is whether there was criminal wrongdoing by Liz Brocker,...

Man wanted for attempted murder arrested in Mandan

Jul. 18, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they have caught up with a man wanted for attempted murder and terrorizing in Bismarck. The 38-year-old man has been on the run since last Tuesday when police say he fired a gun at a vehicle. Officials say he was taken into custody Sunday...

North Dakota AG: Possible fraud in petitions for ballot item

Jul. 15, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An investigation into potential fraud by people who gathered signatures for a failed ballot initiative to term-limit North Dakota legislators will be referred to a county prosecutor for possible charges, Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Friday. Wrigley said...

Signatures gathered to place pot legalization before voters

Jul. 11, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota turned in more that 25,000 signatures to the secretary of state Monday in an effort to place the matter before voters in November. The group, New Approach North Dakota, needed 15,582...

Teachers gather for annual ND Indian Education Summit

Jul. 08, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of teachers from around North Dakota are getting a cultural education from the state's American Indian tribes. More than 250 educators are attending the North Dakota Indian Education Summit Thursday and Friday at the Capitol in Bismarck where they are...

Escaped North Dakota inmate arrested in South Dakota

Jul. 07, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who escaped from a minimum-security lockup in Bismarck has been arrested in South Dakota. David Corn, 35, was arrested by the Aberdeen Police Department on Wednesday night, the Bismarck Tribune reported. An Aberdeen woman authorities say...