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Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Jun. 21, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made sense...

AP FACT CHECK: It's true Heitkamp votes often with Trump

Jun. 19, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, facing a tough re-election in a red state this November, is telling voters she can work with Republican President Donald Trump. In a television ad released last week, Heitkamp speaks directly to viewers and says she's voted more than half...

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

Jun. 17, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. Then she found she had more to say. The result is "Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains," a deeper dive into the...

Police catch convicted killer who left Fargo halfway house

Jun. 16, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A convicted killer in North Dakota who walked away from a halfway house where he had been temporarily transferred for a psychiatric evaluation is back in custody. Police say 29-year-old Sean Schroeder was apprehended Friday evening in Fargo after officers responded to a report of an...

Convicted killer walks away from North Dakota halfway house

Jun. 15, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A convicted killer in North Dakota walked away from a halfway house where he had been temporarily transferred for a psychiatric evaluation, according to authorities. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd told KFGO radio that Sean Schroeder, 29, should not have been released from jail for the...

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes

Jun. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

RUSO, N.D. (AP) — The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state's smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported . The 86-year-old...

Trump tweets for North Dakota's Cramer, criticizes Heitkamp

Jun. 13, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations Wednesday to Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer for his "huge win" in North Dakota's Senate primary and included a rare jab at Cramer's fall opponent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Trump tweeted his endorsement for Cramer in a race seen as critical...

North Dakota OKs refinery construction near national park

Jun. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several national and regional conservation groups. The Davis Refinery still has other hurdles,...

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

Jun. 13, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn't want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep....

The Latest: Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP race

Jun. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. Dennis Hof defeated incumbent Assembly member James Oscarson and a third candidate in a GOP primary race Tuesday. Hof starred in the...