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Spill revelation raises questions about North Dakota system

Aug. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a 2015 pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported — and state officials were not...

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

Aug. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday. Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported the...

CEO: Refinery by Roosevelt National Park 1 year behind plan

Aug. 20, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawsuits from environmentalists and landowners have made investors skittish and delayed progress another year on the proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, the developer's top executive said. Meridian wants to build the...

Tribe wants challenges to Dakota pipeline permits resolved

Aug. 16, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to resolve all legal challenges to federal permits issued for the project. The Standing Rock Sioux filed a motion for summary judgment in federal court Friday. The tribe argues the $3.8...

Burgum, backers want Roosevelt library in national park

Aug. 14, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and other backers of the proposed presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt are pushing to build the facility within the boundaries of the former president's namesake national park in North Dakota's badlands. They appear to have little choice: The adjacent tiny...

Opponents of refinery location take case to Supreme Court

Aug. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two environmental groups who say North Dakota regulators should have intervened in the location of an oil refinery near the state's top tourist attraction, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, are taking their case to the state Supreme Court. The Public Service Commission last year...

Veteran reunited with dog tag lost during WWII's Pacific War

Aug. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 97-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Bismarck has been reunited with a dog tag he lost in Papua New Guinea while serving in World War II. A stranger found Ed Boger's dirty, rusted dog tag about five years ago while digging a hole for a school flagpole in Lemieng, Papua New Guinea, The...

Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion

Aug. 5, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity, a move the tribe believes multiplies the risk of an oil spill. Doubling the pipeline's capacity increases the "consequences as well as the...

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID lawsuit

Aug. 2, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court says North Dakota's voter identification requirements are constitutional, rejecting an argument by a group of American Indians who said they are a form of voter suppression. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state...

Teen injured by bison in North Dakota national park

Jul. 29, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A teenage visitor to a national park in North Dakota has been injured by a bison. Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say the 17-year-old girl from Colorado was on a trail Saturday and walked between two bull bison that had been fighting. One bison charged the teen. She was...