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Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

Sep. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss...

North Dakota confirms severe vaping illness, investigating 6

Sep. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has one confirmed case of severe vaping-related lung illness and six probable cases under investigation. Health officials say the state is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the agency continues to...

More people using child car seats correctly in ND

Sep. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says more people in the state are using child car seats correctly. Data compiled by health officials show 72 percent of those with car seats were using them improperly in 2018. That figure is actually an improvement and compares with 86 percent in...

Motorcyclist killed after striking animal in Oliver County

Sep. 18, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

CENTER, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after colliding with an animal in Oliver County. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center. The patrol says the man was thrown from his bike after losing control of it after striking...

Autopsy: NDSU student killed 5 years ago died of asphyxia

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota State University freshman from Minnesota who was killed five years ago died of asphyxia. Authorities have said little about the September 2014 death of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson of Sartell, Minnesota, other than it was a homicide. KVLY-TV obtained Bearson's death...

Lawmaker wants change to no-gun policy at state Capitol

Sep. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker wants to ensure firearms are legal on the state Capitol grounds after a gun rights rally he hosted there drew some supporters who were probably armed. Bismarck Republican Rep. Rick Becker said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to change the policy when the...

Sixth medical marijuana store opens this week in ND

Sep. 17, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sixth medical marijuana dispensary is opening later this week. The North Dakota Department of Health says the Herbology store will open in Minot on Thursday. Another dispensary is expected to open in Jamestown next Tuesday. State officials say more than 1,200 registry...

2 years in prison for attack at Mandan Walmart

Sep. 17, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A man who used a needle-nose pliers in an attack at a Walmart store in Mandan has been sentenced to spend two years in prison. Hilario Flores pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and terrorizing Monday. South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty sentenced the 25-year-old Bismarck man to...

North Dakota drillers set oil production record in July

Sep. 16, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators say drillers set a record for oil production in July. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in July. That was up from the previous record of 1.42 million barrels a day in set in June. North...

Gideon Brewing to move to Bismarck

Sep. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Lincoln brewing company is planning a move to Bismarck. The Bismarck Tribune says Gideon's Brewing Company wants to move into the building formerly occupied by the Laughing Sun Brewing Company which relocated. Gideon owner David Duma says he plans to add two more beers to the eight...