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Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

Nov. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated...

Fargo police investigate complaint of teacher hitting child

Nov. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Public School District officials say a teacher has been suspended with pay after being accused of striking a special education student. KFGO reports the teacher is accused of hitting the student on the shoulder at Centennial Elementary School recently. The student is enrolled in...

Police investigate apartment shootings in Minot

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Police are trying to determine whether shootings at two locations in Minot are connected. Authorities say multiple shots were fired into an apartment about 1:30 a.m. Monday. There are no known injuries. The second shooting happened about 3 a.m. and again involved multiple gunshots fired...

Book tells story of a little Amish Mennonite, Catholic boy

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Robert Richter knows his life would have been different if he had been raised with his Amish Mennonite biological family in Pennsylvania instead of in North Dakota, but he knows it would have been a good life. Richter’s compelling story of his 30-year search for his birth family,...

Minnesota woman works to identify soldiers in Dutch cemetery

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When it comes to war, it’s a small world. What began as a search for the missing B-17 “Flying Fortress” co-pilot of an infamously ill-fated World War II bombing raid reunited distant family members from Minnesota and Germany. Throw in a Dutch researcher who was...

Freeman-Liberty lifts Valparaiso past North Dakota 74-60

Nov. 17, 2019 5:26 PM EST

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 21 points as Valparaiso defeated North Dakota 74-60 on Sunday. Mileek McMillan had 16 points for the Crusaders (3-1). Ben Krikke scored 11, while Nick Robinson had 10 points and seven rebounds. Marlon Stewart led the Fighting Hawks (1-2) with 17 points....

Stony Brook pulls away from ND State, Olaniyi scores 20

Nov. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Elijah Olaniyi scored 20 points, Makale Foreman added 15 and Stony Brook beat North Dakota State 64-57 on Sunday at the Islander Invitational. Vinny Shahid led North Dakota State with 16 points and the Bison (4-2) saw their four-game winning streak come to an end. Down 49-48...

Authorities: Federal inmate walked away from Fargo facility

Nov. 17, 2019 3:29 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says an inmate walked away from a Fargo facility and his whereabouts are unknown. Authorities say 30-year-old Juan Francisco Martinez walked away from Centre Inc. early Sunday morning. Authorities say he was serving a federal sentence for a 2015 conviction of...

Fargo officer gets surgery after shooting himself in hand

Nov. 17, 2019 10:41 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police sergeant underwent a four-hour surgery in a Minneapolis-area hospital after shooting himself in the hand. KFGO radio reports Sgt. Matt Ysteboe (YIS’-tah-boe) was hurt on Friday while hunkering down after a man fired a gun toward officers. Fargo Police Chief David...

Hunter leads North Dakota St. over Texas A&M-CC 57-45

Nov. 16, 2019 10:32 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Cameron Hunter came off the bench to tally 13 points and North Dakota State beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 57-45 on Saturday night. Rocky Kreuser had 11 points and nine rebounds for North Dakota State (4-1), which has won four consecutive games. Tyson Ward, who led the Bison...