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Appeals court upholds decision against Sanford acquisition

Jun. 18, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision by a North Dakota judge who blocked a merger between Sanford Health and a private physicians group. Sanford, headquartered in Sioux Falls, wanted to acquire Mid Dakota Clinic, but the Federal Trade Commission and the North Dakota...

Federal fugitive task force expands in North Dakota

Jun. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota law enforcement agencies are teaming with the U.S. Marshals Service to expand its High Plains Fugitive Task Force to the Bismarck-Mandan area. Sheriff's offices from Morton and Burleigh counties, along with police from Bismarck and Mandan have agreed to commit...

Ex-North Dakota grain trader signs plea deal in fraud scheme

Jun. 17, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota grain trader who became involved in the business shortly out of high school has signed a plea agreement on accusations he ran a multimillion dollar fraud scheme, according to federal court documents unsealed Monday. Authorities say Hunter Hanson, of Leeds, bilked...

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Ashtabula

Jun. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Ashtabula. The state's Game and Fish Department says an angler discovered a suspected zebra mussel last week and turned it in. Subsequent inspections found populations of zebra mussels of various ages...

Calcium deposits lead to scrutiny of Bismarck water

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some north Bismarck residents are alarmed about the calcium deposits in their water, even though officials have said the water is safe to drink. When Bill Wood cleaned out his home's faucet filter, he found sand-like flakes. "My two grandkids that come over to my house every other...

Harley rider killed in Mclean County crash

Jun. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after crashing his Harley in Mclean County. The patrol says 69-year-old Larry Snyder lost control of his bike on Highway 1804 and rolled into the ditch south of Parshall Saturday. White Shield Ambulance took him to Garrison...

Fargo man accused of shooting vehicle

Jun. 17, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man is accused of shooting at a motorist with whom he had an argument. The 26-year-old man was arrested late Sunday night on a possible charge of reckless endangerment. KFGO reports the man was taken into custody at his apartment. Police determined the victim's vehicle was struck...

North Dakota lake home to trophy muskie fishery

Jun. 17, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

COLEHARBOR, N.D. (AP) — Oh my goodness what fun it is! An incredible success story continues to unfold at Lake Audubon. In 2010, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department cautiously introduced a small number of sterile Tiger muskellunge into Lake Audubon. Stockings of muskie, both Tigers and pure strains,...

Bismarck mobile home fire leaves 3 cats dead

Jun. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three cats have died in a fire at a Bismarck mobile home. The Bismarck Fire Department says no people were home when smoke was reported coming from the unit just after 6 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters were able to limit most of the damage to the kitchen but found the bodies of three cats...

Over 500 get down and dirty for New Salem's Medieval Rush

Jun. 16, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW SALEM, N.D. (AP) — Over 500 people slipped, slid and ran through the mud in New Salem's annual Medieval Rush. They also climbed walls, carried sandbags, tossed stones and wore pink tutus as they slogged their way through what organizers call the largest and longest-running mud run in North Dakota. In...