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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, dozens of protestors demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police, near Cannon Ball, N.D. The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing the monthslong pipeline protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline almost four years ago. (AP Photo/John L. Mone File)

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

Sep. 1, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of the...

Burgum personally reviewing applications for pot pardons

Aug. 31, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A second wave of applicants seeking pardons for low-level marijuana crimes is on North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s desk, under a new policy that can erase records of people who have avoided unlawful behavior for five years. But even with the endorsement of the state’s...

North Dakota high court sides with family in mineral dispute

Aug. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has sided with a family in a long-disputed case involving mineral rights on land taken for the construction of a dam that created Lake Sakakawea. In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the high court upheld a lower court ruling last year that concluded the...

Gaming company's lawsuit against North Dakota dimissed

Aug. 21, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company that operates electronic pull tab machines in North Dakota has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against state officials who suspended its gaming license. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem ordered in July that nearly 500 machines built by Powerhouse Gaming be shut down because...

Judge allows North Dakota to pursue protest reimbursements

Aug. 19, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota may move forward with efforts to recoup the money it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Traynor denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s...

North Dakota high court sides with state over minerals law

Jul. 30, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state over a law intended to clarify long-disputed ownership of minerals under a Missouri River reservoir. The court's opinion released Thursday centers around a law signed by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017 that limited state mineral...

Judge keeps Powerhouse gambling machines shut down in ND

Jul. 30, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by a gaming equipment company to reactivate hundreds of electronic pull tab machines that were shut down by the attorney general in North Dakota. Powerhouse Gaming argued Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the state's gaming director, Deborah...