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Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Minot man who embezzled from employer given 6 months

Feb. 20, 2020 8:44 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man has been sentenced to spend six months behind bars for embezzling nearly $100,000 from his employer, a commercial truck dealer. Ryan Koble pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. Koble, 40, was a...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrives to brief members of the Senate on the details of the threat that prompted the U.S. to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President Donald Trump laments the “craziness” of spending billions of dollars to modernize America's nuclear weapons, he is referring in part to plans for replacing the B-52 bombers and silo-based missiles that stand ready near Minot, N.D. Esper visited Minot on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for a firsthand look.  (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Pentagon chief visits nuke base to highlight weapon spending

Feb. 20, 2020 12:05 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in frigid North Dakota to tout the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar plan for a top-to-bottom modernization of the nuclear arsenal. The costly project is necessary, he said, to keep...

Shahid guides North Dakota State past South Dakota 77-74

Feb. 19, 2020 11:07 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid poured in 27 points to lead North Dakota State to a 77-74 victory over South Dakota on Wednesday night, stretching the Bison winning streak to seven games. Shahid sank 7 of 16 shots, including just 1 of 5 from 3-point range, but he made 12 of 14 free throws for the...

Wilson's 31 points pushes S. Dakota St. past N. Dakota

Feb. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson tied a career-high 31 points and Noah Freidel scored 21 and South Dakota State beat North Dakota 94-83 on Wednesday night. The Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-2 Summit League) moved a half-game ahead of idle North Dakota State (20-7, 11-2) atop the league standings. South...

North Dakota Public Service Commissioners review a permit for the expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota regulators unanimously approved the expansion, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipeline

Feb. 19, 2020 2:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. The 3-0 vote by the all-Republican Public Service Commission came after the body signaled...

100 people killed in North Dakota traffic crashes in 2019

Feb. 19, 2020 11:06 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota transportation officials say the final number is in on traffic fatalities last year. The state Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol say a total of 100 people were killed on North Dakota roadways in 2019. That's a decrease of five fatalities compared to 2018....

Basin Electric has solar purchase agreement with Geronimo

Feb. 19, 2020 8:47 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A power cooperative based in Bismarck plans to buy solar generation on a large scale for the first time. Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced a power purchase agreement with Geronimo Energy, which is the developer of the Wild Spring Solar Project. The farm with a capacity of...

Texas co. to pay $2.4M penalty for ND oil terminal violation

Feb. 18, 2020 5:56 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Texas company and its subsidiaries will pay a $2.4 million penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for a crude oil transloading facility the companies formerly owned and operated on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, the U.S. Environmental...

Former labor union official accused of embezzling

Feb. 18, 2020 11:59 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former officer in a North Dakota labor union is accused of embezzling from the organization. An indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Fargo accuses Chad Michael Waldoch of stealing more than $107,000 from the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Local 980. Court documents say...