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Few North Dakotans seeking pardons on pot offenses

Nov. 21, 2019 2:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Few people have taken advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions in North Dakota petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who pushed for the policy change,...

Plan for $114 indoor recreation complex unveiled

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Planners say a new $114 million indoor recreation complex in Bismarck would be funded by a new sales tax and private donations. The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District staff talked about the proposed facility at a meeting Wednesday night. They say the center would have a main...

Affidavit: Woman was strapped into seat of submerged truck

Nov. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian woman whose body was found in a submerged truck in a North Dakota lake was strapped into the passenger side with a seatbelt around her waist, according to court documents released Wednesday. Olivia Lone Bear, 32, was reported missing to the Three Affiliated Tribes...

The Latest: Woman found in Fort Berthold lake was belted in

Nov. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 disappearance of a North Dakota woman whose body was eventually found in a submerged truck on the Fort Berthold Reservation (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Court documents unsealed in the disappearance of an American Indian woman whose body was found in a submerged...

Inmate who walked away in Fargo is arrested

Nov. 20, 2019 8:28 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force has tracked down an inmate who walked away from a Fargo halfway house earlier this week. Officials used tips and surveillance video to catch up with 30-year old Juan Martinez. KFGO reports he was believed to be holed up in a northside apartment in...

Man accused of shooting at Fargo police facing 5 charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:19 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed five felony charges against a Fargo man accused of shooting at police in a hotel lobby. Fifty-four-year-old Henry Aiken is jailed in Cass County on $500,000 bond. KFGO reports Aiken has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, terrorizing, reckless...

Roy scores 21 to lead Milwaukee over North Dakota 79-70

Nov. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darius Roy had 21 points as Milwaukee got past North Dakota 79-70 on Tuesday night. Milwaukee led 41-36 at halftime and the lead was double digits for most of the final 10 minutes of the game. A 3-pointer from Roy put the Panthers up by 12 with 1:47 remaining. Marlon Stewart made a layup...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum embraces Trump refugee order

Nov. 19, 2019 6:17 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday he’s embracing an executive order from President Donald Trump that gives states and cities the authority to refuse to accept refugees. Burgum said in a statement that North Dakota will continue to receive refugees — as long as local...

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill

Nov. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 383,000-gallon (1.4-million-liter) spill in northeastern North Dakota, the latest of three spills along the line in as many years. In a letter Monday to...

Pursuit in Grand Forks reaches 95 mph

Nov. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers pursued a fleeing driver at speeds of 95 mph in Grand Forks before the suspect crashed his vehicle. University of North Dakota police stopped the driver about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, but the driver took off and Grand Forks police gave chase. Officers ended the...