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Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Bishop Ryan 28, Nedrose 12 Bismarck Legacy 38, Bismarck High 22 Bowman County 34, Beulah 8 Center-Stanton 72, Trenton 51 Central Cass 56, Oak Grove Lutheran 21 ...

North Dakota's version of Paul Bunyan statue gets facelift

Oct. 16, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Sixty-three years ago, the late Fred LaRocque built a statue of a cowboy on the east side of New Town. LaRocque built the approximately 19-foot-high statue to honor the “Old Time Cowboys of the Open Range.” The statue of Earl Bunyan, “Cowboy...

Man gets probation for rolling boulders off cliff

Oct. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan man has been sentenced to probation for rolling a boulder off a cliff at a state historic site. The Bismarck Tribune reported that 36-year-old Charles Gipp pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor reckless endangerment and...

Judge sides with company in royalties dispute with state

Oct. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sided with a Houston-based energy company in a dispute with North Dakota involving oil and natural gas royalties, a decision that could affect several other drillers that allegedly owe the state millions of dollars in payments, the biggest portion of which...

North Dakota offers license refunds to 30,000 deer hunters

Oct. 15, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is offering license refunds to nearly 30,000 deer hunters due to an outbreak of a viral disease in the western part of the state. It's the second straight year that the state’s Game and Fish Department is offering refunds to...

Man gets probation for obstructing probe in oil field death

Oct. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former oil company maintenance manager was sentenced to 1 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into the 2014 death of an oil field worker. Stephen Reisinger, 51, was sentenced Thursday by U.S....

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 15, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Central def. Harrisburg, 15-25, 32-30, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12 Aberdeen Christian def. Leola/Frederick, 24-13, 24-23, 24-11 Alcester-Hudson def. Menno, 25-18, 25-16, 25-11 Arlington def....

Canadian firm reveals plan for $2.8B North Dakota gas plant

Oct. 14, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian energy company announced Thursday a plan to build North Dakota’s first factory designed to turn natural gas into liquid fuels, a move that also is aimed at curbing the wasteful burning of the gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. ...

4 students hurt in northwestern Minnesota school bus crash

Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Four children were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening Thursday after the school bus they were riding in crashed with a pickup truck in northwestern Minnesota's Clay County. Sheriff Mark Empting said the crash...

North Dakota sees tornadoes in southeast, snow in west

Oct. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents experienced a range of weather this week, with rare October tornadoes in the southeastern part of the state, an early season snowstorm in the west and record rainfall in Bismarck. Preliminary reports indicate two tornadoes...