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North Dakota bishops oppose UND gender inclusion policy

Jan. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is opposing a proposed gender inclusion policy at the University of North Dakota. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and...

5 candidates selected to interview for NDSU president's post

Jan. 18, 2022 14:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday. The prospects will visit Fargo campus later this month. In addition to interviews with the search committee, they...

Burgum postpones State of State speech because of laryngitis

Jan. 17, 2022 17:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has postponed his State of the State address due to laryngitis, officials said Monday. The speech was scheduled for Wednesday in Fargo. The governor's office said in a release that Burgum is “currently having challenges with his...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Minnesota-based Marvin expanding operations in North Dakota

Jan. 13, 2022 16:41 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based window and door maker is expanding its operations in North Dakota. Marvin plans to build a 127,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 148,000-square-foot distribution center in Fargo, the company announced Tuesday. The expansion is...

Man accused in deadly Fargo factory shooting will have exam

Jan. 13, 2022 09:51 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of killing two co-workers at a North Dakota plastics factory in November will undergo a mental health exam to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Cass County Judge Wade Webb signed a commitment order Wednesday so that Anthony Reese Jr....

Man arrested in Mexico for sex with Minnesota teen in 2000

Jan. 12, 2022 18:18 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl was apprehended in Mexico on Wednesday, 21 years after he fled following his arrest in Minnesota, according to law enforcement. Curtis Lee Brovold, 67, was accused of having sex with the girl from Moorhead,...

State Rep. Roers Jones announces bid for Fargo mayor

Jan. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Republican Rep. Shannon Roers Jones on Tuesday formally announced a run for mayor in North Dakota’s biggest city. Roers Jones, 45, an attorney and Fargo native, has served in the Legislature since 2017. She will face Mayor Tim Mahoney, who has held the...

House leader Pollert retiring after 24 years in Legislature

Jan. 10, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chet Pollert, who served as the House majority leader for two legislative sessions and in the Legislature for 24 years, announced Monday he is retiring from politics and will not run for re-election. “It's time,” Pollert told The Associated...

Boardings at 8 commercial airports nearly double in November

Jan. 10, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Passenger traffic at North Dakota's eight commercial airports in November nearly doubled from last year, despite the surging coronavirus. Year-to-date boardings in November were ahead of 2020 at all eight airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson,...