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Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zoo

May. 19, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree outside the facility. Sheffield the red panda was reported missing from the Red River Zoo in Fargo on Thursday morning. KFGO reports that he was found a day later perched in a tree...

Bismarck medical marijuana dispensary to open in June

May. 19, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next month in Bismarck. The Bismarck Tribune reports the dispensary is located on Memorial Highway. The building previously had been used as a restaurant and later a veterinary clinic. The first dispensary opened in Fargo on March 1....

Patrol identifies Bismarck man who died in rollover crash

May. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WILTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old man who was killed in a rollover crash north of Wilton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Mark Geiger, of Bismarck, died in the crash that happened about 2:15 a.m. Friday on U.S Highway 83. Geiger was driving a pickup truck northbound that...

Mayday in May: Snow leads to travel alert in North Dakota

May. 18, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Snow in May in North Dakota is not all that unusual — and not all that much fun for some. The North Dakota Department of Transportation on Saturday issued a travel alert for southwestern North Dakota for blowing snow. The DOT is reporting slippery road conditions and reduced...

Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

May. 18, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the No. 2 oil-producing county in January behind North Dakota's McKenzie County, The Hobbs...

Postal Service: Minot office can't support mail processing

May. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot post office doesn't have the money or space to bring back full mail processing, according to U.S. Postal Service officials. The city's post office can't expand to handle full mail processing in part because demand is already in decline, said Douglas Stephens, the agency's...

Justices: Hearing should be held for man convicted of murder

May. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who was prohibited from withdrawing his guilty plea 12 years after he allegedly killed his wife will get another chance to state his case. The North Dakota Supreme Court said in a ruling filed Thursday that Russell Craig should have been allowed to argue his motion at a...

North Dakota's 2nd medical marijuana dispensary set to open

May. 18, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state's second medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week. The facility will be located in Grand Forks. Jason Wahl, director of the department's Medical Marijuana Division, says the dispensary operated by We-Mend LLC is set to...

Bismarck high schooler creates website for mental health

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rachel Roehrich created a website to help students navigate life in high school and connect them to mental health and addiction resources. The website was an idea generated by Roehrich, a sophomore at Century High School, and a small group of classmates in a leadership class as a...

Sheriff: 2 dead in murder-suicide at Ward County bar

May. 17, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

RYDER, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northern North Dakota. Ward County sheriff's officials say the incident started about 10 p.m. Thursday inside the Ryder Star Bar in Ryder. Authorities say 32-year-old Thomas Huston, of Makoti, entered the bar and...