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Ward guides North Dakota State past North Dakota 83-74

Jan. 19, 2020 4:30 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power North Dakota State to an 83-74 victory over North Dakota on Sunday. Ward hit half of his 22 shots in picking up his third double-double of the season for the Bison (13-6, 4-1 Summit League). Vinnie Shahid hit all...

Small North Dakota starting its own police department

Jan. 19, 2020 1:00 PM EST

GARRISON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota city of about 1,500 residents is starting its own police department after officials rejected a proposal to continue to contract services from the McLean County Sheriff's Office. Travis Tesch, Garrison's new police chief will begin work Monday. He has 20 years of...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

North Dakota officials warn of contractor scam in oil patch

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's office is warning about a scam involving bogus contractors who have been taking advantage of unsuspecting rural homeowners in the oil patch. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday he has issued a cease and desist order against Gorman General...

In a Jan. 6, 2020 photo, Amelia Moch, 5, learns the alphabet with cursive letters during class time at St. Joseph School in Mandan, North Dakota. The Catholic school has recently transitioned its educational curriculum to the Montessori method of learning. To the left is Alex Nearing, head guide for the Children's House program, helping another student.  (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Montessori-style education comes to Mandan Catholic school

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Leaders at St. Joseph School in Mandan hope that starting a Montessori program to offer a more hands-on approach to education will boost student enrollment, just as it did for Christ the King School across town. “For decades, we just haven’t really seen an influx in our...

Commuters wait for a bus at the corner of 6th St. and 2nd Ave. as a powdery dusting of snow falls ahead of a large expected snowstorm Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Winter storm pounds parts of Upper Midwest with heavy snow

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A winter storm was pounding parts of the Upper Midwest with heavy snow and making travel treacherous Friday. Blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions were expected to move in overnight Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. In South Dakota and Minnesota, dozens of...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum pardons 16 low-level pot offenders

Jan. 17, 2020 3:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday that he has pardoned 16 people convicted of low-level marijuana crimes, the first wave in what may be thousands under a new policy the first-term Republican said gives former offenders a second chance. The policy adopted last year allows...

North Dakota oil production down from October record

Jan. 17, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators say oil production in November was down slightly from the record set a month earlier. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.51 million barrels of oil daily in November. That's down about 2,500 barrels daily from the record...

Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills

Jan. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service company, Chief Oilfield Services, wants to train more tribal members in the technique, the Bismarck Tribune reported. In a breakout...