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Rhode Island man sentenced in North Dakota fentanyl case

Oct. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto, also known as Yeaboy, is one of more than 30...

North Dakota man receives life sentence for killing officer

Oct. 08, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton, 43, of Grand Forks, was convicted on two counts of...

North Dakota State defeats rival Fighting Hawks 16-10

Oct. 02, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Quincy Patterson rushed for North Dakota State's only touchdown late in the game and the Bison used that score and three field goals by Jake Reinholz to beat North Dakota 16-10 on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener. ...

Cold front eases record-breaking heat in North Dakota

Sep. 29, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A cold front moving through the region has eased record-breaking heat this week in North Dakota. According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday's reading of 100 in Dickinson appears to be the latest in the year that the state has recorded a...

Additional charges for defendant accused in fatal shooting

Sep. 28, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The man charged with shooting and killing a woman in Grand Forks earlier this month is facing additional felony charges. Charges of attempted robbery and theft have been filed against 26-year-old Ahmed Abdullahi who is accused of attempting to...

Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and...

N. Dakota shuts out Drake behind Schuster and the run game

Sep. 18, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Schuster threw for 234 yards and a pair of scores and North Dakota beat Drake 38-0 on Saturday. The Fighting Hawks (2-1) amassed 527 total yards of offense as Isaiah Smith ran for 125 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown and Luke Skokna...

Grand Forks air base selected for new satellite mission

Sep. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission, North Dakota’s U.S. senators announced Friday. Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...

Grand Forks police say powerful opiate making rounds

Sep. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Police Department has issued a warning about a powerful illegal opiate making the rounds locally. Officers said they responded to numerous narcotics-related drug overdoses Saturday evening, including a death. Police say illegal...