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Driver, passenger injured when truck hits house

May. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Police say a man was driving drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into a house in Minot, injuring himself and a passenger. The crash happened Sunday about 1 a.m. Witnesses told police the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the road and struck the house, which was...

Pay, safety negotiated by Bismarck teachers, district

May. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Salary and classroom safety are high on the list of topics for negotiations between the Bismarck school district and its teachers. They'll head back to the bargaining table later this week as they negotiate a 2-year contract. The Bismarck Education Association is seeking a 4 percent...

Spring spawning on Lake Sakakawea confirms healthy fishery

May. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — It happens every spring but, my oh my, it's definitely not always like this. North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the...

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...