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Aerial photo not clear picture of North Dakota pelican count

Jul. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials have learned that conducting an aerial census of American white pelicans nesting in south-central North Dakota is better done when the big-billed birds are visible on the ground — and not in flight. The nesting colony at Chase Lake National Wildlife...

Minot man pleads not guilty to explosives charges

Jul. 16, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man says he's not guilty of making a bomb and detonating it just east of the city. Patrick Wagner is charged with two felonies in connection with the detonation last April. KXMB-TV reports investigators say Wagner was seen on surveillance video purchasing items found in the...

Missing Grand Forks man found dead

Jul. 16, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Grand Forks police say a man missing since July 6 has been found dead. Police solicited the public's help in locating 55-year-old Fernando Balboa when he went missing because he needed to take medication every four hours. Authorities said Tuesday a body was discovered in rural Polk...

3 killed in crash near Minot, child survives

Jul. 16, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says three people have died in a fiery crash near Minot. Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck crossed into the path of a Chevy Suburban on Highway 23 west of Minot Monday afternoon. The two vehicles collided head-on with the Suburban becoming...

Man found dead in Fargo storage unit fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found after a fire in a rental storage unit. The victim is identified as 58-year-old Jonathan Wayne Liles of Fargo. Crews were called to the fire early Sunday and contained the blaze to a single rental unit. During a search...

North Dakota governor to tour Mott tornado damage

Jul. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will survey tornado damage in Mott and visit with local leaders and residents. Burgum and North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz will be in the southwestern North Dakota city on Tuesday. Mott Mayor Troy Mosbrucker will lead a tour of the...

North Dakota native awarded for efforts to end hunger

Jul. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota college student has been honored for her efforts to end hunger in her native North Dakota, where she says around one in five children don't have enough to eat. Lauryn Hinckley was 9 years old and living in Bismarck when 10 years ago she created Stopping Hunger One Backpack...

Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

Jul. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the Missouri River, the state Health Department said Monday. State environmental scientist Bill Suess said the pipeline...

Man who died in tractor rollover identified

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the man who died when his tractor rolled over in Traill County. Authorities say 77-year-old Alton Anderson was pulling a sickle mower and cutting grass in a ditch near Portland last Friday when a tractor tire dropped into a sink hole and...

Red Cross assists tenants displaced by large apartment fire

Jul. 15, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Red Cross is helping tenants displaced by a large apartment fire in Mandan. Firefighters from Mandan and Bismarck rotated in and out of service Sunday afternoon because of the sweltering heat. Temperatures approached 90 degrees (32 Celsuis). Deputy Mandan Police Chief Lori Flaten...