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Judge denies request to lift stay of ND abortion trigger ban

Sep. 23, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Friday denied a request to lift his stay of a law banning abortion while a challenge to the law's constitutionality is pending. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick rejected Attorney General Drew Wrigley's argument that he...

Fatal shooting by officers in North Dakota ruled justified

Sep. 19, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general says officers were justified in their use of deadly force against a man police say was having a mental health crisis. Attorney General Drew Wrigley, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner and other officials held a news conference...

Minnesota Gov. Walz agrees to 2 more debates with challenger

Sep. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz agreed Saturday to two additional debates against Scott Jensen, following complaints from the Republican challenger that Walz is ducking him. The candidates will meet for an Oct. 18 debate sponsored by a group of television...

Alleged Mexican cartel hitman extradited to North Dakota

Sep. 13, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An accused prolific hitman for a Mexican drug cartel has been transferred to face federal charges in North Dakota, nearly 11 years after he was apprehended in Tijuana. Juan Francisco Sillas-Rocha appeared Friday in Fargo on three charges, including conspiracy to...

Burgum unveils plan for North Dakota's child care 'crisis'

Sep. 13, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota would spend up to $80 million in state savings over the next two years to address child care in the state, under a proposal pitched Tuesday by Gov. Doug Burgum. The GOP-led Legislature meets again in January and will consider the plan that also...

State: Medical marijuana would see decline if pot legalized

Sep. 12, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legalizing recreational pot in North Dakota could cut the number of people who are registered to use the drug as medicine by at least 80%, due to access to bigger quantities and more varied products, a health official said Monday. Supporters of legalizing...

North Dakota asks judge to lift stay on abortion trigger law

Sep. 08, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general’s office asked a judge Thursday to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion, arguing he failed to make the state’s lone abortion clinic show a likelihood of winning its challenge of the law. Burleigh County District...

Attorney General rules fatal Fargo police shooting justified

Aug. 29, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex in July, North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Monday. Wrigley said Officer Adam O’Brien, a more than 10-year veteran of the department, fired his gun at...

ND cities, counites await oil-fueled infrastructure funding

Aug. 29, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s largest cities outside the oil-producing region in the western part of the state are awaiting millions of dollars for infrastructure projects, while the state’s smallest towns that haven’t benefited from oil production will at least get a few hundred...

Judge puts hold on North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

Aug. 25, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Thursday again blocked a trigger law banning abortion in North Dakota as he weighs arguments from the state's lone abortion clinic that the law violates the state constitution. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick granted the request for a...