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NDSU gets past Illinois State 9-3 to reach FCS semifinals

Dec. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Griffin Crosa kicked three second-quarter field goals and North Dakota State's defense did the rest as the defending national champion Bison beat Illinois State 9-3 in an FCS quarterfinal on Saturday. The top-seeded Bison (14-0) will host No. 5 seed Montana State next week in the...

North Dakota sets record oil production with 1.5M barrels

Dec. 14, 2019 12:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's mineral resources director said Friday the state reached a production record of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day. The figures Lynn Helms released reflect the month of October. The increase comes a month after production had dropped to 1.44 million barrels per day....

Female farmers get inside scoop on agricultural markets

Dec. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Beth Didier farms with her husband and father-in-law near Spiritwood, North Dakota, about 80 miles west of Fargo. They grow several thousand acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. Didier works full time off the farm, but as her father-in-law moves into retirement, she's taking a larger role...

Officials say fire at Walmart may have been 'incendiary'

Dec. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A small fire at a Bismarck Walmart store on Friday morning may have been started under suspicious circumstances, fire officials said. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which happened in the garden center of the Walmart on Skyline Boulevard. The fire is being...

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Dec. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties. “The inn is not full in Minnesota,” the Democratic governor said in a...

Burgum seeks disaster declaration for October flooding

Dec. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday, requesting a presidential disaster declaration after an October storm dumped heavy rain and snow on a large part of the state. The letter was sent to Trump through the Federal Emergency Management...

20 barrels of oil by-product spill in McKenzie County crash

Dec. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EST

Twenty barrels of produced water spilled into a small creek in North Dakota's McKenzie County after a truck that was carrying the material crashed on an icy road, the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday. The truck operated by Blackshirt, LLC was transporting produced water, which is...

Nasty odor sickens, relocates some courthouse employees

Dec. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A nasty, elusive odor has sickened some employees and relocated others at the Burleigh County Courthouse. The offensive odor, which is more prominent on the second floor, has caused the clerk of courts' office to relocate to administrative space and a courtroom. It had also made its...

Court: Evidence used to convict ex-deputy legally obtained

Dec. 13, 2019 1:18 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The evidence used to prosecute a former Burleigh County sheriff's deputy for stealing and drug offenses was gathered legally, the North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled. Kerry Komrosky, 32, was charged with theft of drugs he obtained while assigned to the Metro Area Narcotics Task...

One injured in explosion that destroyed Fargo garage

Dec. 13, 2019 12:22 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — One person has been injured in an explosion that destroyed a residential garage in Fargo. Firefighters responded to the call shortly before midnight Thursday. Battalion Chief Jason Ness says an attached double garage had collapsed on two vehicles inside. The house with multiple...