Latest North Dakota News

Many Fargo residents happy to go mask-free under CDC advice

May. 16, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Downtown Fargo was surprisingly busy over the weekend, due in part to an outdoor fundraiser and an indoor spring fling. Masks were in relative short supply in North Dakota's largest city. Andrew Kodet, 20, a North Dakota State University student, and...

Regulator sees further uptick in North Dakota oil production

May. 15, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the state’s crude production grew in March and should keep rising throughout the summer, following a lackluster start to the years. The state’s daily oil output increased 2% to 1.108 million barrels per...

Unusual May FCS title game: South Dakota St vs Sam Houston

May. 15, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — There are more twists to this FCS championship game than just being played in mid-May to wrap up a unique spring season. Top-seeded South Dakota State takes on No. 2 seed Sam Houston on Sunday, guaranteeing that one of the Football Championship...

Women charged with aggravated assault in Fargo stabbings

May. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing three people in downtown Fargo is facing three felony counts. Ashley Larson, 30, is charged in East Central District Court with three counts of aggravated assault. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 16. ...

UND rock library looks to preserve core of energy industry

May. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A few hours’ drive from the Bakken oil fields lies a treasure trove for geologists: rock from nearly every oil well ever drilled in North Dakota, under one roof. The rock is tucked neatly into cardboard boxes stacked on numerous warehouse...

49ers rookie QB Trey Lance ready for work at rookie camp

May. 14, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pomp of draft weekend when he was picked third by San Francisco and got to put on his 49ers jersey for the first time is firmly in Trey Lance's past. Now it's all about learning a new offense and making the transition to the NFL after...

North Dakota reports 96 new virus cases; 2 deaths 2

May. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported 96 new coronavirus cases statewide Friday. Active cases fell slightly to 794. The Bismarck Tribune reports active cases have trended downward in recent weeks, hovering around 800 the past few days. More than...

Review of leases requested after report of unused building

May. 14, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota state lawmaker said Friday that a news report about expensive but unused office space underscores the need for a review of all state leases to protect taxpayers. The Associated Press reported Thursday that taxpayers are on the hook...

North Dakota high court orders new civil trial in 2015 crash

May. 14, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a new civil trial for a driver who caused a Bismarck expressway crash that killed two women, injured a third and produced a jury award of more than $1 billion in damages. The 2015 crash killed 21-year-old...

Woman jailed in knife attacks on three people in Fargo

May. 14, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police have identified the suspect in the stabbing of three people as a 30-year old woman with no permanent address. She was arrested Thursday after a 4-hour standoff with police while she was barricaded inside a vehicle belonging to one of the...