Latest North Dakota News

New hire will guide North Dakota Legacy Fund initiatives

Jan. 19, 2022 12:37 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s State Investment Board has filled a position key to implementing new investment requirements of the state’s $8.5 billion oil tax savings account. The board has tapped Scott Anderson as chief investment officer for the state Retirement and...

Co-op to receive power from largest wind farm in ND

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based cooperative plans to receive power from what is expected to be the largest stand-alone wind farm in North Dakota. The Great River Energy cooperative and wind developer Apex Clean Energy formally announced plans Tuesday for the 400-megawatt...

5 candidates selected to interview for NDSU president's post

Jan. 18, 2022 14:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday. The prospects will visit Fargo campus later this month. In addition to interviews with the search committee, they...

Officials: Cigarette ignited fatal fire in Grand Forks

Jan. 18, 2022 12:34 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A fatal weekend fire in Grand Forks was the result of an accident, according to investigators. Deputy Fire Marshal Rod Freitag said Tuesday it was caused by improper handling of smoking materials. Officials say a smoldering cigarette ignited combustible...

Burgum postpones State of State speech because of laryngitis

Jan. 17, 2022 17:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has postponed his State of the State address due to laryngitis, officials said Monday. The speech was scheduled for Wednesday in Fargo. The governor's office said in a release that Burgum is “currently having challenges with his...

Newly appointed tax commissioner to run in 2022 election

Jan. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Less than a month after he was appointed North Dakota tax commissioner, Brian Kroshus said he plans to run for the post in the 2022 election. Kroshus, a Republican, was appointed tax commissioner by Gov. Doug Burgum and started on Jan. 4. Kroshus previously...

Collecting race data on defendants nearly complete in ND

Jan. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A nearly yearlong effort at collecting race data on defendants to identify any potential bias in North Dakota's justice system will come to an end soon. The court rule that took effect in March 2021 requires that prosecutors filing criminal complaints include...

Woman dies in weekend house fire in Grand Forks

Jan. 17, 2022 09:41 AM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A weekend house fire in Grand Forks has taken the life of a 40-year-old woman while another person was rescued. Firefighters were dispatched to the house shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. One of the residents of the house called for help and told dispatchers...

Teen musher sells puppy snacks so she can race Jr. Iditarod

Jan. 17, 2022 01:04 AM EST

CAVALIER, N.D. (AP) — Eva Robinson has wanted to mush in the Jr. Iditarod since she was a child. “When I came to my parents telling them I wanted to run the Jr. Iditarod I was 5 years old and they were like ‘Oh yeah, sure that’s awesome!’ because I’m 5 years old, I’m...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...