North Dakota

Trump celebrates North Dakota football champs with fast food

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again feting football champions with burgers and fries. Trump is celebrating the Division 1-winning North Dakota State University football team at the White House with a lunch of Big Macs, french fries and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Trump served a similar spread that included hundreds of hamburgers to the college … Continue reading Trump celebrates North Dakota football champs with fast food

Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are accusing the Army Corps of Engineers of withholding dozens of documents that could bolster their case that the pipeline could unfairly impact them. Many of the records that attorneys for the four Sioux tribes allege are missing relate to the pipeline’s … Continue reading Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies shutdown deal was a concession

WASHINGTON—January 25, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticism of his agreement to reopen the federal government without winning a promise of new funding for a border wall. With even some conservatives casting the agreement as a retreat by the president, Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies shutdown deal was a concession

BILLINGS, Mont | APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefits of oil train brakes

BILLINGS, Mont.  — The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefits of oil train brakes

MINNEAPOLIS | Foes of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline file appeals in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS— Opponents of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota filed appeals Wednesday to challenge the state Public Utilities Commission’s approval of the project. Environmental and tribal groups filed their initial notices with the Minnesota Court of Appeals against the commission’s decision to grant a certificate of … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Foes of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline file appeals in Minnesota

RED BANKS, Miss | 2 dead, 3 hurt in Mississippi train-van crash

RED BANKS, Miss. — A freight train smashed into a van at a railroad crossing in northwest Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others critically injured. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said his company’s train hit the van in Red Banks, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. Marshall County … Continue reading RED BANKS, Miss | 2 dead, 3 hurt in Mississippi train-van crash

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court sends bar fees case back for further look

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to take another look at a case challenging mandatory fees lawyers pay to a state bar association. The case the justices sent back for further consideration Monday involves North Dakota attorney Arnold Fleck, who sued after learning that bar fees were being used to oppose … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court sends bar fees case back for further look

BISMARCK, N.D. | 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed not long after taking off from Bismarck, North Dakota, killing all three people on board. A military official involved in the response said the plane might have broken up in midair. The twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. | Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D.  — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery countered that information from developer Meridian Energy … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, DANIEL VAZQUEZ Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, and East Hartford Police Chief Scott M. Sansom announced that DANIEL VAZQUEZ, also known as “Chino,” 21, of East Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of … Continue reading Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, DANIEL VAZQUEZ Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

DETROIT | Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

DETROIT  — Voters in Michigan were deciding Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make theirs the first state in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. Three other states also had marijuana measures on their ballots. North Dakota voters decided that recreational pot wasn’t for them , … Continue reading DETROIT | Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

NEW YORK | States to decide marijuana, Medicaid, redistricting measures

NEW YORK — As they weighed in on the Republican-vs.-Democrat power struggle, voters in many states also were considering an array of intriguing ballot measures — ranging from marijuana legalization to boosting the minimum wage to civil rights protections for transgender people. In all, 155 statewide initiatives are on the ballot Tuesday in 37 states. … Continue reading NEW YORK | States to decide marijuana, Medicaid, redistricting measures

WASHINGTON | Women marched, then ran: will they win in record numbers?

WASHINGTON— Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it’s not clear whether the #MeToo movement — and the controversy that sometimes surrounds it — will translate into political success for either party on Tuesday. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Women marched, then ran: will they win in record numbers?

BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.  — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug’s use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could be in for a bummer because opponents have spent far more money against the proposal. Critics say it would mean big problems for law enforcement … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. | Winner of lottery can stay anonymous thanks to state’s law

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.— Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket. South Carolina, where someone recently purchased the ticket … Continue reading SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. | Winner of lottery can stay anonymous thanks to state’s law

DES MOINES, Iowa | Winning $1.6B Mega Millions ticket sold in S. Carolina

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery officials say someone has won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize. The winning numbers were5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Winning $1.6B Mega Millions ticket sold in S. Carolina

FARGO, N.D | North Dakota man denies helping kill pregnant woman

FARGO, N.D — A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. William Hoehn, 33, disputed testimony from … Continue reading FARGO, N.D | North Dakota man denies helping kill pregnant woman

WASHINGTON | Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough

WASHINGTON— Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won’t be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the heartland, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough

WASHINGTON | As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

WASHINGTON — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won’t be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

BISMARCK, N.D. | Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

BISMARCK, N.D. — Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday. The spill by Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, was found by a Tioga farmer … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

WASHINGTON | Trump warns of ‘devastating’ taxes on Canadian cars

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Friday he does not want to hurt Canada’s economy but also warned that if he imposes taxes on cars it would be “devastating” for the neighboring country. “If I tax cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating. But I don’t want to do that,” Trump told reporters … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump warns of ‘devastating’ taxes on Canadian cars

WASHINGTON | Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Trump’s strategy aims to turn the screws on the lawmakers, Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA | PLOTS Guide Available

NORTH DAKOTA– The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2018 is now available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.  In addition, the free printed PLOTS guides are available at most license vendors and other locations throughout the state. The guide will feature about 762,000 PLOTS acres.  … Continue reading NORTH DAKOTA | PLOTS Guide Available

NORTH DAKOTA | Hunters Reminded of Big Game Transport Rules

NORTH DAKOTA– Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease. Hunters are prohibited from transporting into or within North Dakota the whole carcass of deer, elk, moose or other members … Continue reading NORTH DAKOTA | Hunters Reminded of Big Game Transport Rules

NORTH DAKOTA | Swan Hunt Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

NORTH DAKOTA– North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and 408 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2018 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Sept. 4, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Resident and nonresident hunters … Continue reading NORTH DAKOTA | Swan Hunt Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

North Dakota News: Statement from Governor Doug Burgum on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum yesterday issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sen. John McCain, a true American hero, patriot and statesman.  From his decorated military career to his highly principled service in the U.S. … Continue reading North Dakota News: Statement from Governor Doug Burgum on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain

NORTH DAKOTA | First-Come, First-Served Deer Gun Licenses Available Sept. 6

NORTH DAKOTA– More than 1,000 antlerless whitetail deer gun licenses are still available in three units after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Antlerless whitetail licenses remaining in units 3F1 (321 licenses), 3F2 (498 licenses) and … Continue reading NORTH DAKOTA | First-Come, First-Served Deer Gun Licenses Available Sept. 6

FORT YATES, N.D. | Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

FORT YATES, N.D.— Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving and his older sister were officially welcomed into their mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Thursday. The All-Star guard and his sister, model Asia Irving, visited the tribe’s reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border and took part in a ceremony recognizing their tribal heritage and … Continue reading FORT YATES, N.D. | Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

BISMARCK, N.D | Opponents of refinery near park question developer veracity

BISMARCK, N.D — Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project’s size. The Environmental Law and Policy Center and Dakota Resource Council filed the request Tuesday with the Public … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D | Opponents of refinery near park question developer veracity