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Trucker found not guilty of negligent homicide in crash that killed 3

Trucker found not guilty of negligent homicide in crash that killed 3

MINOT, N.D. – A jury found Georgia truck driver Vernon Neil Wright not guilty Wednesday of negligent homicide for a June 2013 fiery crash that killed three men in North Dakota’s Oil Patch.

April 30, 2015 4:00 pm Photos

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Lawmaker who voted against gay rights comes out as gay

Lawmaker who voted against gay rights comes out as gay

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota lawmaker who sent an explicit photo of himself to another man says the exchange being made public is retaliation for a recent vote against expanding gay rights.

April 28, 2015 1:38 pm(0)
North Dakota woman accused of biting 2-year-old girl

North Dakota woman accused of biting 2-year-old girl

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Bismarck woman faces charges on accusations she bit a 2-year-old girl under her care.

April 28, 2015 6:48 am(0)
Investigators release records of fiery Bakken train derailment

Investigators release records of fiery Bakken train derailment

CASSELTON, N.D. — Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for several days.

April 27, 2015 4:47 pm Related (0)

Car crash in southeast North Dakota injures at least 3 teens

KULM, N.D. — At least three teenagers from Kulm were injured in a single-car crash near the southeastern North Dakota town.

April 24, 2015 7:38 am(0)
Oil company coming to aid of ranchers affected by grass fire

Oil company coming to aid of ranchers affected by grass fire

RURAL KEENE, N.D. — Thousands of acres of scorched earth northwest of Keene are evidence of how quickly an oil well flare fire can damage ranch grass and miles of fence line.

April 21, 2015 7:19 am Photos

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Review: 'Boomtowners' gives up-close look at Bakken oil field life

Review: 'Boomtowners' gives up-close look at Bakken oil field life

Those gold rush days filmmakers used to love to document are back. Now, they’re lurking in the fields of North Dakota and Montana where “black gold” is making many people rich.

April 20, 2015 2:30 pm Video Photos

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Federal, tribal officers check on sex offenders on N.D. reservation

NEW TOWN, N.D. – A joint law enforcement operation to check on sex offenders on the Fort Berthold Reservation found nearly 20 percent of offenders may be in violation of registration laws, the U.S. Marshal Service said.

April 20, 2015 2:00 pm(0)
Mother-daughter team have big plans for Acton bar

Mother-daughter team have big plans for Acton bar

ACTON — Jen Downs and her mother, Lynnette Downs, have never owned a bar, but that hasn’t stopped them from placing a big bet on an old roadhouse.

April 19, 2015 5:45 am Video Photos

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Apartment vacancies an indication of the oil slowdown

Apartment vacancies an indication of the oil slowdown

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Large signs posted on the sides of apartment buildings or staked on patches of grass, reading "rooms available" and "for rent," are prevalent at many Dickinson complexes.

April 16, 2015 4:10 pm(2)
Feature photo: A wild horse takes a break from grazing

Feature photo: A wild horse takes a break from grazing

A wild horse in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit stands atop a ridge near the scenic route while taking a break from grazing on Sunday near Medora, N.D.

April 14, 2015 9:00 am(0)
Couple reunites with lost golden retriever after she went missing in Oil Patch

Couple reunites with lost golden retriever after she went missing in Oil Patch

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Bailey can be a handful.

April 13, 2015 4:00 pm Photos

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On Bakken’s fringe, business owners needing to get creative

On Bakken’s fringe, business owners needing to get creative

FORTUNA, N.D. — When an Arizona couple opened up a bar and dorm-style lodging for oilfield workers last year in far northwest North Dakota, the bar was packed and the rooms were booked solid.

April 13, 2015 1:35 pm Photos

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$500 million development on Williston's outskirts approved

$500 million development on Williston's outskirts approved

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Commission has narrowly approved a proposed $500 million development on the outskirts of Williston, after debate about the chosen location.

April 09, 2015 11:29 am Photos

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14-year-old girl found in N.D. after mom saw her on sex website

14-year-old girl found in N.D. after mom saw her on sex website

BISMARCK, N.D. — A 14-year-old girl was found in Minot after her mother recognized her photo on a website advertising sexual services.

April 08, 2015 4:48 pm(3)

7 churches, at least 2 businesses burglarized in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — Minot authorities are seeking a suspect in the recent burglaries of several churches and businesses.

April 03, 2015 8:00 am(0)
Engineer in fiery N.D. oil train crash sues BNSF

Engineer in fiery N.D. oil train crash sues BNSF

FARGO, N.D. – The engineer of an oil tanker train that exploded after derailing near Casselton in 2013 is suing the railroad, claiming its negligence caused the fiery wreck that has left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 01, 2015 2:00 pm Photos

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New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

BISMARCK, N.D. — Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.

April 01, 2015 12:57 pm Related (0)
N.D. to join Wyoming lawsuit against federal fracking rules

N.D. to join Wyoming lawsuit against federal fracking rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands.

March 31, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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