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Official weight of North Dakota state-record goldeye reduced

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota wildlife leaders have reduced the official weight of a huge goldeye caught by a 9-year-old Velva boy this summer, but it is still the biggest fish of its type ever caught in the state and will be considered for a world record.

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Man charged with murder for hire in two North Dakota deaths

Man charged with murder for hire in two North Dakota deaths

FARGO, N.D. — A felon linked to fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch has been indicted on charges he hired people to gun down a former business associate in Washington state and kill a former employee whose body has not been found.

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4 arrested in Williston theft of $42K worth of firearms

WILLISTON, N.D. — Police in Williston have arrested four people on charges that include possession of stolen property in connection with a gun burglary at an auto parts store.

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Chance of deer-vehicle collision high in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Motorists are more likely to crash into a deer in the Dakotas than in most other states.

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From bumper to bummer: Barley, wheat harvests delayed

From bumper to bummer: Barley, wheat harvests delayed

BISMARCK — A late planting and a harvest held up by wet weather have increased the chance for disease and a reduced-quality small grains crop.

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Daily N.D. oil production hits record 1.1M barrels

WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.

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Woman tries to resolve mystery of quilt blocks found in Lewistown

LINGERWOOD, N.D. — Shirley Elsner of Lidgerwood, N.D., has a mystery on her hands — one she has no idea how to solve since it goes back more than 80 years.

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350 barrels of brine spill in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health authorities say roughly 350 barrels of brine have spilled near Belfield.

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Trucker indicted on three counts of child pornography

BISMARCK, N.D. — A truck driver arrested at a border crossing between North Dakota and Canada on allegations he possessed child pornography has been indicted in federal court.

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350 barrels of brine spill in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health authorities say roughly 350 barrels of brine have spilled near Belfield.

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Stolen puppy recovered; charges pending

Stolen puppy recovered; charges pending

BISMARCK, N.D. — A 7-week-old puppy stolen from the Central Dakota Humane Society in Mandan on Friday was recovered in Dickinson on Saturday.

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Police: Bogus $50 and $100 bills problem in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Bogus bills increasingly are turning up in cash tills in the oil boom town of Williston, authorities said.

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Storms cause damaging microburst in NE Montana, cut power to Williston airport

Storms cause damaging microburst in NE Montana, cut power to Williston airport

A long chain of thunderstorms on Wednesday caused a microburst that damaged property and uprooted trees near McCabe in northeastern Montana while causing power outages across the area and into North Dakota.

September 04, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Colter DeVries, a business relationship manager with Wells Fargo Bank in Billings, has been getting a firsthand view of the energy boom in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. When bank managers said they were looking for somebody to help grow business in Eastern Montana, DeVries, a native of R…

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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

August 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
No. 9 Rocky opens season by beating Dickinson State, 40-21

No. 9 Rocky opens season by beating Dickinson State, 40-21

DICKINSON, N.D. -- A fast start Saturday afternoon led to a season-opening football victory for Rocky Mountain College, which defeated Dickinson State 40-21 behind the passing of quarterback Bryce Baker and a defense that hounded the Blue Hawks into committing four turnovers.

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Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

DICKINSON, N.D. — The gutted black hole on the front of Dickinson Trinity High School sends a wrong signal for what’s going on inside.

August 25, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time and because of environmental issues in the Bakken oil fields, an office of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division will open in North Dakota.

August 22, 2014 5:09 pmLoading…

United flights between Williston and Houston begin

WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.

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