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North Dakota man sentenced in trafficking of 34 pounds of meth through Montana, N.D.

BUTTE — A 48-year-old North Dakota man who was convicted of trafficking over 34 pounds of methamphetamine in Montana and North Dakota has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

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Montana man pleads guilty to 'most egregious environmental crimes' in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Montana executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has pleaded guilty to 11 felony charges in federal court.

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Man accused of sexually abusing 5-month-old girl on trial

DICKINSON, N.D. — A man accused of sexually abusing a 5-month-old girl is on trial in Dickinson.

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North Dakota official: More environment protections needed

DICKINSON, N.D. — A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.

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Oil reps say North Dakota has proper rail shipment rules

Oil reps say North Dakota has proper rail shipment rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil industry officials told state regulators Tuesday no additional regulations are needed to transport western North Dakota oil by rail, citing an industry-funded study saying it’s no more volatile than other light crudes.

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Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials trained western North Dakota police and victim service providers on identifying human trafficking victims.

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Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

LEITH, N.D. — A year ago, people could hardly believe their eyes, seeing this tiny Grant County village filled with neo-Nazi commandos on one side, protesters on the other and a squad of riot police between them.

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2 arrested in ND oil patch drug case

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says two Washington men have been arrested in an oil patch drug case that saw law enforcement officers seize two pounds of meth.

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N.D. has more inmates but not a big drop in crime

BISMARCK, N.D. — Putting more criminals behind bars has not led to a big drop in North Dakota’s crime rate, according to a new study.

September 22, 2014 8:46 pmLoading…
At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.

September 22, 2014 4:39 pm Photos

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Williston hires more than 35 new teachers

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston public schools hired 37 new teachers over the summer to help deal with increased enrollment tied to the oil boom in western North Dakota.

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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

September 15, 2014 9:43 amLoading…

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.

September 08, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

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.

September 05, 2014 10:07 amLoading…

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