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Have You Heard: Chipotle restaurant nears opening date

Have You Heard: Chipotle restaurant nears opening date

Fans of thick burritos and sustainable ingredients take note: Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open its new Billings restaurant in April.

January 25, 2015 6:00 am Related Loading…
Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3-million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota’s current oil rush.

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North Dakota woman rises above fat-shaming comments

North Dakota woman rises above fat-shaming comments

BISMARCK, N.D. — Joey Schleicher is a 200-pound redhead who was standing at the produce department of a Minot grocery store when she overheard a fit woman in yoga pants tell the man she was with that it was nice to see someone such as Schleicher buying vegetables for a change.

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Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

BISMARCK, N.D. — Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said Wednesday, the largest such spill since the state’s current oil boom began and nearly three times worse than previous record spills. Two creeks have bee…

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Highway Patrol says Facebook Amber Alerts could help save lives

Highway Patrol says Facebook Amber Alerts could help save lives

BISMARCK, N.D. — The use of Facebook to spread Amber Alerts could help save lives, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

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New radioactive waste rules get hearing Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill to get the State Health Department prepared for new radioactive waste rules will be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in the Capitol Fort Union room.

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1 dead, 1 injured in Bakken oilfield accident

1 dead, 1 injured in Bakken oilfield accident

BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at a QEP Resources oil well location near Mandaree.

January 14, 2015 4:58 pmLoading…
N.D. lawmakers like bill requiring students to pass civics test to graduate

N.D. lawmakers like bill requiring students to pass civics test to graduate

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill that would require North Dakota high school students to pass a civics test based on the U.S. citizenship exam before graduating cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday with flying colors – specifically red, white and blue.

January 14, 2015 2:30 pmLoading…
N.D. lawmakers re-introduce school concealed carry bill

N.D. lawmakers re-introduce school concealed carry bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers have re-introduced a bill that would allow anyone with a Class 1 concealed carry permit to carry a firearm in a school, so long as they have the permission of that school's governing body.

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Last of 7 injured students admitted to hospital is released

Last of 7 injured students admitted to hospital is released

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — All of the injured students admitted to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after a fatal collision involving a Larimore school bus and a freight train have now been released.

January 12, 2015 9:06 am Photos

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U.S. senators team up to battle human trafficking

U.S. senators team up to battle human trafficking

WASHINGTON — As local police chiefs and sheriffs gathered in Minot to discuss increased crime in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp interjected when one cited a spike in prostitution.

January 12, 2015 6:00 am Related Loading…
Many say education about human trafficking must be a priority

Many say education about human trafficking must be a priority

As a truck driver more than 20 years ago, Larry Medhurst traveled at times with other truckers who wanted to stop by a brothel in Nevada if they were passing through the area.

January 12, 2015 6:00 am Related Loading…
N.D. to consider new trafficking law, more funding for enforcement

N.D. to consider new trafficking law, more funding for enforcement

Plans to invest in law enforcement and strengthen human trafficking laws appear to have support as North Dakota’s legislative session begins this week, although proposals to expand victim services still lack the promise of funding.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Related Loading…
Couple preparing for birth of baby whose heart is 'outside her chest'

Couple preparing for birth of baby whose heart is 'outside her chest'

BISMARCK, N.D. — Brian and Caitlin Veitz met in college. He works in the oil fields and she's a substitute teacher. They've been married for nearly five years and are pregnant with their first baby, Kieran Jane Veitz.

January 11, 2015 1:45 pmLoading…
Agents who conduct sex stings say no shortage of willing buyers

Agents who conduct sex stings say no shortage of willing buyers

Ding. The arrival of texts and emails sounds repeatedly from phones and laptops in this bustling suite on the fourth floor of one of Bismarck’s nicer hotels.

January 09, 2015 6:00 am Related Loading…
Probe of fatal train-bus crash has several aspects; most students out of hospital

Probe of fatal train-bus crash has several aspects; most students out of hospital

BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities investigating a crash involving a school bus and a freight train in northeastern North Dakota are interviewing students who were on the bus, inspecting the bus mechanics, viewing videotape from a camera on the train and awaiting results of an autopsy on the bus driver.

January 08, 2015 2:48 pm Photos

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N.D. oil regulator says lower oil prices spell gloom, not doom

N.D. oil regulator says lower oil prices spell gloom, not doom

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top oil regulator told lawmakers who will craft the state’s budget for the next two years on Thursday that lower crude prices are spelling gloom but not doom for the nation’s second-leading oil producer.

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Man shot in leg by Belfield police chief appears in court

DICKINSON, N.D. — A man shot by the police chief in Belfield after allegedly pointing a gun at him has made his initial court appearance.

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