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UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Signs of oil boomlet in North Dakota after pipeline finished

More than two years after the state’s unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota – the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas – is experiencing a sort …


Pot bust lands Tacoma man in North Dakota jail

Sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota have arrested a Tacoma, Washington, man with 13 pounds of marijuana in the back of his car.


North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping

North Dakota could become the latest state to allow the killing of North American river otters, an animal that was once nearly wiped out in parts of the U.S. by …


Senators want more details on Corps’ Dakota Access decisions

Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access …


Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t …


North Dakota oil spill three times larger than first estimated

A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said …


Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite ‘threats’

The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the line.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

US taxpayers might be on the hook for pipeline protest costs

North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government – and thus U.S. taxpayers – to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of …


North Dakota Fighting Hawks win Big Sky for first NCAA Tournament berth

Top-seeded North Dakota beat Weber State 93-89 in overtime on Saturday night to win the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship and get the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Judge won’t stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

‘Black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota oil pipeline battle

Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned to court Tuesday in an 11th-hour …


Would Dakota pipeline slow oil transport through Spokane, threaten terminal at Port of Vancouver?

Almost as soon as the Trump administration took office, the future of the Dakota Access pipeline looked certain. Any hopes held by protesters that the 470,000-barrels-per-day project could be stopped …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared by police

Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting …


Advocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone dam

Wildlife advocates are urging a federal judge to keep in place an injunction blocking a $57 million irrigation dam and fish passage proposed for the Yellowstone River.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Corps won’t extend deadline for protest camp disbanding

The Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t extend a deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment in North Dakota. The Corps early this month told …


North Dakota, feds address garbage left at pipeline protest camp

Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dakota Access pipeline opponents.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington falls to North Dakota as Quinton Hooker scores 35 points

Quinton Hooker scored 35 points and North Dakota topped Eastern Washington 95-86 in Big Sky play on Thursday in Grand Forks, North Dakota.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline

Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Company to resume work to finish Dakota Access pipeline

With the green light from the federal government, the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project. Opponents …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion …


Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion …


Poodle reunited with owners after crash in Eastern Montana

A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in Eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a …


Engine drops from B-52 bomber in rural North Dakota

The U.S. Air Force says it’s investigating after an engine dropped from a B-52 bomber during a training mission over North Dakota.


North Dakota extends contract of football coach through 2021

North Dakota has extended the contract of football coach Bubba Schweigert through the 2021 season.


Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up

Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn’t fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn’t even set a date for completion.


Bridge near pipeline protest likely to reopen – eventually

Reopening a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment is key to restoring better relations between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, according to North Dakota’s …


Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota creek

Officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into a North Dakota creek.


Quinault Nation celebrates Army Corps decision on Dakota oil pipeline

Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp and others from the tribe arrived at the Standing Rock protest camp just in time to join in the celebration after the decision by …


Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss

The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River …