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Big Sky: Montana rolls MVSU 67-7

Brady Gustafson threw for four touchdown passes, all in the first half, and Montana (4-1) swamped Mississippi Valley State (0-6) 67-7 in Missoula, Montana.


Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

The Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change …


Pending oil pipeline ruling prompts beefed up police presence

North Dakota authorities are recruiting law enforcement officers from across the state to guard the site of a protest in anticipation of an impending federal ruling on whether to block …


Judge grants short work stop on 4-state oil pipeline

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request to temporarily stop work on some, but not all of a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline …


State making headway on rail safety

A couple of recent developments show that Washington state is doing what it can to ensure safer passage and to develop an emergency response strategy.


North Dakota to explore change in conference affiliation

The University of North Dakota is looking for ways to save money in its athletic department, and it could include a change in conference affiliation.


Sioux tribe leader wants political help to halt oil pipeline

A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota’s senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that …


Opposition to oil pipeline heats up in North Dakota, Iowa

American Indians blocked crews constructing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota on Wednesday, while Iowa landowners are asking a judge to halt work in their state …


Post Falls man accused in stabbing incident reaches plea deal

An Idaho man accused of stabbing another man near Stanley, North Dakota, last summer has reached a plea deal that allows him to avoid prison time.


North Dakota’s voter ID law blocked by judge

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s voter identification law after it was challenged by a group of American Indians.


1 killed, 3 hurt in oil well explosion in North Dakota

Authorities say a man died and three others were injured in an oil well explosion in western North Dakota.


Bakken oil field leaks 275,000 tons of methane yearly, study says

The oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually, a significant amount of the greenhouse gas but less than previously believed, a study released Wednesday …


Bakken oil field is source of global uptick in air pollution, study says

An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.


Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins, scientists say

Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.


Colville Reservation one of two selected for national census test

Two Native American reservations – one in the Dakotas and another in Washington – have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to …


Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.


North Dakota beats Quinnipiac 5-1 for eighth NCAA hockey title

Drake Caggiula scored twice in the third period and Brock Boeser had a goal and three assists to help North Dakota win its eighth NCAA hockey championship, 5-1 over top-seeded …


Sacramento State upsets Montana State

Cameron Forte had 26 points and 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double this season, De’Sean Parsons scored a career-high 21 points and eighth-seeded Portland State beat ninth-seeded Northern Colorado 74-67 …


Whiting to suspend North Dakota oil well completions

North Dakota’s largest oil producer says it will suspend its well-completion operations in April.


Ruling on false testimony from Henrikson witness won’t be admitted, judge rules

Jurors in the murder-for-hire trial of James Henrikson will not hear that the judge presiding over the case determined that one of the prosecution’s key witnesses gave false testimony in …


Judge says James Henrikson trial may continue

A motion for a mistrial based on undisclosed text messages between a Spokane police detective and a witness in the James Henrikson murder-for-hire trial was thrown out Tuesday.


Vandals survive against North Dakota

Don Verlin isn’t sure what the most fortunate thing to happen to his team on Saturday was.


Austin McBroom propels Eagles to fifth straight victory

Austin McBroom scored a career-high 35 points and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 95-85 on Thursday night to take over sole possession of third place in the Big Sky Conference.


Josh Duhamel pushes North Dakota as a travel destination

When actor Josh Duhamel and his wife, Fergie, lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas, need a break from life in Los Angeles, they head to a place not known …


Big Sky men’s roundup: Grizzlies rally to edge North Dakota

Martin Breunig scored five points in the final 1:30 and Montana closed on a 10-0 run for a 65-61 victory over North Dakota on Saturday in Grand Forks, North Dakota, …


North Dakota defeats EWU in Big Sky men’s basketball

Geno Crandall scored seven of his 15 points in the final three minutes and added a key block to help North Dakota pull away and beat Eastern Washington 79-71 on …


‘Prejudicial’ statements from Carlile’s family ordered withheld in Henrikson murder trial

A statement from Doug Carlile identifying James Henrikson as his potential killer will not be heard by jurors, and the publicity of the statement could end up moving Henrikson’s trial, …


North Dakota defeats Northern Iowa, returns to FCS semifinals

North Dakota true freshman Bruce Anderson returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown to spark the four-time defending FCS champions to a 23-13 victory over Northern Iowa in a hard-fought …


North Dakota will become the Fighting Hawks

University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school’s new nickname, the school announced Wednesday.


Getaway driver pleads guilty in Spokane murder-for-hire case

The getaway driver accused in the murder-for-hire of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile pleaded guilty Tuesday, leaving only two of the six men implicated in the scheme to stand trial. …