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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.


Amy Goodman: Trump backs pipelines to disaster

So as climate-change-fueled disasters ravaged the U.S., Trump – the man who called climate change a Chinese hoax – was doing all he could to ensure future catastrophes.


New Miss America hopes win draws attention to North Dakota

The newly crowned Miss America said she hopes that being the pageant’s first winner from North Dakota helps draw attention to her home state.


President Trump pitches tax overhaul effort in North Dakota

President Donald Trump sought to present his tax overhaul plan as an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation during a speech Wednesday in North Dakota, where he was joined by the state’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Trump tax tour heads to friendly turf in North Dakota

Donald Trump will be on friendly turf when he brings his tax reform tour to North Dakota this week. It’s a deep-red state he carried by 36 points last year.


Seattle man faces charges in North Dakota bank robbery

A Seattle man accused of robbing a bank in North Dakota is now also accused of terrorizing clerks in the business.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen

Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle.


North Dakota may halt rail inspections aimed at derailments

The end of the line may be in sight for a North Dakota safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

A federal judge’s order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, …


North Dakota man sentenced for Samurai-sword slaying

A North Dakota man accused of killing his friend with a Samurai-style sword in Montana has been sentenced to six years in prison after accepting a plea agreement for one …


Family of exploited uncle upset with niece’s sentence

A Montana woman accused of exploiting her elderly and mentally impaired uncle in North Dakota has been sentenced to probation and about $30,000 in restitution.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Ex-wife of murder-for-hire plot boss James Henrikson sentenced to probation

A woman who helped prosecutors send her ex-husband to prison for ordering the deaths of two associates in the North Dakota oil patch has been sentenced to probation for her …


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.