The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 25 counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by various weather conditions since the start of last year, ranging from excess rain to drought.
Navy planners are in land-locked North Dakota and Minnesota to work out details for a week-long summer program that will feature the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and other promotional events.
North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.
The North Dakota House is considering legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace.
The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.
A recent study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation said more than 300,000 Minnesotans live within evacuation limits of the route that oil-carrying trains take from North Dakota through Minnesota.
A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.
North Dakota officials are keeping an eye on two potentially troublesome weeds as they take public comments on whether to amend the list of the state’s most problematic plants.
A 43-year-old Minnesota man is hospitalized in North Dakota after being shot by law officers in Jamestown. Authorities say the man fled from an officer who responded to a report of a drunk person at a convenience store shortly after midnight Monday, and rammed two law enforcement vehicles during the ensuing chase.
A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm.
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.
A Minnesota woman who was promised $100,000 from a North Dakota man in exchange for producing and providing child pornography has been convicted in federal court. A jury found 35-year-old Roxanne Merrell, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, guilty on two counts of production of child pornography.
A lie detector test that Aaron Knodel’s lawyer says his client passed will not be allowed at the upcoming sex crime trial of the reigning North Dakota teacher of the year unless its accuracy can be determined ahead of time.
When she first arrived in town, Windie Lazenko headed to the neon-lit strip clubs and bars catering to lonely oil field workers with extra cash and time on their hands. She knew these were likely gathering spots for the sex trade — the life she’d given up long ago.
A Norway-based oil company that illegally operated a well in North Dakota that was established by another company has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million settlement to avoid legal action in the case.
Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.
Four North Dakota missionaries caught up in escalating political tension between the U.S. and Venezuela are expected home on Tuesday after spending a couple of days on a Caribbean Island recovering from their ordeal.
The North Dakota Senate passed a $6 million measure Wednesday that is aimed at educating some of the state’s youngest residents.
A man who leads a successful North Dakota-based brick company has donated $5 million to the School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Most of the donation from Rodney Paseka and his wife, Carolyn, will go toward scholarships for business students.
The sharp decrease in the number of small farms and ranches last year is part of a growing trend toward fewer but larger farms in the state, leaders in North Dakota’s agricultural industry said.
All but one member of North Dakota’s House believes the state should honor Canada with a special day.
The North Dakota State College of Science is seeking more help from the state crime bureaus in North Dakota and Minnesota as campus police continue investigating the death of a student.
The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.
A Utah woman who worked in the North Dakota oil fields has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, alleging gender discrimination and equal pay violations.
Minnesota officials on Thursday put the brakes on the conversion of pine forests to potato fields in the northwestern part of the state while they conduct an environmental review on potential threats to groundwater, fish and wildlife.