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Former UND Football Coach Lands At St. Cloud State

Former University of North Dakota head football coach Chris Mussman has landed a job as an assistant at St. Cloud State. The Minnesota school has hired Mussman as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

03/18/2014

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Man Plans To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Case

A Texas man says he will plead guilty in a wide-ranging investigation into the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in North Dakota and Minnesota. John Polinski, of Houston, is charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/18/2014

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Officials: Canadian Oil Won’t Hurt ND Production

The proposed but controversial multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won’t hinder North Dakota’s soaring crude production, state and industry officials say.

03/10/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In N.D. Synthetic Drug Deaths

A Texas man accused of distributing chemicals that ultimately resulted in the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, N.D., area has pleaded guilty. Charles Carlton pleaded guilty Monday to three counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/10/2014

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Developers For Biofuel Beets Plant Turn To Growers

Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol are hoping to get commitments from growers by the end of the year.

03/09/2014

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Red River Flood Outlook Continues To Look Positive

The National Weather Service says the possibility of significant flooding remains low in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. A flood outlook released Thursday shows that minor to moderate flooding is expected along the river and its tributaries.

03/06/2014

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North Dakota Bank Dumps Money Service Businesses, Loses Somalia Accounts

A North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the United States and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.

03/05/2014

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Man Who Made Drugs That Killed 2 Teens Sentenced

A North Dakota man who admitted to cooking up synthetic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teens has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Andrew Spofford, of Grand Forks, is the 12th person sentenced in the wide-ranging conspiracy. His sentence is the longest by five years. Spofford pleaded guilty in October to five counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

03/03/2014

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North Dakota Routs St. Cloud St 5-2

North Dakota’s late season surge has it on the verge of winning the first Penrose Cup. Connor Gaarder scored twice in a five-goal second period to lead North Dakota over St. Cloud State 5-2 in a key National Collegiate Hockey Conference game Friday. UND is 15-2-1 in its last 18 games.

02/28/2014

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North Dakota Beats Minnesota-Duluth 3-0

Luke Johnson provided the offense and Zane Gothberg the defense as North Dakota beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 Friday to move into share of the lead in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

02/21/2014

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Farm Rescue Nonprofit Adding Haying Assistance

A North Dakota-based nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need plant and harvest their crops is branching out into haying assistance. Farm Rescue is accepting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana.

02/21/2014

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Propane Crisis On Dakotas Reservation Easing

The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux says a propane crisis on the Dakotas reservation is easing due to warmer weather and a drop in the price of the fuel. Chairman Dave Archambault says the tribe has ensured that everyone in need of propane has received some.

02/18/2014

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2 ND Men, 1 Minn. Man Sentenced In Meth Case

Federal authorities say two North Dakota men and a Minnesota man have been sentenced in a methamphetamine conspiracy case.

02/13/2014

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Casey’s General Stores Buying Stop-N-Go Chain

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores Inc. is buying 24 Stop-n-Go convenience stores in the Upper Midwest. Twenty of the stores are in North Dakota and four are in Minnesota. Casey’s did not disclose the purchase price.

02/13/2014

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Lawmakers: Minn. Needs Stronger Oil Spill Response

Hoping to avert disaster before it strikes, two state lawmakers introduced plans Wednesday to deal with the growing threat from railroad oil tanker spills. On average, ten oil tanker trains rumble through Minnesota each day, hauling huge quantities of North Dakota crude to refineries down south or out east. As oil rail traffic increases, people like Kathy Hollander want action. “This is oil transportation on steroids,” Hollander said.

02/12/2014

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