North Dakota

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. Read more.

ND Again Mulls Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination

The North Dakota House is considering legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace.

03/23/2015

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Roar Of Bombers Replaced By Drone Buzz In North Dakota

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.

03/22/2015

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MnDOT: More Than 300K Live Within Evacuation Limits On Oil Train Routes

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.

03/19/2015

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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.

03/19/2015

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2 Troublesome Weeds ‘On The Horizon’ In North Dakota

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.

03/18/2015

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Minnesota Man Shot By Law Officers After North Dakota Chase

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.

03/17/2015

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Proposed Wind Farm Change Might Help Endangered Birds

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.

03/16/2015

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Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn’t Stall Pipeline Boom

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.

03/15/2015

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Minnesota Woman Convicted For Providing Porn To Washburn Man

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.

03/13/2015

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Sex Crime Trial Set For North Dakota Teacher Of The Year

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.

03/10/2015

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Former Sex Trade Worker Fighting Trafficking In Oil Patch

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.

03/08/2015

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Oil Company To Pay $2M For Illegal Well In North Dakota

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.

03/05/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

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.

03/03/2015

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4 Missionaries Detained In Venezuela Expected Home Tuesday

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.

03/02/2015

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ND Senate Approves $6M Early Childhood Education Measure

The North Dakota Senate passed a $6 million measure Wednesday that is aimed at educating some of the state’s youngest residents.

02/25/2015

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North Dakota Businessman Donates $5M To Minnesota University

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.

02/25/2015

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Sharp Decrease In N.D. Small Farms Not Uncommon, Farmers Say

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.

02/22/2015

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ND Lawmaker: Resolution Honoring Canada Waste Of Time

All but one member of North Dakota’s House believes the state should honor Canada with a special day.

02/15/2015

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College Seeks More Help With Probe Into Student’s Death

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.

02/12/2015

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Congress Set To Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

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.

02/11/2015

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North Dakota Oil Field Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit

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.

02/09/2015

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Minnesota Puts Brakes On Conversion Of Forests To Crops

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.

02/05/2015

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ND Bill Would Make Medical Marijuana Legal In The State

A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

02/04/2015

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Mother Accused Of Leaving Kids To Die To Get Psych Exam

A judge has ordered a mental health examination for a woman accused of leaving her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in a remote area of northwestern North Dakota.

02/04/2015

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Low Prices Raise Alarm In North Dakota Oil Patch

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers.

02/02/2015

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