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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal authorities say two North Dakota men and a Minnesota man have been sentenced in a methamphetamine conspiracy case.
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.
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.
The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead says the total construction value in Fargo, West Fargo, and the Minnesota cities of Moorhead and Dilworth surpassed $663 million in 2013, up 15 percent from 2012.
A Swedish reality TV show that features 10 Americans competing in various cultural events is entering its fourth season and casting officials say something is missing. They want someone from the Fargo area.
The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.
It is expected to take several days to clean up the mess caused by a leaking Canadian Pacific oil tanker train. The train left a 65-mile long oil spill from Red Wing to Winona on Monday morning before the leak was finally detected and stopped.
A nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana.
Two sisters from Minnesota are accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in North Dakota. Jacqueline Weiss, 22, and Jennifer Weiss, 25, of Zimmerman, Minn., are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth.
A man who backed out of plea deal at the last minute in a drug conspiracy case agreed to plead guilty after all, three days into his trial. David Cerna Jr., of Moorhead, Minn., is among a dozen people charged in federal court in North Dakota with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.