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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health is reviewing posts to its official Twitter account in which its public information director wrote opinionated comments about the U.S. presidential debate, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, Sept. 26. The tweets during the Monday night debate included "Grow a pair Lester," an apparent reference to debate moderator Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News, and a comment that Republican candidate Donald Trump's hair "is weirder than usual."
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. — More people were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the course of pipeline protests held near St. Anthony. The Morton County Sheriff's Department said law enforcement received...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A three-vehicle crash killed two people and closed down Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria early Tuesday morning. The crash involved a Freightliner semitrailer, a GMC Sierra...
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Motorists are urged to use caution at the rest stops in the Jamestown area where two men recently have been approaching vehicles and asking for money, according...
DWIGHT, N.D. — The driver of a semi truck was injured when his rig collided with a train about 10:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, on Richland County Road 10 a...
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance...
June 25, 2014: Energy Transfer Partners announces it has enough commitments from shippers to move forward with an oil pipeline from the Bakken to Patoka, Ill. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. Jack Dalrymple's Pipeline Summit at a time when nearly two-thirds of Bakken crude was being transported by rail. Dec. 22, 2014: Dakota Access LLC submits an application to the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a pipeline route permit.
WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks has identified the person who is the focus of a suspicious death investigation on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The broadcaster cited online posts and family saying the woman is Carla Yellowbird, who was found dead on the reservation. The FBI has not provided details of its investigation into the death.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—The College of St. Benedict in Jacob Wetterling's hometown of St. Joseph will host a memorial service Sunday for the boy who was abducted 27 years ago and whose body was recovered Sept. 2. The Wetterling Family Memorial Service for Jacob will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday. Oct. 22 was proclaimed "Jacob Wetterling Day" in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday. That day will mark the 27th anniversary of Jacob's abduction.
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies have scheduled a listening session and tribal consultations in six regions of the country in response to concerns raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's challenge of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. Departments of the Army, Interior and Justice on Friday invited representatives from all 567 federally recognized tribes to participate in formal, government-to-government consultation on how federal review of infrastructure projects can better allow for timely and meaningful tribal input.