North Dakota News

ND House, Senate Adjourn Until March

Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House and Senate have both adjourned until Wednesday March 1. Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break. When the session continues next week, the House will take action on Senate bills and vice versa. It will be day 37 of the legislative session which…

Cass County State’s Attorney Investigates Near Drowning at Fargo Hotel

Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night

  FARGO, N.D. — The case of a three-year-old rescued from the bottom of a Fargo hotel pool is now in the hands of the Cass County State’s Attorney. Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night. Her parents took her to the hospital. Fargo Police say it…

Authorities Make Final Arrests, Officially Close Main DAPL Camp

As officers worked, cleanup crews began razing buildings on the square-mile piece of property on federal land

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have declared the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp officially cleared after arresting the last remaining holdouts. Nearly three dozen people were arrested. It took under four hours as officers methodically checked buildings and arrested anyone they encountered. One man climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering. As…

Pipeline Protest Deadline Brings Fires, Explosions, Injuries and Arrests

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A dramatic chain of events unfolded in Morton County at the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. There were ceremonial fires, explosions, injuries and arrests. All as the 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline for protesters to clear out of the main camp came and went. Protesters begin ceremonial burning of some of their living structures ahead…

Fargo Police Set the Record Straight on State’s Good Samaritan Law

The law gives immunity to fellow drug users to encourage them to call for help during a drug overdose

FARGO, N.D. — Details of a drug arrest from May of last year have raised questions about North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd took to Facebook to clear up the confusion. Authorities want to remind the public that saving someone’s life is their top priority. North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law is designed to help authorities save…

New Convention Center in the Works for West Fargo

A new space for shows and conferences may be coming to the metro

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A new convention center is in the works for West Fargo. The Red River Valley Fair and the city are working on this $20 million project. In the midst of a growing community, some say the Fargodome is not enough. “Which is a great problem to have, the Fargodome is busy,” said Charley Johnson with the…

NDSU Holds Vigil in Remembrance of All Students

A candlelight vigil was held for all students who have passed away in the academic year

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU is mourning the loss of the students killed in a car crash earlier this month. Friends and family were invited to speak out in honor of Danie Thomsenn and Carson Roney. “I dug my son’s grave with the help of my father and my brother and his boys and a couple other friends,” said the father…

Craig Cobb Buys Property in Barnes County

Craig Cobb Now the Co-Owner of the Former Nome Zion Evangelical Free Church

  NOME, N.D. — A self-proclaimed white supremacist is now the co–owner of property in Nome. Craig Cobb is listed as the co–owner of the former Nome Zion Evangelical Free Church. The building is currently abandoned and sits within the city limits. A deed was filed on Tuesday. When talking to people who live in Valley City, they said they were fearful and mad that…

Two Sentenced in 2016 Sex with Minors Sting

18 men were accused of going to local hotels to hire minors for sex

Brandon Murch (L) and Christopher Highness (R)  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Two more men have appeared in court on charges connected to a sex sting last summer in the metro. Eighteen men were accused of going to local hotels to hire minors for sex. Brandon Murch, 31, of Hunter, North Dakota was sentenced to 1½ years behind bars. A charge…

State Ordered Budget Cuts Cause More Changes at NDSU

Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven't been filled

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has announced more changes as a result of state-ordered budget cuts. President Dean Bresciani says the university is eliminating student affairs administrators and will continue to offer buyouts. Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven’t been filled. Incentives include allowing some employees to work part-time as they near retirement. Administrative budgets…