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State-Owned Casinos Facing Uphill Battle in North Dakota

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- A potentially losing hand has been dealt in a Fargo lawmaker's attempt to allow state-owned casinos. The House Judiciary Committee gave Rep. Al Carlson's proposal to allow up to six state-owned casinos a 13-2 "do not…

Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

  MINOT, N.D. -- More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air…

Bison Turf Reconstruction Project Begins

  FARGO, N.D. -- The reconstruction of the Bison Turf has officially begun. The popular college bar near NDSU's campus was damaged by fire last July. The owner, Pete Sabo, has had plans to rebuild the bar for quite some…

Judge Won't Dismiss Charges Against McKenzie County Sheriff

  MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. -- A judge has declined to dismiss criminal charges against the McKenzie County sheriff accused of misusing his office credit card. The judge didn't offer a reason for the decision. Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused of…

ND Lawmaker Changes Proposal for State-Owned Casinos

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Rep. Al Carlson has changed his proposal for up to six state-owned casinos, if voters approve. The Republican House majority leader's original proposal would forbid state casinos from being built within 20 miles of a reservation.…

Information Released on Fargo Man Hit by Train

  FARGO, N.D. -- Fargo police identify the man killed after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck him Tuesday morning. They say 39 year old Kyle Kubousek of Fargo was hit by a westbound train shortly beforeĀ 4 a.m. Tuesday…

Suspect in Court for South Fargo Bomb Threat

  FARGO, N.D. -- The man accused of making a bomb threat and slashing several tires in south Fargo early Monday has been arraigned in court. Dustin Depiano, 28, is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state's longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month.…

Army Corps Finishes Clean-Up of DAPL Protest Camps

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. -- The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up three Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The Corps hired a contractor after the main camp and two others were cleared out and shut down late last…

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