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DAPL Protesters Continue to Trespass, Vandalize Backwater Bridge

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says they arrested 21 more people, bringing the total to 624

For a third consecutive night, pipeline protesters trespassed and tried to force authorities from the Backwater Bridge. The Morton County Sheriff says around 150 people gathered on the bridge Wednesday night. Three tire fires were started on the bridge along with two fires on each side of the bridge. Protesters attempted to get behind the law enforcement line several times….

One Officer Killed, One Injured in Shooting in Rolette County, ND

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in North Dakota.

  Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in North Dakota. Four law enforcement officers chased a man in a stolen pickup truck through the Devils Lake area about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The officers caught up with the pickup at an intersection and a shootout began. Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud says a…

Fargo Man One Step Closer to Saving His Home

Fargo's Historic Preservation Commission says John and Sherri Stern's home is historically significant

  Fargo’s Historic Preservation Commission has given its endorsement to saving the house owned by John and Sherri Stern. The board determined the home near the Red River is historically significant because it was designed by the grand-daughter of world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is one of four that the city needs in order to build a…

Governor Burgum Calling for Deeper Cuts of State’s Budget

Under his plan, Valley City State University Will Lose Funding for their building project

  North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is calling for deeper cuts in the state budget than suggested by his predecessor. His proposal to lawmakers includes another $159 million in spending reductions. Burgum’s plan makes another $31 million cut to higher education and an additional $19 million would be cut by other state agencies. He would eliminate increases in Medicaid and…

Man Gets Plea Deal in 2016 West Fargo Motel Standoff

Jan Michel Wangstad, 38, plead guilty to multiple charges and was given five years in prison

  A plea deal and sentence for the man involved in an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel last March. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. An attempted murder charge was dropped. Wangstand was given five years in prison. He was arrested last…

Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination Introduced Again To North Dakota Legislature

For the fourth time in eight years, the North Dakota Legislature will consider legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

BISMARCK, N.D. – For the fourth time in eight years, the North Dakota Legislature will consider legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bipartisan legislation introduced this session would add sexual orientation to the list of classes of individuals who are specifically protected against discrimination. Similar legislation failed during the 2009, 2013 and 2015 sessions. Opponents have…

Former Jailer Gets Suspended Sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota, gets a suspended sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota,won’t serve any prison time. The judge gave 27-year-old Michael Peterson, of Hazen, a suspended sentence of one year at Friday’s hearing. Police say Peterson drunkenly fired a rifle about 32 times on February 28 at the Dakota Farms Inn in Beulah. No one was hurt. He…

State Rep. Nelson Pushes For Recreational Marijuana Study

A petition to put a marijuana initative on the 2016 ballot failed

NORTH DAKOTA — In light of Measure 5 legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota, one state politician wants to take this a step further. State Representative Marvin Nelson of Rolla wants the legislature to study recreational marijuana. Nelson says this will eventually become a question for legislators or voters. A petition to put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot did…

North Dakota Tribes To Charge Higher Tax On Oil Production

The state's three tribes say they never agreed to the lower tax rate

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes say they will charge a higher tax than the state for oil production on reservation property. Tribal leaders say they never agreed to a change Legislature made in 2015 which abolished some price–based incentives for a lower tax rate. They say this increased rate will pay for the consequences of oil production…

Health Matters: Hidden Signs of a Heart Attack

When you think of a heart attack, you might only be thinking of a few common symptons

Most know if you’re having a heart attack, you want to get to the hospital right away. But sometimes, people mistake their symptoms for something else. Heart disease can happen to anyone but many times people don’t think it can happen to them. Paying attention to your body could save your life. Heart disease is a result of years of…