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Rink Report: UND Brings ‘Must Win’ Attitude to Senior Night

Fighting Hawks host Omaha for a two-game set

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — KVRR Sports reporter Jeremy Klein previews the University of North Dakota’s two-game homestand against Omaha. The Fighting Hawks (15-13-3, 8-11-1 NCHC) are 2-6-0 in their last eight games, and have struggled down the stretch. But, with senior night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, the Hawks are looking to get back in the win column. Omaha (15-12-5,…

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…

DAPL Protest Response Cost for ND National Guard Almost $9 Million

The guard had spent more than 35,000 man hours at the protest from North Dakota and nine other states

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota National Guard has racked up an impressive tally of man hours and money spent at the protest. The cost of the protest response for the guard is near $9 million. As of last week, the guard had spent more than 35,000 man hours at the protest. More than 1,200 Army and nearly 150…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

Alberta Man, Semi Driver Injured in Icy I-29 Crashes

Both drivers suffered minor injuries in two crashes on I-29

  HILLSBORO, N.D. — A man ended up in two feet of water north of Hillsboro late last night after losing control of his vehicle on an icy I-29. A highway patrol trooper says the 47-year-old man from Alberta, Canada was able to get his seat belt off but he wasn’t able to get out of the vehicle. Crews from…

North Dakota Sees Drop in Farms, Ranches in 2016

The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined

  NORTH DAKOTA — The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year. The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015. The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined. Land in farms and ranches totaled 39.1…

Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing Honored

This is the second time the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy

  MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is the second time in three years that the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

UND’s Dyer Named Big Sky Player of the Week

Dyer averaged 25.5 points, 7 rebounds, 3.5 assists in two North Dakota WBB wins

OGDEN, Utah (UND Athletics) — University of North Dakota senior guard Makailah Dyer was named the Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Tuesday by league officials. The honor comes after a career-record performance in a pair of home wins to vault North Dakota into sole possession of first place in the conference with two weeks remaining. Dyer averaged 25.5…

UND’s Crandall Named Big Sky Player of the Week

Crandall averaged 18.5 points, 6 rebounds and 5.5 assists in two team wins

Ogden, Utah (UND Athletics) — Sophomore Geno Crandall picked up the first Big Sky Player of the Week award of his career on Monday in an announcement made by league officials. The 6-foot-3 point guard averaged 18.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 5.5 apg in a pair of road wins that vaulted the Fighting Hawks into first place in the Big Sky standings with…