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WILLISTON, N.D. -- Temperatures that reached into the 50s in Williston Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making the contamination spread more quickly into the state's waterways, officials said. Melting snow and increased flows made it difficult for cleanup crews to collect some of the contamination in Blacktail Creek, said Dave Glatt, chief of the North Dakota Department of Health's Environmental Health Section. A pipeline leak discovered Jan.
Trina Nguyen and Loc Tran face federal human trafficking charges and other charges after allegedly operating a brothel in Minot, N.D., and then, after posting bond on similar state charges...
SISSETON -- The names of the three victims killed in a shooting in Sisseton over the weekend were released Monday by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. Vernon Renville Jr.,...
SISSETON – This small city reeled Saturday from reports by authorities that a local 22-year-old man killed three people and seriously injured another in a shooting before taking his own...
On a hot summer day, there are certain flavors that sound more refreshing than others. A couple of my favorites are ice cold margaritas and key lime pie. Obviously, some of what is so refreshing is the ice in the margaritas and the pucker-inducing freshly squeezed lime juice in both items. I like to keep various fruit juice concentrates in my freezer because they are a great way to add a flavorful punch to foods in a hurry.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction. The U.S.
Forum Communications Co. has promoted Matthew McMillan to vice president of newspapers and MaryJo Hotzler to vice president of content. McMillan joined FCC this past February. He started his career selling advertising at Minnesota newspapers in Minnetonka, Minneapolis and Cambridge.
Those who want health insurance coverage next year through the new online marketplace should take note: The sign-up period begins today and ends Feb. 15. But those who want to start new coverage or change insurance plans next year must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure that coverage begins Jan.
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates. The U.S. government has released county-level statistics of per-acre cash rental rates for irrigated farmland, nonirrigated farmland and pasture in 2014. The statistics complement the state-level cash rental rates released previously by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The county-level statistics, in particular, can be useful in determining what renters should pay for farmland.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play Sunday, the team announced on its website Monday. Peterson missed Sunday’s loss to New England after Peterson was indicted in...