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BISMARCK — Write-in candidates for governor, U.S. House and president have been certified to appear on North Dakota ballots. The candidates met state filing requirements for appearing on the ballots, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said in a news release Monday, Oct. 24. For write-in votes to be sorted and canvassed for the certified candidates, state law requires the total number of write-in votes cast for an office must exceed 5 percent of the votes cast for the candidate receiving the most votes for that office.
MINOT, N.D.—Minot Roosevelt Park Zoo visitors will have more days this year to spend there. "This is the first time the zoo is open for the winter season," said Becky Dewitz, Roosevelt Park Zoo director. The zoo's fall and winter hours are Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with the exception of holidays and extreme weather conditions. This Saturday, the day of the Boo at the Zoo event, the zoo will be open only from 1-4 p.m.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a food source for centuries, and it's grown in more than half of Minnesota's counties. Clearly, it's a big deal. In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we visit a central Minnesota family which has made a living on harvesting wild rice for four generations. The crew also travels to Wisconsin for a very special pheasant hunt. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
MANDAREE, N.D. – A woman was killed after a single-car crash on four miles north of Mandaree early Friday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The passenger of a...
FARGO — Police here recovered the body of a man during a search of the Red River. He was reported missing by his family. Scott Michael Fonder, 41, of Fargo...
MANDAREE, N.D. -- A woman was killed after a single-car crash on 4 miles north of Mandaree early Friday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The passenger of a...
MANDAN, N.D. — Organizers of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp said Thursday, Oct. 20, the filmmakers who reported being accosted this week were "oil-funded provocateurs" who filmed children and a ceremonial space that was off-limits to photography. Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, issued a press release Thursday that said the "FrackNation" filmmakers broke several rules of the camp on Tuesday, including refusing to show credentials or get a press pass for the Oceti Sakowin camp.
WINNER, S.D. — A Winner High School student injured in a farming accident died Wednesday night, Oct. 20, a day after getting stuck in a grain bin. Taylor Watzel, 16, of Winner, died at about 7 p.m., according to Winner Superintendent Bruce Carrier. Students gathered in the school's gymnasium Wednesday and Thursday morning to talk about the situation. Principal Gerald Witte said students and faculty are struggling with the loss.
In races for four state constitutional offices on the North Dakota ballot, the best choices are incumbent Julie Fedorchak for public service commissioner, incumbent Kelly Schmidt for treasurer, incumbent Kirsten...
NEW TOWN, N.D. - A brine spill that affected a coulee and contaminated cropland this week may have been minimized if the site had a perimeter berm as proposed by...