Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is causing anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer says these are ...

North Dakota to sue Washington state over new oil train rule

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue the state of Washington over a new Washington law targeting oil shipped by rail. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into ...

South Dakota governor won't test tribal ban from reservation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she won't test an American Indian tribe that has banned her from one of the largest reservations in the country, but she hopes to change the di...

Roosevelt Library backers look to Walmart heir, big oil

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library...

Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation

A Native American tribe has told South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem she's not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country after she led efforts to pass a state law targeting demonstrations such a...

Sheriff seeks dismissal from lawsuit over anti-protest laws

A western South Dakota sheriff is seeking to be dismissed from a lawsuit challenging new state laws that target disruptive demonstrations by anti-oil pipeline activists. Attorney Reb...

North Dakota company where 4 were slain seeks normalcy

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A small property management company in North Dakota where four people were slain in the early morning hours of April 1 is slowly returning to normal thanks to tight bonds among wor...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't a...

Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The co-owner of a North Dakota business where four people including her husband were slain says she and others don't know why the suspect would target anyone at the company. ...

Bomb cyclone storm cuts power, disrupts travel in central US

A storm system known as a "bomb cyclone" slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard that struck the Upper Midwest and creating hazardous fi...

Impoverished Pine Ridge reservation braces for more flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The impoverished Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is bracing for another major winter storm and renewed flooding that is forecast for a wide swath of the Plains and ...

911 call of 4 slain at North Dakota business not released

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police on Thursday declined to release details of a 911 call that alerted authorities to the slayings of four people at a North Dakota business, a mystery about which little inform...

Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to...

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their init...

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam could face long sentence

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funneled lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica that's more than double wh...