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By Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service TIOGA, N.D. – The oil industry said “thanks a million” Wednesday to North Dakota. More than 2,000 people gathered in Tioga to celebrate the state’s recent oil milestone of hitting 1 million barrels a day, not far from where the state produced its first barrel.
By Marino Eccher / The Forum St. PAUL - A South St. Paul burglar effectively updated his status to “busted” when he logged into Facebook on a computer in the home he broke into, prosecutors say.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota intends to nearly double its oil and gas pipeline capacity within two years as part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field, the state's governor said on Tuesday. Oil production in North Dakota has more than tripled in the past decade to 1 million barrels of oil equivalent (boepd) per day, making for the fastest-growing U.S.
A new study on risky teen behavior released last week contains both good and bad news – along with a message. On the positive side, American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. More of them are also wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts. Among the findings: Fewer than 16 percent of the 13,000 U.S. high school students surveyed smoked a cigarette in the previous month, the lowest level since the survey began in 1991. Fights at school fell by half in the past 20 years.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two junior hockey players are charged with creating and disseminating child pornography after they allegedly videotaped sex with a 15-year-old girl at a motel here after a game in February, then sent the video around to other people.
Grand Forks, ND - A 24-yer-old man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds early this morning at a Grand Forks apartment complex, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding two people of interest. Officers were dispatched to 2021 S. 17th St., Apt. 201, at 1:46 a.m. for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. When police arrived, officers found the victim.
By Kia Farhang It felt like a bomb going off. Former North Dakota State University wide receiver Kole Heckendorf had just come home from a golf tournament Friday with his brother-in-law Jeff Hille, a former pitcher for the Bison baseball team. Hille and a friend left Heckendorf alone in the house around 8:15 p.m.
REDBY, Minn. - Seven people are in custody after a nearly 10-hour standoff that began with reports of gunfire Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune DULUTH -- Minnesota’s northern forests are expected to look vastly different a century from now — with fewer spruce, tamarack and fir trees...
By Malachi Petersen LAPORTE, Minn. -- A small team armed with night-vision binoculars, a thermal-imaging device, motion-sensitive cameras and tactical vests invaded the Paul Bunyan State Forest last week.