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The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


Morning Docket: 11.10.20

* The University of Dayton now has a five-year B.A./JD program. This makes Doogie Howser look kind of unimpressive... [Bismarck Tribune] * There is growing discomfort at law firms representing the Trump Campaign in post-election lawsuits. [New York Times] * The first black district attorney has been elected in New Mexico following last week's election. [U.S. News] * President Trump's voter fraud legal team is purportedly being led by nonlawyers. [Forbes] * CNN quoted from Alan Dershowitz'...
Tags: Law, Cnn, New York Times, New Mexico, Forbes, Trump, Bismarck Tribune, University of Dayton, Trump Campaign, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Doogie Howser, Morning Docket, President Trump


More than 70 people entered a bidding war to buy an abandoned Cold War-era missile silo complex in North Dakota — take a look at the property

  A decommissioned Cold War missile silo in North Dakota was up for auction on Tuesday. The site has 14 launch sites for Sprint missiles, which were designed as the last line of defense against Soviet weapons.  Despite 70 bidders, the price only reached $52,500, which the seller rejected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A piece of Cold War history went up for auction in North Dakota on Tuesday.  Decommissioned in the 1970s, the Remote Sprint Launcher 4 is a time capsule in...
Tags: Texas, US, Trends, North Dakota, Idaho, Sprint, New Jersey, Arizona, ICBM, Keller, Atlas Obscura, Bismarck Tribune, Military Times, David Keller, Arizona Kansas, Fairdale North Dakota


Morning Docket: 09.05.18

* Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings will continue today, and we imagine that when his rulings are discussed, he'll be pummeled on own "frozen trucker" case -- but his involves a killer whale. [National Law Journal] * Special counsel Robert Mueller says he'll accept written answers from President Donald Trump on questions related to whether his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. As for the obstruction question, it seems like Muelle...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Russia, New York Times, Arizona, Courts, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, ABA Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Obstruction, Bismarck Tribune, Dewey, Mueller


Police request funds for AR-15s in North Dakota city schools

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police in Bismarck, North Dakota, are requesting funding in the city’s 2019 budget for equipment including AR-15 rifles for school resource officers. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department are sharing the cost of purchasing nearly $26,000 worth of AR-15s, gun safes, additional bulletproof vests […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bismarck North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Bismarck Police Department, Bismarck Public Schools


Kevin Cramer’s Campaign Images Shot Far From Fargo

For a man who has fully embraced President Trump’s “America First” slogan, Rep. Kevin Cramer’s (R-ND) Senate campaign is using a surprising array of international images to sell his campaign. The top Senate candidate’s website is replete with Getty stock images from around the globe, from Serbia to Indonesia, Hungary to the United Kingdom, to illustrate his made-in-America political views. One notable shot: Cramer, a staunch ally of Trump who has campaigned heavily on a border-security crackdown...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Senate, America, Getty Images, Hungary, Gop, United Kingdom, Serbia, Getty, Dc, Trump, Bismarck Tribune, Cramer, Kevin Cramer, America First


Man caught with 30 lbs of marijuana gets 3 years in prison

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Oregon man caught in North Dakota with 30 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle has been sentenced to three years in prison. A Morton County sheriff’s deputy stopped 61-year-old Ricky Fischer, of Culver, Oregon, on Interstate 94 in mid-December. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Fischer pleaded guilty to a felony […]
Tags: News, Oregon, North Dakota, Fischer, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Morton County, Ricky Fischer, Culver Oregon


North Dakota district courts ask for more full-time staff

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota district courts are asking for more full-time staff for the next state budget cycle. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Administrative Council plans to recommend that North Dakota’s Supreme Court budget for 10 requested positions in several counties and judicial districts around the state. The state’s court system cut […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Administrative Council, North Dakota s Supreme Court


North Dakota’s habitat proposal upsets energy companies

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s efforts to reduce the impact of wind development on wildlife habitats are drawing opposition from energy and agriculture industries. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state Game and Fish Department has proposed voluntary guidelines aimed at steering wind developers away from building turbines and roads in wildlife habitats. The […]
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Morton County farmer sentenced for sexually assaulting boys

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Morton County farmer accused of sexually assaulting two teenage boys has been sentenced to probation. Fifty-year-old James Hopfauf, of rural Flasher, had said after his arrest last fall that the teens were simply helping him with his bad back. The Bismarck Tribune reports that he pleaded guilty on Tuesday to […]
Tags: News, Bismarck Tribune, Mandan, Nation & World, Morton County, James Hopfauf


Bismarck man arrested near school with gun, drugs sentenced

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of having marijuana and a gun near a school last fall has avoided jail time. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a judge on Tuesday sentenced 18-year-old Zachary Roller to three years of supervised probation with credit for 16 days spent in custody. Roller also was ordered to […]
Tags: News, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Zachary Roller


Journalist cleared of trespassing at pipeline protests

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A journalist arrested last year while covering protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been cleared of criminal trespass charges. Judge Thomas Schneider ruled Friday that Jenni Monet complied with police orders while reporting on the demonstration, the Bismarck Tribune reported . “It’s a great day for journalism and for […]
Tags: News, Bismarck Tribune, Mandan, Nation & World, Thomas Schneider, Jenni Monet


Bismarck bus ridership up, but paratransit still down

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More people are riding fixed-route buses in the Bismarck-Mandan Capital Area Transit system, but paratransit numbers are still down. The Bismarck Tribune reports that ridership on the fixed-route bus system was up about 25 percent in April compared to the same month last year. However, ridership numbers still aren’t back to […]
Tags: News, Bismarck, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Bismarck Mandan Capital Area Transit


Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to drug, theft charges

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole evidence from drug cases. Thirty-one-year-old Kerry Komrosky entered his plea Tuesday. The Bismarck Tribune reports attorneys agreed to a three-day trial, with dates to be determined. Komrosky’s charges include possession of a controlled substance with intent […]
Tags: News, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Burleigh County, Nation & World, Kerry Komrosky, Komrosky


North Dakota to talk tech advancements at oil conference

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil industry is set to discuss technology advancements that could recover more oil from the Bakken patch at an annual petroleum conference. The Bismarck Tribune reports that more than 2,100 people are registered for the three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference starting Tuesday in Bismarck. The conference will showcase current […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bakken, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Williston Basin Petroleum Conference


Bismarck man convicted of arson; fire damaged fiancee’s home

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been convicted of felony arson in connection with a fire last November that heavily damaged his fiancee’s home. The Bismarck Tribune reports Spencer Norton was found guilty on Friday following a two-day trial. Norton also faces a new charge filed Thursday of felony terrorizing for threatening comments […]
Tags: News, Norton, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Spencer Norton


Watford City accountant sentenced for embezzling

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A Watford City accountant accused of embezzling from three organizations has been ordered to pay almost $250,000 in restitution. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 39-year-old Hannah Lloyd recently pleaded guilty to three felony counts of theft. Three felony counts of forgery were dismissed. Lloyd was sentenced to about a year […]
Tags: News, Lloyd, Watford City, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Hannah Lloyd


Man accused of sending child pornography, terrorizing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is accused of sending child pornography to 20 people. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 50-year-old Curtis McGarvey is charged with 20 counts of promoting sexual performance by a minor, as well as one count of child neglect and one count of terrorizing. A judge on Monday set McGarvey’s […]
Tags: News, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, McGarvey, Curtis McGarvey


North Dakota horse owners cautious of rare disease

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota horse owners are on high alert amid the surfacing of a neurological disease. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state High School Rodeo Association and the Junior High Rodeo Division have canceled several rodeos in the wake of Lil Sis, a barrel racing horse who died last month. Tests […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, state High School Rodeo Association, Junior High Rodeo Division


Old-fashioned Bismarck restaurant sold after 48 years

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck restaurant serving fresh burgers for nearly 50 years won’t change despite new ownership. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Bill Wood sold The Woodhouse this month to a former employee. The 87-year-old has owned the restaurant since 1969. Williston attorney and new Woodhouse owner Dan Vondrachek II says “things will […]
Tags: News, Williston, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Bill Wood, Woodhouse, Nation & World, Dan Vondrachek II


North Dakota agency to put historic bridge up for adoption

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation is proposing to remove a historic bridge and is seeking a public or private agency to adopt one or more segments of the structure. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the decision to take down the Long X Bridge is part of the proposed expansion of […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Nation & World, Long X Bridge


Mudding melee: Men facing criminal charges for damaging land

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three men accused of damaging land in the Little Missouri National Grasslands while driving their pickups in the mud four years ago are facing federal charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Terry Klein Jr., Bradlee Cole and Dustin Nelson are charged with aiding and abetting injury and depredation to property of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Dustin Nelson, Little Missouri National Grasslands, Terry Klein Jr Bradlee Cole


2 more North Dakota tribes sue opioid industry groups

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa the Spirit Lake Sioux are the latest North Dakota American Indian tribes to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Bismarck Tribune reports the tribes sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court Thursday. The lawsuit alleges the companies marketed prescription opioids in a way that […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune, Chippewa, Nation & World, Spirit Lake Sioux


Bismarck emergency shelter to remain open indefinitely

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An emergency shelter that opened as a short-term housing solution in Bismarck will stay open indefinitely. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way opened the facility in March. The United Way had secured space in downtown Bismarck’s Sunrise Apartments building until July, while city officials worked toward […]
Tags: News, United Way, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Missouri Slope Areawide United Way


Bismarck arsonist sentenced to 25 years in prison

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting fires last fall at the state parole and probation office and at a city park building. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 41-year-old Greg Leingang recently pleaded guilty to felony arson and theft. Police estimated damage from the two […]
Tags: News, Bismarck, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Greg Leingang


Family from Afghanistan to host Bismarck charity dinner

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A family from Afghanistan is cooking a community meal for Bismarck residents to thank those who helped them resettle in North Dakota two years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Amiri family moved the US in 2016. They’re from Afghanistan, but had been living in Quetta, Pakistan since 2004 to […]
Tags: News, US, Afghanistan, North Dakota, Bismarck, Bismarck Tribune, QUETTA Pakistan, Nation & World, AMIRI


Search for missing woman renewed on North Dakota reservation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The family of a missing woman has renewed their search on a North Dakota reservation. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 32-year-old Olivia Lone Bear was last seen in October in New Town. Her brother, Matthew Lone Bear, says that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has directed searchers to look over the […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune, Bureau of Indian Affairs, New Town, Nation & World, Olivia Lone Bear, Matthew Lone Bear


Woman who stole from drilling company ordered to pay $690K

STEELE, N.D. (AP) — A woman convicted of embezzling from a North Dakota drilling contractor has been ordered to pay more than $690,000 in restitution. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Judge James Hill ordered 51-year-old Melinda Strom to pay restitution to Northland Boring in the full amount that prosecutors and the victim requested. Strom was […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune, James Hill, Nation & World, Strom, STEELE N D AP, Melinda Strom, Northland Boring


North Dakota regulators to consider revising gas policy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Industrial Commission will consider a task force’s recommendations on how to reduce wasteful flaring of excess natural gas in the oil patch and spur infrastructure development. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the commission will meet with the North Dakota Petroleum Council task force on Tuesday. The meeting comes […]
Tags: News, North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune, North Dakota Petroleum Council, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Nation & World


Trial set in California in oil patch discrimination lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been set for late next year in a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by six workers on a gas plant construction site in North Dakota’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports the six workers, all of whom are black, are suing California-based KS Industries for incidents that allegedly happened between […]
Tags: News, California, North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Bismarck Tribune, Nation & World, Ks Industries