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This Is the Best State to Bring Up Your Brood

Minnesota tops the list

(Newser) - Myriad factors come into play when considering where to raise a family, and WalletHub has just tried to make the task a bit easier. The site took a close look at all 50 states, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories: family fun (which includes such things... More »

Man Pens Poignant Obituary to 'Damaged' Brother, a Vietnam Vet

Bill Ebeltoft was never the same after return from war, but Paul Ebeltoft's tribute recalls the old Bill

(Newser) - In an obituary that CNN calls more of a "journey" than a death notice, a New York man penned a tribute to his brother, Vietnam veteran Bill Ebeltoft, who died Sunday at age 73. The now-viral obit, which appeared in the Dickinson Press in North Dakota, where Ebeltoft and... More »

County That Seemed Set to Bar Refugees Changes Course

Burleigh County Commission votes 3-2 to accept up to 25 in 2020

(Newser) - A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Trump ordered that states and counties should have the power to do so. The 3-2 vote by the Burleigh County Commission,... More »

This County May Be First to Bar New Refugees

North Dakota county will vote on Monday

(Newser) - Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in. "I am an American citizen, a North Dakotan,” said Panchol, a... More »

Keystone's 2nd Big Spill in 2 Years: 'What's Going On?'

Nearly 400K gallons of crude oil leaked onto half-acre in North Dakota on Tuesday

(Newser) - "Two cracks on a fair­ly new pipe­line—geez, what’s going on?" That's a legitimate question to ask about the Keystone XL pipeline, a safety expert tells the Star Tribune , considering that an apparent rupture in the controversial pipeline Tuesday in North Dakota is the second... More »

Who's Ready for Blizzard Conditions?

North-central states could see up to 2 feet of snow over next few days

(Newser) - Get your snow boots ready. A "potentially historic" winter storm is expected over the next several days in the north-central part of the country, which could see record low temperatures and up to two feet of snow, USA Today reports. Parts of Washington state, northern Idaho, and western Montana... More »

2 Brothers Die in ATV Crashes 10 Minutes, 7 Miles Apart

Police say alcohol, lack of helmets were factors

(Newser) - Brothers Kyle and Jeremie Foster were riding their ATVs toward a farm Friday night in North Dakota when Kyle, 43, lost control and crashed into a slough. Ten minutes later, upon arriving at the farm, Jeremie, 47, realized Kyle wasn't with him and turned around to go look for... More »

10 Best, Worst States to Give Birth

Vermont comes out on top, Mississippi on bottom

(Newser) - Having a baby is a beautiful—and also expensive and possibly stressful—thing. WalletHub analyzed all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, on 30 factors related to cost (on average, the cost of a conventional delivery in the US is more than $10,000, but some states are pricier... More »

Teen Gored in Thigh, Tossed in Air by Bison

The incident occurred in North Dakota national park

(Newser) - Last Monday, a 9-year-old girl was tossed in the air by a bison at Yellowstone. On Saturday, a similar incident in another national park. A 17-year-old Colorado girl who was visiting North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park was herself injured by a bison. The teen was reportedly walking on... More »

4 North Dakota Murders Were Planned, Say Police

Gun and knife were cleaned with bleach afterward, court filings say

(Newser) - A North Dakota man charged Friday with killing four people at a business that manages the mobile home park where he lives tried to avoid detection by picking up shell casings, changing his clothing, and cleaning a knife and gun with bleach, according to court documents. Court documents allege that... More »

Questions Swirl After Chiropractor Arrested for Murder

Chad Isaak being held on suspicion of 4 counts of felony murder

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in a case that has shaken a small North Dakota town: On Monday, four bodies were found at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, that of 52-year-old co-owner Robert Fakler and three employees, two of whom were married. On Thursday night, Mandan Police Chief Jason... More »

Cops: 4 Murdered at N. Dakota Business

Police haven't identified 3 men, 1 woman

(Newser) - Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a "multiple homicide" at a North Dakota property-management business. The bodies of three men and a woman were discovered inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 just across the Missouri River west of... More »

One of the Coldest States Is the Hottest for Women

Minnesota ranks No. 1 in WalletHub list of best states for the female set

(Newser) - Women now make up almost a quarter of Congress' voting members, the highest percentage ever —but that doesn't seem as impressive when you take into account that women make up more than half of the US population. WalletHub makes that note to underscore there's still a long... More »

Thousands Back Potential State of 'MegaKota'

What's in a name? Apparently a lot

(Newser) - Thousands of people hope to add "a pretty rad state name" to the map of America. MegaKota is the goal of Dillan Stewart of Fargo, ND, and more than 12,500 others who've signed his petition asking President Trump to combine North Dakota and South Dakota into a... More »

US Woman Could Get Life for Jamaica Lottery Scam

'Her hands were all over the conspiracy'

(Newser) - A federal judge in North Dakota on Monday ordered a Rhode Island woman convicted of funneling lottery scam money between the US and Jamaica to remain jailed pending a February sentencing hearing where she could face a stiffer sentence than the alleged mastermind, the AP reports. "Her hands were... More »

This Is the Best-Run State in America

North Dakota ranks first, New Mexico last

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall St tackles what it admits is a subjective subject—ranking states on how well they are run. But after running through various metrics, including tax revenue, debt, population, good-paying jobs, poverty, credit rating, etc., the site has settled on North Dakota as the best-run state in the... More »

Man Admits Plan to Kill Trump With Forklift

ND planned to flip president's limo

(Newser) - A North Dakota man has admitted stealing a forklift as part of a bizarre plot to kill President Trump last year. US Assistant State's Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell says Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, stole the forklift and made his way to the motorcade route before Trump arrived to speak... More »

Senator Apologizes for 'Flagrant Error of Campaign'

Heitkamp's ad misidentified abuse victims

(Newser) - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had recently learned that several... More »

Woman Describes Cutting Baby Out of Neighbor's Body

Brooke Crews says she did so after boyfriend told her to 'produce a baby'

(Newser) - The North Dakota woman accused of murdering her 8-months-pregnant neighbor last year told the gruesome story Tuesday of what she says happened. Brooke Crews testified in court that she lied to her then-boyfriend William Hoehn about being pregnant, emailing him a fake pregnancy test and fake sonogram, and that in... More »

Tornado Kills Newborn, Destroys 122 Structures

'Complete destruction' at North Dakota RV park

(Newser) - A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday. The storm moved through Watford City, in the northwestern part of the state,... More »

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