James Macpherson, The Associated Press

  • This May 6, 2013, file photo shows a wind turbine farm owned by PacifiCorp near Glenrock, Wyo. (Matt Young/AP)
    Military wants more rules for turbines near nuclear missiles

    The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities.

  • In this July 12, 2018, Senior Airman Noelle Kurowski, of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, takes aim with an M240B machine gun at the firing range at Camp Gilbert C. Grafton (South), in Eddy County, N.D. (Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp/Air National Guard via AP)
    Ranch group opposes plan to expand North Dakota National Guard training facility

    Gov. Doug Burgum wants to use earnings from a voter-approved oil tax savings account to expand a National Guard training facility in a sparsely populated northeastern county, a move the military says is needed in part to handle longer-range and deadlier ammunition.

  • Vice President Mike Pence, center, is greeted by Gov. Doug Burgum Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, after arriving at Minot Air Force Base. At left, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is accompanied by Sen. John Hoeven. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
    Pence: Will keep pressuring North Korea to drop nuke plans

    Vice President Mike Pence, in a visit to one of America’s most potent nuclear bases, vowed Friday that the U.S. will keep up economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

  • North Dakota pipeline protesters, including veterans, say they'll stay despite victory

    Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted "mni wichoni" — "water is life" in Lakota Sioux — after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.