Sports seasons come and go, but a long-running debate about the use of a Native American nickname and logo by University of North Dakota athletic teams appears nowhere close to a final outcome.
The dispute between the NCAA and the University of North Dakota over its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo took a new turn Wednesday when the school said the filing of petitions requires it to use the nickname and logo while the issue plays out, possibly in a statewide vote.
Authorities in North Dakota reached out Monday for the public's help in finding the body of a missing Montana teacher they believe is dead and buried in their area, offering a plea on the same day two men were in court in connection with the woman's disappearance.
Montana teacher Sherry Arnold has been confirmed dead. New tips to affiliate KTVQ suggest it may have been an accident.
For the past few years, the northwestern corner of North Dakota has been viewed as a rare pocket of opportunity in an otherwise dismal national economy: oil is flowing and jobs are plentiful.
Mercy Medical Center, the only hospital in Williston, N.D., had to double the number of seats in its waiting room six weeks ago.
Workers are landing jobs that pay six-figures in the oil boomtowns of North Dakota. But the abundance of jobs and money comes with some steep trade-offs, including a lack of housing and extremely harsh winters.
Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.
Halliburton is on a hiring spree this year, planning to create as many 15,000 jobs globally, including 11,000 in North America.
The University of North Dakota is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications.
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It was the winter of 2006, and EOG Resources executive vice president Kurt Doerr had to be wondering what the heck he was doing prospecting for oil in the frigid central plains of North Dakota. Sure, wildcatters had been pumping modest amounts of crude out there for decades. However, nobody had ever found a true gusher, and the timing seemed odd given that EOG's core business -- drilling for natural gas, not oil -- was absolutely booming. EOG's net income had just doubled, natural-gas prices were fresh off all-time highs, and cutting-edge technologies were opening up vast new gas fields like Barnett Shale in Texas.
Sioux City, Iowa, had a recent concert with Elton John and Cee Lo Green.
Minot and other North Dakota cities dealing with record flooding will continue to be threatened by the Souris River for days to come, even though the water is no longer rising along parts of the river, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander said Monday.
Floodwaters crest in Minot, North Dakota, displacing thousands. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
The bloated Souris River has crested at an historic high in Minot, North Dakota, but floodwaters likely will remain at or near their current level for several days, authorities said Sunday.
Water is flowing from Canada to North Dakota faster than ever as the Souris River crests, surpassing an 1881 record.
Floodwaters gushed Friday into Minot, North Dakota, inundating thousands of residences and businesses, with water reaching mailboxes in some places, officials said.
The Army Corps of Engineers says they expect between five and seven more feet of water to reach Minot, North Dakota.
Waters rushed into an overflowing lake near Minot, North Dakota, faster and in greater amounts than expected Thursday, officials said, exacerbating the region's flood concerns.
Residents in Minot, North Dakota, appear resigned to face major flooding as water now flows over the city's dikes.
Authorities have ordered the evacuation of some 12,000 people from the city of Minot, North Dakota, and surrounding areas because of expected record flooding, officials said Tuesday.
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The swollen Red River that forms the border between Minnesota and North Dakota crested near 40 feet in Fargo, North Dakota, a spokesman for the City of Fargo Fire Department said Sunday.
The Red River's flooding swallows the Minnesota-North Dakota border and kills at least three people.
Rain forecast for Sunday could add to flooding woes along the Red River in Minnesota and North Dakota, where recreational boating was barred in several counties.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When Michigan's goalie Shawn Hunwick stands tall, it's more of a figurative statement. At "5-6-ish," as he concedes, the senior might be lucky to reach the top shelf of his locker stall without a lift. But nothing reached the top shelf of his net on Thursday night as Hunwick shut out North Dakota, the nation's top team, 2-0, in the Frozen Four semifinal game at the Xcel Energy Center.
In the grasslands of western North Dakota, one of the country's richest oil men is using a controversial gas drilling technology to develop what could be the biggest domestic oil discovery in the last 40 years.
It all got started with some fourth-generation North Dakota ranchers wanting to sell cattle. One of them was Dan Price, a 6-foot-3 cowboy who never seems to take off his hat, and who can make roping a calf at 15 paces, even after a few drinks, look easier than drawing a breath.
A national assessment of students' grasp of science at three grade levels found that only 34% of the fourth-graders, 30% of the eighth-graders and 21% of the 12th-graders qualify as proficient.
A highway in North Dakota was shut down after high winds and heavy snow led to a series of accidents.
A strong storm system made driving dangerous in the Rockies and the upper Plains and contributed to a pileup involving about 100 vehicles Thursday near Fargo, North Dakota, officials said.
Storm chasers capture images of tornadoes moving across parts of North Dakota.
A string of tornadoes raked through southeastern North Dakota and into west central Minnesota on Saturday night.
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A snow storm on the first day of spring could drop several inches this weekend from New Mexico to Missouri, while farther north, Minnesota and North Dakota brace for the rising waters of the Red River.
The bodies of three students at a North Dakota university who had been missing since Sunday were found Tuesday in a vehicle submerged in a pond near their school, police said.
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(CNN) -- Residents in an eastern North Dakota town were advised to leave their homes Tuesday in anticipation of more flooding in the already water-logged state.
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Just as the flooding threat decreased in parts of North Dakota, a major snowstorm continued to smack the area Tuesday, forecasters said.
Some residents were breathing sighs of relief Monday as the Red River receded, but an early-spring snowstorm that swept into the area prompted officials to warn the flood dangers weren't over.
Fifteen helicopters from the U.S. Northern Command along with active-duty military personnel are being sent to Fargo, North Dakota, to assist the state as it prepares for record flooding, a U.S. military official told CNN.
Flooding threatened up to 6,000 homes Monday in Fargo, North Dakota, where residents rushed to fill more than 1 million sandbags to stem the flow of the Red River, city officials said.
More than 1,000 volunteers rushed to fill sandbags early Wednesday as many in North Dakota tried to protect themselves from a historic floods that are expected to swamp the area.
With the economy sputtering along, buying a plane ticket for a getaway may not be a priority.
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A string of severe thunderstorms in central Oklahoma left a blanket of tennis ball-sized hail on the ground.
Herb Geving unleashes a broad smile in his 11,000-square-foot mansion. The former cattleman, farmer and owner of a North Dakota garbage business is now retired, able to count the dollar signs brought in by three oil wells.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a North Dakota town booming because of one of the largest oil finds ever in the U.S.
Residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying sections of towns along the overflowing Cedar River on Wednesday
GROWING SALES AT Sundog, my North Dakota marketing business, means logging long hours on the road in search of clients. A good GPS unit can help, so I eagerly tested four new pocket-sized devices in Fargo and its hinterland.
North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products.
The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.
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GROWING SALES AT Sundog, my North Dakota marketing business, means logging long hours on the road in search of clients. A good GPS unit can help, so I eagerly tested four new pocket-sized devices i...
I am constructing this column as one would build a first-rate lasagna. First the pasta, which would be all those nasty letters I got from Bear fans. (Andrew assures me that there were hundreds and hundreds of these noodles). Then the assortment of cheeses, leading off with ricotta. Then my sauce, heavy with meat and spices. That will be my E-mailer of the Week entry. No fair eating the column. This is merely an analogy.
On Sunday evening, I sent a text message to Marquette coach Tom Crean, congratulating him on his team's overtime road upset of then-No. 6 Pittsburgh. I've known and liked Crean very much since his days as a hyperkinetic assistant at Michigan State, so I couldn't help but chuckle at the good-natured smack-text he sent in reply: "Did our ceiling get any higher today?"
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Islamist militants holding four Christian aid workers captive said late Wednesday they had extended by two days the deadline the group set for their execution.
Gas prices decreased from their all-time high by about half a penny over the past two weeks, to $2.30 per gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week answered a phone call at his home from a woman with a housing complaint.
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I don't want to alarm anyone, but gigantic animals are invading the nation. Hundreds of enormous beasts-turned-advertisements are stalking the nation's highways and byways, and they're beaconing travelers to enter gift shops, restaurants and other destinations.
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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, once considered the early front-runner among Democrats for the presidential nomination, spoke to supporters after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses.
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The 43-year-old Burgum grew up in North Dakota and was a McKinsey consultant before he became chairman and CEO of Great Plains, which develops business-management and e-business software in Fargo.
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