North Dakota News

North Dakota Getting Federal Pipeline Safety Funding

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the state is getting about $210,000 to support pipeline safety programs. The delegation says the money comes from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. Official says the money will pay a portion of the …

North Dakota Woman Accused of Bogus Insurance Claims

A Mandan, N.D., woman is accused of submitting more than $7,100 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 28-year-old Jessi Marie Elmer is charged with felony theft of property and felony forgery. Elmer made her first appearance in …

North Dakota Gets $7M in FEMA Grants

North Dakota is getting more than $7 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to bolster safety and emergency preparedness programs. The state’s congressional delegation says the FEMA grants are for local, state and tribal government and law …

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Waives Fire and Tornado Premiums

For the first time in its history, the State Fire and Tornado Fund (F&T) will waive insurance premiums for its policyholders, according to an announcement by North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm. “The State Fire and Tornado Fund is financially …

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in North Dakota

Weekend storms caused heavy damage at a Missouri River recreation area south of Bismarck, N.D., and injured people at a lake southwest of the city. Several tents, campers and vehicles were destroyed by strong winds and falling trees at Kimball …

North Dakota Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims

Authorities are accusing a Mandan, N.D., woman of filing more than $7,000 in fraudulent insurance claims for chiropractic services. Greg Nelson with the North Dakota Insurance Department’s fraud unit says the woman worked for Active Life Chiropractic between 2007 and …

North Dakota Man Convicted of Fraud Files Lawsuit Over Fall

A man convicted in what witnesses called one of the largest credit card schemes in U.S. history says he should receive more than $4 million for injuries he allegedly suffered from a fall outside the Cass County Jail in Fargo. …

Death Rate 6 Times Higher for North Dakota Oil Workers

North Dakota has the country’s highest death rate for workers in the oil, gas and mining sector, at more than six times the national average, and an even higher rate among construction workers, according to a new report from the …

False Advertising Lawsuit Settled by North Dakota Pasta Maker

A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade. The complaint, …

Compost Bin Blamed in North Dakota House Fire

A Bismarck home was damaged by an early morning fire, and firefighters believe it started in a compost bin on a porch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that firefighters responded to the blaze early Friday morning. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and …