BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota officials say proposed multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won't impact the state's soaring production. Industry officials say the heavy sour crude from Canada is of lower value and more difficult to refine than North Dakota's light sweet crude.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man has pleaded guilty to defrauding customers in the Dakotas and Montana who made down payments on steel buildings. Prosecutors say Jonathan Oliver received nearly $8 million but only completed one building. They say he used money to buy things for himself, including vehicles and a nearly $700,000 home.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man from Texas accused of distributing chemicals used to make synthetic drugs that led to the deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks area has pleaded guilty. Charles Carlton is the 14th person to plead guilty in the investigation known as "Operation Stolen Youth."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A musher who was raised in North Dakota is having a pretty good run in the Iditarod. Kelly Maixner was in ninth place in the Alaskan sled dog race as of Monday afternoon. Racers are expected to hit the finish line in Nome by Tuesday. North Dakota native Ellen Halverson dropped out last week.
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