BISMARCK—Dakota Access LLC denied this week that the company is violating North Dakota's anti-corporate farming law, arguing the statute is unconstitutional. The pipeline company filed an answer Tuesday, July 24, to a lawsuit from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem that alleges Dakota Access is breaking the law by still owning a Morton County ranch the company acquired during pipeline protests. North Dakota law prohibits corporations and limited liability companies from owning or leasing farmland and ranchland except under certain exemptions.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A 1-week-old baby died Tuesday, July 10, after a tornado ripped through a Watford City RV park, injuring more than two dozen and displacing about 200 people. A somber McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger confirmed late Tuesday the baby died from his injuries about 9:30 a.m. while first-responders were preparing to transport him to Fargo.
BISMARCK --A couple are accused of breaking into a treehouse along Apple Creek south of Bismarck and taking 575 Xanax pills, but an investigation is ongoing and could lead to more charges. Christopher Lee Martin, 43, and Tanya Christina Zlukta, 38, both of Bismarck, are charged with burglary and felony drug charges for allegedly breaking into a treehouse that contained drugs, drug paraphernalia, a machete and a sword, court records show.