BISMARCK—North Dakota has joined 12 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block laws in California requiring any eggs sold there to be from hens with specific space requirements in their cages. The lawsuit, filed by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, alleges that the California law violates the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and is pre-empted by federal law. Other states joining in the suit are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
TIOGA, N.D. -- All but 55 customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities customers in Tioga had their natural gas service restored by 3 p.m. Wednesday after a citywide outage the day before. Tioga is a city of about 1,600 residents in northwestern North Dakota, about 40 miles east of Williston.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Minnesota Duluth will find out today if its season continues. Based on Saturday's performance, it'd be a shame if it did not. The Bulldogs, the 10-time defending NSIC North Division champions, rolled past the University of Mary 62-27 for their eighth straight victory. UMD quarterback John Larson accounted for five touchdowns and the defense scored three times. The Bulldogs (9-2) are squarely on the NCAA Division II playoff bubble and will find out their fate with the NCAA Division II selection show at 4 p.m. today.
BISMARCK -- Less than two weeks after his charges related to infant child abuse, a Bismarck man is now accused of raping the same child. Andrew Glasser, 32, is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition. Court documents say a doctor's examination showed sexual abuse of the infant girl.
MANDAN, N.D.-- Released from a 12-day jail sentence, Alexander Simon has filed to appeal his case related to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Simon and Mary Redway were the first defendants sentenced to serve jail time for convictions related to the pipeline protests. Surrogate Judge Thomas Merrick convicted them Oct. 19 in a misdemeanor court trial with three others, including photojournalist Sara Lafleur-Vetter, whose charges he dismissed.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- A 42-year-old Bismarck hiker was found dead in the West Yellowstone area on the fringes of Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday morning. Montana authorities had been searching since Sunday night for Mike Petersen, who failed to show up at a designated rendezvous point, according to a press release from the Gallatin County (Montana) Sheriff's Office.
BISMARCK — The woman accused of shooting at police officers during an October pipeline protest is petitioning the court to get out of jail before her July 17 trial. Red Fawn Fallis' Rapid City-based attorney Bruce Ellison said release from the Rugby jail to a Fargo halfway house would facilitate communication and improve her well-being prior to trial.