EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway has released the names of two employees who were struck and killed by a train in South Dakota.
The railroad on Thursday identified the victims as 35-year-old gang foreman Richard Lessert and 58-year-old motor vehicle operator Douglas Schmitz. Lessert had 10 years of service with BNSF while Schmitz was employed by the railroad for 39 years.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements.
Already, landowners in Iowa await a state judge's ruling in another easement case regarding the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline. Other court battles are playing out in federal court
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House decided Wednesday to investigate a Republican representative who said he had sexual contact with interns during the past two legislative sessions.
Lawmakers voted to form a select committee on discipline and expulsion to investigate the conduct of state Rep. Mathew Wollmann. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm said on the House floor that Wollmann