The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study.
Fifty-one-year-old Jose E. Ferreira Jr. pleaded not guilty in 2015 to second-degree homicide in the death of Carrie Ann Jopek after confessing to a crisis line counselor, a TV station and his wife. In recent months his attorneys had tried to establish that another man may have killed the girl.
The university's Committee on Student Organizations announced Tuesday it has suspended the Sigma Chi chapter until March 1. A news release said the fraternity was accused of providing alcohol to minors at an Oct. 1 event.
The Board of Animal Health says the 2-year-old female white-tailed deer was born on a farm in Crow Wing County in east-central Minnesota, where two deer infected with the fatal brain disease were found last month. Both herds have been quarantined.