North Dakota missing

Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - 3:28 pm PST

The state of North Dakota has gone missing. The sparsely populated state was last seen by neighbor Minnesota last Friday “somewhere east of Montana” before apparently vanishing without a trace. Authorities have yet to develop any strong leads in the case, and have not ruled out abduction. Canada has been brought in for questioning. Terrorism is being considered “an extremely remote possibility”, and many in surrounding states believe North Dakota will eventually come back of its own accord, as it did after disappearing for several weeks in the late 1970s.