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Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes Video included

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A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today. More>>

Driver Identified in Collision with Train

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The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified. More>>

Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken Video included

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15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy. More>>

Fitness Study at MSU Video included

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It's a win-win as they say, Minot State University students teaching fitness classes as part of a study. More>>

Business Beat 8-28-14 Video included

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Meet Elizabeth Paul...new to the region and ready to feed the masses... More>>

Training Firefighters in Fitness Video included

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Minot's Fire Department is working with Trinity Sports Medicine among other emergency responders to construct a way the city can handle a mass casualty event, especially through sports medicine. More>>

Bismarck Public Schools to Welcome Around 200 New Students

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There will be around 200 new students in Bismarck Public Schools this year. More>>

Bismarck Public Schools Make Security Improvements

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This year, some changes are being made to all elementary and middle schools to make them more secure. More>>

New Detention Center in Early Stages

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Plans are in the works for construction on the 70 million dollar Burleigh Morton County Detention Center. More>>

New Animal Shelter Opens in Dickinson

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As the population of people grows in Dickinson, so does the population of stray pets. More>>

Raging Rivers' Last Day of the Season

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Gray skies appropriately mark the end of one of the most popular summer time fun locations. More>>

Man Killed in Highway 83 Accident

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A crash on Highway 83 claimed the life of a 55-year-old Bismarck man Wednesday afternoon near Max. More>>

Bismarck Man Dead Following Accident South of Minot

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A 55-year-old Bismarck man is dead after the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a payloader on Highway 83 six miles south of Max. More>>

Salt Levels Increasing in ND Soils

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Our wet weather is taking it's toll on many acres across the state.  More>>

State Reviews Petition for Schools to Begin After Labor Day Video included

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Secretary of State's Office is currently reviewing a petition for North Dakota schools to begin after Labor Day.


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Family Fare Moves to Dickinson Video included

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More fresh produce is just one big change coming to a grocery store in Dickinson. More>>

Battle of the Badges Helps Hospitals Throughout North Dakota Video included

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The 8th annual Battle of the Badges Blood drive is currently going on at Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson. More>>

Enrollment Drop at Minot State University Video included

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Minot State University reports a significant drop in students this fall - down 5.4 percent on opening day. More>>

Minot School Begins Video included

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While many have been in class for a few days already, Wednesday was the first day of school for thousands around the region as Minot Public opened up the year. More>>

Group Seeks New City Dog Breed Laws Video included

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The city of Minot has a restriction for the kinds of dogs it allows within city limits, but one group wants to re-evaluate that ordinance, specifically regarding pit bulls. More>>

Eye on Agriculture: Elevators Respond to Vomitoxin Surge Video included

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Farmers facing a late harvest because of late planting in a wet spring are facing severe disease problems in small grain crops. More>>

Farm Breeding Club

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Wheat, barley, soybeans and the like dominate North Dakota produce fields. More>>

Side B Hosts More Live Music Video included

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A new, creative project just may be turning the tables on live music in the community. More>>

Best Burger in Bismarck is a Close Competition Video included

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It's National Burger Day and we wanted to know which restaurant Bismarck residents thought had the best beefy burger in town. More>>

Man Accused of Shaking Baby Changes Plea Video included

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A man accused of severely injuring his 16-month-old son by shaking him last year has changed his plea. More>>

Helicopter Helps Power Line Installation Video included

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Drivers along Highway 23 in central North Dakota have more than road construction to divert their attention these days.  This crew of a helicopter and a man dangling from its belly has been turning heads. More>>

Cleaning Corrals Video included

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It's that time of year when ranchers are cleaning corrals and getting ready for this fall. More>>

Safe Stolen From Bismarck Home

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Police say someone stole a safe from a 48-year-old Bismarck man's home. More>>

Gun and Loaded Magazines Stolen From Vehicle

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A 36-year-old Bismarck man tells police someone stole his gun and 4 magazines from his car. More>>

Couple in Taylor Salvages Home After Flood Video included

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The couple is now picking up the pieces after the worst flash flood they have ever experienced. More>>

Local Farmers Elevator Faces Rail Delays Video included

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The Wilton Farmers Union Elevator Company has been in operation for 57 years. But, this year has been especially tough due to rail delays. More>>

Pipeline Inspector Positions Added Video included

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Three new pipeline inspector positions are being added at the Department of Mineral Resources. More>>

Legislators Look at Oil Country Video included

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From traffic jams to frack jobs to rapid growth - some state legislators were seeing it all in the Bakken today. More>>

Lemar Sentenced to 5 Years

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A Minot man originally accused of gross sexual imposition was sentenced today on other charges, after the rape charge was dropped. More>>

Adding Fire Station Number Four Video included

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Has Minot outgrown the three-fire station structure? More>>

Diverse Teacher Base in Parshall Video included

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Nebraska, Maryland, New York and Georgia. More>>

School Starts at Our Redeemer's Video included

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Students returned to Our Redeemer's Christian School today after a mostly sunny summer break. More>>

New Industry in Bakken? Video included

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A new gas plant near Tioga could be the start of a new industry in the Bakken region of North Dakota. More>>

Volunteers Help at Upper Souris Wildlife Refuge Video included

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There have been a few extra hands around the shop at the Upper Souris Wildlife Refuge this summer -- thanks to a couple of volunteers. More>>

Music Brings Back Memories Video included

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The Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck recently became Music and Memory certified, meaning they can take a step forward in their music therapy. More>>

18th Annual Fill the Bus Video included

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A few buses in Bismarck are already filling up for the school year. Instead of students, these seats are being piled high with school supplies. More>>

Operation Lifesaver Promotes Rail Safety Video included

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If you see the tracks, you should always be on the lookout for trains. More>>

Crop Quality is a Concern Across the State Video included

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Farmers are slowly losing hope for what looked to be a bumper crop standing in the field. More>>

Freshman has secret trick to help College Transition Video included

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"It's definitley different being at the top of the school back to the bottom." said Maddie Lipp, a freshman at the University of Mary. More>>

Generator Stolen From Pride Inc.

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Bismarck Police say someone stole a generator from Pride Incorporated. More>>

Cool, Wet Weather Could Affect Trees Video included

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Cool, wet weather could affect trees.

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Crop Insurance Options Video included

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Farmers facing a late harvest because of late planting in a wet spring are being delayed by a wet August. More>>

Minot School Budget Grows Video included

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The school year is officially underway for teachers and staff at Minot Public Schools... More>>

Teacher of the Year Named Video included

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The beginning of the year for educators also marked a big day for a longtime Minot teacher... More>>

Eye on Energy: Gas Processing Video included

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Oil wells in North Dakota are burning off natural gas produced in the fracking process at a high rate. More>>

School Year Starts at Bishop Ryan Video included

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The school year kicked off at Bishop Ryan today. More>>

Wilton Farmers Elevator Struggling with Rail Availability Video included

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Members of a local elevator are speaking up as they struggle to ship product via rail. More>>

North Taco Johns in Bismarck Vandalized

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Bismarck Police say the north Taco Johns was vandalized sometime Saturday night. More>>

Morton County Roads 'Over-Topped' Video included

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Water washed over more than 100 roads in Morton County this weekend as rains continued to douse Western North Dakota. More>>

Chilly Day Doesn't Stop Ice Bucket Challengers Video included

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We have the scoop on a brave bunch doing the challenge out in the cold! More>>

Red Trail Elementary Welcomes Students Video included

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It's back to school time for many North Dakota students, and one group gets to start their first day in a brand new building. More>>

Less Traffic on Golf Courses During Chilly Days Video included

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This August, we've seen a lot more rain and cooler temperatures than we normally do. More>>

Brothers Charged After Threatening Opponents During Soccer Game Video included

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Three men are behind bars after an altercation at a soccer game this weekend. More>>

Woman Reports Man Impersonating Officer Pulls Her over in Mandan Video included

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A Mandan woman reports she was pulled over buy someone impersonating a police officer Friday night. More>>

Police Look For Pickup Truck Missing Since May Video included

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Bismarck Police are looking for a stolen truck that's been missing since May. More>>

Windows Broken Out of Bismarck Bus

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A West River Transit bus was vandalized over the weekend. More>>

Bismarck Ramada Inn Vandalized

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The Ramada Inn in Bismarck is looking at a hefty bill after someone tried to break-in to their back kitchen door this weekend. More>>

USDA Under Secretary Visits ND Video included

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After 5 years of hard work, and year long extensions a 2014 Farm Bill is finally in place. Work is now being done to implement the bill.  More>>

Severed Foot Found in Williams County Not Human

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A severed foot found in Williams County late last week is not human. More>>

Soccer Crowd Altercation Leads to Charges

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Three men are behind bars after an altercation at a kids soccer game this weekend in Bismarck. More>>

Texting & Driving Crackdown

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Minot police are making an extra effort to crack down on a dangerous practice - texting while driving. More>>

Three Arrested For Terrorizing at Kids Soccer Game Video included

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Three men are behind bars after an altercation at a kids soccer game this weekend. More>>

Unique Party at The Pond in Bismarck Video included

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It's not everyday you hear about a pool party in a bar.. But that's exactly what Lucky Duck's The Pond planned for today. More>>

DUI Enforcement Personal for Officers Video included

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One alcohol-related crash occurred on North Dakota roads every 7.8 hours in 2012. More>>

Highway 23 Roundabout Video included

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A traffic roundabout is being added to a North Dakota Highway. More>>

Three Arrested in Prostitution Investigation

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Authorities made three arrests in a Saturday morning prostitution investigation. More>>

WSC Nursing Graduation Rate Video included

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A 100 percent passing rate is worthy of a celebration --- but a perfect graduation record for five years running is a point of pride. More>>

MSU Power Center Helps Students

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Minot Stat University's POWER Center is helping 25 freshmen students adjust to campus before classes begin. More>>

Purple Heart Recipient Speaks Video included

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"Helping our combat wounded warriors and their families" - this is the slogan for the Purple Heart foundation, that gives the "purple heart medal" to those who have been wounded or killed on deployment. More>>

Kickin' It in the Park

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One group put up a fight against Saturday's rain showers. More>>

Strike Out Violence Video included

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A new event in Bismarck is raising awareness for victims of interpersonal violence. More>>

Saddle Up Against Cancer Video included

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A group of people and their horses rode in the rain today to raise money for those in need. More>>

BSC Celebration Moves Because of Rain Video included

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An event 3 years in the making had to be changed last minute. More>>

Prostitution Arrests at Minot Hotel

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An early morning investigation lead to three arrests for prostitution in Minot. More>>

Missing NDSCS Student's Autopsy Results Released

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Autopsy results for the missing North Dakota State College of Science student have been released. More>>

Disease Found in North Dakota Corn Fields Video included

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Goss'swilt has been spotted in a field north of Minot. More>>

"Drive to Survive" Supports Bismarck Cancer Center

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Dacotah Speedway racers paint their cars pink to support the Bismarck Cancer Center. More>>

Kat Perkins Performs on Medora Stage Video included

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Kat gained national recognition this summer while on 'The Voice' is performing two shows in Medora this weekend. More>>

Two Baby Bison Calves Roam Around the Dakota Zoo Video included

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Dakota Zoo Director Terry Lincoln says the pair gets along well and likes to stay close together. More>>

Disease Hurting Wheat Crop Video included

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Late planting has led to late harvest for farmers across North Dakota.Even with the delay, crops are looking good in most fields. More>>

Options for Diseased Wheat Video included

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What are farmers' options if they find high levels of vomitoxin infecting their wheat or barley crops this year? More>>

Guilty Plea in Sex Crime

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An 18-year-old Minot man changed his plea to guilty today in a gross sexual imposition case involving a 13-year-old girl. More>>

Runway Work at MAFB Nearing End Video included

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For the first time since the Minot Air Force Base was established in the 1950s, there's a new runway to handle the base's air traffic. More>>

Visit Minot Chooses New Director

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Visit Minot appointed a new leader Thursday. Longtime Minot resident Phyllis Burckhard will take over as executive director of Visit Minot. More>>

Williston Teacher Shortage Update Video included

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A teacher shortage for Williston Public Schools was resolved just a week before school started. More>>

Military Day at the Zoo

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Roosevelt Park Zoo gave a salute to those that have served in our nation's armed services today. More>>

Verendrye Makes Donation to Zoo Video included

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Verendrye Electric Co-op was also at the Roosevelt Park today as they presented a $7,500 check-donation to further Roosevelt Park's future construction plans. More>>

Why Not Fest is Tonight, Saturday Video included

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The rain may have put a damper on the outdoor festival on Main Street, but "Why Not Fest" is still going on in downtown Minot, with indoor entertainment for the next 3 days to celebrate local music and visual arts. More>>

Preparation Complete for DaySun's Day Video included

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Giving back to the community has reached new numbers in the 11th Annual DaySun's Day of Giving. More>>

University of Mary Gets Ready For Fall Video included

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Many freshman are just starting to learn what college is all about. Today the upperclassmen at University of Mary get ready for a new freshman class. More>>

Around Town 8-22 Video included

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 The Freeway 147 Truck Stop west of Mandan has been a popular place for locals and travelers for many years...
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Bismarck Man Charged with Two Counts of Luring a Minor by Computer and Meth Possession Video included

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A 22-year-old Bismarck man is charged with two counts of luring minors by computer and possession of methamphetamine. More>>

NDSU and UND to Renew Football Rivalry Video included

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A longstanding North Dakota college football rivalry that fell apart a decade ago is back.   More>>

Mega-Sized Ice Bucket Challenge

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Roger Watson took the ice bucket challenge to a new level this week - the superintendent for the New Town bypass project used a concrete mixer filled with chilly water for his video. More>>

Bismarck Civic Center Nears Completion Video included

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It's been more than a year since construction began on the Bismarck Civic Center expansion. But, Senior Project Manager Brandon Moore says the construction team is making progress. More>>

Around Town 3-21 Video included

It's now officially Spring..even though it might not feel like it quite yet. Steph Scheurer shows us a business aiming to get you ready for the golf season in this week's Around Town. Shank's Golf Shop More>>

Cobb's Bond Set at One Million Dollars Cash

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Bond is set at one million dollars cash for Craig Cobb after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Cobb be eligible for bond.. Cobb has been in jail since November when he was arrested and charged More>>

National Flu Vaccination Week

National Flu Vaccination Week

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With the exciting holiday season also comes a not so jolly time -- influenza season. And if you haven't gotten your vaccination for the year, now's the time, because this week is National Flu Vaccination More>>

Cookies for Airmen

Cookies for Airmen

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Along with the holiday season, often comes holiday baking. The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce is helping to share sweetness by the dozen once again. Today the annual cookie drive for Minot airmen kicked More>>

Sleepy Hollow Presents "Les Miserables"

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A Broadway musical and award-winning movie comes to life on-stage in Bismarck.


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County Applies For State Buyout Money

Ward County is putting in a request for 14.6 million dollars of state funds for buyouts of flooded property. Commissioners this morning received information on the request from Ryan Ackerman of Ackerman-Estvold More>>

FEMA Wants Ramstad Rebuilt in Current Location

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A plan to rebuild the flood-wrecked Ramstad Middle School on Minot's north hill is not winning support from FEMA. More>>

Canadian Water Releases Begin

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Significant water releases have begun from Rafferty and Alameda Reservoirs in Saskatchewan.
    The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority announced it began releases yesterday, in an effort to make space in the reservoir for potentially-high spring snow melt and runoff.
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    Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:53:41 GMT
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
    A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today.
  • Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Driver Identified in Collision with Train

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:52:12 GMT
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
    The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified.
  • Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:46:31 GMT
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
    15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy.
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  • Blue Hawks Prepare for Rocky Mountain

    Blue Hawks Prepare for Rocky Mountain

    In 2013 Former Blue Hawks Head Coach Hank Biesiot called his team green as the turf they play on.Well after a full season under their belt-- those newcomers should have enough experience to turn things around from their 1 and 10 record a year ago. Ashley St. Louis has more as Dickinson State prepares for their openingmatch upp this Saturday.
    In 2013 Former Blue Hawks Head Coach Hank Biesiot called his team green as the turf they play on.Well after a full season under their belt-- those newcomers should have enough experience to turn things around from their 1 and 10 record a year ago. Ashley St. Louis has more as Dickinson State prepares for their openingmatch upp this Saturday.
  • Wolves Under New Leadership

    Wolves Under New Leadership

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:04:08 GMT
    The Watford City Wolves football team will be making a change for the first time in 42 years as Justin Johnsrud will be taking over for longtime coach Fred Fridley.
    The Watford City Wolves football team will be making a change for the first time in 42 years as Justin Johnsrud will be taking over for longtime coach Fred Fridley.
  • MSU Volleyball Team Returns Experience

    MSU Volleyball Team Returns Experience

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:00:29 GMT
    On the volleyball court, the Minot State volleyball team is hoping it's 3rd year in the NSIC will payoff with a post season berth. 
    On the volleyball court, the Minot State volleyball team is hoping it's 3rd year in the NSIC will payoff with a post season berth. 
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  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:01:29 GMT
    State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
    State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in...
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:18 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...
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  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:49:11 GMT
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
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    Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.
    Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
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    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:29:17 GMT
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
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