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Bismarck Civic Center Nears Completion

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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>>

Changes at VisitMinot Follow Investigation Video included

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The former head of Visit Minot resigned from her job this summer just as an investigation requested by the group's board of directors was being delivered, claimed she had mishandled funds. More>>

Mountrail County Grabs Ag Position from NDSU

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A North Dakota county is taking control of its ag agent, cutting NDSU's Extension Service out of the process. More>>

Women Plead Not Guilty on Drug Sale Video included

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Two women accused of selling drugs to undercover agents in Minot entered "not guilty" pleas to the felony charges today. More>>

Taylor Pushes for Value Added Ag Video included

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The Ag Commissioner in North Dakota should use that bully pulpit to advocate for more value added agriculture operations in the state. More>>

Hess Helps Museum Video included

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This afternoon the Taube Museum of Art accepted a $3,000 donation from the Hess Corporation for their annual Artfest which runs October 17 and 18 on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. More>>

Senior Safari at Zoo Video included

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Some special guests attended the Roosevelt Park Zoo today for the annual Senior Safari. More>>

Business Beat 8-21-14 Video included

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The Bakken's Boom obviously isn't just oil and gas...but projects and people. More>>

MSU Freshmen Get Moving Help

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Some have traveled a long way and others are from the area, but today marked the beginning of students moving into their new homes at MSU's campus. More>>

Popular Sweet Corn Stand is a Family Affair Video included

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The commotion on Main and 6th Avenue can't be missed. More>>

Highway Patrol Conducts Annual School Bus Inspections Video included

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It's time for annual bus inspections to make sure they're safe before school starts. More>>

Bismarck Firefighters Train on School Bus Video included

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Firefighters get some rare back-to-school emergency training. More>>

Climate in Kazakhstan Perfect for North Dakota Cattle Video included

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Farmers and ranchers from Kazakhstan bought more than 20,000 head of cattle from North Dakota in the past five years. More>>

Woman Charged with 36 Felonies for Crimes in Williston

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A Williston woman is jailed on at least 36 felony charges for two separate crime sprees through residential neighborhoods. More>>

Bond Ordered at $3,000 Cash for Kiefer in Latest Alleged Probation Violation Video included

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The man convicted in the deaths of over 100 hundred horses is back in court for the second time in two weeks for violating his probation. More>>

Hall of Fame Class Announced Video included

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Two legendary entertainers and a television star will join the ranks of the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in October. More>>

Dickinson Interim Bypass Opens Video included

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New temporary bypass open in Dickinson.

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New MSU President Greets Staff Video included

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Minot State is ready to begin its second century of service to the region... More>>

Jared Rose Enters Guilty Plea

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A man accused of distributing drugs in the area has admitted to the crimes. More>>

Harvest Beginning Video included

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With heavy rains bearing down on the region, farmers are scrambling to get as much of their crops harvested as they can,before the moisture shuts them down. More>>

Solving ND's Puzzles Video included

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As a larger state in square miles, and among the smaller states in population, connecting the people of North Dakota can be a challenge. More>>

Retired Man Spends His Time Caring for Shelter Dogs Video included

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The Central Dakota Humane Society in Mandan has around 50 dogs right now, and often times, they spend most of their day in their kennel or in a fenced off area.But one Bismarck man dedicates his time to keeping the dogs happy and healthy. More>>

Searching for Assault Suspects

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Ward County Sheriff's investigators are asking for help in finding two men suspected of assaulting a woman Tuesday evening. More>>

Woman Injured in Four Vehicle Accident on State Street in Bismarck Video included

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A four vehicle accident on State Street sends one woman to the hospital. More>>

Woman's Blog Helps Bis-Man Community Save Money Video included

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When it comes to buying things you want or need... there's nothing like finding a good deal. More>>

Girl on Bike Dies in Accident Involving Pickup

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A 6-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle in Rolla. More>>

Harvest Time Video included

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It's the end of August and much of this year's crop is still in the field.For farmers whose crop is ready...the push is on. More>>

Lord of Life Lutheran Church Vandalized

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Police say someone vandalized the Lord of Life Lutheran Church.They say sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, someone spray-painted the side of the church as well as a garage next to the church.The damages are about $500. More>>

Killdeer Neighborhood Concerned After Being Cut Off From Bus Route Video included

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A bus route in one school district out west is not starting out smoothly this school year. More>>

Mandan Finance Committee Presents Prelimnary 2015 Budget Video included

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The City of Mandan's Finance Committee presents its preliminary 2015 budget at tonight's Mandan Commission meeting. More>>

State Board of Higher Education Discusses 2015-2017 Budget Video included

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School is already in session for several North Dakota schools, but the state's Board of Higher Education is already planning for ahead for future school years. More>>

Securing the Northern Border Video included

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Drug arrests in oil producing counties increased by 40 percent in one year. More>>

Highway Crash Involves Farm Tractor Video included

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One person was injured when a farm tractor and a semi truck collided on Highway Two this afternoon. More>>

County Waiting on Bond Vote Timing Video included

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Ward County Commissioners today tried to nail down a time to hold a special election required to ask citizens for more funds to complete a jail expansion... More>>

FEMA Approves Flood Assistance Video included

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a disaster declaration for parts of North Dakota due to damage from flooding in mid-to-late June. More>>

Pushing for Flood Control Decisions Video included

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We get tired of hearing about the roadblocks to progress on flood control. More>>

Dust Control Goes International Video included

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Williams County's efforts to limit dust on gravel roads in the county have attracted the attention of an Australian company. More>>

School Starts For Many in ND Video included

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It's the back to school season already, and many schools are seeing an increase in the number of kids in the hallways. More>>

Color Dash Raises Funds Video included

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The huge clouds of rainbow chalk have disappeared since Minot's Color Dash 5K over the weekend, but the money raised has now totaled more than $13,000. More>>

St. Mary's Cemetery Vandalized Video included

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St. Mary's Cemetery in Bismarck was vandalized sometime last night, causing nearly $20,000 in total damage. More>>

Small businesses getting loan help Video included

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Small businesses are getting a big boost in financing. More>>

Man Charged for Offering to Trade Alcohol for Sex with Minor

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A 33-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly trying to trade alcohol for sex with a teenager. More>>

Man Charged With Corruption of a Minor

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A 24-year-old man is charged after allegedly having sex with a teenager. More>>

Update: Man Detained After Traffic Stop Standoff Along I-94 Ramp Video included

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A 39-year-old Moorhead, MN man is transported to a local hospital to be held for evaluation after an hour-long standoff with authorities along interstate. More>>

Embattled WSI Medical Director Resigns Video included

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The medical director at Workforce Safety and Insurance has resigned according to a WSI spokesperson. More>>

Bismarck AMVETS Vandalized

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Bismarck Police say someone has vandalized the AMVETS Club Post building. More>>

Bismarck Woman Reports Stolen Handgun

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A Bismarck woman tells police someone stole her gun from her home in the 600 block of North 22nd Street. More>>

North Dakota Businesses Feel the Effects of Low Unemployment Video included

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?The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its July unemployment numbers with North Dakota's jobless rate coming in at 2.7 percent. More>>

Heavy Rains Affect Roads in Bismarck Video included

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The wet conditions are wreaking havoc on roads in North Bismarck. More>>

Convention Center Plan in Williston Video included

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A major real estate developer wants to spend more than 100 million dollars building a hotel, retail, and office complex in Williston. More>>

South Prairie School Construction Video included

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Minot's South Prairie School is under heavy construction. More>>

Newburg Teachers Prepare for School Video included

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Newburg students are heading back to the classroom this week. More>>

Minot City Alderman Resigns

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A Minot Alderman stepped down from the city council Monday. More>>

Educating on Ebola Video included

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The chances that Ebola could ever penetrate the borders of North Dakota are remote...but still, health officials want to make sure people in the state know about the disease that is spreading like wildfire through parts of the world. More>>

Bismarck State College Gets Ready to Celebrate 75 Years Video included

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Bismarck State College welcomes back its alumni as it gets ready to celebrate 75 years. More>>

Eye on Energy: Williston Water Treatment Plant Video included

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Construction crews at the Williston Water Treatment Plant continue to work toward a goal. More>>

Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years Video included

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North Dakota is the fastest-growing economy in the nation -- and a skilled workforce is required to meet those demands. More>>

Beulah Residents Deal with Aftermath of Heavy Rains Video included

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A summer flash flood...that's one for the record books. More>>

NWS Hydrologist says Widespread Flash Flooding Very Rare Video included

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The National Weather Service says the torrential rains over the weekend were a once in a lifetime type of event. More>>

Lightning Hits Golf Flag stick Video included

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What happens when lightning hits a flag stick on a golf green?  Here's what it looked like at the Mohall Country Club recently. More>>

Woman Charged for Manufacturing Meth Near Saxvik Elementary Video included

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A 23-year-old Bismarck woman is charged after police find what appeared to be a meth lab in her home near an elementary school. More>>

Bismarck Man Arrested for Fleeing from Police with Kids Video included

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A 41-year-old Bismarck man faces multiple charges after fleeing from police with his 2 kids. More>>

Mandan Man Who Drowned in Lakewood Marina Identified Video included

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Mandan Police have identified the man who drowned in Lakewood Marina on Saturday night as 23-year-old Blake Allen Johnson. More>>

New Crop Insurance Program to be Available for Producers Video included

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Crop insurance could be changing for farmers.  More>>

Man Who Died of Gunshot Wound in South Bismarck Identified Video included

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Bismarck Police have identified the 54-year-old man who died of a gunshot would in South Bismarck Saturday night. More>>

Rock the Leaves Video included

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The weather was great, the crowd was growing, and there was good energy and many surprises throughout the day. Toppler Dixon and many other local bands were a part of this year's Rock the leaves including Hazen natives Kendra and Krista of Tigerlily. More>>

Burli-Mot Half Marathon Video included

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Over 200 people didn't let a summer storm stop them from participating in the third annual Burli-Mot half marathon.That's just over 13 miles.  More>>

Rural Fire Departments Train for Grain Bin Accidents Video included

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In the past few months, there have been 3 fatalities in North Dakota due to grain bin accidents. More>>

Mandan Man Dies After Jumping Into Lakewood Marina Video included

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A 23-year-old Mandan man has died after jumping into Lakewood Marina in the Missouri River. More>>

Couple's Home of 80 Years Ruined by Flood Video included

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An elderly couple finds themselves fighting for their lives after flood waters sweep through their neighborhood.\ More>>

Man Confirmed Dead Following Incident in South Bismarck Saturday Night Video included

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Bismarck police confirm one man is dead following an incident in south Bismarck Saturday night. More>>

Rock the Leaves Video included

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Rock the Leaves features local and bigger name Christian bands in an alcohol free, family friendly setting to bring generations together through music. More>>

North Dakota Celebrates 125 Years Video included

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People from across the state came to the capitol grounds in Bismarck to celebrate our 125th anniversary of statehood. More>>

Bismarck Police Find Meth Lab Near Elementary School

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A 23-year-old Bismarck woman is behind bars after police find what appeared to be a meth lab in her home. More>>

Portland, ND Woman Hit and Killed While Riding Bike

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A Portland, North Dakota woman has died after being struck by a pickup truck while biking.Th More>>

Couple Rescued From Roof During Flood in Dunn County

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The Dunn County Sheriff's Department says an elderly couple had to be rescued from the roof of their home due to high water this morning. More>>

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner Campaigns in North Dakota Video included

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John Boehner makes two stops in North Dakota to rally support for Congressman Kevin Cramer. More>>

Heavy Rain Causes Travel Alerts

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According to the Dunn County sheriff's department, they have received numerous reports of flooding. More>>

Trinity High School Prepares for the First Day of School Video included

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In ten days Dickinson Trinity students and teachers will return to their school that suffered major fire damage just five months ago. More>>

Shorter School Week in Dunseith Video included

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A four day school week has been approved for the first time in North Dakota. Funding cuts caused the Dunseith School District to cut four staff positions and consolidate a bus route last year. More>>

New MADC Leader Appointed

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The Minot Area Development Corporation has appointed a new leader. More>>

Final Interviews for Visit Minot Video included

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The search for Visit Minot's next Executive Director took a stop forward Friday afternoon. More>>

New Primate Center Set to Open Video included

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In two weeks the new primate center at the Dakota Zoo will open to the public, but some furry friends are already monkeying around in their new home. More>>

ND Secretary of State Candidate Video included

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North Dakota's Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, will have some new competition at the polls come November. More>>

Dancers Preparing for Camp

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The Minot High School Majettes Dance Team will be holding their annual Mini Majettes Dance Camp at the beginning of next month. More>>

Extended Hours for Sports Physicals Video included

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Athletes have an extra appointment on the back-to-school list: the annual sports physical. More>>

Bird Watchers Observe Seagulls

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A passion for bird watching takes birders on a journey to find the best spots for observation. More>>

Local Woman Takes The Ice Water Bucket Challenge For Her Mother Video included

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A Bismarck woman gets drenched with ice-cold water...Willingly.  A trend that started with a Boston College baseball player has quickly spread across the nation. More>>

Around Town 8-15 Video included

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One new store offers many of your everyday necessities, some even name brand, all at low prices. More>>

Man Arrested in Connection to Bomb Scare at Williston Airport

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A 53 year old man has been arrested following that bomb scare at the Williston airport yesterday. More>>

Supervalu announces data breach

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The grocery chain Supervalu may have suffered a data breach at stores. Hackers accessed payment card transactions. 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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  • Changes at VisitMinot Follow Investigation

    Changes at VisitMinot Follow Investigation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:18:47 GMT
    The former head of Visit Minot resigned from her job this summer just as an investigation requested by the group's board of directors was being delivered, claimed she had mishandled funds.
    The former head of Visit Minot resigned from her job this summer just as an investigation requested by the group's board of directors was being delivered, claimed she had mishandled funds.
  • Mountrail County Grabs Ag Position from NDSU

    Mountrail County Grabs Ag Position from NDSU

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:17:42 GMT
    A North Dakota county is taking control of its ag agent, cutting NDSU's Extension Service out of the process.
    A North Dakota county is taking control of its ag agent, cutting NDSU's Extension Service out of the process.
  • Women Plead Not Guilty on Drug Sale

    Women Plead Not Guilty on Drug Sale

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:14:35 GMT
    Two women accused of selling drugs to undercover agents in Minot entered "not guilty" pleas to the felony charges today.
    Two women accused of selling drugs to undercover agents in Minot entered "not guilty" pleas to the felony charges today.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Bismarck Man Makes Art With Recycled Items

    Bismarck Man Makes Art With Recycled Items

    Monday, April 28 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-28 19:23:22 GMT
    Many people dream of being their own boss. Some are just afraid of the risk of being self employed. Ben Smith has the story about a man who took that risk to make a living doing what he loves.Chris Thomas can make something out of nothing."There's nothing better than getting a new pile of junk you haven't used before and turning it into something." He uses materials from used gas tanks, old forks, and even garden tools--he uses his skills "If it's iron I can weld to it." to turn useless junk ...
    Many people dream of being their own boss. Some are just afraid of the risk of being self employed. Ben Smith has the story about a man who took that risk to make a living doing what he loves.Chris Thomas can make something out of nothing."There's nothing better than getting a new pile of junk you haven't used before and turning it into something." He uses materials from used gas tanks, old forks, and even garden tools--he uses his skills "If it's iron I can weld to it." to turn useless junk ...
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:34:23 GMT
    Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.
    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:34:18 GMT
    A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million - or 100 million Euros- in ransom for his release.
    The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay...
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