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Fair Attendance Jumps

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State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history. More>>

KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation Video included

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It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes. More>>

Free Breakfast, Ice Cream for Coop Day Video included

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KX-Coop Day got off to a wet start, with rain showers hitting the fairgrounds around 6:30.But by 7:30, the rain had stopped and the first event of the day began - a free pancake and sausage breakfast. More>>

Teachers Learn During Coop Day Video included

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A group of about 35 teachers pounded the pavement of the North Dakota State Fairgrounds this afternoon. More>>

Fire Damages Mobile Home Video included

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A mobile home in Holiday Park was destroyed by fire this morning. More>>

Lake Darling Dam Work Video included

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It was a first today at the Lake Darling Dam...A major inspection of the dam gates was underway. More>>

Mayo Clinic Celebrates Anniversary Video included

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The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has long been a point of referral for patients with specialized or unusual medical conditions. More>>

Who's Who: Toilet Paper Toils Video included

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Cleaning up after thousands of people at the North Dakota State Fair is a team effort. More>>

Major Fire in Williston Forces Evacuations Video included

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Explosions and fire rocked an oilfield service company on the southeast edge of Williston at about midnight. More>>

Firefighters Get Picnic Lunch Video included

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Crews working to keep the fire contained and those keeping people a safe distance away certainly didn't go hungry today. More>>

Rail Crews Practice Emergency Response Video included

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The possibility of a dangerous accident on the railroads of North Dakota is something that requires your local firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for the worst. More>>

Fair Attendance Update Video included

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The State Fair's attendance numbers are falling behind last year's count. More>>

Clean Water Amendment at Fair Video included

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With the rapid and recent development of many areas in North Dakota, conservation is a word on many people's minds. More>>

Water Needs in North Central North Dakota Video included

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Much of the infrastructure for the Northwest Area Water Supply project has been built. More>>

Who's Who: Livestock Judges Video included

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The barns are among the sights and smells of the fair.Many of those animals are lining up for various competitions. More>>

Chemical Fire to Burn Itself Out in Williston

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A fire in east Williston has closed Highway 1804 and forced officials to recommend the evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding Red River Supply in east Williston. More>>

Fatal Accident Near Towner

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A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road Sunday. More>>

Water Meeting is Wednesday

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The slow process of getting Missouri River water to north-central North Dakota takes an important step Wednesday. More>>

Fair Attendance Update Video included

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Attendance through the first three days of the North Dakota State Fair is lagging a bit behind last year's pace. More>>

Pride of Dakota Day Video included

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The North Dakota State Fair showcases the talents of this state in many ways, that's why today the fair wanted to take time to promote "Pride of Dakota" products. More>>

Food Drive at Fair Video included

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We've got some more food to talk about, but this time it's for donating. More>>

Who's Who: Dairy Booth Fundraisers Video included

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Thousands of people are walking the fairgrounds this week --- and thousands of dollars are exchanging hands. More>>

Eye on Energy: Bottineau County Oil Video included

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Bottineau County is the 11th top producing oil county in North Dakota. More>>

Bringing the Ranch to the Fairgrounds Video included

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Just because it's fair time doesn't mean the work on the farm stops...it just relocates for many kids. More>>

47th Hepatitis-C Case Confirmed

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A 47th person has been diagnosed with Hepatitis-C related to the outbreak in Minot. More>>

Fatal Crash Near Towner

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A Towner man was killed in the rollover of his pickup on a McHenry County road early Sunday. More>>

Midwest Dueling Pianos Video included

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The North Dakota State Fair is known for it's live country and rock music, but this year, fair-goers have the opportunity to hear any of their favorite songs by request - on two pianos.The Midwest Dueling pianos is a group of 14 pianists with the unique ability to hear songs on the radio, and be able to play them by ear on the piano.They travel around the country all year to perform at fairs, baseball games, weddings, and more.The pair that spent the weekend at the ND state fair says that ent... More>>

Downtown Infrastructure Milestone Video included

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It is a project 100 years coming... that's how old some of the underground infrastructure is in downtown Minot.In order to update and upgrade sewage pipes, water mains and the like, Project Manager Dave O'Shea has embarked on the biggest project of his career.The project is so big in fact, that Houston Engineering has enlisted the help of M.W.H. Americas, who has had associates all over the United State working on plans for the last 9 months.The 26-city-block, 25 Million Dollar PLUS project h... More>>

Who's Who at the Fair: Shovel Carriers Video included

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Horses are a parade favorite.But having about 50 horses walking the two main streets in Minot --- requires an extra clean up crew.Tonight in 'Who's Who at the Fair,' Jennifer Kleen introduces us to the volunteers bringing up the rear.The thing about dirty jobs: we're all grateful when someone else is willing.(Jayden Hausauser, Big Muddy Bandits Rodeo Drill Team) "We didn't have enough hands and I'm a non-riding member so I got nominated to be the pooper scooper, along with two other people."S... More>>

Frisbee Dogs Video included

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Going to work every day to spend time with your family - that includes 11 dogs - sounded like the perfect career to Jeff Wright and his wife, so they made it happen.The Wrights traveled all the way to the North Dakota State fair from Kentucky to show us Northerners what they do.The couple has spent the last 4 years traveling the country with their rescued dogs, to entertain audiences with their frisbee tricks.Crowds gathered at the state fair today to watch these dogs leap higher than 6 feet ... More>>

Burlington Mobile Home Fire Video included

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A fire west of Burlington claimed one family home this morning.Burlington and Minot Rural Fire Departments were called out around 11:30 for a mobile home fire located west of Highway 2 and 52 --- just before the highways split.Minot Rural Fire Assistant Chief,Rob Knuth says the family was home at the time of the fire but no injuries were reported.The Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.The Red Cross also delivered food and water to the crews wh... More>>

New Vein Surgery Trinity Video included

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Trinity Health estimates 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, but only about 2 million of them seek treatment.So last week they began providing a new radio wave procedure in hopes the less invasive procedure brings in more patients.It involves inserting a flexible tube into the diseased vein, then the vein is sealed shut, and blood re-routes into healthier veins.The procedure's name is Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy and it may be more affordable than you think.(Sidhar Naidu, ... More>>

Zombie Walk in New Town Video included

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What happens if a zombie catches you?If you're in the Zombie Walk in New Town, you turn into a zombie who helps raise moneyfor the local Boys and Girls Club.The group held a Zombie Walk at the Edgewater Golf Course in New Town this week.More than 250 people participated by walking or running the course - and trying to avoid the zombies who were lurking along the path.The walkers and runners wore belts with streamers attached - and if a zombie grabbed a streamer, the walker or runner became a ... More>>

Who's Who at the Fair: Parade of Kids Video included

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More than 220 floats traveled the North Dakota State Fair parade route this morning --- lasting about four hours from beginning to end.Restaurants, politicians and emergency services were creeping down the black top --- but in the wings, young and old alike stood by with waves and smiles.Jennifer Kleen talked to some of the youngest of those fair-goers for tonight's 'Who's Who at the Fair.'It may have been slow moving, but with the destination ahead, the journey was part of the fun.The parade... More>>

Woman Injured on Fair Ride Video included

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A young woman was injured on a carnival ride at the fair today.woman - in her early 20s - was on the Kamikaze ride…it turns upside down in a forward circle. More>>

First Day at the Fair Video included

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The State Fair brings people back year after year with attractions like the 4-H and FFA entries - more than 40-thousand of them - and the big name entertainment - such as Lady Antebellum - the group playing tonight at the grandstand. More>>

Lady Antebellum Concert

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Another big draw a the North Dakota State Fair is the musical entertainment. More>>

Council Hires Staab Video included

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The city of Minot officially has a new city manager. More>>

Food Frenzy Video included

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Each year a handful of food vendors debut a little something new for fair-goers to try here... More>>

Food Booth Inspections at Fair Video included

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Whether it's mini donuts or footlongs, many people take time to sample the food when they're at the State Fair. More>>

NDSF Who's Who: Benno Brothers Video included

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This year we're meet the people that make the state fair possible -- everyone from the clean up crew to you -- as the fair-goer. More>>

Trinity Issues Hepatitis C Response Video included

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Could the Hepatitis C outbreak in Minot have been spread intentionally?A Trinity Health Vice President says it's a plausible scenario, an investigation he says Trinity has encouraged since day one. More>>

State Fair Ribbon Cutting Video included

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The North Dakota State Fair officially begins its nine-day run tomorrow in Minot.But this afternoon, there was a special ceremony to kick things off early. More>>

Taylor on Oil Development Video included

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The Democrat who wants to unseat Republican Doug Goehring as Ag Commissioner says the state needs to do a better job of protecting farmers and ranchers as oil development continues. More>>

Grenora School Bond Approved Video included

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Schools all around the Bakken region of North Dakota are experiencing a rapid expansion. More>>

Fielding a Flood Recovery Video included

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More than three years removed from the Mouse River flood, a big part of Burlington is finally ready for the sound of kids once again. More>>

Business Beat 7-17-14 Video included

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A multi billion dollar deal has created a new top company in the Bakken.Whiting Petroleum Corporation has come to terms with Kodiak Oil and Gas on a deal for 3.8 billion dollars. More>>

NDSF Who's Who: Family Affair Video included

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Vendors are applying the final touches to concession stands down the midway before the North Dakota State Fair opens for business tomorrow. 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>>

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  • Fair Attendance Jumps

    Fair Attendance Jumps

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:21:41 GMT
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
  • KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:15:25 GMT
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
  • Free Breakfast, Ice Cream for Coop Day

    Free Breakfast, Ice Cream for Coop Day

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:12:58 GMT
    KX-Coop Day got off to a wet start, with rain showers hitting the fairgrounds around 6:30.But by 7:30, the rain had stopped and the first event of the day began - a free pancake and sausage breakfast.
    KX-Coop Day got off to a wet start, with rain showers hitting the fairgrounds around 6:30.But by 7:30, the rain had stopped and the first event of the day began - a free pancake and sausage breakfast.
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    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:36 GMT
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    AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:32:31 GMT
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  • Former International Player Coaching in Bismarck

    Former International Player Coaching in Bismarck

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:48:59 GMT
    Ricardo Pierre-Louis played against some of the world's best soccer players, now he's using that experience to help coach Bismarck youth players.
    Ricardo Pierre-Louis played against some of the world's best soccer players, now he's using that experience to help coach Bismarck youth players.
  • Man Running Perimeter of U.S.

    Man Running Perimeter of U.S.

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:41:01 GMT
    At 64 years old--David Kuhn--is running his way around the perimeter of the United States-- approximately 11,000 miles--a trip many runners can only dream of making.Ashley St. Louis tells us more about the Challenges that Kuhn faces along his trek.34 states in approximately 19 months---that's the goal for this grandfather--who is running to raise awareness for a cause that is close to his heart. " I have a 12 year old grand daughter that has cystic fibrosis and within the past 8 moths or so h...
    At 64 years old--David Kuhn--is running his way around the perimeter of the United States-- approximately 11,000 miles--a trip many runners can only dream of making.Ashley St. Louis tells us more about the Challenges that Kuhn faces along his trek.34 states in approximately 19 months---that's the goal for this grandfather--who is running to raise awareness for a cause that is close to his heart. " I have a 12 year old grand daughter that has cystic fibrosis and within the past 8 moths or so h...
  • Saturday Legion Highlights 7-19

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