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Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change Video included

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It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber More>>

Fatal Accident

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An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed More>>

Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion Video included

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Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the More>>

ND Wins Legal Ruling

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A US district judge has ruled in favor of North Dakota in a lawsuit against a new Minnesota law. Judge Susan Richard Nelson's ruling said the Minnesota law passed in 2007 effectively blocks North Dakota More>>

Concern Over Horse Virus Video included

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For North Dakota ranchers keeping a healthy herd is vital, which is why there is so much concern over a life threatening herpes virus in horses. It's name-- Equine Herpes virus 1. The virus is transferred More>>

Givebones Donating to Animal Shelter Video included

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A national charitable dog collar company called Givebones has selected Souris Valley Animal Shelter as its official charity for the month of April. Founder of Givebones, Tricia Bjornson Andrews, calls More>>

Student Spotlight --- Towner Video included

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Time for tonight's Student Spotlight - where we get to know the top high school seniors in the region. This time we're in Towner to meet TGU-Towner's Mattie Schmitt. (Mattie Schmitt, TGU-Towner Senior) More>>

Arrest Leads to Assault on Officer

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Two men were arrested after allegedly fighting with police officers trying to escort them off the premises of a local bar. Police say 24-year-old Luke Walton was being led away from Sports on Tap early More>>

Zombie Homes Petition Video included

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If you see a woman wearing a teal wind breaker walking up and down the streets of Minot, she's not just getting some exercise, she is trying to save the city. With her she carries a petition, asking More>>

Ducks Unlimited

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North Dakota is home to many ducks, and the folks at Ducks Unlimited hope to keep it that way. The Souris River Valley group raised over 100 thousand dollars last year ranking them as the 45th most active More>>

Visit Minot Celebrates Good Year Video included

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The 36th inaugural Visit Minot Meeting welcomed entrepreneurs from all over the area today. Director Wendy Howe and her team also welcomed a special key note speaker. A self made success, Lee Silber More>>

Life Saving Devices Throughout Williston

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Sudden cardiac emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere. Having Automated External Defibrillator resources - or AEDs - available to the public can save lives. Mercy Medical Center received a grant More>>

Business Beat 4-17-14 Video included

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A longtime business that called Town and Country Center home from years has changed its ownership...and name recently. 2014 started with Gary's Hairstylists being known as Les Beaux. Ownership remains More>>

Student Spotlight --- Surrey Video included

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She's hoping for a career helping others in nursing or social work. Let's go to Surrey to meet Elayne Deibert in tonight's Student Spotlight. (Elayne Deibert, Surrey Senior) "It's always been important More>>

MHS Boys Golf Team Preparing for Season Opener Video included

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The Minot High boys golf team is looking to pick up right where it left off last season. 21 players are out for this years team that returns 4 of its top 6 golfers after finishing 4th last year in the More>>

Student Spotlight --- Dunseith Video included

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Finally tonight, Student Spotlight - where we focus on a top graduate from a local high school. This time, we're in Dunseith where Molly Allery is at the top of her class. (Molly Allery, Dunseith Senior) More>>

Moldy Homes Reopening? Video included

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Nearly three years after the flood of the Mouse River, some Minot homes are just now being cleaned up and rebuilt. But some homeowners say the flooded homes that had been untouched until now - what some More>>

Man With Gun Arrested at Courthouse

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A man carrying a loaded gun was arrested outside the Williams County Courthouse Tuesday. Authorities say Ronald Gibbons was carrying a concealed, loaded pistol and meth paraphernalia when he was arrested. Gibbons More>>

Border Patrol Makes Arrests in Minot

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Six people were arrested in Minot last week by the U.S. Border Patrol. Kris Grogan of the Border Patrol Public Affairs Office said the arrests were made as a result of "encounters near several local establishments," More>>

Williston: Reworking Zoning Ordinances Video included

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As needs evolve in Western North Dakota, Williston officials are taking steps to be sure zoning ordinances apply to the current needs of the city. Principal Planner Donald Kress says it's rare for a city More>>

State Fair Concert Series Video included

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On days like today it doesn't feel like we will ever make it to summer. And while the city of Minot deals with another freshly fallen blanket of snow ticket sales are booming for the North Dakota State More>>

Three Apply for Judgeship Opening

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Three Minot attorneys have applied to become a judge in the Northwest Judicial District. Judge William McLees is stepping down this summer, leaving an opening. Lawyers Kelly Dillon, Stacy Louser, and More>>

Man With Gun Arrested at Williston Trial Site

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A man carrying a loaded gun was arrested outside the Williams County Courthouse Tuesday. Authorities say Ronald Gibbons was carrying a concealed, loaded pistol and meth paraphernalia when he was arrested. Gibbons More>>

Coach Leaving Minot State Video included

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The new head football coach at Minot State University is heading back to Minnesota. Todd Hoffner announced this afternoon he would return to his coaching duties at Minnesota State-Mankato, effective tomorrow. Hoffner More>>

Woman Dies of Injuries in Crash Video included

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A woman involved in a crash south of Minot yesterday has died. The Highway Patrol reports 42-year-old Maria Schermerhorn of Mesa was driving a car that crossed in front of a pickup on Highway 83 at the More>>

Rice Lake Water Still Rising Video included

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Rice Lake has risen another two feet in the last year...and now only has three more feet to go before water would flow out of it naturally. If it gets to that point, more than 100 homes would be lost More>>

Williston State College Construction Video included

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Construction season is nearly year-round in Western North Dakota. Williston State College campus projects are busy with the spring thaw. Construction has started on the second of two apartment buildings More>>

Woman-Owned Businesses Video included

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If you are a woman looking to own a business, you might have better luck in North Dakota. The U.S. Census Bureau reports, since 1997 the number of female owned and operated companies nearly doubled in More>>

Student Spotlight --- Kenmare Video included

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She pictures herself in the ag service industry in the future. And she is the top graduate at Kenmare High School this year. Let's meet Katie Nelson in tonight's Student Spotlight. (Katie Nelson, Kenmare More>>

MSU Football Coach Leaving - Going Back to Minnesota

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The newly-hired football coach at Minot State University is headed back to Mankato.

Todd Hoffner was hired in January to take over as MSU's football coach.

He had been fired from his head coaching job at Minnesota State-Mankato last year, although the university gave no reason for his dismissal.
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Traffic Signal Knocked Out

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A traffic signal at the intersection of US Highway 83 and 46th Ave. NW (North 83 | 2 and 52 bypass intersection) has been struck by a vehicle and knocked down. As of 11:45 a.m., the signal is currently More>>

Oil Dumping Brings Charges

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Criminal charges have been filed against a Mountrail county truck driver accused of illegally dumping oil drilling waste, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Leo Slemin, a driver with Black Hills More>>

ND 4th in Economic Measure

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North Dakota fell from second to fourth in the annual economic outlook competitiveness ranking by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report rates Utah as the top state More>>

Two Injured in Highway Collision Video included

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Emergency crews responded to a 2-vehicle accident that happened at 4:40 this afternoon about 15 miles south of Minot at the junction of highways 83 and 23. The North Dakota Highway patrol reports 42-year-old More>>

Rail Car Shortage "Critical" Video included

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The shortage of rail cars for North Dakota's ag industry is critical. That's how the general manager of SunPrairie Grain in Minot describes the squeeze being put on farmers and grain elevators. Brad More>>

School Board on Bond Results Video included

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Results of the Minot Public Schools bond vote became official this afternoon after the Minot Public School Board made decisions on a handful of disputed ballots. In the end, the final vote tally was changed More>>

Community Foundation Project Video included

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One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The organization also reports around 3 million children will witness More>>

Rugby Doctor Wins National Award Video included

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A North Dakota man has been named the Rural Health Practitioner of the Year by the National Rural Health Association. Dr. Hubert Seiler or Rugby will pick up his award at ceremonies in Las Vegas next More>>

McKenzie Co: Legislature & Roads Video included

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Progress has been made...but there is still a ways to go. That is how McKenzie County Commission Chairman Ron Anderson sees the current road situation in his county. The oil-heavy region of the state More>>

Student Spotlight --- Glenburn Video included

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There are co-valedictorians at Glenburn High School this year. Emily Miller and Jennifer Poth are sharing the top spot in their graduating class. In tonight's Student Spotlight, we hear from Emily Miller. (Emily More>>

Man Sentenced For Killing His Brother

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A Bismarck man who is an enrolled member of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison today. 26-year-old Orlen Francis Smith, Jr., attacked three people at a home More>>

Relay For Life Team

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You've seen it in the news before -- Someone shaves their head to show support to a friend with cancer. But could you do it? Emily Medalen has more on how one area woman stuck by her friend and kept More>>

Relay for Life Team Meets a Special Goal

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You've seen it in the news before -- Someone shaves their head to show support to a friend with cancer. But could you do it? Emily Medalen has more on how one area woman stuck by her friend and kept More>>

Student Spotlight Leeds High School

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Our Student Spotlight introduces us to top graduating high school seniors in the region. Tonight, we travel to Leeds to meet the two people who tied for the top honors. (Mylie Herman, Leeds Senior) "We More>>

Pathfinder Parent Center Hosts Parent Involvement Conference

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Raising a child with disabilities can be a difficult task without support from others. Knowing where to turn for that support is key for parents...so getting them that information was part of the goal More>>

Aircraft Modelers Take Flight

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The snow is finally off the ground, and for the Minot Aircraft Modelers, this means flying season has officially begun. The group had their annual mall show today, exhibiting the different types of planes More>>

Women's Retreat at MSU

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Over 900 women gathered in Minot this weekend for retreat to listen to a nationally known speaker and writer lead them on their adventure in faith. Lysa Terkeurst is the president of proverbs 31 ministry, More>>

MSU Modernizes 'Miss Julie'

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Drama, Romance, and a lusty battle of control were all showcased at the Minot State theatrical adaptation of "Miss Julie". The original play was written in by August Strinberg in the 1880's, and though More>>

Minot Jiu Jitsu Heads to Nationals

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It's a sport that's not talked about often in the Minot area -- but that may be about to change. 10 members of our local Jiu Jitsu team are heading to the national competition next month. The group began More>>

Student Spotlight - Westhope

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Two students are finishing their time at Westhope High School with perfect GPAs. They are the subjects of tonight's Student Spotlight. (Sage Ballantyne, Westhope Senior) "I think I did well here in Westhope 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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  • Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:10:49 GMT
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
  • Fatal Accident

    Fatal Accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:09:19 GMT
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
  • Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:06:13 GMT
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

    Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:21:57 GMT
    The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...
    A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to "pray hard" for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a...
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:21:53 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:01:55 GMT
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors...
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that...
  • SportsMore>>

  • Aggies with Quick Start

    Aggies with Quick Start

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:48:16 GMT
    After a disappointing end to the season last year where the team just missed qualifying for state, this year's Velva Aggies baseball team is hoping it has the right players in place to get the team back
    After a disappointing end to the season last year where the team just missed qualifying for state, this year's Velva Aggies baseball team is hoping it has the right players in place to get the team back
  • MSU Baseball and Softball Highlights

    MSU Baseball and Softball Highlights

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:43:55 GMT
    MSU Baseball and Softball Highlights
    MSU Baseball and Softball Highlights
  • Cats Open Best of 5 Series With Austin

    Cats Open Best of 5 Series With Austin

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    HOCKEYNAHLCENTRAL DIVISION FINALSGAME 1BISMARCK  4AUSTIN  5OVERTIME
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