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  • Securing the Northern Border

    Securing the Northern Border

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:08:37 GMT
    Drug arrests in oil producing counties increased by 40 percent in one year.
    Drug arrests in oil producing counties increased by 40 percent in one year.
  • Highway Crash Involves Farm Tractor

    Highway Crash Involves Farm Tractor

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:03:57 GMT
    One person was injured when a farm tractor and a semi truck collided on Highway Two this afternoon.
    One person was injured when a farm tractor and a semi truck collided on Highway Two this afternoon.
  • County Waiting on Bond Vote Timing

    County Waiting on Bond Vote Timing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:59:36 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • FEMA Approves Flood Assistance

    FEMA Approves Flood Assistance

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:52:30 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Pushing for Flood Control Decisions

    Pushing for Flood Control Decisions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:48:22 GMT
    We get tired of hearing about the roadblocks to progress on flood control.
    We get tired of hearing about the roadblocks to progress on flood control.
  • Dust Control Goes International

    Dust Control Goes International

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:42:51 GMT
    Williams County's efforts to limit dust on gravel roads in the county have attracted the attention of an Australian company.
    Williams County's efforts to limit dust on gravel roads in the county have attracted the attention of an Australian company.
  • School Starts For Many in ND

    School Starts For Many in ND

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:40:26 GMT
    It's the back to school season already, and many schools are seeing an increase in the number of kids in the hallways.
    It's the back to school season already, and many schools are seeing an increase in the number of kids in the hallways.
  • Color Dash Raises Funds

    Color Dash Raises Funds

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:36:40 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Convention Center Plan in Williston

    Convention Center Plan in Williston

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:57:42 GMT
    A major real estate developer wants to spend more than 100 million dollars building a hotel, retail, and office complex in Williston.
    A major real estate developer wants to spend more than 100 million dollars building a hotel, retail, and office complex in Williston.
  • South Prairie School Construction

    South Prairie School Construction

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:54:46 GMT
    Minot's South Prairie School is under heavy construction.
    Minot's South Prairie School is under heavy construction.
  • Newburg Teachers Prepare for School

    Newburg Teachers Prepare for School

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:51:38 GMT
    Newburg students are heading back to the classroom this week.
    Newburg students are heading back to the classroom this week.
  • Minot City Alderman Resigns

    Minot City Alderman Resigns

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:50:31 GMT
    A Minot Alderman stepped down from the city council Monday.
    A Minot Alderman stepped down from the city council Monday.
  • Educating on Ebola

    Educating on Ebola

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:43:41 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Eye on Energy: Williston Water Treatment Plant

    Eye on Energy: Williston Water Treatment Plant

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:40:11 GMT
    Construction crews at the Williston Water Treatment Plant continue to work toward a goal.
    Construction crews at the Williston Water Treatment Plant continue to work toward a goal.
  • Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years

    Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:34:05 GMT
    North Dakota is the fastest-growing economy in the nation -- and a skilled workforce is required to meet those demands.
    North Dakota is the fastest-growing economy in the nation -- and a skilled workforce is required to meet those demands.
  • Lightning Hits Golf Flag stick

    Lightning Hits Golf Flag stick

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:49:31 GMT
    What happens when lightning hits a flag stick on a golf green?  Here's what it looked like at the Mohall Country Club recently.
    What happens when lightning hits a flag stick on a golf green?  Here's what it looked like at the Mohall Country Club recently.
  • Rock the Leaves

    Rock the Leaves

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:47:16 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Burli-Mot Half Marathon

    Burli-Mot Half Marathon

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:43:55 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Rock the Leaves

    Rock the Leaves

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:44:31 GMT
    Rock the Leaves features local and bigger name Christian bands in an alcohol free, family friendly setting to bring generations together through music.
    Rock the Leaves features local and bigger name Christian bands in an alcohol free, family friendly setting to bring generations together through music.
  • Shorter School Week in Dunseith

    Shorter School Week in Dunseith

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:11:30 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • New MADC Leader Appointed

    New MADC Leader Appointed

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:10:22 GMT
    The Minot Area Development Corporation has appointed a new leader.
    The Minot Area Development Corporation has appointed a new leader.
  • Final Interviews for Visit Minot

    Final Interviews for Visit Minot

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:06:39 GMT
    The search for Visit Minot's next Executive Director took a stop forward Friday afternoon.
    The search for Visit Minot's next Executive Director took a stop forward Friday afternoon.
  • ND Secretary of State Candidate

    ND Secretary of State Candidate

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:00:47 GMT
    North Dakota's Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, will have some new competition at the polls come November.
    North Dakota's Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, will have some new competition at the polls come November.
  • Dancers Preparing for Camp

    Dancers Preparing for Camp

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:58:55 GMT
    The Minot High School Majettes Dance Team will be holding their annual Mini Majettes Dance Camp at the beginning of next month.
    The Minot High School Majettes Dance Team will be holding their annual Mini Majettes Dance Camp at the beginning of next month.
  • Extended Hours for Sports Physicals

    Extended Hours for Sports Physicals

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:55:42 GMT
    Athletes have an extra appointment on the back-to-school list: the annual sports physical.
    Athletes have an extra appointment on the back-to-school list: the annual sports physical.
  • Bird Watchers Observe Seagulls

    Bird Watchers Observe Seagulls

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:42:35 GMT
    A passion for bird watching takes birders on a journey to find the best spots for observation.
    A passion for bird watching takes birders on a journey to find the best spots for observation.
  • Bomb Squad Responds to Williston Airport

    Bomb Squad Responds to Williston Airport

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:58:30 GMT
     The Williston airport closed down Thursday afternoon while authorities investigated a package found in the airport terminal.


     The Williston airport closed down Thursday afternoon while authorities investigated a package found in the airport terminal.


  • Landowners Concerned About Saltwater Spills

    Landowners Concerned About Saltwater Spills

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:50:52 GMT
    A saltwater spill is the worst kind of spill --- it takes by far the longest to reclaim the land.
    A saltwater spill is the worst kind of spill --- it takes by far the longest to reclaim the land.
  • Bottineau School Bond Vote Fails

    Bottineau School Bond Vote Fails

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:49:23 GMT
    Only 13 votes short of passing, Bottineau District officials are back to the drawing board after a second failed bond vote.
    Only 13 votes short of passing, Bottineau District officials are back to the drawing board after a second failed bond vote.
  • Vollmer Completes Doctoral Program

    Vollmer Completes Doctoral Program

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:47:39 GMT
    Last week, Minot Public Schools superintendent Mark Vollmer did what the students he oversees look forward to -- he graduated.
    Last week, Minot Public Schools superintendent Mark Vollmer did what the students he oversees look forward to -- he graduated.
  • Business Beat 8-14-14

    Business Beat 8-14-14

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:39:53 GMT
    You are looking at the new Enerbase Travel Plaza, just north of Minot on Highway 83.
    You are looking at the new Enerbase Travel Plaza, just north of Minot on Highway 83.
  • Back-to-School Clothes Donated

    Back-to-School Clothes Donated

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:36:53 GMT
    Over 80 pallets of gently used back to schools clothes are being donated to the children of Watford City.
    Over 80 pallets of gently used back to schools clothes are being donated to the children of Watford City.
  • Watford City Adds a Daycare

    Watford City Adds a Daycare

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:50:48 GMT
    The growth western North Dakota is experiencing comes along with the need for more services--such as child care to accommodate expansion.
    The growth western North Dakota is experiencing comes along with the need for more services--such as child care to accommodate expansion.
  • Bottineau School Vote

    Bottineau School Vote

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:49:00 GMT
    Bottineau voters said no to a near $13 million dollar bond to for a Bottineau Public Schools expansion.
    Bottineau voters said no to a near $13 million dollar bond to for a Bottineau Public Schools expansion.
  • 26th Annual Great Tomato Festival

    26th Annual Great Tomato Festival

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:44:45 GMT
    The doors are now open for the 26th Annual Great Tomato Festival in Minot.
    The doors are now open for the 26th Annual Great Tomato Festival in Minot.
  • Sipma Family Returns Homes

    Sipma Family Returns Homes

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:40:30 GMT
    The road home from the devastation that followed the 2011 Mouse River Flood has been a long one for some Minot families.
    The road home from the devastation that followed the 2011 Mouse River Flood has been a long one for some Minot families.
  • This Flooded House: Shaun Returns Home

    This Flooded House: Shaun Returns Home

    This Flooded House: Shaun Returns Home

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:16:35 GMT
    Former KX News Anchor Shaun Sipma's family moved home about a month ago and as promised he invited back for one final story.
    Former KX News Anchor Shaun Sipma's family moved home about a month ago and as promised he invited back for one final story.
  • National Flu Vaccination Week

    National Flu Vaccination Week

    National Flu Vaccination Week

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:08 PM EST2013-12-10 23:08:00 GMT
    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
    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
  • Cookies for Airmen

    Cookies for Airmen

    Cookies for Airmen

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:06 PM EST2013-12-10 23:06:51 GMT
    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
    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
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:34:58 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...
  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:27:22 GMT
    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly...
  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:04:37 GMT
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a...
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at...
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