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Man Found Dead Outside Bismarck Church

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The body of a man was found early this morning outside St. Mary's Church on East Broadway in Bismarck. 

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Fatal Accident in McKenzie County

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A crash near Mandaree left a 41-year-old man dead.

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Taxable Sales Return to Pre-Boom Levels

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North Dakota's tax office reports first quarter taxable sales dropped nearly $2 billion from 2015 to 2016.

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IKEA recalls Malm brand dressers

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For years Ikea has been under increased pressure to do more about the Malm brand products but had always stopped short of recall.

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Legendary coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

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Pat Summitt, the iconic University of Tennessee women's basketball coach who became the winningest coach in college basketball history, has died at the age of 64, several years after being diagnosed with early onset dementia, her foundation's website says.

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Benghazi report to be released today by Republicans

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(CNN) House Republicans are planning to release a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton's watch as secretary of state, reviving the politically charged issue less than five months before the election.

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Budget Update Presented Video included

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North Dakota legislators hear more about the state's budget shortfall.

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Brady II Wind Project Close to a Ruling

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The Brady II Wind project, a 72 turbine, 150 megawatt wind farm--if approved--would be located in northern Hettinger County.

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State Supreme Court Hears Bank Expansion Dispute Video included

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Some of the people living near First Western Bank in central Minot say the bank has received special treatment from the city of Minot in receiving permits for a major expansion.

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Minot Business Liquor License in Limbo

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A Minot motel will lose its liquor license if the city council follows through on a recommendation from city staff.

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Mosquito Spraying In Williston, Watford City

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It will be the second time the big, Air Force Reserve plane from Ohio will be criss-crossing the airspace.

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Gov. Dalrymple On Flood Recovery, Protection Video included

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Tonight, the governor discusses the state's efforts to help the recovery and future flood protecting - and what he says was the most amazing thing he learned through that time.

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Eye on Energy: Oil Jobs Returning? Video included

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Could job prospects in the oilfield be turning around? According to job service officials in Williston, there are plenty of positions in the energy industry waiting to be filled.

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Sale of Fireworks Begins in Minot Video included

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Memory Fireworks on Minot's north hill opened for the season at 8 o'clock this morning.

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Lanes Changed on Main Avenue Video included

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Isabelle Renner works at One World.  And this morning she noticed a definite slow down in traffic on her way to work.

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Counterfeit $100 Bill Passed in Minot

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Minot Police are trying to find out who passed a counterfeit 100 dollar bill. 

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion case

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 (CNN)In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.

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Self Defense Products Pack a Punch Video included

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Jeff and Stacy Howell have one goal -- they want to help keep people safe everyday. Here is how they are doing just that. 

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New sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens

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Kids who don't get enough sleep are at risk for a whole range of mental and physical woes, including some potentially serious health issues.

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Strong Winds Hit McQuades Video included

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Keep your eye on the ball... that is if you can keep them open... "Sunglasses were actually pretty helpful with all of the dust blowing around," says Kylee Leingang, spectator.  

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Miss Minot Pageant Returns Video included

Miss Minot Cassandra Stauffer, Miss ND Macy Christianson, Miss Norst Høstfest Emily Prock, & Miss ND State Fair Jane Peterson. Miss Minot Cassandra Stauffer, Miss ND Macy Christianson, Miss Norst Høstfest Emily Prock, & Miss ND State Fair Jane Peterson.
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For the first time in several years, there's a Miss Minot as part of the Miss America pageant process. Cassandra Stauffer of Minot was crowned this evening.

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Sunday Sitdown: Governor Dalrymple on 2011 Flood Video included

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Governor Jack Dalrymple gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the flood fight for the Mouse River in 2011.

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Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Through Multiple Counties

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A Bismarck man is in custody following a high speed chase that went through three counties and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. 

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Body Found on Railroad Tracks in Leeds

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On Saturday at 11:35 AM a train/pedestrian crash was reported in Leeds. 

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Quilt Auction Raises Thousands Video included

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The 34th annual quilt auction at Camp Metigoshe was held today. It's the major fund raiser for the camp.

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Flood Crest: Five Years Later Video included

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It was June 25th, 2011 when the Mouse River reached its crest - 1561.66 feet. That number is more than six feet over the flood height most people remember as the worst ever - 1969.

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Storms Cause Damage Video included

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Severe weather hit the grounds of the Upper Missouri Valley Fair last night in Williston,  forcing thousands to seek shelter and blowing down some tents on the fairgrounds.

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Campgrounds Full Because of Pipeline Construction

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Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline is bringing big business to campgrounds in Southern North Dakota.

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Junkin' at the Junction turns Trash into Treasure

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This is KC Clark describing her passion in life. "I'm more on the side of rusty, crusty and covered with poo," says KC Clark, Junkin at the Junction Vendor.

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Downtown Construction Progress Video included

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Construction season milestones have a new block of Main Street Minot looking more like an inviting street.

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Addressing PTSD, Suicide Among Marines Video included

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Commandant Raymond Morrell says military members know better than most that battles continue to be fought at home.

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Helping Students Learn After Trauma Video included

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How do traumatic experiences impact children's ability to learn? Teachers and administrators gathered at Minot State University recently to find out.

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Community Shower Collects Thousands of Diapers Video included

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For families in need, a new mouth to feed can come at a cost. That's why the Souris Valley United Way has been asking the community for help with the essentials.

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Emmons County Economy Booming From Pipeline Construction Project Video included

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There is a boom going on in Emmons County.   No it's not an oil boom but a construction boom.   And small-town economies are seeing a little boom of their own.

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Man Dies in Rollover

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A rollover crash on Interstate 94 in western North Dakota killed one person.

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Financial Markets plunge

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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in global financial markets

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Connie Wolf to be Honored at McQuade Softball Tournament

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There's a special woman being honored at this year's McQuade softball tournament.

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Bemidji Case May Be Tied to Child Porn and Murder

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New developments in that bizarre and tragic fire in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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4-H Achievement Days Lead Up To State Fair Video included

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Sometimes a little help from Mother Nature is what it takes to be best in show.

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Casino Still Game During Oil Downturn

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All you have to do is press play to win. And Trenton's Grand Treasure Casino is still in the game.

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Business Beat: C-Store, Septic Service

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The Mouse Trap C-Store offers all types of convenience items to make your camping trip easier, along with an arcade room and dining hall.

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Nitro Circus Lands In Minot

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The team at Nitro Circus Live is preparing for high-flying stunts for tomorrow's show at the State Fair Grandstand.

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Nationwide Fracking Rule Shut Down Video included

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Some say North Dakota oil producers are in better shape after a proposed nationwide fracking rule is shut down, others say the environment could could be affected.

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Honoring A Tournament Hero

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It's the weekend thousands of people come to Bismarck for... But, there will be a familiar face missing from this year's McQuade softball tournament.

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Marsy's Law Defendants and Opponents Square Off Video included

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North Dakota voters will decide the fate of Marsy's Law in November. 

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Maintenance issues cause derailment of train in Columbia River Gorge

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Federal investigators are blaming a fiery oil train derailment along the Oregon-Washington border on Union Pacific Railroad, saying the company failed to properly maintain its track. The train was carrying Bakken crude.   The Associated Press obtained preliminary findings on the June 3 derailment in the Columbia River Gorge in advance of their Thursday release.   The wreck spilled 42,000 gallons of crude oil and sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.   The gov... More>>

Best State Fair

Best State Fair

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The North Dakota State Fair begins in a month - and it will have a new honor to boast about this year. 

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Future of Vikings training camp up in the air

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 The Vikings are moving from Eden Prairie to a new headquarters and training facility in Eagan.

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West Fargo Police Search for Three Missing Boys

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West Fargo Police are asking for help in finding a missing juvenile

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#NoBillNoBreak sit-in continues

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans attempting to end a virtually unprecedented sit-in on the House floor by Democrats demanding votes on gun control measures brought the chamber back into session early Thursday

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National Guard Remembers Flood Fight Video included

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Three-thousand men and women from the North Dakota National Guard devoted energy to Minot's flood fight.

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Five Years Ago: Sirens Sound in Minot Video included

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It was five years ago today - June 22nd, 2011 - when sirens sounded across Minot, telling everyone in the river valley that time was up for packing and moving belongings out of the flood zone.

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Ceremony Commemorates Flood Siren Sounding Video included

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Thousands of people faced tens - even hundreds of thousands of dollars of repair and rebuilding on their homes - money most had to find themselves, or borrow, since only ten percent of those living in the valley had flood insurance.

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Halliburton To Auction Off Vacant Lots Video included

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In Williston, one of the largest oil companies in the state is selling up to 5 acres of land once meant for employee housing -- a sign of the economic times in the oil business.

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Rainy Weather Causes Headaches For Farmers Video included

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The North Dakota Ag Statistics Service reports 11% of the crop land in the state has too much moisture.

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Williston Fair To Feature Wrestling Attraction Video included

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When you think about county fairs, you probably think livestock and tasty food. You probably don't think of professional wrestling.

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EF1 Tornado Rips Through Mott, One Home Damaged Video included

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It ripped almost the entire roof off the house and completely destroyed the garage.

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Hoge Island Residents Look Back at the 2011 Flood Video included

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Residents of Hoge Island knew the water was coming, but no one knew for sure how much.

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Storm Damages on Flood 5 Year Anniversary Video included

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While some woke up to twigs and branches in their front yard this morning--others had this.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Fatal Plane Crash Near Wishek

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The NTSB has released its preliminary report into a fatal plane crash near Wishek June 9th.

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Three Rescued from Overturned Camper at Bismarck Walmart

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Three people trapped inside an overturned camper were rescued early Wednesday morning at a Bismarck Walmart.

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Southwest Water Authority asks people to conserve water

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The Southwest Water Authority in Dickinson is reporting problems after last nights storm. Southwest Water Authority has no power at the Intake.  The power company is working on restoring power.  They hope to have power and water restored tonight. They ask all customers of Southwest Water Authority to conserve water today. 

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UND Fighting Hawks logo released

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The University of North Dakota has unveiled the new Fighting Hawks logo.

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A Look Back At The 2011 Flood on Hoge Island

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The 2011 flood left many homes damaged, some worse than others. There's one place many people will never forget -- Hoge Island.

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Storm damage reports

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Storms rolled through North Dakota overnight.

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Rory McIlroy won't play in Olympics

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DUBLIN -- Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

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Hoge Island Residents Remember Flood Five Years Later

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People with homes that withstood floodwaters are now battling sand and erosion.

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Dickinson Mayor Ready to Get to Work Video included

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He said he celebrated with his family, but knew that couldn't last too long. "I was sitting on my deck in the back and I said it's time to get to work,"  Decker said.

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Former Williston Corrections Officer Sentenced For Child Pornography

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The U.S. Department of Justice says 50-year-old Steven Edwards Brooks was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison with 20 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of Receipt of Child Pornography.

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Five Years Ago: Packing Up Video included

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It was five years ago today that people living along the Mouse River - including more than ten thousand in Minot - were feverishly packing up their belongings.

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6th Street Project Nears Finish Line

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Nearly four-and-a-half million dollars and two years of construction went into the drain improvements and pump station on 6th Street.

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Trail Would Connect Roosevelt, Oak Parks Video included

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The Minot Park District is formally voicing support of a trail system that would link the two parks using the green space we're creating near the river.

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Weapon Related Incidents on the Rise

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We've seen it time and time again this year... reports of gunshots fired. 

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Grain Growers Host EPA Video included

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When you're a government worker in Washington DC in charge of helping to write pesticide rules, it helps to get out and see how chemicals are actually used on farms.

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Minot Man Featured On HGTV Video included

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A Minot-based contractor is hoping his half-hour in the limelight on national television last night will open some doors for him.

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Former Sergeant at Williams County Jail Sentenced on Child Porn Charge

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A former Sergeant at the Williams County Correctional Center is sentenced in federal court on child pornography charges.

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Community Reaches Out To Families In Need Video included

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As if being a new parent isn't scary enough imagine being a new parent living in poverty.

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U.S. Marshal Charged in Bismarck Target Dressing Room Incident

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A U.S. Marshal is charged in connection to an incident at a changing room in Target involving a juvenile girl.

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Active Shooter Reported at Amarillo Walmart

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THERE IS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION AT THE AMARILLO WALMART ON THE E-WAY AND GEORGIA.    

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Cancer drugs escalate in cost

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Cancer isn't cheap.

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Marine Wounded in Combat Summits Mt. Everest

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NEW YORK -- On this Memorial Day we remember a Marine's remarkable journey -- one which nearly ended on a minefield in Afghanistan.

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Zoo Chief says Gorilla Killed to Save Little Boy

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - The director of the Cincinnati Zoo defended on Monday the decision to kill a popular gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into the animal's enclosure.

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3 of 4 suspects plead guilty in beating of Highway Patrolman

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Three of four Washington state residents accused in the beating of a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper have pleaded guilty.

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South Dakota sales tax goes up

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Pierre, SD (AP) The South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents and businesses that the state's sales tax is set to go up next week.

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Toyota adds more vehicles to recall

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DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers - including Toyota - are adding 35 million to 40 million Takata inflators to the 28.8 million that have already been recalled after multiple investigations sho...

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Acquittal in officer charged in Freddie Gray death

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been acquitted of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody

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Billboard music awards

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Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon - Stevie Wonder - onstage to sing the classic "Purple Rain" at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

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CBS News Legend Morley Safer Passes Away

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Morley Safer, the CBS newsman who changed war reporting forever when he showed GI's burning the huts of Vietnamese villagers and went on to become the iconic 60 Minutes correspondent whose stylish stories on America's most-watched news program made him one of television's most enduring stars, died today in Manhattan.

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Search Underway for Missing EgyptAir Flight

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The location of an EgyptAir passenger plane was unknown early Thursday after the airline said the jet "had disappeared from radar." 

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S.C. lawmakers pass ultra-strict abortion law

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The South Carolina legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban.

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Alleged Trump supporters who beat homeless immigrant plead guilty

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It was an attack on a homeless man that gained extra media attention when authorities said the accused assailants were heard saying, "Donald Trump was right," as they beat the man with a metal pipe and then urinated on him.

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Polio virus kills cancerous tumor

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WSPA: The FDA is calling a clinical trial that killed a cancerous brain tumor in an Upstate woman a medical breakthrough.

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NTSB Investigators release cause of Amtrak crash

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CBS News has learned an Amtrak engineer was distracted by radio transmissions just before his speeding train jumped the tracks near Philadelphia one year ago.

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Two officers shot in New Hampshire

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Two police officers were shot early Friday morning in Manchester, New Hampshire, and a massive search was underway for the gunman, reports CBS Boston.

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Transgender bathroom guidelines clarified for public schools

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WASHINGTON -- Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina.

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Gun used to shoot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin to be auctioned

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SANFORD, Fla. -- The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online. In an interview with Orlando, Florida, TV station WOFL, Zimmerman said he had just gotten the pistol back from the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after he was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death. "And I thought it's time to move past the firearm," Zimmerman told the station. "And if I sell it and it... More>>

Workers denied bathroom breaks resort to diapers

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Beyond the low wages and high injury rates, the nation's roughly 250,000 poultry workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks, leading some to wear diapers and others to not drink liquids

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Oklahoma hit with series of storms

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tornadoes destroyed homes, overturned vehicles and stripped the bark from trees as they churned across Oklahoma

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Mercury making a move

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mercury has begun a relatively rare move across the sun. The transit of Mercury got underway just after 7 a.m. on the east coast with the smallest planet appearing as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun. The transit will last for a total of about 7.5 hours. The last time solar-planetary ballet happened was 2006. It will happen again three years from now, but then not until 2032. Mercury transits occur just 13 times per century, on average. They're so rare ... More>>

North Carolina Governor faces deadline from federal government

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government's Monday deadline to declare he won't enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people

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Ted Cruz picks his running mate

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to serve as his running mate.

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Trump, Clinton Win Big Tuesday Night

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By STEPHANIE CONDON, EMILY SCHULTHEIS / CBS NEWS After resounding victories across the Northeast on Tuesday, both Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton demonstrated that they're ready to turn their focus squarely to the general election. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said to CBS News' Major Garrett from his rally at Trump Tower in New York City. After sweeping all five GOP primaries in P...

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Arsenic concerns for babies who eat rice cereal

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A growing amount of scientific evidence is pointing to an alarming connection between inorganic arsenic in brown and white rice and harm to children's immune systems and intellectual development.

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On This Day: President Reagan Shot

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On March 30, 1981 President Ronald Reagan was shot outside a hotel in Washington D.C. 

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Changes In Weather Over Past Week Video included

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There is quite a difference weather-wise compared to just a week ago. See how the capital area looks a bit different with some snowfall.

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Bismarck School Resource Officer Discusses Bullying Video included

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2013, near 20 percent of students in the U.S. reported being bullied at school. More than half reported being bullied online. Averi Haugesag explains what to be on the lookout for.

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