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Process Helps Reduce Coal Emissions

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The US Department of Energy offers grants to encourage companies to find ways to clean up their power plants. More>>

Change of Luck for Disabled Veteran Video included

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Disabled veteran Chuck Stewart, and his family were trying to move into a handicap accessible home, but lost more than $100,000.00 to various housing contractors. More>>

Special Olympics at Bottineau Winter Park Video included

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 Nearly 100 athletes from 10 areas are competing in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoe racing.

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Polar Plunge Raises Funds for Special Olympics Video included

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Volunteers from all over the area raised funds and took the plunge today for the Special Olympics of North Dakota. More>>

Crafter's Bee at the Former Governor's Mansion Video included

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Today one of North Dakota's historic sites was filled with arts and crafts. More>>

Craft Bee at the Former Governors Mansion

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One of Bismarck's historic sites was filled with arts and crafts. More>>

Food, Fun, Fitness with a Side of Fellowship Video included

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A group of Bismarck women works to reduce obesity in North Dakota. More>>

Startup Weekend Comes to Bismarck Video included

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Entrepreneurs work to start up new businesses. More>>

Two Found Dead From Gunshot in Dickinson Home Video included

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Two people were found dead inside their Dickinson home from gunshot wounds last night. More>>

Eye on Education: Belcourt's PBS News Hour Video included

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Students at Turtle Mountain Community High School have discovered a new way to make their voices heard. More>>

Local Collector Finds The Ultimate Piece Video included

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A man obsessed with Oz finds the crown jewel of his collection. More>>

Around Town 1-23-15 Video included

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Bismarck and Mandan may serve as great homes for new businesses. But even as the area grows, the market can be tough sometimes for specialty stores. More>>

Experts Say Bismarck Water is Safe Video included

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Some local water experts say they are not worried about benzene being found downstream-in Bismarck's water supply. More>>

Williston Water Key to Region's Supply Video included

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The head of the state health department says saltwater spilled north of Williston two weeks ago reached the Missouri River. More>>

Gas Prices Fall Below $2.00 in Minot Video included

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A recent report from CNN quotes a former campaign worker for Governor Dalrymple as saying the state could lost 20-thousand oil related jobs because of the collapsed oil price. More>>

City May Hire Attorney Over Parking Ramps Video included

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The city of Minot may hire an attorney to try to force a contractor to finish work on two, stalled, downtown parking ramp projects. More>>

Minot Man Wins Pickup Video included

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A simple free entry at a Minot rodeo has led to a 70-thousand dollar payoff for a Minot man. More>>

Career Day at Berg Elementary Video included

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Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Others, not so much. More>>

Preparations Underway for Special Olympics Winter Games Video included

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Competitors of the 2015 North Dakota Special Olympics are warming up today at Bottineau's Winter Park. More>>

Record Spill from Six Month Old Pipeline Video included

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The largest saltwater spill in North Dakota history, leaked out of a six month old pipeline. More>>

Injuries on Oil Field Keep Hospital Busy Video included

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It's a proven fact that the oil fields can be a dangerous place to work. More>>

Bill Would Establish Tribal Tourism Alliance Program Video included

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A bipartisan Senate bill would create a North Dakota Tribal Tourism Alliance Program... More>>

Bill Would Close Reclamation Loophole Video included

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A North Dakota House bill aims to close a loophole in state reclamation laws... More>>

Ag Commissioner Worried about Producers Making a Profit in 2015 Video included

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Our Ag Commissioner says there's nothing predicting it will be a good year for North American Agriculture.  More>>

Gun Stolen from Parked Vehicle

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The Burleigh County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of a handgun. More>>

Officers Awarded for Excellence

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Ward County Sheriff Steve Kukowski honored two of his deputies this afternoon. More>>

Test Shows Water Safe for Consumption

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Officials have released the results of a Williston water system test following an oil spill near Glendive,  More>>

Proposed Legislation Would Boost Permitting For Natural Gas Projects Video included

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The House of Representatives passes legislation that would change the way natural gas pipelines are permitted. More>>

Controversy Surrounds Proposed Increase in Radioactive Waste Limits Video included

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A controversial proposal could allow state disposal sites to accept oil-waste with higher levels of radiation, but several people are speaking out against the idea. More>>

North Dakota Lawmakers Look at Expanding Gun Rights Video included

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One section would allow concealed weapons in more public places, including churches, political rallies and parks.  Another would allow them in liquor establishments. More>>

Cleanup of Largest-Ever Brine Spill Video included

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Two weeks after a pipeline failure spilled three million gallons of toxic saltwater north of Williston, cleanup efforts are getting underway. More>>

ND Students Lead National March

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Hundreds of North Dakota students led protesters in a march to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. today. More>>

McKenzie County Landfill Improvements Video included

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The pace relaxed for McKenzie County Landfill last year.43-thousand tons of waste crossed the scale in 2014 -- down from an approximate 79,000 tons in 2013. More>>

Business Beat - January 22nd, 2015 Video included

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Five decades is quite a while... More>>

MHS Students Operate Restaurant Video included

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Young chefs at Minot High School have set down their books during the lunch hour and have picked up cooking utensils instead. More>>

Bill Calls for Improvements to State Rail Safety Video included

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North Dakota lawmakers introduce a bill calling for improvements to rail safety in the state... More>>

Local Men Create Potentially Hacker Proof Software Video included

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Online security is a rising concern for anyone who uses the internet. More>>

Students Learn Lesson Through "Cowboy Logic" Video included

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One group of elementary students gets a lesson in faith through a little cowboy logic. More>>

YMCA Offers Parkinson's Fitness Class

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The class teaches power moves and has exercises that activate neurons. More>>

UTTC Hears From National Speaker on Ethics

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Faculty and staff at United Tribes Technical College learn from a national speaker on ethics and accountability. More>>

Progress Made on the Tracks

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Significant progress is made on the tracks. More>>

NDSU Students Prepare for Little "I" Video included

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NDSU Royalty makes a stop at the KX Studio.  More>>

People Sound Off About Radioactive Waste Limits in North Dakota Video included

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The public had a chance to speak up tonight about the level of radioactive material the state should accept in landfills. More>>

Bismarck Page Meets President Video included

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 President Obama stopped to sign autographs and chat with some of the pages.  That's Sedalia Mahlum wide eyed in the center of this photograph taken off of a television broadcast. More>>

Fewer Homes Are Built in 2014 Video included

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Fewer homes were built in Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln in 2014 than 2013. More>>

Glendive Residents React to Contaminated Water Video included

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Macy Egeland traveled to Glendive and has the latest on how residents are adapting to getting fresh water to drink. More>>

Study Presented at TENORM Hearing Video included

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Radioactive material generated in the energy industry is currently moved across state lines to be disposed of -- or in some cases -- disposed of illegally. More>>

Eye on Agriculture: Holistic Ranching Methods Video included

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Change is not a four letter word.That was the message for ranchers attending the North Dakota Grazing Lands Winter Conference. More>>

Cause to Rock Coming Up Video included

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Motzart meets Metallica..Beethoven and the Beatles.All classic music fans will get a chance to enjoy their favorite tunes come February. More>>

Representatives Discuss Bill Related to Equal Pay Video included

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North Dakota representatives review a bill related to equal pay in the workplace... More>>

Lawmakers Propose Increasing Cigarette Taxes Video included

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State Lawmakers are proposing to raise taxes on tobacco sales... More>>

Three Charged after Photos Posted to Facebook from Jail Video included

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Three inmates are charged in Williams County after posting photos to Facebook from jail. More>>

Dan's Supermarket Opens in NE Bismarck Video included

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Dan's is in the Sunrise Town Centre and started welcoming customers around 7am this morning. More>>

Trial Begins of Two Men Charged with Intent to Commit Murder

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A jury trial is underway in a federal court case where two men are charged with trying to kill a woman on the Standing Rock Reservation. More>>

Weapons Found in Cell of Man Charged with Murder

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A man charged with murder in Williams County is now charged for having weapons in his jail cell. More>>

Snow Fall behind Average Video included

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It's turning into a winter wonderland outside, but we are still far behind the average snow totals.  More>>

Murder Suspect Facing New Charges

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A man charged with murder in Williams County is now charged with having weapons in his jail cell. More>>

Private Jet Lands Without Incident After Emergency Declaration Video included

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Fire and emergency crews scrambled to Minot's airport today as a private jet declared an emergency as it was landing. More>>

Carbon Monoxide Detected Twice in Bismarck Hotel

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For the second time in three days--carbon monoxide is detected in a Bismarck hotel. More>>

Sheriff's Department Making Changes Video included

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The Ward County Sheriff's Department is making progress on meeting requirements imposed by the state. More>>

2015 Norsk Hostfest Lineup Announced

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Platinum recording group The Band Perry will be among those performing at the 38th annual Norsk Hostfest in Minot. More>>

Truck Catches Fire in Mandan Video included

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No one is injured in a vehicle fire off of Main Street Mandan. More>>

Retirement Benefits for Mandan Police Can't Compete With Other Departments Video included

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Better retirement benefits for the Mandan police department are shot down. More>>

Number of House Bills Up from Last Year Video included

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House representatives can no longer introduce any new bills for this session... More>>

Public Hearings to Address Radioactive Waste

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How should the state handle radioactive waste associated with oil exploration? More>>

Oil Fire Injures Two

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Two men were injured in a fire at an oil worksite about 5 miles southwest of Ross Thursday afternoon. More>>

Child Pornography Arrest Video included

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A Stanley man has been charged with possession of child pornography. More>>

New Choices for Rural Flood Areas Video included

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A new plan for protecting or moving flood-prone rural buildings is being reviewed by state officials. More>>

Rural Input on CDBG Fund Effort Video included

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The area's chances at winning a portion of one billion dollars of federal money through the Community Development Block Grant program are improved through public participation. More>>

McKenzie County Move-In Video included

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Moving in was a bit of a reunion today for staff at the McKenzie County Courthouse. More>>

March For Life Video included

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Each year around half a million people "March for Life" around Washington D.C.'s Supreme Court in protest against abortion, and this year North Dakota students will lead the stride because schools here are sending more students than any other state, around 200 in total. More>>

Bill Would Allow Elected Public Officials to Carry Concealed Weapons in Public Buildings Video included

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North Dakota's House Judiciary Committee is reviewing a Republican backed bill that would permit elected officials to carry concealed weapons in public buildings including the state capitol... More>>

Bismarck Man Faces Child Neglect and Firearm Charges

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A 41-year-old Bismarck man is facing several charges including possession of stolen firearms and child neglect after driving under suspension. More>>

Oil Fatalities Reach Previous Year's Totals Already Video included

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OSHA now reports that North Dakota has seen as many oil related deaths so far this year, as it did in all of the previous year. More>>

Prosecutors Train to Fight Human Trafficking Video included

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Human trafficking is a growing problem not only in the oil region, but statewide. The North Dakota Prosecutors Association puts together training to fight the crime. More>>

Bismarck Gears Up for Startup Weekend Video included

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Bismarck is set to host its first ever Startup Weekend...this weekend. More>>

New Pet Pantry Hopes to Help Animals Across ND Video included

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Many of you have probably heard of the Triple H Miniature Horse rescue south of Mandan.. a group dedicated to helping large animals.Now the team is expanding to help smaller animals across the state with their new pet food and supplies pantry. More>>

Tax Season Officially Underway Video included

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The deadline is still nearly 4 months away, but the 2014 state income tax filing season is officially underway.  More>>

BNSF and CP Make Major Improvements on the Railway Video included

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Despite improvements grain shipments and delays are still a top concern and priority for elevators. More>>

Oil Spill in Yellowstone River Video included

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Authorities say that tests taken earlier in the day show the water supply in Glendive has been contaminated by an oil pipeline rupture in the Yellowstone River. More>>

Fire Responders Give Safety Tips on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Video included

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Captain Terry Winings with the Bismarck Fire Department says carbon monoxide incidents are more common in the winter when more large appliances, likes heaters, are running. More>>

Jobs in Jeopardy in Oil Country Video included

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While drivers celebrate the dropping price of gas, the men and women who have helped bring that gas to market are worried about the future of their jobs. More>>

Heitkamp on MAFB Budget Priorities Video included

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Billions of dollars worth of investment were committed to North Dakota Air Force Bases by former US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.As Secretary of Defense transition takes place, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is working to be sure those commitments are respected. More>>

Max School Bond Video included

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Max Public School is gradually growing with a current enrollment of about 200 students. More>>

Eye on Energy: Job Cuts Happening Video included

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Across the energy industry in the U.S., it's cutback time.From major players like Schlumberger and Halliburton and Continental announcing staff and spending cuts, to smaller firms struggling to keep their operations going during the business downturn, many people are beginning to feel the impact. More>>

Animals Liven Up Library Event Video included

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With students out of school today in observance of Martin Luther King Day, many tots and teens gathered at the Minot Public Library to help the Souris Valley Animal Shelter. More>>

Senate Bill Calls for Yearly Sessions Video included

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North Dakota is one of four states in the nation that holds legislative sessions once every two years, but a group of lawmakers is hoping to change that... More>>

Pet Cemetery to Close Video included

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Pet cemeteries allow people to visit their furry family members years after they pass. But that may no longer be the case for those whose pets are buried at Billie's Meadow. More>>

How Having Fun at Work Affects Your Business Video included

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According to a local business professor, 40% of people in the United States are not happy with their current job and are looking for another..Macy Egeland and Photojournalist Thomas Palanuk take you to a Bismarck business that shows us how having fun at work can make all the difference. More>>

Men Wanted in Minot Shooting

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Police are searching for two men who shot at another man, missing him but hitting a nearby house. More>>

Three Arrested in Hettinger County Drug Bust Video included

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The Hettinger County Sheriff's Department says it's made a significant drug bust in Regent. More>>

Sportsman's Feed

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The Minot Chamber of Commerce held its fiftieth annual Team Minot Sportsman's feed today. More>>

Six Treated for Carbon Monoxide after Incident at Bismarck Hotel

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Four children and two adults were treated after high levels of carbon monoxide were found in the pool area of the Holiday Inn Express.The Bismarck Fire Department responded around 5:25pm following a report that several children were feeling ill and dizzy in the pool area.When fire crews arrived they tested the air and got an immediate alarm for high carbon monoxide. Hotel workers had already evacuated the six people from the pool area before crews arrived.The high levels were confined to the ... More>>

EMS Conference Video included

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Over 100 people participated in the Northwest Regional EMS Conference at the Grand Hotel this weekend. More>>

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-94 Identified

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A 42-year-old Bismarck woman is dead after being hit by a semi on Interstate 94. More>>

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