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Harvey Apartment Fire Update

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Just this evening, the Harvey Police Department, has released a statement that they expect no foul play in an apartment fire that happened 3 days ago. More>>

Bill Limits Use of Law Enforcement Drone

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The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would limit law enforcement's ability to use drones. More>>

A Closer Look at North Dakota's Legislature

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With the legislature at the halfway point for the session, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about who is serving in Bismarck. More>>

AAA Warns Against Texting and Driving

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Texting while driving multiplies the chance of a crash 23 times. More>>

Inspirational Williston Coach and Author

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An internationally best selling series is shaping the career of one local woman. More>>

Antique Piano goes to Auction

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An antique Chickering Piano worth thousands of dollars - and located in North Dakota - is set to be auctioned through the Government Liquidation Company this week. Currently, the upright piano, which dates to the early 1900s is being stored in a surplus warehouse at the Minot Air Force Base. More>>

Family Dog Killed in Fire at Cross Ranch State Park

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A fire destroyed a home at Cross Ranch State Park near Washburn early this morning. More>>

Zumbathon Raises Money for Cancer Research Video included

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A group decked out in green laced up this afternoon for a good cause. More>>

State Championship for MHS Boys Hockey Video included

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Minot High has claimed the state championship in boys hockey for the first time in more than two decades. More>>

Ray Basketball Players Remembered Video included

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After a car crash earlier this week that took the lives of three Ray High School students, people across North Dakota came together to vividly support the teenagers' loved ones. More>>

Four North Dakota Missionaries Released

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Four medical missionaries traveling abroad from a Devil's Lake church entered Venezuela on Wednesday, and we detained by local authorities. As of this morning, they've been released. More>>

Landowners happy with Lawmakers Video included

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The head of a group representing land owners in western North Dakota says he's happy with the Troy Coons of the Northwest Landowners Association says of eight pieces of legislation backed by the group, five have passed one chamber and been sent to the other chamber, another received verbal support and a warning that oil companies must improve their operations. More>>

Legislature Works on Bills

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The North Dakota Legislature finished work on 852 bills as of last week. On Wednesday, House members will begin working on Senate bills, and vice versa. More>>

Census Outlook

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North Dakota Census officials say the recent drop in oil prices have not affected its population projections. More>>

Zoo Garage Sale Video included

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There's nothing quite like finding something you love at rummage sale, but Roosevelt Park Zoo is upping the steaks with it's 2nd annual event, by donating all the proceeds raised into it's veterinary program. More>>

Minot Actor back on TV Video included

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One of Minot's most well known names is back on the screen. More>>

Prairie Dentist Provides Free Service for the Underprivileged Video included

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Not many people look forward to getting dental work done.But today the dentist's chair was one of the most sought-after seats in town. More>>

Learning Lessons on the Ski Slopes Video included

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A group of 5th graders found a way to fun their own field trip Friday. More>>

Turtle Lake-Mercer Player is Thankful for Community Support Video included

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Dylan Olsen is a high school junior who moved from Crosby to Turtle Lake/Mercer at around Christmas time.He knew all three boys and was friends with two of them. More>>

Ray Students Remembered at Tournament Video included

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Three teenagers are being remembered by family, friends, and classmates in Ray this weekend. More>>

Schools Wearing Green in Memory of Ray Students Video included

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Teams and fans at the Region girls basketball tournament in Stanley are wearing lime green in memory of the three Ray team members who died in a traffic accident this week. More>>

Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Harvey Fire Video included

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No injuries were reported in an apartment fire that burned through the night in Harvey. More>>

Surge Funding for Minot Construction Projects Video included

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A bill to help towns and counties catch up on infrastructure projects to deal with impacts of the oil boom was signed into law this week. More>>

Water Quality Improves Video included

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The Mouse River Flood of 2011 was devastating for many people and locations along the river. More>>

Dickinson Business Shows its Support for Ray Video included

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People across the country are wearing lime green to show their support...And you might be wondering where all the shirts are coming from... More>>

Eye on Education: Physical Education Video included

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Area teachers are always coming up with new ways to share information with students in their classrooms. More>>

Washburn's Student Council goes green for Ray Video included

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Ben Smith talks with Parker Pochant of Washburn's Student Council at the District 10 tournament More>>

Harvey fire destroys apartment building Video included

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No injuries were reported in an apartment fire that burned through the night in Harvey. More>>

Capitol Crossover Roundup Video included

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Corina Cappabianca tells us what's still in play post crossover, in this week's Capitol Roundup... More>>

Update: Harvey Fire causes extensive damage Video included

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A terrible apartment fire last night in Harvey caused extensive damage and displaced nine families who lived in the building More>>

Man Charged with Second Degree Murder in Mandaree Case Video included

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A 31-year-old man is charged in federal court with second degree murder in the death of Toby Young Bear of Mandaree. More>>

Firefighters Battle Harvey Apartment Fire

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A fire is dying down at an apartment and storage building in downtown Harvey. More>>

Net Neutrality Ruling Video included

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Cell phones, TVs and even your refrigerator--it seems the Internet is hardwired into everyday life. More>>

Memorial Service Scheduled for Students of Ray High School

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Memorial services are scheduled for three Ray High School students killed in a crash in Williams County. More>>

Supporters Wear Green For the Ray Community Video included

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Support for the Ray community continues to pour in from around the state. More>>

Harvey Volunteer Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze Video included

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An apartment building fire is under control but firefighters in the town of Harvey were still on scene as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday. More>>

ISRB Hosts Winter Meeting Video included

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2015 should not pose flooding problems along the Souris-Mouse River system. More>>

Memorial Services Scheduled for Ray Students

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Memorial services are scheduled for three Ray High School students killed in a crash in Williams County. More>>

Kat Perkins Visits Miller Elementary Video included

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The kids even got the chance to ask her any question they wanted...  More>>

Business Beat - February 26th, 2015 Video included

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After a year and a half in the works, Minot now has its own JL Beers. More>>

Bismarck Public Schools Projects to be Over Capacity in a Few Short Years Video included

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Many Bismarck Public Schools are already bursting at the seams and according to a national report, it won't take long to be over capacity. More>>

Kiltin' for a Cure Video included

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Chris Floyd's wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7 years ago.  More>>

Funerals set for three Ray High School Students Video included

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Memorial services are scheduled for three Ray High School students killed in a crash in Williams County. More>>

State Lawmakers Wrap Up First Half of Session Video included

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State lawmakers wrap-up the first half of the session... More>>

Housing Issues Could Chase Young People Away

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The census bureau announced the number of people living in the state is at an all time high. More>>

Hazen to Build New Medical Center Video included

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Rural residents sometimes have to travel for miles to find the best healthcare options, but one small town in North Dakota aims to change that. More>>

Two Center Residents Charged with Sex Crimes with a Minor

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Two people from Center are charged with sex crimes with a minor. More>>

Hess Misses October Gas-Capture Goal, Escapes Reduced Production Video included

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The Public Service Commission drops a penalty against Hess oil after the company failed to meet a gas-capture goal late last year. More>>

Former NDSU FB player died from accidental drug poisoning

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The state medical examiner has concluded that former North Dakota State University football player Tyler Jangula died from accidental drug poisoning. More>>

Two Men Face Multiple Drug Charges in Mercer County

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Two men face multiple drug charges in Mercer County. More>>

Safety Stand-down in Watford City Video included

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The most dangerous highway in North Dakota is a major thoroughfare in McKenzie County. More>>

Car Seat Safety Video included

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Many first time parents and even veteran caregivers can get a little stumped when it comes to properly installing car seats. More>>

Missile Wing Celebrates Honor Video included

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The head of the 91st Missile Wing says they are maintaining their high performance standards by winning two trophies. More>>

Eye on Agriculture: Equipment Service Video included

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As the spring season inches closer, producers are now preparing for the planting season. More>>

Ski Competition is This Weekend Video included

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The Manitoba Alpine Ski Circuit races are coming to the Bottineau Winter Park this weekend. More>>

Sales of Lignite Increases by 1 Million Tons in 2014

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Sales of Lignite coal increases by 1 million tons in one year. More>>

House Derails Freight Train Bill Video included

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The North Dakota House narrowly strikes down a bill that would require at least two crew members to operate freight trains... More>>

A Student with a Life Long Political Passion Video included

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For one student learning about politics is a passion, not a required homework. More>>

Bismarck Family Deals With Opting Out of Vaccinations Video included

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While a measles outbreak continues to spread across the nation, the debate over immunizations has once again become a hot topic.According to Bismarck Public Schools, North Dakota law does allow for parents to opt out of vaccinations, but receiving an exemption has become a bit more strict. More>>

Bismarck Man Charged with Thirteen Felonies after Morton County Crime Spree

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A Bismarck man arrested for a crime spree in Morton County is officially charged today with thirteen felonies. More>>

Free Dentistry Day for Underprivileged Video included

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Routine dental checkups may not always be at the top of our list. But one group of dentists in Bismarck is volunteering their time to take care of adults who can't afford a visit. More>>

Bismarck VA Clinic Opens at New Location Video included

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The Bismarck Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic is open at its new location in the Gateway Mall. More>>

Bismarck Woman Charged after Arrest for Driving Drunk with Minor Present

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A 32-year-old Bismarck woman is charged with reckless endangerment and DUI with a minor in the vehicle. More>>

17 men charged after Bismarck PD prostitution sting

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17 men busted by Bismarck Police in a two day prostitution sting have been charged. More>>

Inmate charged with dealing meth

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A Cass County inmate is charged for dealing meth inside the jail. More>>

Apartment Building Fire

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A 24 unit apartment building in Bismarck starts on fire. More>>

Bismarck Parades To Follow a New Route Video included

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City commissioners consider a new parade route in Bismarck. More>>

Increased Security for Bismarck Public Schools Video included

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The Bismarck City Commission passed a new ordinance inflicting harsher penalties on trespassers in public schools. More>>

Heitkamp Announces Response Bill Video included

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp says better training is needed for first-responders called to oil-train derailments. More>>

Voters Say "Yes" to Jail Expansion Video included

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Ward County voters have said 'yes' in a resounding way to a new jail expansion project. More>>

Dickinson Mayor Talks Surge Bill Video included

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Governor Jack Dalrymple signs the Surge Bill into law today. Dickinson will receive 44 million dollars. More>>

Hwy 85 Most Dangerous Road in ND Video included

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According to the state department of transportation's 2014 crash report, Hwy. 85 is the most accident-prone road in the state. More>>

Three HS Students Die in Car Crash Video included

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Three high school students from Ray were killed in a traffic crash last night in Williams County. More>>

McKenzie County Surge Funds Video included

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McKenzie County will be receiving the largest portion of the surge funding at nearly $48 million. More>>

19-Year-Old Helps on Election Day Video included

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19-year old John Opland was also at the polls today, but he was doing more than just casting his ballot. More>>

Parks Director on MARC & Tax Change Video included

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Another tax vote is coming in two months. More>>

Obama Vetoes Keystone Bill

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President Barack Obama used his veto pen today - saying 'no' to the Keystone Pipeline bill recently passed in Congress. More>>

MSU Welcomes Elementary Students Video included

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From magic shows to fiery explosions, elementary students in the area got to spend the day seeing the fun sides of science. More>>

Marketplace for Kids Video included

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For 563 elementary students in the Minot area, the past several weeks have been spent thinking up, and creating, their very own inventions. More>>

MSU Theatre Presents 'A Piece of My Heart' Video included

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Stories from war are often exchanged, over and over, in several ways. More>>

Lawmakers Address North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System Health Care Provider Switch Video included

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Lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to address concerns over the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System's plan to switch health care providers... More>>

Governor Dalrymple Signs 'Surge' Bill Video included

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The Governor has signed off on more than one billion dollars in early funding for infrastructure needs across North Dakota... More>>

EPA Pesticide Inspection Debate

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The EPA's Office of Inspector General is saying pesticides in Region 8 have not been properly inspected... More>>

Bismarck Man Arrested for Stealing Two Vehicles and Breaking into a Home

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A Mandan family reports a man broke into their home last night, asked for clothes and then drove off in their Ford pickup. More>>

Bismarck Man Charged with Having Sex with Girl Under the Age of Fifteen

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A 32-year-old Bismarck man is charged after admitting to having sex with a girl under the age of 15. More>>

ND Alzheimer's Association Rallies at State Capitol Video included

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The North Dakota Alzheimer's Association held a rally at the state capitol today to remind legislatures of their continued need for funding. More>>

New Physical Education Standards in ND Schools Video included

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After being untouched for nearly 7 years, North Dakota's Physical Education standards are about to change. More>>

Teachers Drive Community Effort Video included

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President Barack Obama recently proposed allocating $1.5 billion to help Native American youth. More>>

Man Featured in "Wanted" Report Captured in Arizona Video included

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A Garrison man wanted for raping a girl under the age of fifteen is back in custody after being on the run. More>>

Beulah and Hazen Fire Departments Respond to Mobile Home Fire

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Two families are displaced and two cats have died due to a mobile home fire on Front Street in Beulah Monday morning. More>>

What Surge Bill Means to Area Counties Video included

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The surge bill finalized today in the legislature includes millions of dollars for individual counties and cities in our part of the state. More>>

Rugby Medical Center Renovations Video included

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Keeping up with all ages in the Heart of America has called for many renovations at the medical center in Rugby. More>>

Eye on Energy: ND's Role in International Politics Video included

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Tioga sits in the heart of the Bakken formation - the source of the state's meteoric rise in oil production over the past several years. More>>

Honoring George Washington

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North Dakota Senator John Hoeven will be signing his name to a piece of American history. More>>

House Passes Bill to Further Oil Waste Recycling Video included

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The House passes a bill to further oil waste recycling in the state. More>>

House Advances Drone Bill Video included

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The House passes a bill that would limit law enforcement's ability to use drones... More>>

'Surge' Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Governor's Desk Video included

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The state Senate unanimously passes the $1.1 billion 'surge' bill... More>>

Chairman Focuses Attention on Education Video included

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According to a 2013 national study, only half of your classmates are likely to graduate high school. More>>

Treff Waives Preliminary Hearing in Stark County

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A man accused of charging the Belfield Police Chief with a gun waives his preliminary hearing today. More>>

Ironroad Murder Trial Date Moved Video included

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The trial for a Cannon Ball man charged with murder has been moved to May. More>>

Dairy Queen Opens for the Season Video included

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Warm weather is still a ways away but a summer-favorite has opened up for the season. More>>

Heart Attack Signs Differ Among Men and Women Video included

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According to the American Heart Association, men are at greater risk of having heart attacks but women are more likely to die from them. More>>

ND EMS Association Raises Awareness at State Capitol Video included

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North Dakota's Emergency Medical Services Association responded to the state capitol today to show support for several bills that impact them. More>>

Beneath the Galleries of the ND Heritage Center Video included

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We have shown you the four new galleries at the North Dakota Heritage Center. But there's a lot going on beneath the museum that most visitors will never see. More>>

Surge Bill to Governor Video included

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A surge of state funding focused on oil producing areas is now just one signature away from approval. More>>

Crime News, February 23rd

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A 41 year old Bismarck man reports his shop was broken into at 403 S 22nd St in Bismarck. More>>

Most Dangerous Highway in ND Video included

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The most dangerous highway in North Dakota runs right through the heart of oil country. More>>

County Bond Election is Tuesday

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Election day is tomorrow for residents of Ward County. They're being asked to allow the county to borrow about 37-million dollars to add 200 beds to the Ward County Jail. More>>

Explosion rocks Mexico City hospital

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MEXICO CITY-- A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens. More>>

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