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KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer Video included

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More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

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Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.

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More Oil Filter Socks Found in Noonan During Abandoned Building Cleanup Video included

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North Dakota Health Department officials say a contractor has started removing oil waste from an abandoned building in northwestern North Dakota, and in the process-- more socks are found in a basement. More>>

Body Found in Fort Yates Field

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A federal investigation has begun after a body has been found in a field on the reservation.
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Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening Video included

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Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

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PSC Approves Power Line Video included

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The state Public Service Commission has approved a permit for a controversial power line in western North Dakota

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Homeowners Get First Awards from CDBG Program Video included

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Some flood victims who've rebuilt their homes in Minot are getting federal grant payments this week.

The Community Development Block Grant funding was made available to Minot residents who rebuilt their homes following the 2011 Mouse River flood.

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Student Spotlight --- Max Video included

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It's time for tonight's student spotlight.

Let's head to Max to meet the co-valedictorians - Colton Schroeder and Shelby Bigelow.

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Bismarck Woman Charged with 'AA' Felony for Meth Delivery Near School

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Bismarck woman faces meth charges.
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Five Injured in Explosion at Bonfire

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Five people where hurt when an explosion rocked a bonfire in southeast Minot over the weekend and a local man has been charged with a crime in the incident. More>>

Student Spotlight --- Burke Central Video included

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Our Student Spotlight is shining on Lignite tonight - that's where Burke Central high school senior Megan Peterson is at the top of her class.

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Lone Female Deputy in Stark County Loves Her Work Video included

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It's no secret there are more men than women in the law enforcement field.. especially out in oil country. More>>

FBI Confirms it's Investigating a Suspicious Death on Standing Rock

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A body has been found in a field near Fort Yates.FBI spokesperson Kyle Loven confirms woman's body was found Tuesday. More>>

Sander's Attorney Requests Different Judge

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The attorney for the man charged with arson in the Trinity High School fire has asked for a new judge in the trial. More>>

Kids Celebrate Earth Day in Bismarck

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If you haven't already heard, today is Earth Day. More>>

Mandan Man Starts Himself on Fire in Dickinson Video included

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A 33-year-old Mandan man accidentally starts himself on fire after a bizarre incident near a Dickinson gas station. More>>

Tribes Host Oil-Gas Summit Video included

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The busiest tribal land in the US for oil exploration sits in the heart of the Bakken formation.More than one thousand oil wells on the Fort Berthold Reservation are producing close to 200-thousand barrels of oil every day.And today, the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nations opened their annual Oil and Gas Summit at the Four Bears Events Center, spotlighting oil development and environmental stewardship.Following a traditional native song and colorful dance, Chairman Tex Hall opened the event by poi... More>>

Trucker in Deadly Accident Enters Pleas Video included

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A truck driver charged with three counts of negligent homicide has pleaded 'not guilty.'A fiery crash east of Stanley last June ended with three men dead.50-year-old Vernon Wright was driving a semi truck and trailer, crossing the westbound lane of Highway 2 during a time of low visibility due to fog.Wright stopped in the westbound lane after the first collision, blocking westbound traffic --- an act prosecution calls a 'gross deviation from acceptable standards of conduct.'Prosecution and de... More>>

Legislators Discuss Higher Education Video included

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State spending on higher education in North Dakota continues to rise -- but still, with more state dollars flowing to the institutions, the bill being passed on to students continues to rise.Representative Mark Sanford is the chairman of the legislative Higher Education Funding Committee that met at Minot State today.The Grand Forks Republican says school tuition is always a concern for legislators...But he says the schools that may get the first look when it comes to reigning in tuition may ... More>>

Student Spotlight --- Belcourt Video included

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She wants to become a nurse practitioner later in life. But right now, she's finishing up a career in school that has landed her at the top of her class in Belcourt.Let's meet Madison Keplin in tonight's Student Spotlight.(Madison Keplin, Turtle Mountain High School Senior) "I think we have a very nice group of staff , they're very helpful when you ask them for help they'll always stay after school if you need to make arrangements to stay after school, if they can't they'll get another staff ... More>>

Ruth Meier's New Location Nears Completion Video included

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Ruth Meier's Hospitality Home is moving into their nearly complete new facility. More>>

Public Hearing Addresses Flaring Video included

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Flaring is a hot topic in North Dakota. The North Dakota Industrial Commission recently adopted a new policy to reduce flaring. Now the community and industry experts voice their opinions on how to fix flaring. More>>

Bismarck Police Release Video of Pancheros Burglary

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Someone broke into Pancheros Mexican Grill at caused over $1,000 dollars in damage. More>>

Man Drowns in Dickinson Area Lake, Children Rescued Video included

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A 42-year-old Wyoming drowned when his canoe capsized on Lake Patterson near Dickinson today. More>>

Crews Give Up on Recovering Submerged Pick-up Video included

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The Burleigh County Dive team spent hours Thursday fishing for a pick-up truck. More>>

FAA Administrator Visits Williston Video included

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The airport was built in 2005 to handle about 8,000 passengers a year.Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston now handles more than that number in a single month - about 25,000 passengers have boarded in Williston this year to date.Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta toured the facility today.Officials at the Williston airport are looking at expansion or relocation options in the near future.The airport currently hosts eight commercial flights a day with the possibility of ... More>>

Minot Airport Counting on Federal Funds

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A large part of the funds needed are now in place for the airport project in Minot that has recently broken ground.A new terminal about three times the size of the current one should be ready for passengers by late 2015.In fact, the terminal itself is funded with federal, state and city dollars in place to build the facility.But what about getting planes to it?Taxiway and apron funding is still in the works -- but airport manager Andy Solsvig is confident the Federal Aviation Administration w... More>>

Residents Continue Rice Lake Battle Video included

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Just a few short years ago the people of Rice Lake began to have fears of the rising shoreline.Today, they are doing everything they can to keep their heads and homes above water.Neighbors are helping one another dike and sand bag endangered properties,while some are choosing to pick up and move.One man said his home was 90 feet from lake during 1998, now it's swallowed his deck.(Bruce Haskins, Home Owner) "It's been an on going battle for quite awhile now. Water's up a foot and a half or so ... More>>

Hepatitis-C Advocacy Group Visits Minot Video included

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The director of a group formed to push for medical reforms to end Hepatitis outbreaks met with family members and victims of the Minot Hepatitis-C outbreak today.Steve Langan came to Minot to offer support to people impacted by the second-largest outbreak of the disease in US history.He is with the group called HONOReform - which stands for Hepatitis Outbreaks National Organization for Reform.He brings an important message to those dealing with the potentially-deadly disease.(Steve Langan, HO... More>>

Residents Continue Rice Lake Battle

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Just a few short years ago the people of Rice Lake began to have fears of the rising shoreline.Today, they are doing everything they can to keep their heads and homes above water.Neighbors are helping one another dike and sand bag endangered properties,while some are choosing to pick up and move.One man said his home was 90 feet from lake during 1998, now it's swallowed his deck.(Bruce Haskins, Home Owner) "It's been an on going battle for quite awhile now. Water's up a foot and a half or so ... More>>

Tioga Hospital Expansion Video included

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It's a project that is long overdue...That's how Tioga Medical Center CEO Randall Peterson describes the work to expand that facility.With a price-tag of 8.2 million dollars, the center will take a step forward in patient care, and also become more doctor friendly.In today's Eye on Energy, Perry Olson shows us how the work will go a long way in helping treat a booming population.(Randall Peterson - Tioga Medical Center CEO) "Our town is growing and our service area is growing and that puts de... More>>

Student Spotlight --- L&C Berthold Video included

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There are co-valedictorians at Berthold this year.So let's meet them both in tonight's Student Spotlight.Here are Bethany Limke and Taylor Kunz.(Taylor Kunz, Lewis Clark-Berthold Senior) "My parents really encouraged me to do well and I haven't really - well I play sports but sports aren't really my big thing. I'm good at athletics so it's kind of a self-motivated thing. "(Bethany Limke, Lewis Clark-Berthold Senior) "My parents always told me how important school was an had me work hard and... More>>

Wyoming Man Drowns at Patterson Lake Near Dickinson

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42-year-old Wyoming man is dead and two children rescued after a canoe capsizes on Lake Patterson in Dickinson. More>>

Precautions to Take During Spring Fire Season Video included

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It's that time of the year when the risk for grass fires can spring up. We already have evidence of that... More>>

Pushing for Hepatitis-C Outbreak Answers Video included

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The director of a group formed to push for medical reforms to end Hepatitis outbreaks is meeting with family members and victims of the Minot Hepatitis-C outbreak today. More>>

MAFB Airman Dies in Montana

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A Minot Air Force Base Airman died at approximately 11 a.m., April 19, near Miles City, Mont., shortly after local emergency personnel responded. More>>

Fertilizer Supplies Become Concern in ND Video included

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The worry of a fertilizer shortage has already begun.An increasing number of crude cars on the tracks and a harsh winter have the railways backlogged.
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Woman Says She Was Forced to Have Sex at Gunpoint

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A Bismarck woman says she was held at gunpoint and forced to have sex.The woman told police the assaulter held a gun to her head and forced her to have oral sex, then he raped her. More>>

Boy Scouts Clean Construction Sites for Community Service Video included

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Ethan Porter and Scout crews 123 from Bismarck and 54 from Mandan brought about 30 people to clean up garbage near some construction sites. More>>

Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change Video included

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

Fatal Accident

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

Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion Video included

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

ND Wins Legal Ruling

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

Concern Over Horse Virus Video included

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

Givebones Donating to Animal Shelter Video included

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

Student Spotlight --- Towner Video included

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

Dyad Environmental Statement on Health Dept. Order Video included

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"Dyad Environmental is a new company, who began processing TENORM less than 30 days after posting a $1.25M bond, and spending two years obtaining appropriate permits and licenses.
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Around Town: 40 Years of History Comes to Life Video included

The worst kept secret is out. A man with a love for the past and restoration is bringing one legendary restaurant back to life. Steph Scheurer takes us inside 40 years of history in this week's Around More>>

Arrest Leads to Assault on Officer

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

Teen Girl Shot by 12-Year-Old Boy in Williams County

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A 15-year old is shot by a 12-year-old in Williams County early this morning. Authorities say the shooting appears accidental. The Williams County Sheriff's Department says a 12-year-old boy More>>

Money Awarded for More Grape Wines in ND Video included

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Whether you like it sweet or dry...More local wines could soon be hitting the shelves. 80-thousand dollars in research grants have been awarded to support and promote the state's grape and wine industry. These More>>

Zombie Homes Petition Video included

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

Emergency Order Issued to Killdeer Area Company Video included

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An emergency order is issued to shut down a facility near Killdeer. The State Health Department says the order for Dyad Environmental LLC is a matter of public health and safety. The company works More>>

Ducks Unlimited

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

Visit Minot Celebrates Good Year Video included

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

Life Saving Devices Throughout Williston

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

Business Beat 4-17-14 Video included

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

Student Spotlight --- Surrey Video included

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

Bismarck Man Charged with Tasing, Kidnapping Woman Video included

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A Bismarck man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend's home and tasing her . 52-year-old William Dean was arrested near Bismarck. The incident happened in Comstock, Minnesota. Dean More>>

Students Get CDL Experience at UTTC Video included

Oil production in North Dakota brings heavy truck traffic on the roads. And the need for more truckers continues to grow. Steph Scheurer takes us to United Tribes Technical College where a program helps More>>

North Dakota Small Business Gets a Little Help

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Almost everyone has at some time... had a dream... Whether you ever got to go for it or not... Some say it's never to late.
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Mandan Police Have Suspect in Road Rage Incident Video included

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Mandan police say they have a suspect in a road rage incident thanks to help from the public. A woman reported to police that a man pointed a handgun at her in a grocery store parking lot Saturday. More>>

Dive Team Plans to Pull Truck from River

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Divers plan to pull a stolen pick-up truck out of the bottom of the Missouri River today. The plan is to send divers out to locate the Chevy truck. They have a pretty good idea of where it is. But More>>

Extensive Investigation Leads to Charges in Williams County Illegal Dumping Case

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An update after it's announced that Wyoming-based Black Hills Trucking faces severe civil penalties... The company faces Up to two million dollars in fines... for operating without a license... And one More>>

Around Town 3-21 Video included

It's now officially Spring..even though it might not feel like it quite yet. Steph Scheurer shows us a business aiming to get you ready for the golf season in this week's Around Town. Shank's Golf Shop More>>

Cobb's Bond Set at One Million Dollars Cash

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Bond is set at one million dollars cash for Craig Cobb after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Cobb be eligible for bond.. Cobb has been in jail since November when he was arrested and charged More>>

National Flu Vaccination Week

National Flu Vaccination Week

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With the exciting holiday season also comes a not so jolly time -- influenza season. And if you haven't gotten your vaccination for the year, now's the time, because this week is National Flu Vaccination More>>

Cookies for Airmen

Cookies for Airmen

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Along with the holiday season, often comes holiday baking. The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce is helping to share sweetness by the dozen once again. Today the annual cookie drive for Minot airmen kicked More>>

Sleepy Hollow Presents "Les Miserables"

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A Broadway musical and award-winning movie comes to life on-stage in Bismarck.


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County Applies For State Buyout Money

Ward County is putting in a request for 14.6 million dollars of state funds for buyouts of flooded property. Commissioners this morning received information on the request from Ryan Ackerman of Ackerman-Estvold More>>

FEMA Wants Ramstad Rebuilt in Current Location

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A plan to rebuild the flood-wrecked Ramstad Middle School on Minot's north hill is not winning support from FEMA. More>>

Canadian Water Releases Begin

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Significant water releases have begun from Rafferty and Alameda Reservoirs in Saskatchewan.
    The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority announced it began releases yesterday, in an effort to make space in the reservoir for potentially-high spring snow melt and runoff.
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  • KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:55:37 GMT
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
  • More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:50:55 GMT
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.

  • Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:57:07 GMT

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

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  • Knights Aiming for State

    Knights Aiming for State

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:44:49 GMT
    Although the team lost 2 seniors to graduation, this year's Our Redeemer's golf team is hoping that it can gain some ground and crack the top 3 at regionals and qualify for state. 
    Although the team lost 2 seniors to graduation, this year's Our Redeemer's golf team is hoping that it can gain some ground and crack the top 3 at regionals and qualify for state. 
  • Velva Track Team Returns Experience

    Velva Track Team Returns Experience

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:42:56 GMT
    This year's Velva boys and girls track teams will return experience but the boys team will have more athletes to fill their events. The boys also should be stronger in the sprints and hurdles while the girls will look more to their distance events.
    This year's Velva boys and girls track teams will return experience but the boys team will have more athletes to fill their events. The boys also should be stronger in the sprints and hurdles while the girls will look more to their distance events.
  • Sports 4-22-14

    Sports 4-22-14

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:47:15 GMT
    Sports 4-22-14
    Sports 4-22-14
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  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:45:54 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...
  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:45:16 GMT
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an...
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:27:12 GMT
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
  • Killdeer Residents Speak About Oil Boom Effects

    Killdeer Residents Speak About Oil Boom Effects

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:08:27 GMT
    A day after the Dyad shutdown, Killdeer residents share the impact of the oil boom on their community. The oil business brings all types to this once quiet town. Everything is affected... from restaurants
    A day after the Dyad shutdown, Killdeer residents share the impact of the oil boom on their community. The oil business brings all types to this once quiet town. Everything is affected... from restaurants
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