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EERC To Host Meetings On Bore Hole Plan

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We've been telling you about the controversy surrounding a proposal to bore holes miles into the ground near Rugby.

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Business is Blooming During Valentine's Day Video included

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 Erica Douglas had one goal for Valentine's Day. She wanted to have her new flower shop up and running. Petals opened its doors to the public last week. 

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Small Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing Near Sterling

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 Highway Patrol troopers say the single seat plane was headed toward Mandan when it had mechanical difficulty and had to make an emergency landing on I-94. 

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Judge Hears Motions In Soper Case Video included

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A judge heard arguments today on a motion to move the trial of an area man to a new location.

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Tioga Considers Loss of WAWS Funds Video included

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The city of Tioga is facing a one million dollar-a-year loss of revenue because of the slump in oil activity.

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Healthy Hearts Club To Raise Money For Cardiac Patients Video included

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Trinity Healthy Hearts Club is partnering with Ryan Auto Dealerships and the Holiday Inn to raise money for cardiac rehabilitation patients.

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Eighth Annual Darwin Day Held At MSU Video included

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A 209th birthday is best celebrated with lizard cards, mice and fossils. At least, that's how area high school students celebrated Charles Darwin's birthday at Minot State University's eighth annual Darwin Day.

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Eye on Education: Ham Radio Club Video included

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Bishop Ryan's amateur radio class has entered a week-long, worldwide competition for the first time this year. John Doran stopped by to see how the students enjoyed going over the waves.

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Outdoor Heritage Fund to receive less funding

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Several North Dakota residents have expressed concern with how the Outdoor Heritage Fund was managed, even before the cuts.

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Florists and Jewelers Talk About Valentine's Day Video included

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The day of love is only two days away so we caught up with some jewelers and florists to see how they keep up with the busy time of year.

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Law Enforcement Discuss Feeling "Hunted" Video included

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While many people across the state are mourning the death of a Fargo police officer, some North Dakota leaders are questioning the safety of officers. Averi Haugesag has the story.

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Mandan Woman Pays Respects to Fallen Fargo Officer Video included

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A Mandan woman paid her respects to Officer Moszer by laying flowers at the state Peace Officer Memorial.

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One Cent Sales Tax Debated at Community Forum Video included

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Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary has said he wants people to vote on a one cent sales tax to fix infrastructure problems. 

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EERC Says No Nuclear Waste From Drilling Plan Video included

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The proposal to drill holes deep into the ground near Rugby will not lead to nuclear waste storage at that site. That's the message a top official with UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center is trying to deliver to people concerned about the plan. 

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Williston Farmer Reacts to the Second Saltwater Spill on his Land in One Year Video included

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One of the most concerning issues coming from oil production has been saltwater spills. 

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Mandan Police Looking for Missing Teenager

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Mandan Police asked the public for help in locating a missing teenager. 

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North Dakota Department of Health Provides Zika Virus Tips For Travelers

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The North Dakota Department of Health encourages pregnant women to postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

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Zika Virus Doesn't Stop Warm Weather Travelers

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Zika virus isn't affecting the number of couples and families flying away to warmer weather for Valentine's Day weekend.

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PATH Holds Quilt Contest for Giving Hearts Day

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A little bit of color representing a life long impact... 

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Kroll's Makes Heart Shaped Pancakes for Giving Hearts Day

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With all of the generosity going on for Giving Hearts Day, Kroll's is showing heart too. 

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KX Sports - Feb. 10, 2016 Video included

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Local sports highlights from February 10th, 2016. More>>

North Dakota Organization Works to Increase Number of Women in Office Video included

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A North Dakota organization is working to increase the number of women in office with 'Ready to Run' trainings...

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Game and Fish Crews Demonstrate Chemical Renovation Video included

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Tuesday we told you about the planned chemical renovation of the Raleigh Reservoir in Grant County. 

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WAWS Project Considers Delaying Payments To Towns Video included

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A major water supply project in the Bakken region is proposing to cut off payments to local towns that are part of the system.

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State Departments Respond to Drilling Plan

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We have an update on yesterday's story about three state agencies sending letters of support for a drilling project near Rugby.

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Enrollment Down At Minot State University

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The number of students attending Minot State University this spring is down from last year.

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Giving Hearts Day To Support Local Charities Video included

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Seven local charities will participate in a 24 hour online fundraiser tomorrow called Giving Hearts Day.

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Eye on Ag: Low Commodity Prices Video included

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Low commodity prices and below average crop production prompted the Bank of North Dakota to set aside $300 million for farmers.

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New Radio Station To Launch In Rugby Video included

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Broadcast permits are hard to come by. The Federal Communications Commission added a radio station to the Rugby area nine years ago, and that was the most recently created station.

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Coal Plant Regulation Stayed by Supreme Court Video included

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Many in North Dakota's coal industry were worried the EPA's Clean Power Plan would cut jobs and raise electricity costs.

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Innovative Farming at the Agri- International Video included

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Plains Grain and Agronomy has a new piece of technology and it's turning some heads.

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Sanford Doctor Delivers 4,000th Baby Video included

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When you add up the number of babies that a doctor has delivered. It can be the same as the population of a town in North Dakota. Averi Haugesag meets a Bismarck doctor who continues to bring more people into the world.

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Pope Francis Blesses Local Priest on Ash Wednesday

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It's an extra special lenten season for one local priest. Monsignor Thomas Richter received his Ash Wednesday ashes from Pope Francis.

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Dairy Queen Treats Single People For Valentine's Day Video included

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Flying solo might not be so bad this Valentine's Day. Dairy Queen has a new frozen treat made to serve as someone's plus one.

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Volunteers Knit Red Hats for Babies Born at CHI St. Alexius in February Video included

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If your baby is born at CHI St. Alexius Health in the month of February, he or she will receive a homemade gift made with a little extra love. 

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Body found matches missing woman

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A body found on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation matches that of a missing woman.

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Man charged with sexual servitude to stand trial

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New Public School District 8 Bond Measure Fails

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Voters in New Public School District 8 near Williston have rejected a bond measure for the building of a new K-9 school, according to the Williston Herald.

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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Department Staying on Top of Zika Virus Video included

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The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Department is staying on top of the Zika virus...

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State Agencies Support Borehole Plan Near Rugby Video included

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Three state agencies encouraged UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center to pursue a plan to drill holes near Rugby that could become repositories for nuclear waste.

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Minot Flood Project Gets Corps of Engineers Designation Video included

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Efforts to secure federal funding for the one billion dollar flood protection project along the Mouse River got a boost today.

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Mental Evaluation Ordered In Stolen Ambulance Case Video included

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A mental evaluation has been ordered for a Minot man accused of stealing an ambulance and crashing it near Carrington in November.

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Fire Contained At SE Minot Business Video included

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At around 3 o'clock, the Minot Rural Fire Department received a call of a fire at Continental Metals between the Highway 52 bypass and 27th Street Southeast in Minot.

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Minot State Receives $2 Million Entrepreneurship Grant Video included

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Minot State University received its largest donation in history today.

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Williston State College Reports Record Spring Enrollment

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Enrollment for the spring hit another record level this year at Williston State College.

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Open House To Be Held At New Airport Terminal Video included

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A week from this Saturday you'll be able to get an early look at Minot's new airport.

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Granville Students To Compete In LifeSmarts Competition Video included

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A state title is on the line tomorrow at the state capitol. Ten teams of students from seven North Dakota high schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals.

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Game and Fish to Chemically Renovate Raleigh Reservoir Video included

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What happens is a powder is mixed into a body of water that will suffocate all of the fish in it. 

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Bait Shop Owner Surprised By Decision at Raleigh Reservoir Video included

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A local bait shop owner says he's surprised the Game and Fish department is killing off the fish at Raleigh Reservoir.

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Child Porn Arrest

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A 21-year-old Minot man was arrested today at Minot Air Force Base on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting an obscene performance by a minor. 

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Clean Diesel Grant Helps Environment

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A 20-year-old Bismarck school bus may be getting retired if the district can get federal funding to replace it with a newer model. The clean diesel grant is a program in which the EPA allocates funding to states to help reduce diesel emissions. 

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Health Officials Encourage People To Stay Moving Throughout The Day

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Many people find it hard to move around throughout the day due to the amount of time they spend sitting at work or in school.

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City of Mandan Approves Changes To Recycling Program Video included

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Public Works Director, Jeff Wright says in the first month Mandan residents recycled more than 96 tons of materials.

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Pizza Lovers Celebrate National Pizza Day Video included

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It's a nationwide pizza party today. It may seem 'cheesy' but many pizza lovers grabbed a slice to celebrate National Pizza Day.

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Mandan Man Charged For Exchanging Sexual Texts and Photos With Minor

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A 51-year-old Mandan man has been charged for exchanging sexual texts and photos with a minor.

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Two Men Arrested Near Center

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Authorities with the Oliver County Sheriff's Department say two men were arrested near Center after fleeing Bismarck police after midnight.

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Man Gives Life to Save Horses Video included

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 Frank Kuntz gives his life, to save the Nokota horse.

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Bismarck Middle Schools See Space Crunch Video included

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Russell Riehl is seeing more students walk the halls of Simle Middle School than ever before...

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American Heart Association Comes Out with New Info. Regarding Women and Heart Attacks

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Every February, health officials want you to be aware of your heart health and the signs of a heart attack. But this American Heart Month, the American Heart Association says there are different things to look out for if you're a man or a woman. Averi Haugesag explains.

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House Fire Displaces Five In Williston

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The American Red Cross say they responded to a fire on the 400 block of 9th Avenue West in Williston.

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Pierce County Residents Petition Against Nuclear Waste Proposal Video included

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Pierce County residents opposed to a plan to bore holes three miles into the Earth near Rugby are collecting petition signatures to demonstrate their concern.

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Airport Commission Reports Economic Impact Video included

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The Minot International Airport had an economic impact of a quarter-billion dollars in 2015 - more than three times greater than the impact from only five years earlier.

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Oil Impact Fund Shrinks

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A program aimed at helping North Dakota communities deal with the effects of rapid energy development will have far less money than originally forecast due to slumping oil activity.

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Pipe Yard Struggling With Oil Downturn

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With a barrel of North Dakota sweet crude now bringing less than 20 dollars, industries that serve the oil exploration business are struggling to stay alive.

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Artist Grant Funds Filmmaking Project For Third Graders Video included

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Focusing on education through a different lens. That's how a film-making team is combining passions into a nonprofit for kids.

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Letter Carrier Speeds Along His Mail Route Video included

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He's fast. He's quick. He might be faster than any other letter carrier in town.

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One Injured in Explosion and Fire at Facility North of Killdeer Video included

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One person is injured after an explosion at an oil and gas facility north of Killdeer Sunday.

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Man Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Enderlin Man

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A 28-year-old man is charged with 'AA' murder in the death of an Enderlin man Sunday.

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Bismarck Police Respond to Crash Involving a Stolen Vehicle

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Bismarck Police respond early Saturday morning to a crash involving a stolen vehicle.

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Travis Gene Clark Jr. Escapes From Police Custody While in Hospital

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A man involved in an officer involved shooting escaped police custody while in the hospital. 26 year-old Travis Gene Clark Jr. was arrested last night around 11:30 p.m. for escape and assault on a police officer and unlawful entry into a vehicle. 

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Car Fire in Minot Video included

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A car parked behind Watne Realtors and Sammy's Pizza in north Minot was heavily damaged by fire tonight.

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Super Bowl Party for the Deaf Video included

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In Minot, one Super Bowl party had a special feel - it was for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Pizza Shops Busy for Super Bowl Video included

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It's the busiest single day of the year for Happy Joe's in Minot. 

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North Dakota Drivers Brave the Wind Video included

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Drivers hit the roads despite the windy weather...

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Women Take in Pre-Game Shopping Video included

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While some were getting pumped up for the game, others were warming up for Super Bowl 50 with a little retail therapy.

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North Dakota Highway Patrol Reports Weather Related Accidents Video included

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A weather related accident temporarily closed I-94 Eastbound near the Sterling exit this morning...

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Enderlin Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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Authorities are searching for a suspect after a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Enderlin, ND early Sunday morning. 

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Gunshots Lead to Arrest

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A Minot man was arrested Saturday after police say he had been firing dozens of shots from a handgun in southwest Minot.

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Fight Results in Assault Arrest

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Minot Police arrested a Minot-area man Saturday night after responding to a report of a fight in the center of town.

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Patrol IDs Victim of Fatal Crash

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The Highway Patrol reports 28-year-old Forkpa Woniewala died when the SUV he was driving crossed the center line of a highway and slammed into a pickup.

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Students Learn Organ Donation Choices

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Drivers' Education classes are required by law to discuss the matter of organ donations at least once.

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Trinity Holds Heart Health Fair

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Trinity Hospital held their annual Heart Health Fair at the Dakota Square Mall to inform the community about the risks of heart disease.

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Purses For a Purpose Raises Funds For Veterans

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Purses are serving a purpose as they help raise funds for the Service Dogs of America Wounded Warrior Program.

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Minot Theatre Group Encourages Creativity In Kids

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A new theater class called Make A Scene A Kids works with young actors in elementary and middle school.

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Saint Mary's Carnival is a Family Tradition Video included

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For one Bismarck family it's that time of year to carry out an old tradition.

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Sanford Kicks Off Heart Health Month Video included

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February is heart health month.

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Home Invasion Leads to Arrest

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Two woman were tied up and locked in a bathroom inside a southeast Minot home last night while a burglar made off with money and jewelry.

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  • EERC To Host Meetings On Bore Hole Plan

    EERC To Host Meetings On Bore Hole Plan

    Friday, February 12 2016 11:37 PM EST2016-02-13 04:37:41 GMT
    We've been telling you about the controversy surrounding a proposal to bore holes miles into the ground near Rugby.

    We've been telling you about the controversy surrounding a proposal to bore holes miles into the ground near Rugby.

  • Judge Hears Motions In Soper Case

    Judge Hears Motions In Soper Case

    Friday, February 12 2016 7:55 PM EST2016-02-13 00:55:20 GMT
    A judge heard arguments today on a motion to move the trial of an area man to a new location.

    A judge heard arguments today on a motion to move the trial of an area man to a new location.

  • Tioga Considers Loss of WAWS Funds

    Tioga Considers Loss of WAWS Funds

    Friday, February 12 2016 7:52 PM EST2016-02-13 00:52:38 GMT
    The city of Tioga is facing a one million dollar-a-year loss of revenue because of the slump in oil activity.

    The city of Tioga is facing a one million dollar-a-year loss of revenue because of the slump in oil activity.

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  • Fargo Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained in Shooting

    Fargo Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained in Shooting

    Friday, February 12 2016 9:26 AM EST2016-02-12 14:26:30 GMT

    Fargo Police Chief David Todd says wounds to one of his officers are not survivable. Chief Todd addressed the media in Fargo this morning after a standoff last night. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, is in the hospital after he was shot. Chief Todd says his family is with him and that he's been told Moszer will not survive. Chief Todd says the suspect who police believe shot Moszer has been shot and killed. He is not sure yet who fired the shot that killed the suspect. The area around t...

    Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer has died from injuries sustained in shooting.

  • Business is Blooming During Valentine's Day

    Business is Blooming During Valentine's Day

    Friday, February 12 2016 8:52 PM EST2016-02-13 01:52:18 GMT
     Erica Douglas had one goal for Valentine's Day. She wanted to have her new flower shop up and running. Petals opened its doors to the public last week. 

     Erica Douglas had one goal for Valentine's Day. She wanted to have her new flower shop up and running. Petals opened its doors to the public last week. 

  • Small Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing Near Sterling

    Small Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing Near Sterling

    Friday, February 12 2016 8:47 PM EST2016-02-13 01:47:24 GMT

    Authorities are directing traffic on interstate after a crop duster was forced to make an emergency landing around 5 p.m. near Sterling.

     Highway Patrol troopers say the single seat plane was headed toward Mandan when it had mechanical difficulty and had to make an emergency landing on I-94. 

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