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High Winds Create Problems for Homeowners Video included

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Those gusts that rolled through the state Tuesday managed to cause plenty of damage. More>>

Park Staff Cleaning Up Fallen Trees Video included

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Tuesday's high winds caused a flurry of problems for the Minot Park District. More>>

Minot Man Charged in Theft Case

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A Minot man is facing eight felony charges following several thefts in Mountrail County over the weekend. More>>

First Concrete Pour for Downtown Minot Video included

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The first big sheet of concrete was placed in downtown Minot today. More>>

A New Student Cabinet Helps Improve North Dakota Education

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Students from all around North Dakota give state officials ideas on how to improve education. More>>

Eye on Agriculture: USDA Elections Video included

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In rural North Dakota, our neighbors might help plant in the spring, combine during harvest, or even stay up late to help out during calving season. More>>

MSU Power Center to Expand Program Video included

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Minot State University's Power Center renewed its Title IV grant and received an additional 220,000 dollars to continue the expansion of the program. More>>

Wind Closes Down Water Park for Two Days Video included

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The wind blew the doors shut to a popular water park the past two days. Instead of monitoring swimmers, workers at Raging Rivers were busy picking up debris Wednesday. More>>

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Takes Tough Stance Meth Dealers Video included

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Alarming numbers caused some historic action on the Standing Rock Reservation. More>>

Winds Destroy New Grandstand in Garrison Video included

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Residents of Garrison are left to pick up the pieces after extremely windy weather. More>>

New State Crime Report says DUI Arrests Down; Drug Arrests Up Video included

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A new state crime report says DUI arrests are down, but drug related arrests are up... More>>

Gas Leak Under Control in Dickinson Video included

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Dave Wallace with the Dickinson Police Department says a business had to evacuate and traffic was being diverted because of a major gas leak around noon at 15 Street West and Elks Drive. More>>

Wind Damage at Sertoma Park in Bismarck Video included

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A park in Bismarck takes a big hit for the second time this summer. More>>

The Struggle of Finding Childcare in North Dakota

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All five of  Vanessa Monteith's children go to Super Kids Junior Academy. An accomplishment that didn't come easy. More>>

Fatal accident at Dickinson construction site

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified an Arkansas man who died on the job in North Dakota.    More>>

Authorities Release Name of Montana Driver Killed in Crash

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Authorities have released the name of a Montana driver killed in a crash northwest of Ray on Monday. More>>

Power Outages Follow High Winds

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Electric companies across the northwest part of the state are working to restore power tonight. More>>

High Winds Cause Damage in Region Video included

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Across western North Dakota, high winds made travel difficult and caused some damage this afternoon. More>>

Bikers Brave the Wind in Mandan Video included

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Despite heavy wind gusts, bikers from across the country are rolling to and from bike rallies across the Midwest... More>>

High Wind Sweeping Through Region Video included

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Across western North Dakota, high winds made travel difficult and caused some minor damage this afternoon. More>>

Tribal Officials Reject Oil Changes

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Tribal leaders at Fort Berthold Reservation have decided to scale-back proposed regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production. More>>

DaySun's Day of Giving Planned Video included

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One man's dedication to his nephew's memory has meant new bikes, school supplies, and coats for thousands of local children over the years. More>>

School Enrollment Time Approaching Video included

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With fall just around the corner, districts all over the state are cracking their books and opening their doors for enrollment. More>>

Energy Group Donates Funds Video included

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An energy based alliance is taking action for community improvement. More>>

Magic 60 Event Planned

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Many people have ideas of how to make Minot a better city. More>>

Near 60 MPH Winds in Dickinson, N.D. Video included

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After last night's thunderstorms, the weather hasn't quite calmed down all across North Dakota. More>>

Kids Build Avengers Jet at 'Lunch with Heroes' Video included

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A group of kids are learning how to design a super hero ride with the help of area home builders. More>>

Magic Photos Shares Stories of All Kinds Through Photography Video included

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As a canvas is pieced together, so is a story. More>>

Three Charged in Burglary of ATM

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Police arrested and charged three men for their roles in multiple burglaries in the Dickinson area. More>>

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety Video included

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Even the toughest biker can get seriously injured in an accident. More>>

City of Dickinson Responds to Federal Lawsuit Connected to Trinity Fire

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The City of Dickinson responds to a federal lawsuit filed by the man once accused of starting a fire at Dickinson Trinity High School. More>>

Costa Sentenced in Rape Case

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One day after his 25th birthday, a Minot man has been sentenced to spend the next ten years of his life in prison. More>>

ATV Crash Kills Passenger

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A Bismarck man died last week when the ATV he was a passenger on crashed on a gravel road near Martin, in Sheridan County. More>>

ATV Fatal in Sheridan County

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 A Bismarck man died over the weekend in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Sheridan County.    More>>

Beulah Man Faces Life in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

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 A 28-year-old Beulah man faces charges involving sex crimes with a minor. More>>

What is Tularemia? Video included

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State Health Department officials say they have identified a potentially-fatal disease called Tularemia in four North Dakota counties. More>>

Roosevelt Park Zoo Protecting Against Tularemia Video included

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How was a case of Tularemia identified in a Roosevelt Park Zoo squirrel? More>>

Update on Children Injured in Fatal Accident Near Roundup, Montana

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   We have an update on the conditions of the five children involved in an accident in Montana that left one woman dead. More>>

Storm Takes Down Barn Near Leeds Video included

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Severe thunderstorms are predicted across western North Dakota in the next several hours.It's a repeat of what happened over the weekend in the region More>>

Housing Incentive Fund Gets Donation Video included

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A public-private partnership that has helped build millions of dollars worth of housing in North Dakota got its largest-ever single donation today. More>>

Eye on Energy: McKenzie County Healthcare Video included

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Construction has started for a 79-million dollar replacement hospital and clinic in Watford City. More>>

Arguments Heard Over Common Core Illegalities Video included

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Opponents say the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium stops North Dakota from doing what's best for North Dakota Education.... More>>

Authorities Release Name of Williston Man Killed in Crash

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Authorities have released the identity of a Williston who died after a weekend rollover west of the city. More>>

Cleanup Underway at State Fairgrounds Video included

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Just hours after the gates closed for the final time for the 2015 North Dakota State Fair -- clean up of the 50th year began. More>>

Weather Service Launches Additional Balloon Video included

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A few times a year the concern is so high for severe weather, the National Weather Service releases a mid-day weather balloon. More>>

Tularemia Identified in Four North Dakota Counties Video included

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Two confirmed human cases of an uncommon disease have been found in North Dakota. More>>

Protecting Your Skin While Having Fun in the Sun

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The Burleigh County Extension service is partnering with several Bismarck organizations to remind residents to protect their skin while in the sun. More>>

Montana Man Dies in Crash Near Ray

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A Montana man died after a single-vehicle crash in Williams County at about 9:45 Monday morning. More>>

Woman arrested after stabbing her girlfriend

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A 35 year old Bismarck woman is arrested after stabbing her girlfriend in the neck. More>>

AmeriCorps Team Volunteers at UTTC Video included

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United Tribes Technical College is receiving an extra 18 helping hands. More>>

Fair Wraps Up With Lower Attendance Video included

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The 2015 North Dakota State Fair wrapped up last night with a huge concert, but fewer people for the nine days than last year. More>>

Who's Who at the Fair: 67 Straight Years of Treats Video included

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The Straights have been filling the bellies of fair-goers for nearly seventy years, passing down their concession business from generation to generation. More>>

Maddock Fly-In Honors Vets Video included

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Pilot's for Christ acknowledge the gospel through aviation services and assist with mercy, ambulatory, and ground transportation to fly those in need of help. More>>

Prairie Pastor - SURPRISE! Video included

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Now we might be able to keep our little secrets from those around us - but we are not good at hiding from God. More>>

Van Hook Fire Claims One, Thursday Video included

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A midweek house fire claimed the life of an unidentified man on the west end of Van Hook on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.According to the Mountrail County Sheriff, Tribal Police, the Sheriffs Department and fire crews from New Town, responded to a 911 call at 6:30 pm on Thursday.Tribal Police were the first on scene and the Sheriffs responded shortly after.Ken Halvorson says New Town firefighters discovered the body while fighting the fire.Halvorson who also acts as the county ... More>>

Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Minot Video included

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A man left behind drugs and paraphernalia after fleeing from the vehicle he apparently stole. More>>

Fair Attendance Friday Video included

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The 2015 North Dakota State Fair saw a big jump in attendance Friday compared to the day before. More>>

NDSF K9 Comets Frisbee Dogs Video included

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The numbers don't lie when it comes to how many tricks the K9 Comets can do, and it only takes one second to catch your eye. More>>

NDSF Arm Wrestling Competition Video included

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The tournament showcased more than 110 amateurs and professionals in 5 different weight classes. More>>

NDSF Awards Childrens ND Love Essayists

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Paden Hoff took first place and in return won a trip to Medora and a day pass to Raging Rivers. More>>

A "Sweet" New Business Rolls into BisMarket Video included

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If you're looking for a short and sweet way to get breakfast, you're in luck. More>>

Tragedy Strikes Bismarck Family as Mom Dies in Accident, Father Battles Cancer

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After a North Dakota woman was killed Wednesday night in a single vehicle rollover near Roundup, we're learning more about the family impacted by the tragedy. More>>

MAGIC Fund Recommends Loan-Grant Plan Video included

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Minot's MAGIC Fund committee has voted to recommend a new loan to get two parking structures in downtown Minot finished. More>>

Natural Disaster Resilience Competition Update Video included

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Minot's city manager says the parking structure projects are an important part of the city's application for millions of dollars in federal funds. More>>

Thursday Attendance Numbers Released Video included

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Thursday's attendance is the lowest of the 2015 North Dakota State Fair. More>>

ND Native Selected to Sing With Keith Urban Video included

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Keith Urban will take the stage tonight. More>>

NDSF Serving Up Midday Heat on the Midway Video included

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The saying, 'If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen', simply doesn't stick on the Midway at the North Dakota State Fair. More>>

Kids Tell Jokes at the State Fair Video included

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The side stage at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds has had many in the spotlight this week, and today, it was the kids turn to have an audience. More>>

Tularemia Identified in Four ND Counties

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State health officials say Tularemia has been identified in four North Dakota counties. More>>

Woman Sees Opportunity to Help a Stranger Video included

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"That is the most amazing thing that anyone has ever done for me thank you so much. Good things will happen if you just keep doing good," says Jerry King.
 
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Storm Damage in Underwood, N.D. Video included

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Severe weather tore through a number of towns across central North Dakota last night. More>>

KX News Catches Up with one Local Zookeeper During 'National Zookeeper Week' Video included

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Picking up after others may seem like a chore.But, for zookeepers it's all part of the job. We catch up with one local zookeeper during National Zookeeper Week... More>>

8-1-1 Day at the Fair Video included

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It's a phrase growing in popularity all around the country, 'call before you dig.' More>>

Barrel Bash at the State Fair Video included

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It's all about staying in tune. More>>

Who's Who at the Fair: Beth Ryan Video included

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We've reached the final weekend of the 50th year of the North Dakota State Fair. More>>

Man Living in Dickinson Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

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  A 52-year-old Oregon man living in Dickinson is sentenced to over seventeen years in prison on child porn charges. More>>

UND President says he'll consider 'North Dakota' nickname

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University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley says he will consider adding another option to the list of potential nicknames -- no nickname at all.    More>>

Key Evidence Including Bloody Fingerprint Argued Ahead of Ironroad Murder Trial

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A bloody fingerprint left at the scene of a murder in Fort Yates could prove to be an important piece of evidence in a murder trial scheduled for September. More>>

Woman scammed out of $25,000

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A 76 year old Bismarck woman has been scammed out of more than $25,000.The woman reported to Bismarck Police that between July 14 and July 21st she was receiving calls from someone claiming to be from the Federal Claims Victim Relief Fund.The person on the phone said she would receive money from a time share that had previously lost money.The woman sent money orders over that week totaling $25,578 and told she would receive money back. More>>

MAGIC Support for Parking Plan

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Minot's MAGIC Fund committee has voted to recommend a new loan to get two parking structures in downtown Minot finished. More>>

Tioga Woman Dies of Accident Injuries

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A Tioga woman who was pulled from her submerged car after a crash in Burke County Sunday has died. More>>

Downtown Gets Parking Project Update from City Video included

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If we don't make this deal, the projects stop and we have years with big holes in the middle of downtown. More>>

Severe Weather Causes Damage in Underwood

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An evening of high winds, hail, and heavy rain plagued parts of the region tonight. More>>

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Video included

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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. More>>

Storm Causes Tree Damage in Underwood Video included

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A thunderstorm takes down several trees all around the town of Underwood.Let's take a look at some of the damage.  More>>

Tioga Driver Dies in Crash

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Authorities say an 84-year-old Tioga driver died after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday. More>>

Business Beat - July 23rd, 2015 Video included

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Commerce is red hot at the State Fair, making it perfect to fire up your marketing. More>>

Mandan Takes a Look at Possible Recycling Programs Video included

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The Mandan City Commission is considering three different recycling proposals... More>>

A New Program Helps Pregnant Smokers Kick the Habit

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A local hospital works to help pregnant women quit using tobacco.. More>>

Northern Metal Recycling Relocates Video included

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The large pile of metal you'd see when you drive along South 26th Street is no longer there. More>>

Start Bismarck Pursues Co-working Space Video included

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If you're looking for a place other than a local coffee shop to get your work done, another option is on the way. More>>

Job Growth is Slowing in North Dakota Video included

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The growth of North Dakota's job market is starting to slow down. More>>

Senators Introduce Voluntary COOL Act

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Sen. John Hoeven and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduce legislation regarding the labeling of meat products... More>>

Man Starts 'Can Clean' Business Video included

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We open it up for a few seconds to throw something away. But how often do we even think about cleaning it? There's one man who can. More>>

New Details May Link High Speed Chase to Larger Drug Operation

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A high speed chase near Fort Yates may be part of a larger drug operation in the area. More>>

Speaker helps teachers

Speaker helps teachers

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To make it easier for teachers to talk to students about controversial topics the Diocese of Bismarck Office of Family Ministry brought in a speaker to teach the teachers how.
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Wednesday Fair Attendance Down Video included

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State Fair attendance is lagging well behind last year's figures - and currently stands as the lowest since 2008 through six days. More>>

Superhero Video Game Tournament Video included

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Superheroes are battling it out at the library. More>>

Who's Who at the Fair: Showing Cattle Video included

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Hundreds of campers and stock trailers line up to stay the whole week at the North Dakota State Fair -- many returning year after year. More>>

Fishing at the Fair Video included

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Walking around all day at the fair in 80 degree weather can put a little wear and tear on the body. More>>

Missing Man Found Dead

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Authorities found the body of a missing Divide County man Wednesday in a Minot motel. More>>

A Broadway Performer Plays a Private Concert in a Bismarck Backyard

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Jared Mason is back in his hometown of Bismarck to play a private house concert. More>>

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  • Bismarck Man Makes Art With Recycled Items

    Bismarck Man Makes Art With Recycled Items

    Monday, April 28 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-28 19:23:22 GMT
    Many people dream of being their own boss. Some are just afraid of the risk of being self employed. Ben Smith has the story about a man who took that risk to make a living doing what he loves.Chris Thomas can make something out of nothing."There's nothing better than getting a new pile of junk you haven't used before and turning it into something." He uses materials from used gas tanks, old forks, and even garden tools--he uses his skills "If it's iron I can weld to it." to turn useless junk ...
    Many people dream of being their own boss. Some are just afraid of the risk of being self employed. Ben Smith has the story about a man who took that risk to make a living doing what he loves.Chris Thomas can make something out of nothing."There's nothing better than getting a new pile of junk you haven't used before and turning it into something." He uses materials from used gas tanks, old forks, and even garden tools--he uses his skills "If it's iron I can weld to it." to turn useless junk ...
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