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McKenzie County Sheriff's Department Searching for Woman Video included

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The McKenzie County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding 48-year-old Sandra Leist. More>>

Minot Police Officer Assaulted

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A Minot police officer was assaulted over the weekend while investigating possible illegal drug activity. More>>

Gas Prices Continue Drop

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Americans are paying less for gas now than any time in more than three years. More>>

Human Services Demand Rises Video included

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An increase of population in the western portion of the state has caused an increase in the need for Human Services. More>>

Youth For Christ Banquet

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The Minot Youth for Christ Banquet is going on right now at the Minot State University Dome. More>>

Biologists Studying Fish Population Video included

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department are tasked with monitoring the number of fish in rivers and lakes all around the state. More>>

Crime News October 20th Video included

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Crime News, October 20th
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Bismarck Public Schools Headed to Court Date With BEA Video included

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The Bismarck School District and the local teacher's organization scheduled a hearing in front of a judge in early December. More>>

Rodney Friesz denied lower bond Video included

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A Mandan man charged with murder will not have his bond lowered. More>>

Around Town 10-17 Video included

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A new mattress store is starting to plant roots in North Dakota. More>>

Capitol Cafe Re-Opens After Million Dollar Makeover Video included

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After a $1.1 million makeover, the Capitol Cafe in the North Dakota State Capitol building has re-opened. More>>

Mandan Man Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Human Trafficking Video included

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A man accused of agreeing to meet up with a teenage girl for sex pleads not guilty. More>>

Traffic Updates Video included

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Changes and additions to streets in the Bismarck-Mandan area are not far down the road. More>>

Mandan Man Enters Not Guilty Pleas to Child Sex Charges Video included

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A Mandan man charged with corruption and solicitation of a minor, and gross sexual imposition enters his plea in court. More>>

Sunflower Research Video included

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Harvest season is underway. More>>

Spray Paint used in Multiple Vandalism Reports in Mandan

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Mandan police are investigating eighteen reports of vandalism Sunday morning. More>>

New Art Studio in Downtown Bismarck Video included

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A new studio that recently opened in downtown Bismarck is giving local artists a chance to show off their work. More>>

Papa's Pumpkin Patch Sells Out Video included

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With a week left of their season.. Bismarck's one and only pumpkin patch has run out of pumpkins. More>>

Man Arrested for Threatening People with Pellet Gun

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An 18-year-old Bismarck man is behind bars tonight after allegedly threatening someone with what turned out to be a pellet gun. More>>

Man Hospitalized After Being Struck by Vehicle in Mandan Video included

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A man is sent to the hospital after being struck by a car in Mandan. More>>

Stolen Pickup Found in Flames South of Bismarck

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A 30-year-old Bismarck man is facing multiple charges are stealing a vehicle that was later found on fire. More>>

Childrens' Safety Event Video included

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It is one of many events through the year to teach kids of all ages about fire safety. Minot Police and Firemen teamed up with Home Depot employees to spread safety awareness today. More>>

Artfest - Playing with Fire Video included

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A decades old celebration of fine arts is back at the North Dakota State Fair Grounds this weekend. Artfest allows the community to meet artists and purchase their creations or make some art of their own. More>>

Bismarck Woman Arrested for Physical Altercation with Kids

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A 41-year-old Bismarck woman is in jail tonight after getting into a physical altercation with her 2 kids. More>>

Doxies Dash For a Good Cause Video included

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Weiner dogs, otherwise known as dachshund's, put their paws to the test in the third annual Dachshund Dash this morning. More>>

First Responders Prepare for the Worst Video included

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First responders are braving the cold water and quick currents in the Missouri River to be ready to save lives. More>>

Meet the Highland Cattle Family at the Dakota Zoo

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You might not be ready to break out your winter coat just yet, but a little Highland calf at the Dakota Zoo is already wearing hers. More>>

Measure 1 Debate Video included

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With the general election just under a month away, many of the proposed measures on the ballot are under heavy debate, and constitutional measure number one is among the most controversial. More>>

Measure 3 Discussion Video included

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A round table discussion today, brought together people in support of and opposed to Measure 3. More>>

Driver Killed in Rollover

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A rollover on Highway 2 claimed the life of a Towner driver Friday morning. More>>

Check Presented to Minot Commission on Aging Video included

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Oil field managers turned philanthropists made a large donation to the Minot Commission on Aging today. More>>

American Legion Gives Back in Watford City Video included

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The American Legion has given back more than three million dollars in Watford City -- and as income increases, the group has big ideas for future service. More>>

Salmon Fish Hatchery Video included

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Chinook Salmon are not a native fish in North Dakota. More>>

Early Voting for General Elections

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The November Election is coming up and many people are already taking advantage of early voting options. More>>

Drop in Oil Price Could Mean Drop in Extraction Tax

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The lower cost of oil could affect the amount of tax revenue the state collects from oil production. More>>

Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges for Bismarck Man

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Two men pulled over for a traffic stop in Bismarck come away facing drug charges. More>>

New North Dakota Curriculum Focuses on Energy

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A new curriculum could help North Dakota students understand the energy industry. More>>

Agriculture Contributes Big Bucks to Bismarck/Mandan Economy

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7.3 billion. That's the number of dollars agriculture contributes to our state's economy.  More>>

Congressional Candidates Address Domestic Violence Awareness Video included

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It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and both U.S. Congressional candidates say more can be done to address the issue. More>>

Rugby Football Player Overcomes Challenges Video included

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There won't be any local high school football coming up this weekend due to parent teacher conferences, but recently I caught up with Rugby football player Reid Mundahl...  More>>

Bismarck Police Say Eight Foot Boa Constrictor is Recovered Video included

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Bismarck police are looking for an eight foot boa constrictor after it escaped. More>>

Trinity on Ebola Protocol Video included

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Rising concerns surrounding the Ebola virus in recent weeks have prompted local health officials to make sure their practices are up to par. More>>

1st District Health Unit on Ebola Preparedness

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Meanwhile, public health officials are also unified in preparedness for the surfacing of Ebola in our region. More>>

91st Annual Chamber Meeting Video included

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The relationship between the oil industry and the communities it impacts has the ability to mold the future. More>>

Veterans Stand Down Video included

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The National VA estimates around 12 percent of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services are currently homeless. More>>

Business Beat - October 16th, 2014 Video included

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Just on the intersection of 5th and railway in Minot is Souris River Design.. specializing in renovations. More>>

Biology Teacher Awarded

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In the field of science it takes more than just classroom lectures to teach real world application to students. More>>

2014 Bison Round Up Video included

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"These animals were the king of the plains." More>>

Oil Barrel Prices Plummet Video included

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The price of oil is lingering in a range that oil companies and business people in the state don't like. More>>

Escaped Inmates Caught Video included

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Two women escaped from the Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New England last night. More>>

Kidder County Conducts Active Shooter Exercise Video included

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It's a situation any school community never hopes to see for real. More>>

Ag Commissioner Unveils Plan for Those with Pipeline Problems Video included

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Our State Ag Commissioner unveils a plan to help landowners dealing with pipeline problems.  More>>

Missouri River Study Video included

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Don't be alarmed if you see a helicopter flying low along the banks of the Missouri. More>>

North Dakota Physicians Take Issue with Ballot Measure No. 1 Video included

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A group of healthcare professionals speaks out against ballot Measure One. More>>

Play On Words for One Congressional Campaign Slogan Does Not Go Unnoticed Video included

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The play on words for one congressional campaign ad isn't going unnoticed around the state.

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Land Trust Gearing Up Video included

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The first of thirty new homes to be built in Minot opened its doors today in hopes of attracting families who are in need of affordable housing. More>>

National Park Herds Being Culled Video included

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Nearly two-thirds of the bison herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park is being removed from the park this week. More>>

Stewardship Award Video included

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Minot Chamber of Commerce Member Bruce Walker is being to recognize today for his lifetime contributions to the Magic City by a committee of his peers. More>>

Celebrate My Drive Campaign

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Texting and driving is a growing concern, especially in younger drivers. More>>

Paleontologists Celebrate National Fossil Day Video included

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Before North Dakota was North Dakota -- long before any humans lived here ...The dinosaurs owned the land. More>>

Oil Prices On the Decline Video included

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Falling oil prices may cause some companies concern. More>>

Papa's Pumpkin Patch Makes National Headlines Video included

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A local treasure makes national headlines. More>>

Flaring Goes Up Video included

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North Dakota's oil production reaches a new milestone, but more gas is being flared. More>>

Farmers Pack Farm Bill Meeting Video included

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Big changes are on the horizon for farmers across the nation. More>>

Calf Selling Season Begins Video included

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Some ranchers are saying good-bye to their calves earlier than usual.  More>>

10pm Volleyball Highlights 10-14 Video included

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North Dakota Association of Counties Hosts Measure 5 Debate Video included

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Conservation Measure 5 takes center stage at today's North Dakota Association of Counties debate. More>>

More Plastic Manufacturing Could be Coming for North Dakota Video included

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A new plastic manufacturing plant could create 500 new jobs for North Dakota, and according to a local expert, could lead to more plastic products being made in-state. More>>

Williams County LEC Nearly Paid Off Video included

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A new jail and law enforcement center in Williams County is about to be paid off - 18 years ahead of schedule, saving six-and-a-half million dollars in interest. More>>

Minot Man Charged With Stealing $100,000

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A Minot man is facing felony theft and exploitation charges after allegedly taking one hundred thousand dollars from a Tioga woman. More>>

Courthouse Project Progress Video included

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Contractors at the Ward County Courthouse have several goals they hope to meet before the weather 'goes sour.' More>>

Balloons for Babies Video included

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Gone, but not forgotten. Families affected by the loss of a child are gathering to remember their young loved ones in a special way. More>>

New Car Sertoma Raffle at the Hostfest Video included

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The keys to a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze were handed off to the grand prize winner today. More>>

North Dakota Democrats Take Issue with Forum Communications Poll Video included

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In a press release, North Dakota Democrat party Chairman Bob Valeu says there are "problems" with a Forum Communications Poll. More>>

The Great Plains EmPower North Dakota Energy Conference is Held at BSC Video included

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Gas and oil are hot topics at a one-day conference at Bismarck State College. More>>

October 14th is National Dessert Day Video included

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If you have a sweet tooth, today might be one of your favorite days..October 14th is National Dessert Day. More>>

Ag Commissioner Candidates Debate Housing Issues Video included

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The Ag Commissioner Race has gotten heated.Today, housing is the debate. 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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  • 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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  • Oscar Pistorius in court for sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius in court for sentencing

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-10-21 08:06:47 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African courthouse to hear his sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    A judge began announcing Oscar Pistorius' sentence Tuesday at the climax of a months-long trial of the disabled Olympic runner for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.
  • The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

    The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-10-21 07:27:52 GMT
    There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
    There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
  • On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

    On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-10-21 07:27:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama's brief trip to Chicago this week gave him a chance to rally voters in one of the few places where he's still popular enough to help his party.
    A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.
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  • Preparing for Football Playoffs

    Preparing for Football Playoffs

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-10-21 03:55:56 GMT
    It's hard to believe, but the high school football playoffs are upon us with both class "A" and 9 man 1st round action set for this weekend. 
    It's hard to believe, but the high school football playoffs are upon us with both class "A" and 9 man 1st round action set for this weekend. 
  • 10pm Volleyball Highlights 10-20

    10pm Volleyball Highlights 10-20

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-10-21 03:50:15 GMT
    Volleyball Sports
    Volleyball Sports
  • Friday Night Football Highlights

    Friday Night Football Highlights

    Saturday, October 18 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-10-19 03:54:50 GMT
    Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 42, Drayton/Valley-Edinburg 39 Hillsboro/Central Valley 50, Kidder County 22 Kindred 32, Enderlin/Maple Valley 20 Linton-HMB 21, Northern Cass 17 Milnor-North Sargent 41, Ellendale/Edgeley-Kulm 0 New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin 18, Southern McLean 12, 2OT Sheyenne 24, Grand Forks Central 18 Thompson 44, New Rockford-Sheyenne 8 Towner-Granville-Upham 68, New Town 22 Turtle Mountain 22, Stanley-Powers Lake 14
    Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 42, Drayton/Valley-Edinburg 39 Hillsboro/Central Valley 50, Kidder County 22 Kindred 32, Enderlin/Maple Valley 20 Linton-HMB 21, Northern Cass 17 Milnor-North Sargent 41, Ellendale/Edgeley-Kulm 0 New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin 18, Southern McLean 12, 2OT Sheyenne 24, Grand Forks Central 18 Thompson 44, New Rockford-Sheyenne 8 Towner-Granville-Upham 68, New Town 22 Turtle Mountain 22, Stanley-Powers Lake 14
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