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Bismarck Middle Schools See Space Crunch

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

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

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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 Video included

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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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Man Gives Life to Save Special Horses Video included

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

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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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Tips for Handling Football Frustration Video included

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Whether you're cheering for the Broncos or the Panthers this Sunday, chances are you know some die-hard sports fans who take the game very seriously. But at what point are you taking your frustrations during the game too far?  

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Super Bowl Snacks Video included

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Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for parties where people watch the game and commercials and try out some snacks. Here are some favorites of our KX staff.

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Rodney Friesz Found Not Guilty of AA Felony Murder, Guilty of Manslaughter and Arson Video included

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After hours of deliberation, a jury has reached a decision in the Rodney Friesz murder trial. Averi Haugesaug reports. The jury has found Rodney Friesz not guilty of AA felony murder, but guilty of manslaughter and arson. 

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Department of Health Responds to Oil, Brine Spills Video included

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There were an average of 100 spills per month at oilfield sites around western North Dakota in 2015.

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Icy Roads Lead To Fatal Crash Near Alexander

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Icy conditions in northwest North Dakota led to a fatal crash this morning, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Minot State University Reacts To Budget Cuts Video included

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Minot State University is looking for ways to cut about two-million dollars from the budget this biennium.

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North Central North Dakota Ag Show Held in Rugby Video included

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Farmers facing a tough challenge to find a profit in the 2016 season continue to make decisions leading up to planting.

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Eye on Education: District 8 to Vote for New School Video included

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One rural school district is preparing for the second bond vote in as many years.

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Around Town 2/5/16: Flowers, Feet and Kitchen Gadgets Video included

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One business puts a new twist on flowers and Copper Ridge Plaza makes plans for more additions.

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Saint Mary's Hosts 65th Annual Carnival Video included

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St. Mary's Central High School is hosting their 65th annual carnival.

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Horizon Middle School Sings in State Showcase Video included

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100 Bismarck middle school students will be showcasing their musical talent.

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Bismarck Seeks Solutions for Future Road Costs Video included

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Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary's plan to fix some of the town's biggest road problems includes a one cent sales tax. 

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Local Horse Woman Breeds World Champions Video included

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One woman turned her love for Appaloosa horses into a life of breeding world champions.

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Morton Mandan Library Incorporates Latest Technology Video included

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The Morton Mandan Public Library plans on keeping its library system up to date by incorporating the latest technology.

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Volunteers Reflect on Dunn Center Public Library Video included

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It's been a resource for the Dunn Center community since 2004. But, after more than a decade the town's public library is closing its doors...

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Day Three of Trial for a Man Charged with Felony Murder and Arson Video included

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Morton County state's attorney Brian Grossinger asked the jury to find Rodney Friesz guilty of murder and arson. 

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See Who These Zoo Animals Think Will Win the Superbowl Video included

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We tested out three primates at the Dakota Zoo to see who they think will win the Superbowl. 

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Football Fans Stock Up On Sweet Treats Video included

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Many football fans have tackled the bakery section at Dan's Supermarket to stock up on sweet treats for the game.

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Identity Theft and Fraud on the Rise with Online Taxes

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Kathy Schneider, the owner of Liberty Tax, says one thing she is seeing more often is identity theft and fraud. 

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Economic Impact of Minot Air Force Base Grows Video included

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Despite a drop in personnel and the lowest spending on construction in five years, the economic impact of Minot Air Force Base is at an all-time high.

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After the Boom: Trauma Numbers Decline Video included

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A spike in vehicle accidents caused by heavy oil patch traffic spurred an increase in trauma patients at Trinity Hospital in 2011.

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Emergency Planning Committee Relocates To New Building Video included

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The next time a disaster hits Ward County, emergency officials will have a new headquarters to work from.

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City Wants Mental Health Records of Former City Attorney

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The city of Minot is asking a federal judge to require a fired city employee to turn over all her mental health records since 1994 as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

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Academic Achievement Celebrated at Minot High Video included

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There are academic stars who strive for balance in high school. Those who use the force for good received a celestial celebration today. (Meg Super & Maddie Richardson, Renaissance Committee) "Come to the graduated side." That was the motto under the Star Wars theme of this year's Renaissance Rally at Magic City High School Faculty and staff followed Darth Vader in formation, then it was the dark side versus the light side in asteroid soccer. The Renaissance Rally is desi... More>>

Business Beat - February 4th, 2016 Video included

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Expect a big changes at the MarketPlace Foods at Dakota Square Mall.

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Local Broncos Fans Prepare For Super Bowl Video included

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With just a few days until the Super Bowl, local football fans are stocking up for their parties.

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No Injuries In Williston Vehicle-House Crash

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No one was hurt when a driver in Williston hit an electrical transformer box and a mailbox before crashing into a house.

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Man who stole Pita Pit tip jar charged

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A man who took a jar full of tip money from a local restaurant was found and arrested.
 

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MDU sees big decrease in 2015 profits

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(AP) -- MDU Resources Group Inc. has reported a decrease in profits for 2015 due to losses at its North Dakota refinery and warmer winter weather that cut natural gas and electricity sales.   

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Couple Cancels Caribbean Cruise Due to Zika Virus Video included

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Tara Feil says she and her husband had planned a cruise to the Caribbean but they decided to cancel the vacation because of the Zika virus scare. 

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Plea Deal Reached for Man Accused of Pointing Gun at Deputy

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A Missouri man has changed his plea to guilty in a case where he was accused of pointing a gun at a sheriff's deputy.

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Trial Next for Man Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old Girl

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A Minot man charged with raping an 11-year-old girl will now head to trial.

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Temple Grandin Visits N.D.

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A woman who has overcome autism to become a world-renowned expert in cattle handling techniques was in North Dakota today.

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Cattlemen Talk Markets at Drake Event Video included

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Today at the 20th Annual Breeder's Classic in Drake, ranchers put some of their livestock on display to hopefully catch the eye of a potential buyer and eventually make a sale.

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Souris Valley United Way Honors Donors Video included

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Falling short of financial goals during the 2015 campaign, there is no shortage of support for the Souris Valley United Way.

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63rd Annual Wheat Show Held In Williston

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Farmers facing a challenging 2016 growing and marketing year are looking for every savings they can get as spring nears.

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TV Sales Rise As Super Bowl Nears Video included

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Many football fans are looking for an upgrade in their living rooms this week before the Super Bowl this Sunday.

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Day Two of Trial for a Man Charged With Felony Murder and Arson Video included

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It's day two of the Rodney Friesz murder trial and several investigators took the stand. A key witness for the prosecution took the stand for about 45 minutes today. He says he spoke with Friesz outside the home shortly after the murder took place. 

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New Study Suggests Using E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking Might Make It More Difficult to Kick Habit

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A new study suggests that using e-cigarettes to quit smoking might make it more difficult to kick the habit...

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Zika Virus a Bigger Concern for Women who are Pregnant Video included

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The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency on Monday.Local officials say for pregnant women this disease is a bigger concern. 

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Students Hang Clothing in Custer Park

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Some young people are doing their part to make sure people in need have a way to stay bundled up in the cold. 

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UMary Alumna to be Featured on Shark Tank Feb. 5th Video included

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Lisa Bradley (pictured right) went to the University of Mary in 2004. Now 12 years later she will be featured on Shark Tank along with her business partner.

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Captain Freddy's To Undergo Complete Remodel

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Captain Freddy's will soon have a new name and a brand new look.

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American Lung Association Report Gives ND "F" Rating for Tobacco Taxes

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A new report gives North Dakota an "F" when it comes to tobacco taxes...

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Secretary of State files motion to dismiss lawsuit against him

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North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has asked the federal court to dismiss a lawsuit against him regarding voter ID laws.

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Beulah daycare owner pleads guilty to child abuse

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A Beulah daycare provider who pleaded guilty to biting a child in her care will not be able to work in child care for two years.

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New Health District Board Member Named By Ward County Video included

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The open position of Ward County Health Officer is getting closer to being filled.

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Minot Area Development Corporation Holds Annual Meeting Video included

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Despite the loss of many jobs in recent months across the western part of the state, Stephanie Hoffart, president of the Minot Area Development Corporation, says that plenty of jobs are still available in Minot.

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State Department of Human Services Officials Talk Child Care

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Officials with the North Dakota Department of Human Services say there's more of a need for child care than available in the state...

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State Agencies Prepare for Budget Cuts

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Some state agencies will need to cut millions of dollars from their budgets due to a billion dollar revenue shortfall...

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Broncos Fans Get Started Early Video included

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The two sets of siblings don't always get along, but on Sunday there's one thing they'll on agree.

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Mall Walker Maneuvers His Way Through The Crowds Video included

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Everyday at noon, Chuck Woody goes through the same routine before he begins his daily route. He doesn't miss a day. He hasn't missed a day in more than 15 years.

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Colombia Trade Deal Good for Beef Producers Video included

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This past year prices have been lower than usual for beef. But a new trade deal with Colombia may help to improve cattle prices.

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Ostafin Charged with Assaulting Prison Guards at State Pen

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An inmate with a violent past is charged with assaulting two corrections officers last July.

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After the Boom: Pipeline Reclamation Video included

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In tonight's segment of 'After the Boom,' Jennifer Kleen tells us about a pipeline reclamation program for landowners.

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Job Shadow Week For Job Corps Students Video included

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Students at the Burdick Job Corps are occupied with a different kind of shadowing this week.

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Day One of Trial for a Man Charged with Felony Murder and Arson Video included

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It's day one of the Rodney Friesz murder trial.  Friesz is charged with AA felony murder and arson back in October of 2014.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Ward County Building Video included

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County workers are finally settling into their new home after months of moving.

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Pierce County Issues Moratorium To Stop Drilling Project Video included

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Members of the Pierce County Commission have passed a resolution placing a moratorium on deep bore drilling within the county.

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BPS Busy with Multiple Projects

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Jason Mittlestadt says many schools are getting additions to make more space for a growing student population.  

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School Energy Project Progresses

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A two year project to help Bismarck schools save energy is almost complete.

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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Stabbing Monday Night in Bismarck

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A 28 year-old man was arrested for aggravated attempted murder after a stabbing around 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

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Minot City Council Passes #MakeMinot Resolution

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A resolution of intent to put #MakeMinot's seven-member, at-large council structure to a vote of the people has passed.

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Inmate Charged with Attempted Murder for Incident that Sent State Pen into Lockdown in December

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  An inmate at the state penitentiary is charged with attempted murder after an incident that sent the prison into lockdown last December.

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  • House Fire Displaces Five In Williston

    House Fire Displaces Five In Williston

    Monday, February 8 2016 8:38 PM EST2016-02-09 01:38:31 GMT
    The American Red Cross say they responded to a fire on the 400 block of 9th Avenue West in Williston.

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

  • Pierce County Residents Petition Against Nuclear Waste Proposal

    Pierce County Residents Petition Against Nuclear Waste Proposal

    Monday, February 8 2016 8:32 PM EST2016-02-09 01:32:41 GMT
    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.

    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.

  • Airport Commission Reports Economic Impact

    Airport Commission Reports Economic Impact

    Monday, February 8 2016 8:30 PM EST2016-02-09 01:30:49 GMT
    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.

    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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  • 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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