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North Dakota and Port of Vancouver to Create Rail Program

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Starting in September, North Dakota Farmers will have more options to ship agricultural commodities by rail. More>>

Drive Safe and Watch for Students Video included

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As the school year gets underway, Bismarck Police Department wants to remind everyone, especially parents, to take extra care while driving. More>>

Mandan Woman Finds M-20 Round

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The Minot Air Force Base has been notified of a military M-20 round found in Mandan. More>>

Police Arrest Man for Disturbance at Williston Hotel

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A man was arrested yesterday after walking around naked and shouting obscenities at the Grand Hotel in Williston. More>>

Police Search for Stolen Gun

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Bismarck police also say a gun was taken from a locked vehicle on the 300 block of Telstar Drive. More>>

Light Treatment Helps with Psychological Disorders Video included

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Doctors still aren't sure how to cure post traumatic stress disorder, but St. Alexius has found a way to help patients by using a unique kind of psychotherapy. More>>

Department of Mineral Resources Weighs Oil Treatment Options

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The director for the Department of Mineral Resources presented information on the differences between stabilization and conditioning to the Industrial Commission. More>>

North Dakota Tops Categories in Gallup Poll Video included

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North Dakota is once again at the top of a national survey. A newly released Gallup Poll shows that North Dakotans have an overall positive view of where they live. More>>

Delays Affect Wilton Grain Elevator Profit Video included

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Grain car delays aren't new in North Dakota, and despite efforts to improve, some grain elevator companies say it's the worst wait yet. More>>

Waterpark Plans Season's Closing Date

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The weather may be a little chilly to hit the pool, but Raging River's Waterpark in Mandan will remain open for two more days.
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Fill the Bus Returns to Help Students in Need Video included

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Fill the Bus has been an annual tradition for Y93 and the Red Carpet Carwash. More>>

Inside Business: J&R Vacuum and Sewing Video included

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In this week's Inside Business Jim Christianson takes us inside J&R Vacuum & Sewing. More>>

Conference Addresses Native American Issues Video included

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Bismarck hosted the National Boys and Girls Clubs Conference for Indian Country. More>>

Pride Inc. Reports Stolen Generator

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A generator worth $1,000 was stolen from PRIDE Incorporated. More>>

Trinity High Reopens Doors for Another School Year Video included

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Trinity High students in Dickinson are back in action for their first day after the March fire. More>>

Police Arrest Men for Terrorizing at Soccer Game

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Three Mandan men were arrested at a soccer game at Cottonwood Park Friday night. More>>

Woman Reports Phony Police Incident Video included

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A fake police car attempted to pull over a woman in Mandan Friday night. More>>

Federal Officials Prepare for Farm Bill Changes Video included

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The farm bill was passed earlier this year, and now federal officials are working to implement the changes.
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Grain Car Blacklog Slowly Improves, CP Rail Still Behind Video included

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The clogged rail system has been an on-going problem in North Dakota and while some farmers are seeing improvements, others say it's costing them millions. More>>

Bismarck Musician Receives TAPS Certification Video included

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Traditionally, older or even military musicians would play TAPS at veterans funerals or other events. But nationally the number of TAPS players is decreasing. A young player here in Bismarck has been certified to play. More>>

Catching Adequate ZZ's Video included

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It's no secret kids in school need plenty of sleep, but how much is enough? More>>

Mandan and Catholic School Students Begin Classes

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This was the first day of class in Mandan, as well as Catholic School systems, and other districts across the state.
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Chiefs Cut Dressler

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Weston Dressler's NFL dream will not happen in Kansas City. More>>

Historical Society Promotes Learning with Archived Newspapers Video included

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More than 100,000 pages of newspapers have been archived dating back from 1836. More>>

Patrol Releases Alcohol Saturation Results

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The highway patrol released the results of the Burleigh-Morton County alcohol saturation this past weekend.
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Examiner Says Severed Foot Belongs to a Bear

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The Williams County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a foot being found over the weekend. More>>

Vandals Damage North Taco Johns

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Vandals damaged the Taco Johns in north Bismarck to the tune of $10,000. More>>

School Board Discusses Knodel's Suspension

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The West Fargo School Board plans to recommend suspension without pay and benefits at their meeting tonight for a teacher that is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student. More>>

Welcome House Announces New Director Video included

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Welcome House agency has hired a new executive director and board members say they're thrilled. More>>

Gas Prices Continue to Drop

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Prices at the pump are continuing to fall, down another four cents in the last two weeks. More>>

Cow Attacks Cass County Officer

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A Cass County deputy is being treated for injuries after being attacked by a cow early this morning. More>>

Dietitians Suggest Staying Away from Processed Snacks Video included

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Monday is the first day of school for many children so, of course, it's important to keep their stomachs full throughout the day, but with the right kind of foods.  More>>

Preventing Holiday Traffic Accidents Video included

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Three day weekends always seem to call for traveling, visiting, barbecues and drinking. According to Triple A, seven out of the ten deadliest days on the road occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Special Olympic Athletes Compete Before State Competition Video included

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A few raindrops and gusty winds didn't stop more than 100 athletes from competing in their district tournament today. More>>

Mandan Opens New School Video included

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In just a few days Red Trail Elementary School in Mandan will welcome close to 300 students. The outside still needs a little work,  but inside, students say their new school is complete.
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Century Tennis Going Through Changes

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The Minot Round Robin Tennis Tournament scheduled for Saturday was rained out.  More>>

Strike Out Violence Bowling Extravaganza Held at Midway Lanes Video included

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The weather wasn't ideal for many activities today, but for one fundraiser, the rain was right up it's alley. More>>

Department of Mineral Resources Discusses Oil Transport Video included

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The Department of Mineral Resources has scheduled a hearing to talk about transporting crude oil.

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Andrew Sadek Autopsy Report Released

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The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) Campus Police Department has released the final autopsy report regarding the death of Andrew Sadek.  More>>

North Dakota Highway 41, North of Velva, Reopens to Traffic

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North Dakota Highway 41, north of Velva, reopened to traffic earlier today. More>>

Prostitution Arrest in Minot

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A man and two women were arrested in Minot early this morning for prostitution. 

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Citizenship Testing Video included

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With all the arguments about illegal immigration, it should be noted that millions of people have come to the U.S. through the front door.
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Dan's Garden: Tree Alternatives Video included

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In this weeks Dan's Garden, Dan Cashman shows us some easy tree alternatives. More>>

75 Live Event Moves Due to Weather Video included

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Events for BSC's 75 Live celebration will be moved to the National Energy Center of Excellence due to the weather, but the rain hasn't affected the anniversary's schedule.
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Cancer Center Hosts Drive to Survive Event Video included

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Vivian, the pink fire truck, and stock car racers made an appearance in honor of the Drive to Survive Meet and Greet Event at the Bismarck Cancer Center. More>>

Eberly Returns from Africa Video included

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After finishing up at St. Mary's high school Tom Eberly spent a few weeks in Africa before coming home and moving to New Mexico. More>>

EPA Sends Investigators to Bismarck Video included

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The Environmental Protection Agency has rented space in Bismarck for their Criminal Investigation Division. More>>

Perkins Returns in Concert Video included

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North Dakota native Kat Perkins is performing in Medora today, as she kicks off her Midwestern concert tour. More>>

Teacher Faces Solicitation Charges

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Aaron Knodel is facing five counts of soliciting a minor. More>>

JJ's Cakery Opening Soon in Mandan Video included

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Two sisters from Bismarck decided to take a hobby and turn it into a business.
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UMary Students Study Peruvian Culture Video included

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University of Mary students will have the chance to study in Peru next year. More>>

Council Reminds Drinkers to Stay Safe this Labor Day Video included

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Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner, and while you're deciding which event to attend, the North Dakota Safety Council wants to remind you to party safely. More>>

NDSU Vs. UND Rivalry Reunites

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The Bison and UND are set to play at the Fargodome Sept. 19, 2015. The contract also includes a game in 2019. More>>

Police Charge Woman with 36 Felonies

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This week, the Williston Police Department arrested Brittany Foote, who escaped from Mercy Medical Center back in early July. More>>

Pharmacy Petition to be on November Ballot

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The North Dakota Secretary of State's office announced today the pharmacy petition has enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot. More>>

State Receives Nutrition Grant

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The USDA has awarded more than $255,000 in 2014 Team Nutrition Grants to North Dakota. More>>

Woman Reports Stolen Eyeglasses

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More than $2,100 worth of eyeglasses were stolen from Kirkwood Mall last week. More>>

Gift Cards Pose Problem for Salon Customers Video included

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When you take over a business and give it a new name, there are always some things to work out. So it was for a salon in Bismarck, which was ready to chart its own course and attract new clients.

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Kazakhstan Cattle Group Tours North Dakota Video included

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Ranchers are usually busy with their cattle but they're taking a break to teach seventeen cattle specialists from Kazakhstan. More>>

Creating a Consistent Barrel

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The Department of Mineral Resources has scheduled a hearing to talk about transporting crude oil. It was prompted by discussions of well site conditioning, or treating crude oil prior to shipping it. More>>

Commissioner Hopes to Change Rail Safety Video included

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Currently, regulating and inspecting the rail system falls under the jurisdiction of the federal government, but a regulator is looking to change that. More>>

Kiefer Appears in Morton County Court

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William Kiefer appeared in court once again today in Morton County. More>>

Enbridge Pipeline Steps Forward

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Another step forward for the Enbridge pipeline, all comments and suggestions for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, who is reviewing the pipeline's routes, were due today. More>>

Fire Fighters Train for Bus Safety Video included

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The school year is here, and that means bus rides to school, but what happens if there's an accident? More>>

UTTC Holds Orientation Video included

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It's back-to-school season again. College students from 75 tribal nations were present at the United Tribes Technical College's fall semester orientation day. More>>

Highway Patrol Releases Victim's Name in Bike Accident

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol released the name of the young girl who was killed on Tuesday evening. More>>

New Website Helps Services Investigate Abuse Cases Video included

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Professionals who work with vulnerable adults are required to report any suspected abuse or neglect. More>>

Burleigh and Morton Counties Conduct Alcohol Saturation

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To prevent fatal accidents, the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting an alcohol saturation in Burleigh and Morton counties.
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Employment Opportunities Keep Expanding

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The good news keeps coming in for job growth in North Dakota. Recent numbers show that the state's employed workforce jumped by almost 25,000 since the beginning of the year. More>>

Tax Candidate Proposes Student Loan Reimbursement Video included

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The democratic candidate for tax commissioner wants some students to be reimbursed for any interest they pay on their student loans. More>>

State Historical Members Work to Archive Old Films Video included

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The society has films dating back from 1915 to present day. More>>

St. Alexius Signs CHI Affiliate Agreement Video included

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Today, Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Alexius Medical Center have signed a definitive agreement for St. Alexius to become a direct affiliate of the CHI system. More>>

Oil and Gas Division Reports Saltwater Spill near Williston

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Another saltwater spill has been reported about 15 miles east of Williston. More>>

Special Hearing Set for Crude Oil Concerns

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The Oil and Gas Division of the Department of Mineral Resources has scheduled a special hearing to address the transportation safety and marketability of crude oil. More>>

First Day in a New School Video included

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This year Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary students are learning a whole new meaning for the word change. More>>

Farmers Begin Winter Wheat Harvest Video included

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Yesterday, was the first day many North Dakota farmers were able to fire up their combines and cut winter wheat. Rain has postponed the start of harvest season for many producers by a couple of weeks. More>>

Spokes Fighting Strokes Video included

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Hundreds of people bike across the country every year to raise money and awareness for various causes. Right now, a pair from Arizona is pedaling through North Dakota. But there is something different about these cyclists. More>>

Highway Accident Kills Six Year Old

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A  six-year-old girl, from Rolla, is dead after a man accidentally hit her yesterday evening.
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Department of Health Reports Oil Spill Near Westhope

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Another oil spill has been reported. The North Dakota Department of Health says the spill occurred six miles southeast of Westhope. More>>

Sanford Introduces Patient App Video included

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Imagine knowing how long the wait-time at your clinic is, getting vaccination reminders or scheduling appointments without having to leave the comfort of your own home. More>>

Trooper Receives National Award

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A Highway Patrol trooper took third in a national competition in Pennsylvania.
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Federal Aid Now Available

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Federal Disaster Aid has been made available for the state, tribal and local recovery efforts affected by severe storms and flooding. More>>

Police Search for Vandals

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A church and a cemetery in Bismarck has been vandalized. More>>

Department of Energy is Optimistic of US Wind Energy Future Video included

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Twenty percent of the country's electricity will come from wind generation by the year 2030 according to a projection from the Department of Energy. More>>

Talent Specialists Help Keep Bismarck Hospital Staffed Video included

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If you're not familiar with HR lingo, a Talent Acquisition Specialist is someone who's hired by the hospital to recruit employees. And now, they're on the hunt for nurses. More>>

Marauders Women's Soccer Video included

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The University of Mary is ninth in the preseason women's soccer coaches poll in the Northern Sun. More>>

Flooding Effects Marshall Residents Video included

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Four days ago, heavy rains caused flash flooding in some rural communities. Like many homeowners, residents near Marshall say the damage is overwhelming, and they're nowhere close to getting back to normal.

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March of Dimes Hosts Jail and Bail Fundraiser Video included

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Two KFYR employees were in jail today, along with about a hundred other people. But they didn't do anything wrong, they were helping to raise money for the March of Dimes through the annual jail and bail fundraiser. More>>

New Elementary School Opens in Mandan Video included

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The Mandan school district is growing. Red Trail Elementary will open it's doors Monday morning and welcome nearly 300 students. More>>

Pronghorn Lottery Held

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Police Arrest Man for Driving Under Suspension and Drugs

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A traffic stop closed exit 161 on I-94 Monday afternoon after police stopped a Minnesota man for suspicion of impaired driving. More>>

White House Looks to Reduce Northern Border Trafficking Video included

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The acting director from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy was in Minot today to release the 2014 Northern Border Counter-Narcotics Strategy to reduce the flow of drugs into the U.S. from Canada. More>>

Harlow's Busing Prepares for School Year Video included

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Although students may not be ready for the school year to start, Harlow's Busing company says its drivers are ready to take them there anyway. More>>

Sanford Counselors Help Families Prepare for Genetic Diseases Video included

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If your body carries the gene of a potentially deadly disease would you want to know? Well, there's a service out there that's helping people decide. Genetic counselors are there to meet with people to talk through their family history. More>>

Do It Yourself Video included

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In this week's Do it Yourself segment, Jeff Hinz tells us all about cordless grass trimmers.
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Kiefer Violates Parole for a Second Time

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William Kiefer is back in jail for yet another violation of his parole. More>>

Highway Patrol Reports Fatal Accident Near Hillsboro

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A 22-year-old Minnesota . man is dead after totaling his Chevy HHR near Hillsboro.
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Police Report Another Case of Vandalism

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Police say another incident of vandalism was reported in Bismarck. More>>

MomsEveryday: Setting Rules

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Going crazy asking your kids to clean up or do their chores? Moms Everyday correspondent Katie Kuenkel has a tip that may make them more complaint. More>>

Storm Raises Flood Concern in Mercer County Residents Video included

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Flash floods on Saturday caused a lot damage across the the central part of the state and residents in Beulah are worried it might not be over. More>>

St. Alexius Makes Mobility Easier at Heritage Center Video included

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The Heritage Center has been expanding, and by the time it's complete it will be nearly double its original size. Which can pose issues for people with mobility challenges. But now, they can have access to a scooter or wheelchair. More>>

Historical Society Now Offering Online Archive Video included

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The State Historical Society is giving visitors the ability to find images, documents, video and oral history with the power of their fingertips. More>>

MDU Plans Power Outage

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Montana- Dakota Utilities announced there will be a planned power outage for Battleview, McGregor, Wildrose, Hamlet and Powers Lake today and tomorrow. More>>

Railways Release Grain Car Update

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The effects of last year's harsh winter conditions are lingering on the state's railways as recovery is slow for the two rail companies operating in North Dakota. More>>

Budget Inn Altercation Leads to Arrest

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A 41-year-old man was arrested this morning after an altercation at the Budget Inn. More>>

Authorities Investigate Child's Death

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Police are investigating the death of a one-year-old child following an accident on a North Dakota Indian Reservation. More>>

Authorities Arrest Woman for Operating Meth Lab

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Bismarck police arrested a 23-year-old woman after finding a meth lab in her home. More>>

Mandan Residents Report Scams

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The Mandan Police Department received a couple reports of new scams.
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Police Release Name in Bismarck Shooting

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Police have identified the man who was killed in Bismarck over the weekend as  Kelly Smith, 54. More>>

MomsEveryday: Breakfast Smoothies

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MomsEveryday correspondent Taryn Vanderford shares two easy to make recipes. More>>

23-Year-Old Dies After Jumping in the Water at Lakewood Marina

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A 23-year-old man was killed last night after jumping into the Missouri River. More>>

Cyclist Killed by Pick-Up Truck

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The name has been released of the Portland, North Dakota cyclist who was killed on Friday night after being hit by a pick-up truck.  More>>

Sanford Volunteers Bring Cheer to Patients Video included

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If you've spent any time in a hospital cafeteria, you know it's not the most visually appealing place on the planet. But, there's a group of women who are doing their part to make the cafeteria at Sanford Health a little brighter. 

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Roller Derby Teams Find Fun, Family in Sport Video included

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Twice a week, athletes in the Bismarck/Mandan area gather to practice a sport that involves skating around a rink and knocking into people.  More>>

Rain Causes Hefty Damage in Napoleon Video included

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The heavy rain yesterday created problems for communities all across central North Dakota, and some areas had it worse than others. More>>

Number of North Dakota Airport Passengers is Sky-High Video included

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North Dakota's airports handled a record number of passengers in July, and analysts say the numbers will continue to be sky high. More>>

Workforce Enhancement Grants Come to Bismarck State College Video included

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A new school year means new teachers, students and for Bismarck State College, new technology. The school earned more than 90 thousand dollars in grant money to improve workforce programs. Legislators awarded two million dollars to the North Dakota Department of Commerce grant to junior colleges. 

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Fatal Shooting in South Bismarck

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A 54-year-old man was shot and killed last night on the one hundred block of Bismarck Expressway.  More>>

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