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Commission Finds Board of Education Compliant

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The North Dakota State Board of Education says they've been given a clean bill of health. More>>

Liberty Elementary Opens Its Doors

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More than 500 of those Bismarck Public School students celebrated their first day of school in a brand new building.
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Steakhouse Closes in Mandan

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Montana Mike's Steakhouse in Mandan will be closing down Sunday. More>>

Construction Continues at Shiloh

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Construction at Shiloh Christian School didn't hammer away any students, faculty or staff's joy on the first day of school. More>>

Lightning Causes Fire Near Watford City

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Lightning struck tanks at a well site south of Watford City this weekend. More>>

Bismarck Schools Continue to Grow

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Today marks the first day of school for Bismarck Public Schools. This year, the district's enrollment will surpass 12,000 students for the first time. More>>

PSC Enforces Wind Farm Law

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For the first time the Public Service Commission has ordered the owner of the Edgley I and II wind farms to provide a bond for reclamation.
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Man Faces Reckless Endangerment Charges

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A man was arrested yesterday morning for shooting a gun inside an apartment. More>>

Highway Patrol Releases ATV Accident Victim's Name

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The highway patrol released the name of a Bismarck man who died in an ATV rollover crash on Sunday three miles north of Mercer. More>>

YWCA Gives Women a Second Chance Video included

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For Gina Gonstad, the executive director of the YWCA, this is a typical voicemail. More>>

Toddler Killed from Hit and Run

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A toddler was killed Sunday evening in Minot after being hit by vehicle. More>>

Authorities Arrest Kohls' Shoplifter

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One shoplifter was arrested after an alert loss prevention officer at Kohls in Bismarck notified police.
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Police Arrest Man in Walmart Parking Lot

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Bismarck police surrounded a vehicle with their guns drawn at the north Walmart early yesterday morning. More>>

Oil Industry Increases Park's Visitors Video included

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Wet weather doesn't seem to have impacted the number of people who visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past summer, but it appears the oil industry is enhancing visitation. More>>

Bismarck Schools Host Employee Orientation Video included

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Teacher orientation is a common practice before school starts, but Bismarck Public Schools decided to flip tradition on its head by expanding the practice. They are hosting orientation for all district employees before the first day. More>>

Dakota Zoo Tracks Animals with Microchipping Video included

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Microchipping isn't just for house pets anymore. The Dakota Zoo uses that technology to keep track of every animal. More>>

14 People Hospitalized After Visiting a Watford City Laundromat

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As of four o'clock Sunday afternoon, 14 people had been hospitalized after visiting a Watford City laundromat. More>>

University of Mary Football Names 2014 Captains Video included

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A new football season means new leaders, and the University of Mary named four team captains Saturday who will help lead the Marauders this year. More>>

Mandan Hosts Softball Rec E Nationals Video included

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The regular season and state tournaments might be over for amateur softball teams, but some men's Rec E teams are still in action.  More>>

Young Football Players Learn Fast in BMFL Video included

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With every new high school football season, new stars emerge. A lot of those from the Bismarck/Mandan area have something in common: they started out in the Bismarck Midget Football League. More>>

Construction continues at Dakota Prairie Refinery Video included

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The city of Dickinson has had a record amount of rainfall in the month of August, but all that precipitation hasn't stopped construction at the Dakota Prairie Refinery. More>>

Police Urge Construction Workers to Keep an Eye Out for Thieves Video included

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Construction thefts are a problem that can happen at any site. But in Bismarck construction sites are popping up all over town and criminals have taken notice.  More>>

Names Released in Officer-Involved Shooting

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Two people were shot by Minot Police early this morning after an encounter at Tires Only Inc.  More>>

Facebook Users Respond to App Changes Video included

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A few months ago, Facebook created a new change to the mobile app, causing a stir among users. Users can't message or chat with friends through the app anymore. Instead, users are urged to download a separate app called Messenger. 

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Raising Money through the Buffalo Berry Video included

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In order to raise some awareness about the Buffalo Berry, Bravehearts for Kids, a non-profit pediatric cancer charity hosted a kickoff for the Buffalo Berry festival Saturday at Sertoma Park.  More>>

Simle Student Sings Her Way to the Top Video included

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Before every sporting event it's tradition to sing the national anthem and only those certified can sing it. This summer the International Music Camp partnered with the North Dakota American Legion to certify several campers. One of them is a Bismarck native.  More>>

Man Arrested for His Tenth DUI

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An Upham, North Dakota man was arrested Thursday night for his tenth D.U.I. More>>

Man Arrest for Burglarizing Trinity Cancer Care Center

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A Minot resident has been arrested for burglarizing the Trinity Cancer Care Center. More>>

Don't Buy It Until We Try It: Paint Glider Video included

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In this week's Don't Buy It Till We Try It, TaTiana Cash test the Paint Glider.
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Family Tries Out Cochlear Implant Video included

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Patients who are hearing impaired no longer have to go out of state to receive a cochlear implant. One-year-old Blake Zimmerman from Devil's Lake had his implant operation in Bismarck, and tried it out for the first time. More>>

Dan's Garden: Picking Fruit Video included

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Dan Cashman takes us to one Bismarck home whose pear trees are ripe for the picking. More>>

Basin Electric Searches for Power Plant Location Video included

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Basin Electric Power Cooperative says it's in the first stages of scouting land for a large scale power plant fueled by natural gas. More>>

Labor Day Weekend Grilling Safety Tips Video included

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If you're a regular griller, you know how to be careful. But if Labor Day weekend is one of the few times you do it, remember safety. More>>

Authorities Investigate Missing Person Case

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Grand Forks police are investigating a report of a missing person in the Red River. More>>

Facebook Users Uncertain of Messenger App Video included

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Some Facebook users on mobile phones are skeptical about the recent launch of the Messenger App. More>>

Tools Stolen from Construction Trailer Video included

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A construction trailer in Bismarck was broken into on Wednesday. More>>

Department of Health Receives Grant

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The North Dakota Department of Health will receive over $300,000 in grant aid to support North Dakota's oral health workforce. More>>

CPR Introduces New Rail Car System Video included

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Canadian Pacific has introduced a new rail car order and shuttle system that has significantly decreased their backlog. But to make that leap, CP is asking grain elevators across the state ignore their existing car requests. More>>

Southwest Healthcare and USDA Break Ground on Bowman Hospital

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Today, Southwest Healthcare Services along with USDA Rural Development broke ground on a new hospital and clinic in Bowman. More>>

Judge Sentences Drug Dealer

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The man who played a role in the deaths of two Grand Forks teens was sentenced today. More>>

Highway Patrol Releases Saturation Results

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A team of authorities conducted a alcohol saturation in the Fargo area on August 28. More>>

Water Board Approves Rice Lake Study Video included

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The Ward County Water Resource Board has approved a new study that would determine the cost of allowing the lake to naturally drain over time. More>>

UTTC Finishes Art Display Video included

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United Tribes Technical College's make-over is finally on display. More>>

TDR Park Rangers Express Flaring Concerns Video included

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Park rangers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park are concerned about oil and gas development getting too close to the park. More>>

Downtown Brightens Up with New Banners Video included

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The Downtown Business Association has decided to spruce up downtown by hanging 50 banners throughout the area


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More Troopers this Labor Day Weekend Video included

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While you maybe looking forward to Monday off, there are a few people working extra hours this holiday weekend. More>>

Senator Calls Out Railway for Canceling Orders

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A North Dakota U.S. Senator is calling out one of the railroads that serves the state. More>>

Highway Patrol Reports Fatal Crash

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A 55-year-old from Bismarck was killed in a crash near Minot yesterday afternoon.
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Police Use Technology to Slow Down Speeders Video included

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With all that police have to do in a growing state, minor traffic violations aren't always high priority.But in an effort to prevent drivers from exceeding the speed limit, the traffic section is using speed trailers and laser radars to remind them to slow down. More>>

Board Re-Certifies Election Results

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An issue with two ballots from Foster Country in the June election lead to a recount that uncovered a bigger problem, and the state canvassing board today had to re-certify the election results. More>>

College Offers Peace Officer Class Video included

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Law enforcement agencies say North Dakota's growing population is adding pressure to hire more officers.
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Bee Colonies Hit All-Time High

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North Dakota continues to lead the nation in honey production.
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CAWS Receives Grant

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The Council on Abused Women's Services received a portion of a $3 million grant from the Office of Violence Against Women. More>>

Highway Patrol Reports Injury Crash

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The Highway Patrol reported an injury crash in near Dickinson. A pickup driven by Eric Taylor sideswiped another truck driven by Thomas Burger.
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MAFB Holds School for Children of Airmen Video included

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There are two elementary schools and one middle school on Minot Air Force Base.
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Dakota Prairie Refinery Construction Continues Video included

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The city of Dickinson has had a record amount of rainfall in the month of August, but the didn't stop construction at the Dakota Prairie Refinery. More>>

Small Staff Causes Waterpark to Close Early Video included

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Labor Day weekend is usually a good time to spend outdoors, but this year there is one popular attraction in Mandan that will already be closed. More>>

College Encourages Students to Sign Up for the Affordable Care Act Video included

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Many United Tribes Technical College students do not have health insurance so, the college want to inform their students on their options. More>>

Doctors Recommend Seniors Stay Active Video included

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St. Alexius is offering a seven-week workshop starting Sept. 5 called Stepping On, where class members will learn exercises and strategies to help prevent falls. More>>

Students Ready for School with Fill the Bus Donations

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Y93 and Bismarck Public School administrators say this year's Fill the Bus was a success. More>>

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>>

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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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>>

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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