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Highway Patrol Reports Reckless Driving Incident

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The Highway Patrol reported a group of men were issued citations for multiple charges after a reckless driving incident last night. More>>

Man Dies in Fatal DUI Crash

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A 29-year-old man is dead after a fatal accident in Williams County early yesterday morning. More>>

On the Farm: The State Fair Video included

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North Dakota's first fair was held in Minot in 1922 and was organized by the Northwest Agricultural Livestock and Fair Association. Ninety-two years later, the fair has grown and evolved, but it still holds true to its agricultural roots. More>>

Mayo Clinic Celebrates Anniversary in Minot Video included

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The Mayo Clinic is celebrating its 150th anniversary. More>>

Medical Center Provides Food for Emergency Responders Video included

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Many emergency crews responded to the fire yesterday, so Mercy Medical Center helped provide food for them. More>>

Fruit Packing Company Issues Recall

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A fruit packaging company has issued a recall for Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria. More>>

Police Arrest Minot Man for Drugs

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A 26-year-old Minot man was arrested for drugs early this morning. More>>

New Program Pushes Native American Studies

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North Dakota's Superintendent is working to implement a new education program for North Dakota schools called Indian Education for All. More>>

Rides Inspected Each Day of Fair Video included

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Inspectors work hard to make sure the rides at the State Fair are safe each day.
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State Officials Attend Railroad Safety Sessions Video included

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Fire departments in the Minot area came together today to learn about hazmat situations on the railroads. The training sessions are going on over three days. More>>

State Fair Gets in Touch with Agricultural Roots Video included

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In its 49th year, the North Dakota State Fair owes its success to its agricultural roots.
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Flipping Out at the ND State Fair Video included

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From fried food, to carnival rides and agricultural exhibits, you can find just about anything at the 49th annual North Dakota State Fair. That includes extreme pogo stunts. More>>

State Fair Hosts Military Appreciation Picnic Video included

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Members of the military work hard everyday to protect our country and the North Dakota State Fair has devoted a day to their services. More>>

Department of Health Monitors Williston's Air Video included

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The North Dakota Department of Health says their main concern for Williston residents is smoke inhalation after the explosion early this morning. More>>

EPA and the Guard Conducts Air Quality Testing

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Investigators don't know how long the fire from today's explosion will take to burn itself out, and crews continue to monitor Williston's air quality.
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Police Report Highway 83 Accident

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Two vehicles were involved in a crash just after 11:00 a.m. at the bypass on Highway 83.  More>>

Explosion Destroys Williston Business

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An update on the explosion at Red River Supply in Williston. More>>

Capitol Hosts Indian Education Summit Video included

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The first Indian Education Summit for North Dakota was held at the capitol today. Educators from across the state were invited to come and share ideas as well as learn ways to help keep native children in school. More>>

Sinner Presses for New Legislation Video included

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Sinner says if elected, he wants to pass Legislation to ensure Congress does not get paid unless they are doing their job. More>>

Williston Residents React to Explosion Video included

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The flames and the blast demanded the attention of Williston residents. Many went to the site to see what was going on. More>>

Authorities Find Missing Wyoming Man

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An update on a man reported missing yesterday in Dunn County. More>>

Pilot Logistics Refuses to Pay Fine

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Two weeks ago, the Williams County Commission met with Pilot Logistics to discuss the details on a pending fine.
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ND Indian Reservations Getting Federal Funding

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More than $175,000 in federal funding are headed to the Coalition of Indian Housing Authorities in North Dakota. More>>

Fairgoers Compete in Instagram Game Video included

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There’s one game at the fair that you don’t have to buy tickets to play. It’s the Instagram contest. More>>

Main Street Minute: Fur Trading at the State Fair Video included

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No visit to the North Dakota State Fair would be complete without a stop at the Fur Traders Rendezvous. More>>

Construction Begins on New Watford City High School Video included

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The McKenzie County School District broke ground today for a new high school. More>>

Stay Cool at the State Fair Video included

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 The North Dakota State Fair has a system in place to help visitors cool down. Minot Community Ambulance has a cool-down station that is open all day. More>>

Department of Health Identifies Another Hep C Case

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The 47th case of hepatitis C has been identified in Minot. More>>

Working Women Search for Williston Employment Video included

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While it's no secret unemployment is scarce in the city of Williston, a new demographic has been taking advantage of the employment opportunities offered from the oil boom. More>>

Crews Battle House Fire Near Island Road Video included

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Bismarck and Mandan Rural Fire Departments were dispatched to a large house fire near the Island Road Area earlier this afternoon.  More>>

Police Arrest Minot Man for Meth

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A Minot man was arrested for possession on meth late last night. More>>

Highway Patrol Reports Fatal Accident Near Towner

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A 35-year-old man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle early Sunday morning. More>>

Police Investigate Bar Fight

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Police ask the public for assistance in providing information regarding a bar fight in Minot this weekend.
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Off the Beaten Path: Mini Mount Rushmore Video included

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A couple of high profile presidential statues have appeared in oil country. One is connected to a business, the other is a mystery.

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Crews Battle Flames at Mobile Home Near Burlington Video included

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A mobile home near Burlington was destroyed in a late-morning fire, but nobody was hurt. More>>

Judge Sentences Man for Sex Abuse Charges

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A man from the Fort Berthold Reservation was sentenced in federal prison Wednesday on sexual abuse charges. More>>

New Pipeline Approved by PSC Video included

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The Public service commission has approved a pipeline that will supply crude to an oil hub and a refinery in Dickinson. More>>

State Fair Hosts Horse Pull Video included

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Horse owners from across North America came to the All Seasons Arena on day three of the North Dakota State Fair for this year's horse pull. More>>

Police Looking for the Driver of a GMC Pickup

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Police are looking for the driver of a 2007 GMC pickup. More>>

Stay Safe Around Water Video included

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Earlier this week we told you about drowning prevention and how most of the incidents we've seen here in North Dakota could have been avoided if the victim knew how to swim better, or if someone there knew how to help. More>>

State Fair Parade Rolls Through Minot Video included

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The North Dakota State Fair may have started Friday, but the fun kicked off Saturday with the annual State Fair Parade.  More>>

Staab Named as City Manager Video included

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The Minot City Council has officially approved Lee Staab as the new City Manager. More>>

Dogs Take to the Air for Frisbees at the Fair Video included

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If you didn't manage to get grandstand tickets before they sold out, there is still plenty of free entertainment at the North Dakota State Fair. More>>

Hoeven Pushes to Ease Rail Backlog Video included

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Senator John Hoeven is pushing for rail officials to relieve the current backlog of rail traffic that ships agriculture products before this fall's harvest. More>>

City Council Approves Flood Emergency Declaration Video included

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Minot's City Council has approved a Flood Emergency Declaration today during a special meeting. More>>

Vendors Compete in Food Frenzy Video included

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12 vendors competed in the 2014 North Dakota State Fair Food Frenzy competition. More>>

Keeping Up with the Crime Video included

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The population explosion in Dunn County has law enforcement stretched thin even with an increase in deputies. The sheriff's department currently has 13 deputies and is looking for two more. More>>

Don't Buy It Until We Try It: Universal K Cups

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In this week's Don't Buy It, Till We Try It, TaTiana Cash tests out the efficiency of the Universal K Cup.
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OSHA Looks to Lower Work Fatality Numbers

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Almost half of the work related fatalities in North Dakota were from the oil and gas industry. OSHA is trying to reduce those numbers and is implementing the focus enforcement initiative throughout the state. More>>

ManorCare Responds to Trinity's Statement

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Trinity Health in Minot responded to a lawsuit filed by a care facility that was home to a major hepatitis C outbreak saying it was not responsible, but ManorCare stands by their convictions.
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Hoeven Hopes to Diminish Rail Delays

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Sen. John Hoeven is pushing for rail officials to relieve the current backlog of rail traffic that ships agriculture products before this fall's harvest. More>>

Website Shows Legislative History Video included

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Members of the Legislative Council spent the last six months putting together a website that details the history of the Legislative Assembly. More>>

Dunn County State's Attorney Steps Down

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The Dunn County state's attorney is retiring and that's going to put even more pressure on the present assistant state's attorney.
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City Council Approves Downtown Plans

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Last week, Minot's City Council approved the plans and specs for the project, aimed at improving infrastructure in the downtown area. More>>

Fargo's Microsoft Branch Doesn't Expect Lay Offs

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It could be a sign that Microsoft is falling behind the times. The software giant has announced it will cut 18,000 jobs within the next year. More>>

Dunn County Authorities Investigate Stolen Oil Incident Video included

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Seven-hundred barrels of oil was recently stolen from a well sites. At more than $100 a barrel that makes this theft total over $70,000. The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is pursuing all leads, but no one was present at the time of the theft. More>>

More Approval Needed for Revitalization Project Video included

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Minot's City Council approved the plans and specs for the project last week, but there are still more approvals needed before the city can put bids out for the project. More>>

2nd Ave. SW in Minot Closed

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 2nd Ave. SW is closed from the driveway to the Minot Police Department east to 4th St. SW.
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North Dakota is 2nd Least Scariest State Video included

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Estately has published a study of the scariest states, and North Dakota came in 49th place, just ahead of South Dakota. More>>

Tioga Woman Survives Crash

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A Tioga woman survived a crash involving a semi in Burlington yesterday. More>>

Trinity Health Denies Responsibility for Outbreak Video included

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Trinity Health says it's not responsible for the hepatitis C outbreak at a Minot nursing home.
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State Fair Crew Prepares for Opening Day Video included

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The North Dakota State Fair kicks off tomorrow. More>>

State Treasurer Transfers Money to Legacy Fund Video included

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The state legacy fund has hit another record. State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt transferred $112 million into the account today. More>>

Police Find Missing Killdeer Woman

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The missing woman from Killdeer has been found. More>>

Basin Electric Joins Transmission Organization Video included

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Basin Electric's board of directors approved the energy co-op to join a regional transmission organization called SouthWest Power Pool. More>>

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder

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Prosecutors say Jonathon Horvath shot and killed Derrick Spiegel after an argument outside a strip club in Williston in March of last year. More>>

School's Trust Fund Receives More Money Video included

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North Dakota schools are going to get a payout next spring.
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Heitkamp Hopes to Secure Northern Border Video included

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants to make sure that the federal government provides resources to the northern border. More>>

Family Focus: Children's Music Academy Video included

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The Children's Music Academy uses musical instruments to train ears at a young age.
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Reservation Brine Spill Update

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Clean up of the brine spill on the Fort Berthold Reservation continues this week, with the spill impacting some of the vegetation in the area. More>>

Highway Patrol Reports High Fatality Rates Video included

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A recent article published in the Business Insider ranks the state as having the most fatalities per 100,000 people. More>>

Recovery at Christ Lutheran Reaches Milestone Video included

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Every new beginning starts with a strong foundation. Large cross beams were slowly lifted off the ground, and then into place, on Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church. More>>

Drowning Prevention Video included

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Water may not be everywhere in North Dakota, but drowning is still a concern, especially now that the temps are high and the pools are packed. More>>

Industrial Commission Violates Open Record Law Video included

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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Industrial Commission, of which he is a member, violated the open records law. More>>

Average Wedding Cost Hits a Record High Video included

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A recent survey shows people are actually willing to pay more for their big day than ever before. While couples used to look to cut costs by using fake or less expensive flowers, businesses are seeing fewer clients concerned with penny-pinching when it comes to tying the knot. More>>

Baby Boom Affects Williston College Video included

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Williston State College is going through a baby boom similar to what the city is experiencing. The college has made sure all the new mothers and pregnant employees get the help they need throughout the process. More>>

Authorities Search for Missing Killdeer Woman

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The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to look for a Killdeer woman that has been missing since Saturday. More>>

Minot Parks Fires Wharton

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Minot Park's Executive Director, Ron Merritt, confirmed that the Minot Park's Horticulturist, Steve Wharton, has been let go from the position. More>>

BLM Grants More Land to Energy Companies

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The Bureau of Land Management, which handles oil and gas leases on land owned by the federal government, sold 50 federal leases covering more than 15,000 acres in North and South Dakota today.
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Attorney General Conducts Compliance Inspections

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There's a lot of construction going on in North Dakota, but not all of it is legal. More>>

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