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Crash under investigation after high winds cause mobile home to sway into ditch, fire starts

MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News Live)- A Minnesota man is lucky to be alive after part of the mobile home he was carrying on a semi, broke off on I-94 and started a fire in the ditch.


Changing liquor license regulation in Bismarck?

The Bismarck City Commission is looking at streamlining the liquor license ordinance. With over 20 on the books, and some not even in use, they want to make the code less complicated. However they're running into issues with the two types of licenses that are regulated class D and E, which are regul


Senate passes Theodore Roosevelt library funding a second time

BISMARCK, N.D. - Monday, we showed you House members walking out on a conference committee talking about the Governor's Office budget and the Theodore Roosevelt Library. Tuesday, the same group of legislators met and unanimously passed out the bill and got it to the Senate, where they passed the bil


Bismarck bridge in need of repairs

BISMARCK, N.D. - One of the last things you would want to hear is that something is wrong with a bridge you're driving over. There are definite concerns about the Hay Creek Bridge on East Century in Bismarck.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Funding Agreement Reached for Human Trafficking Victim Advocates

BISMARCK, ND- Human trafficking victim advocates met with legislators Monday for the last time regarding funding for this biennium. The debate in the legislature over the amount victim advocates should receive is over.


Man convicted in Bismarck standoff resentenced

A North Dakota district court judge resentenced a man convicted of attempted murder after the state Supreme Court ruled he was improperly sentenced. Branden Lyon, 40, was convicted at a trial in October 2017 of attempted murder, two counts of terrorizing and illegal possession of a firearm related t


Man Taken For Evaluation After Incident At North Dakota Heritage Center

BISMARCK, ND — A man could face charges after driving his pickup up to the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck and assaulting the security staff. Security was able to contain the 52-year-old man until troopers with the North Dakota Highway Patrol arrived to detain him.


Roosevelt library progresses in bill mandating salary for Burgum

BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum may get the presidential library he's lobbied hard for. But also the salary he's sought to decline. North Dakota's Senate on Tuesday, April 23, passed an amended two-year budget for his office that removes a provision for the wealthy former software executive to decline h


Bismarck's spring clean up begins Monday

Spring Clean-Up Week begins next week in Bismarck. The annual event will be held from April 27 to May 2. During that period, public works employees will collect items not normally accepted.


Pioneer Village move funding bill sent to governor

BISMARCK, N.D. – A bill that would reserve some state funds to help move the Pioneer Village from the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot to Burlington is headed to the Governor's desk.


Bill allowing members of Congress, paramedics to pack heat in public shot down by North Dakota Senate

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate rejected legislation allowing the state's three members of Congress, retired judges and emergency response personnel who maintain firearms proficiency to possess guns in public spaces Tuesday, April 23.


Game and Fish looking into state record walleye

A Lincoln man caught a state record walleye on Sunday, but North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials are looking into it a bit further. Tom Volk landed the fish from the shore of Heart River in Mandan. It weighed 16 pounds, 9 ounces, which beats the existing record by 12 ounces.


Man taken to hospital after disturbance at Heritage Center

BISMARCK, ND (KFGO) - A man was taken to a Bismarck hospital for an evaluation after a disturbance outside the Heritage Center in Bismarck. The highway patrol the man was in a pickup outside the museum when he was approached by security. A staff member was assaulted. Security was able to control the


Man pleads guilty to debit card fraud

A Bismarck man pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge for using a woman's debit card without her permission. Jonathon Russell Sather, 28, was charged last month with using the woman's debit card to pay for services and goods and to transfer money to his account, according to Bismarck police. The a


Record Walleye Caught Near Mandan, ND

MANDAN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A walleye record was caught in North Dakota. Tom Volk of Lincoln, ND caught a 16 pound 9-ounce Walleye along the shore of the Heart River in Mandan on Sunday, April 21st.


Man catches record North Dakota walleye

MANDAN, ND (KFGO) - Tom Volk’s 16lb., 9-oz. walleye caught Sunday broke a record that was set nearly a year ago, and prior to that had gone untouched for nearly 60 years. The Lincoln, North Dakota angler reeled in the 32 1/2 inch fish from shore along the Heart River in Mandan, besting the old recor


North Dakota lawmakers approve boost in treasurer's salary

BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers agreed to give state Treasurer Kelly Schmidt an 8% raise after protracted House debate over whether the bump was fair Tuesday, April 23. The agency budget bill provides the raise effective July 1, matching Schmidt's salary with the state auditor, secretary of state


Assault Tuesday afternoon, Heritage Center, Bismarck

Bismarck (NDHP) The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the report of a 52-year-old male subject who parked his vehicle outside the west pedestrian doors of the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck. When Heritage Center security staff approached, the male subject assaulted


Gov. Burgum signs ‘Natalee’s Law’ Tuesday morning

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum formally signed into law a bill that will give more access to parents of victims through the juvenile court system. Natalee’s law was introduced this legislative session after the parents of a 4-year-old, now 5-year-old wanted to see change in the juvenile court sys