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Motorcycle riders see hazards in cable barriers planned for North Dakota interstates

Lonnie Bertsch has an analogy for cable median barriers. "It'll slice just like a cheese grater," said the executive director of American Bikers Aiming Toward Education in North Dakota.


Making a splash at the Polar Plunge for a cause

BISMARCK, N.D. - Despite the cold temps outside dozens braved the cold weather for a good cause. The Polar Plunge was held at the Elks Lodge in Bismarck today to raise money to support the Special Olympics. Law enforcement and volunteers help put the polar plunge together. Kevin Arthaud who helps or


West Region boys hockey tournament: Century shuts out Bismarck for title

Century defeated Bismarck High 2-0 in the West Region Tournament championship on Saturday in Minot. Nick Brown scored both goals for the Patriots. In the two state qualifier games, Minot beat Jamestown 7-1 and Mandan beat Dickinson 1-0.


Teen's attempted murder case transferred to district court

A case against a Bismarck teen accused of shooting a woman in the chest has been transferred to district court. Brandyn Manuel, 17, has been charged in South Central District Court with attempted murder for allegedly shooting an 18-year-old Mandan woman on Dec. 18.


Local businesspeople widen design options

The farmhouses that continue to dot the North Dakota landscape are iconic to the state, so it makes sense that the descendants of those stalwart pioneers honor that history in their own homes.


Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department seeing shortage

BURLIEGH COUNTY, N.D. - The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department is short deputies. Administrators say there tends to be turnover in law enforcement. The department is six deputies down and they're looking to fill three investigations positions.


Bisman Bombshellz will be part of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association for the first time

MANDAN, N.D. - The Bisman Bombshellz, a local roller-derby team, are gearing up for their new season. The first full season where they will be part of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, which they say is the roller derby version of the NBA.


Burleigh County lieutenant gets demoted after internal investigation

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant placed on administrative leave for showing up to work after drinking, has been demoted. Sheriff Kelly Leben says former lieutenant Casey Kapp showed up to work last week after drinking. Leben says Kapp drove a Sheriff’s Department


North Dakota lawmaker pleads guilty to reckless driving

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KFGO) - A state lawmaker from Montpelier, N.D. has pleaded guilty to reckless driving after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge against Republican State Rep. Craig Headland was changed from a DUI after the agreement was approved by a judge.


Bankruptcies for North Dakota and Western Minnesota

Bankruptcy filings from the following counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Polk, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin. Jerome R and Barbara J McGregor, Henning, Chapter 7.


Sanford Health launches Child Life program in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sanford Health in Bismarck is starting a new program in the hospital that uses music and entertainment to help children heal. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Dakotas-based health care provider launched the Child Life program in November with funds from the Sanford Health


Politics ignores problems with nation's social welfare programs

We have just finished an election campaign and it seems that the one for 2020 has started with barely a break. The most disappointing aspect of this is that candidates in 2018 congressional races pointedly avoided discussion of some of the nation’s most intractable problems, including low savings ra


House passes bill creating penalty for fake service animals

BISMARCK, N.D. - With only five dissenting votes, the house passed a bill which would penalize people for misrepresenting a service animal as a way to bring that animal into a public place.


Lawmakers buy car for parking attendant

BISMARCK, N.D. - Lawmakers in North Dakota pitched in and donated a car to a parking attendant who is a recovering addict, KX Net reported. Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives bought a car for Mark Johnstone, who had been homeless for more than 30 years, the website reported.


Travel Alert issued for southwest North Dakota

ND (Valley News Live) - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for southwest North Dakota due to heavy snowfall and snow covered roads causing reduced visibility and slippery road conditions.


Mandan’s restaurant reward program brings in new 8 new restaurants

MANDAN, N.D. - Mandan residents told city leaders they wanted more restaurants. So, the city created a rewards program, offering incentives to food establishments. In March 2016, the city established the Restaurant Rewards Program. In the almost three years since then, seven new businesses have open


Mandan Police searching for shooting suspect

MANDAN, N.D. - Mandan Police officers are looking for a man wanted in connection to a shooting Thursday night. Police say a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg on the 200 block of 12th Avenue Northwest just before 10:30 on Thursday. Police say the victim left the scene, but officers were able to fin


Champions with an exclamation mark

A bit battered and really, really tired, the Bismarck Demons reign as champions of the state Class A individual wrestling tournament for the 36th time. This wan't just another championship for the legendary team in maroon, though. The Demons of 2019 put an exclamation point behind the title by going


Payless ShoeSource is Closing at Kirkwood Mall

Payless ShoeSource is closing all 2,300 U.S. stores, which includes its store inside the Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck. According to KX News and the business news organization Reuters, Payless ShoeSource is preparing to file for bankruptcy. It will be the second time in the past two years the company wi

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North Dakota Federation of Families hosts family sledding event

BISMARCK, N.D. - A family day of sledding was more than just fun for some families. It was also a networking event, children took to the slopes while parents learned more about the different outreach programs that are offered through the Federation of Families.