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Former Bismarck mayor begins last season hosting Medora Musical
June 2, 2019 - 5:40am
MEDORA — Bill Sorensen knows his happy place. "This place got its teeth into me," the former Bismarck mayor and longtime performer said, sitting...
'Spectacular creatures': Red River Zoo welcomes two Eurasian lynx
April 17, 2019 - 7:06pm
FARGO — They’ve been on the wish list at the Red River Zoo for years. The Eurasian lynx, native to a wide area stretching from north-central...
Sneaky cents: Parents say finances can be impacted by children's 'Fortnite' spending and threats from hackers
April 16, 2019 - 8:44am
FARGO — "Fortnite" is arguably one of the most successful video games of all time, generating $2.4 billion dollars in sales last year alone....
Minnesota sculptor's work turns conversation to immigration
April 1, 2019 - 10:49am
FARGO — Zoran Mojsilov was a rising art star in his native Yugoslavia (now known as Serbia) in the early 1980s, but when the ruling Communist...
How bots are shaping the sneaker industry
March 30, 2019 - 11:44am
FARGO — Buying sneakers isn’t what it used to be. The days of visiting a shoe store the day of a long-awaited release, waiting in line to...
The origin of the Enchanted Highway: North Dakota man creates metal sculptures to save small town
March 20, 2019 - 10:00am
REGENT, N.D. — In 1989, Kevin Costner starred in a Hollywood blockbuster titled “Field of Dreams.” In that movie, an Iowa farmer hears...
North Dakota artist lifted from obscurity in New York
March 5, 2019 - 3:19pm
Before he walked into a thrift store in Tarrytown, N.Y., Jared Beasley had little interest in art. The nonfiction writer had never written about...
'Napoleon Dynamite' headlines Fargo Film Fest
February 11, 2019 - 11:07am
FARGO — This year’s Fargo Film Festival will be “Dynamite.” Organizers announced Monday, Feb. 11, that a screening of 2004 comedy “Napoleon...
Tolna, N.D., antiques collector featured on ‘American Pickers’
February 8, 2019 - 7:06pm
TOLNA, N.D. -- Brian Nelson’s secret may be well-hidden -- but not for long. For 10 years, the antique collector in Tolna has been buying old...
Minnesota family's ties to 'Silent Night' lyricist make performing holiday classic extra special
December 19, 2018 - 12:13pm
RED WING, Minn. - When Josef Mohr wrote the lyrics to “Silent Night” in Austria in 1818, he could have had no idea that three generations...
States differ on favorite Hallmark holiday movies. What do you think were the favorites in ND, SD and Minn.?
December 12, 2018 - 1:40pm
This holiday season, millions of people are snuggling up at home, with hot cocoa and tissues in hand as they tune in to watch different variations...
Prairie Public adjusts to budget cuts, changing media landscape
October 15, 2018 - 10:05pm
FARGO—Prairie Public Broadcasting has been buffeted by budget cuts, declining membership, and consumers' shifting habits in a media marketplace...
Oldest materials in ND state archives, library highlight state's past
September 10, 2018 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — Wearing white gloves, Stephanie Baltzer Kom gingerly leafed through the fragile pages of 200-year-old documents handwritten...
Mural discovered at old Moorhead High School
July 12, 2018 - 11:34am
MOORHEAD – A nearly 80-year-old oil painting featuring early pioneer and American Indian life in the region has been discovered in the former...
$25,000-a-year ND lottery ticket winner has yet to claim prize
July 3, 2018 - 12:06pm
BISMARCK -- The fourth person to win the North Dakota Lottery’s $25,000 a year for life game has yet to claim the prize after the lucky ticket...