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Sanford announces new heart hospital in Bismarck
October 9, 2019 - 10:42am
BISMARCK — Sanford Health has announced plans to build a standalone heart hospital in downtown Bismarck. The project is still in the early...
Missing person cases in Bismarck still open after 25, 30 years
July 24, 2019 - 5:35pm
BISMARCK — Michelle Julson hasn’t been seen since the day 25 years ago when she dropped off her 3-year-old son at his paternal grandfather’s...
North Dakota man whose invention revolutionized walleye fishing gets big honor
July 15, 2019 - 10:39am
BISMARCK — A Bismarck man whose invention in 1964 revolutionized walleye fishing is being inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame....
U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force expanding to Bismarck-Mandan
June 18, 2019 - 7:30am
BISMARCK — Four area law enforcement agencies are teaming with a federal agency to investigate and arrest fugitives wanted on active federal...
Bureaucracy vs. the sale barn: Bismarck Livestock Auction plans to move forward, fill a need
June 18, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — About six years have passed since Dean Ulmer and Jess George began contemplating building a new livestock sale barn in North Dakota’s...
Opioid manufacturers, marketers targeted in new round of ND lawsuits
June 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
BISMARCK — Nineteen cities and counties across North Dakota have brought lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and a number of other prescription...
ND bill aims to outlaw DUI checkpoints. What do cops think about that?
February 19, 2019 - 6:37pm
FARGO — The North Dakota Legislature has taken a step toward banning DUI checkpoints — an enforcement method that some view as ineffective....
Bismarck mayor praised as 'sort of a redneck' by ND lawmaker on House floor
February 11, 2019 - 5:11pm
BISMARCK -- Steve Bakken, Bismarck's mayor, takes it as a compliment that a North Dakota legislator praised him as "sort of a redneck" during...
Seeking equality behind bars: Unequal treatment of women inmates compared with men drives proposed reshuffle of ND prisons
January 26, 2019 - 2:37pm
FARGO — The transfer of the state women’s prison from Bismarck to the farming town of New England was widely seen as a temporary move when...
This North Dakota county is an opioid hot spot for injured workers
December 22, 2018 - 2:42pm
BISMARCK — Burleigh County health providers are by far the heaviest prescribers of narcotic painkillers for injured workers covered by the...
Bismarck joins opioid litigation
November 28, 2018 - 10:56pm
BISMARCK — The Bismarck City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 28, to participate in the multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers...
Attorneys dig in their heels in ND addiction counselor's case for hindering patient's arrest
October 6, 2018 - 7:47am
BISMARCK—Defense and prosecuting attorneys are giving no ground in the case of a licensed addiction counselor charged with hindering Bismarck...
Fargo, Bismarck locations among first ND medical marijuana dispensaries selected
September 24, 2018 - 4:26pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota review panel has selected two companies to operate as medical marijuana dispensaries in Fargo and Bismarck, state...
Firm seeks permit to build medical marijuana growing facility near Fargo
September 10, 2018 - 7:47am
FARGO - Grassroots Cannabis, a firm with ties to Chicago, has submitted plans to build a medical marijuana manufacturing facility in an industrial...
Fargo ranked 7th best city in U.S. to raise a family out of 180
September 4, 2018 - 5:14pm
FARGO -- Led by its low jobless rate and housing affordability, Fargo was rated the seventh best city in the United States to raise a family,...