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Bismarck teachers reports hundreds of incidents of violence

Jun. 26, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Teachers in Bismarck Public Schools have reported hundreds of incidents of classroom violence since the district began collecting data in 2017, according to a school board committee tracking the cases. The Health and Safety Committee briefed members on two years' worth of data this...

7-month-old girl dropped off at hospital, safe

Jun. 25, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police in Bismarck say a 7-month-old girl who had been missing was dropped off at a local hospital and is safe. LeahMae Morsette was brought to Sanford Health emergency room at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for LeahMae earlier in the day. Before...

New oilfield safety program a time-saver, officials say

Jun. 21, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council and state officials say a new oilfield safety training program, 18 months in the making, will be a time-saver for tens of thousands of contract workers. Fifty oil companies worked on the standards for the One Basin-One Way curriculum that aims to...

North Dakota female prison populations hit capacity

Jun. 20, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's female prison population has reached capacity for the first time, leaving some inmates in the custody of county jails. The women's prison system reached its average daily capacity of 224 inmates in May. Now, state prisons are implementing a prioritization plan for...

Option to undo some DUI convictions yet to be widely sought

Jun. 19, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Court officials and lawyers in North Dakota say few people have tried to undo convictions for refusing DUI blood tests in the year since a state Supreme Court opinion offered a narrow pathway for doing so. The North Dakota high court ruled in 2018 that a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court...

Federal fugitive task force expands in North Dakota

Jun. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota law enforcement agencies are teaming with the U.S. Marshals Service to expand its High Plains Fugitive Task Force to the Bismarck-Mandan area. Sheriff's offices from Morton and Burleigh counties, along with police from Bismarck and Mandan have agreed to commit...

Calcium deposits lead to scrutiny of Bismarck water

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some north Bismarck residents are alarmed about the calcium deposits in their water, even though officials have said the water is safe to drink. When Bill Wood cleaned out his home's faucet filter, he found sand-like flakes. "My two grandkids that come over to my house every other...

Bismarck mobile home fire leaves 3 cats dead

Jun. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three cats have died in a fire at a Bismarck mobile home. The Bismarck Fire Department says no people were home when smoke was reported coming from the unit just after 6 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters were able to limit most of the damage to the kitchen but found the bodies of three cats...

Rick Berg wins 1st full term as North Dakota GOP chairman

Jun. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Members of the party's state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday. Berg was first elected party chairmaan in March 2018 to fill out the...

Lutheran Social Services to take over Bismarck facility

Jun. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota plans to acquire the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House's property in Bismarck and turn the facility into affordable housing. Lutheran Social Services is partnering with CommunityWorks North Dakota on the acquisition. The plan is to take over the...