Latest Bismarck News

Co-teachers instruct students on personal finance

Oct. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It's a Wednesday afternoon in the B-wing at Bismarck's Legacy High School, and the 17- and 18-year-old seniors are learning about car loans. "The difference in buying a $40,000 vehicle on a 4-year and an 84-month (7-year) loan is about three to four thousand dollars in interest,"...

Former ND governors' mansion getting new roof

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's former governors' mansion is raising the roof. Work is underway throughout October, weather permitting, to replace and waterproof the roof of the stick-style Victorian house at 320 E. Ave. B in Bismarck. The Society for the Preservation of the Former Governors' Mansion...

Police: Supply of oxycodone to reservation intercepted

Oct. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers say they've intercepted a supply of oxycodone headed for the Berthold Indian Reservation. Police arrested two men Wednesday in Bismarck during a traffic stop said they had more than 200 oxycodone pills in their possession. Authorities say each pill can sell...

Whistleblower accuses Bismarck clinic of kickback schemes

Oct. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The former CEO of a North Dakota clinic filed a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the facility of participating in kickback schemes that cost the federal government millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims. Jeffrey Neuberger alleges in his lawsuit that doctors from...

Programs aim to help at-risk youth in North Dakota

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Every year in Minot and Ward County, dozens of teens disappear as runaways. Generally, they return or are found, but organizations that work with youth acknowledge there's potential danger to young people who take off on their own. Minot's runaway numbers dropped to just 74 last year,...

Burgum administration renews push for petrochemical plant

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration are wooing the petrochemical industry to build a multibillion-dollar plant to convert natural gas liquids into plastic or other products, bringing value to the commodity that otherwise is being piped elsewhere or burned off as a byproduct of the...

Highways reopen in North Dakota, officials urge caution

Oct. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Transportation Department has reopened hundreds of miles of highways but warned that travel remained hazardous due to severe winter conditions. Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border was reopened Saturday morning, while U.S. Highway 2 and Interstate 94 were...

Emergency plan activated in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

Oct. 11, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state's emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. "The extraordinary intensity of this early winter storm...

The Latest: Storm dumps foot of snow in North Dakota

Oct. 11, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that 20-year-old Adam Hawk had been traveling on U.S. Highway 20 around 10 p.m. Thursday when he lost...

Frigid storm buries parts of the Great Plains in snow

Oct. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A frigid storm moving through the Great Plains on Thursday forced school closures, caused travel headaches and put farmers and ranchers on edge. Winter storm warnings and watches stretched from Wyoming and Montana through western Nebraska and into the Dakotas and Minnesota. The...