Latest Bismarck News

Not guilty pleas entered in forgery, theft case

Nov. 13, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to using fraudulent letters and a judge’s forged signature to swindle more than $800,000 from people who thought they were loaning her money. Thirty-two-year-old Autumn Morrell entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of theft and three...

North Dakota getting public input on oilfield emissions

Nov. 11, 2019 1:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota environmental regulators want public input as they prepare to take greater control of emissions from oilfield facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a hearing Tuesday in Bismarck, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The Legislature this year approved...

Bismarck priest prepares for a new role: bishop

Nov. 11, 2019 1:05 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — During Mass one recent morning at St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck, the Rev. Austin Vetter gave students a challenge. He told them, when they pray at home, to open themselves up to what Jesus wants for them — and to be prepared for whatever that could entail. "It may...

Bismarck Kmart store scheduled to close in February

Nov. 9, 2019 10:57 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Kmart store that has been a fixture in Bismarck since the early 1970s is scheduled to close in February. The Bismarck Tribune reports a going-out-of-business sales expected to begin Dec. 2. Transform Holdco LLC, which acquired Kmart's former parent company Sears Holdings Corp....

DOT has a plan to improve driver's licensing services

Nov. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has a plan to improve customer service and wait times at the state's driver's license offices. The DOT says it will increase staff at the state's busiest locations, including Fargo, Bismarck and Williston. KFGO reports the department also...

Task force nabs 100 fugitives in 4 months

Nov. 5, 2019 7:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A task force made up of law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and the U.S. Marshals Service has arrested 100 fugitives and seized heroin and methamphetamine since its formation four months ago. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the collaboration of resources is making a...

Cow tag option puts elk meat in Bismarck hunter's freezer

Nov. 4, 2019 12:05 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — David Dewald's love of hunting and the outdoors grew from small beginnings, hunting gophers and trapping for furs in the pothole country around Streeter. It wasn't until after college that the Bismarck man started hunting big game, and last year at age 65 he got the chance to pursue a...

Prison academy helps ND inmates prepare for life outside

Nov. 2, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rondale Grant doesn't keep track of his age and has lost his desire to mark days off the calendar. He's spent 10 years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary, and the passing of another day only reminds him that his 2032 release date is a long ways off. "I live here," he said. "The...

New mapping tool shows flooding risk across North Dakota

Oct. 31, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Water Commission unveiled a new interactive mapping tool that provides residents and community leaders with information on potential flood risks. It shows where flooding might occur and to what extent it could happen in various scenarios, Laura Horner, the state risk...

Surgeon general warns teens about vaping

Oct. 31, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is urging teens in North Dakota not to get caught up in addicting e-cigarettes. Surgeon General Jerome Adams visited Legacy High School in Bismarck Wednesday where he spoke to about 500 students from across the region about the dangers of vaping. Adams told...