Latest Bismarck News

Co-op to receive power from largest wind farm in ND

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based cooperative plans to receive power from what is expected to be the largest stand-alone wind farm in North Dakota. The Great River Energy cooperative and wind developer Apex Clean Energy formally announced plans Tuesday for the 400-megawatt...

House leader Pollert retiring after 24 years in Legislature

Jan. 10, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chet Pollert, who served as the House majority leader for two legislative sessions and in the Legislature for 24 years, announced Monday he is retiring from politics and will not run for re-election. “It's time,” Pollert told The Associated...

Boardings at 8 commercial airports nearly double in November

Jan. 10, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Passenger traffic at North Dakota's eight commercial airports in November nearly doubled from last year, despite the surging coronavirus. Year-to-date boardings in November were ahead of 2020 at all eight airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson,...

Some women finding a welcome in mechanics' world

Jan. 08, 2022 01:07 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The car on the hoist at Capital Heights Auto Clinic needs a new catalytic converter. Morgan Kraft -- an air wrench in her hands and a penlight in her mouth -- wastes little time in getting the old converter out and the new one in. It’s not something she...

Minnesota gives key approval for sale of ND coal plant

Jan. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved the transfer of a key permit necessary for a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota to be sold to a Bismarck-based marketer of wholesale electricity. Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0...

Falsehoods following Capitol riot final straw for ND senator

Jan. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Jan. 6 insurrection wasn’t the reason North Dakota Democratic Sen. Erin Oban won’t run for reelection next year. It’s the increased divisiveness in politics that has followed, she said. “It wasn’t the insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol...

Dangerous temperatures settle into North Dakota

Jan. 06, 2022 13:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures enveloping North Dakota have pushed wind chill readings down to minus 59 degrees in at least one city early Thursday. Bowbells, the county seat of Burke County in northwestern North Dakota, recorded that wind chill temperature...

Supreme Court denies appeal of kidnapping, slaying convict

Jan. 05, 2022 10:40 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a man serving life in prison for kidnapping and killing another man in Burleigh County in 2012. John Clark Bridges argued in his appeal that mental illness prevented him from understanding the charges...

Oil, gas leasing on federal land to resume in first quarter

Jan. 04, 2022 10:55 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil and gas leasing on federal land is expected to resume early this year in North Dakota and Montana after the Biden administration halted the process nationwide last year. The federal Bureau of Land Management is planning a lease sale for the first quarter...

North Dakota tourism rebounds despite Canada border closure

Jan. 03, 2022 01:10 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Outdoor recreation surged this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the 20-month U.S.-Canada border closure to nonessential travel cut into North Dakota’s tourism industry. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state’s No. 1 tourist attraction, is on...