Latest Bismarck News

Volkswagen settlement, in part, funds charging stations

Jan. 20, 2020 11:27 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Ten North Dakota communities will use part of a settlement with Volkswagen to build electric vehicle charging stations. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will send $2.7 million to the local governments and businesses for clean vehicle projects, including 17...

Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills

Jan. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service company, Chief Oilfield Services, wants to train more tribal members in the technique, the Bismarck Tribune reported. In a breakout...

Burgum cites accomplishments in tribal-government relations

Jan. 16, 2020 9:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum sees progress in state government's relationship with American Indian tribes in North Dakota, but he acknowledges there is more work to do. Burgum talked about the accomplishments with the tribes since he took office in 2016 during a tribal conference in Bismarck...

Bismarck schools buying plane for aviation students

Jan. 15, 2020 10:49 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck Public Schools is believed to the first district in North Dakota to own an airplane. The School Board has given administrators the go-ahead to buy a Cessna 150, single-engine plane for the student aviation program at the district's Career Academy. District business manager...

Bismarck man accused of shaking baby, causing brain injury

Jan. 11, 2020 11:24 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who told authorities he suffers from angry blackouts is accused of inflicting a brain injury on a 2-month-old baby by shaking her and throwing her into furniture. The Bismarck Tribune reports Andrew Procive, 27, was arrested Thursday after police were called to a...

Mandan Drug / DUI Court celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in the Burleigh County Courthouse in Bismarck with first graduate Rhonda Diede a guest speaker. Diede, above, proudly told a courtroom full of men and women enrolled in Drug Court of her ordeals and triumphs on the path to sobriety.

Bismarck-Mandan Drug/DUI Court celebrates 20 years

Jan. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rhonda Diede was charged with numerous crimes when she was 32 years old -- all of them related to drug and alcohol abuse. “I wasn’t in a very good place at that time,” said Diede, now 50. “I didn’t think I had a problem, but everybody else...

Police control access to the 100 block of Riverside Park Road in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 after a member of the West Dakota SWAT shot and killed a 30-year-old man during a stand-off late Thursday night. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota man dies after being shot by tactical officers

Jan. 10, 2020 4:51 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man who allegedly told a neighbor he had a bomb and indicated he would harm anyone who tried to enter his condominium died after he was shot by tactical officers in an exchange of gunfire, police said. Authorities identified the man on Friday as Cody Carnes, 30, of...

Man accused in Bismarck death to be extradited from Michigan

Jan. 10, 2020 4:34 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man arrested in the recent shooting death of a Bismarck man waived extradition during a court appearance in Michigan on Friday and will be brought to North Dakota to face charges. Earl Howard, 41, was arrested Thursday in Michigan at the U.S.-Canada border. Howard is charged in...

Canadian man wanted in North Dakota killing arrested

Jan. 9, 2020 5:55 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian man wanted in the killing of a man who was found fatally shot after a house fire in North Dakota has been arrested, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers arrested Earl Howard, 41, of Belwood, Ontario, without incident early Thursday on the Blue Water...