Latest Bismarck News

Commission halts Vegas-style games at gas stations, stores

May. 19, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK,N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Gaming Commission endorsed a rule change Thursday that creates a moratorium on electronic pull tab machines at gas stations and liquor, grocery and convenience stores. The commission voted 3-2 to alter the definition of a bar to make clear...

Hepola names school administrator Uselman as running mate

May. 17, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former broadcaster Cory Hepola, who's running for governor with the upstart Forward Party of Minnesota, named school administrator Tamara Uselman as his running mate Tuesday. Uselman, who lives in Pelican Rapids, is director of equity and inclusion for Fargo...

OSHA proposes $454,000 fine in oil drilling site explosion

May. 11, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte last November that permanently disabled one worker and left two others...

North Dakota legislator's home searched after inmate texts

May. 06, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police and federal agents in Grand Forks seized video discs and other items from the home of North Dakota’s longest-serving state senator after he had traded scores of text messages with a man jailed on child pornography charges. According to a police report...

ND company scrubs plans for trans-state natural gas pipeline

May. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Despite millions of dollars in promised subsidies, a unit of North Dakota’s only Fortune 500 company says it won’t pursue plans to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state. WBI Energy, a...

Ceremony marks completion of North Dakota power plant sale

May. 02, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck company that sells wholesale electricity announced Monday that it has purchased North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant from a Minnesota company that had intended to close the facility if no buyer could be found. Rainbow Energy Center LLC...

Suspect who exchanged gunfire with Bismarck police has died

May. 02, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who exchanged gunfire with police in Bismarck has been found dead in a shed of an apparent gunshot wound, authorities said. According to officials, an investigation into a stolen vehicle led them to a trailer house Monday morning, where a person fled...

Attorney general stays out of dispute over bridge ownership

Apr. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Attorney General's Office has again refused to get involved in a dispute over the ownership of the historic Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge which BNSF Railway is planning to raze. The nonprofit group, Friends of the Rail Bridge, believes the...

Man who drove drunk in fatal crash given 6 years in prison

Apr. 27, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been ordered to serve six years in prison for a 2021 New Year’s Day crash that killed a South Dakota woman. Kenyon Eagle, 20, pleaded guilty in January to criminal vehicular homicide, two counts of criminal vehicular injury and reckless...

Oil patch worker challenging U.S. Sen Hoeven in June primary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota oil patch worker is challenging U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in the Republican primary. Riley Kuntz, who earlier this month filed the paperwork to run for Senate, said on his Facebook campaign page that he supports limited government, protecting life...