General News

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

A 49 year old Bismarck man is hospitalized after he was shot by Bismarck police officers.

It happened late Monday night, as officers responded to a 9-1-1 call – where a man claimed he was holding two people hostage at gunpoint. But he hung up – and attempts at calling the person back failed. Police were able to ‘ping’ the cell phone, and that led them to the Clem Kelly Softball Complex, in southwest Bismarck.

Bismarck man shot by police

Aug 9, 2016

A 49 year old Bismarck man is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by Bismarck police.

The North Dakota Department of Health has issued an approval to operate permit to Rolling Green Family Farms, RE, LLP for a hog farm near Buffalo in Cass County.

The operation will contain 9-thousand-56 hogs. Karl Rockeman is director of the water quality division at the health department. He says the permit includes provisions to address concerns with odors, surface water, and groundwater. He says about 150 people sent in comments or complaints during the public comment period, and all messages were considered.

Courtesy Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University has leased the Strom Center building to a Dickinson pre-school.

The Strom Center contained entrepreneurship programs. It closed earlier this year.

In its present location, Learning Ladder Preschool currently offers pre-school classes to children ages 3 to 5. The owner – Alyssa Kuntz – is planning to add staff and increase classes at the Strom Center – and will eventually offer child care service for those children from zero to 12.

Blue-green algae warnings unprecedented in North Dakota

Aug 2, 2016

The North Dakota Department of Health and the Agriculture Animal Health Division have issued a blue-green algae advisory for Harvey Reservoir in Wells County.

North Dakota in recession

Aug 1, 2016

North Dakota's economy is in a recession.

Creighton University economics professor Dr. Ernie Goss conducts a monthly survey of supply managers in the 9-state Mid-America region to measure economic activity. He says North Dakota's business conditions index sank to 40.8 in July, which is down from June's 41.3. Both indexes are regional lows. Any reading below 50 indicates a slowing economy.

BCBSND creates "Blue Alliance"

Jul 26, 2016

Carriers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota health insurance are now members of a new program called Blue Alliance.

Pallid Sturgeon Passage or Problem?

Jul 22, 2016

A spokesman for Montana Trout Unlimited is asking the public to provide comment on plans by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation to build a new dam and diversion channel on the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana. David Brooks is Associate Director of Conservation for Montana Trout Unlimited. He says federal officials have proposed building a new dam at Intake, Montana to replace an existing dam. Brooks says a draft Environmental Impact Statement outlines how the dam could be constructed and still allow river passage for pallid sturgeon living in the Yellowstone…

Legislators looking forward to special session

Jul 21, 2016

Lawmakers are eager to get to Bismarck for a special session of the legislature next month.

Ricksha Across America

Jul 19, 2016
J.Corley / Prairie Public

An activist whose home is a ricksha has been riding across North Dakota to advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana. Ras Ible says he is on his way to Washington D.C. to protest federal prohibition so veterans can legally access the drug…..

“...The VA should be dispensing this stuff from our medical dispensaries instead of pills and narcotics because none of these veterans or anybody has died from medical marijuana”