Bismarck high schooler creates website for mental health

Health 05/18/19, 00:05

Rachel Roehrich created a website to help students navigate life in high school and connect them to mental health and addiction resources.The website was an idea generated by Roehrich, a sophomore at Century High School, and a small group of classmates in a leadership class as a one-stop, user-friendly site ...

Roosevelt Library backers look to Walmart heir, big oil

Business 05/05/19, 08:24

A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the 26th U.S. president.It's unclear how ...

Update: 911 call of 4 slain in North Dakota not released

U.S. 04/04/19, 10:10

The Latest on bodies found at a business in Mandan, North Dakota (all times local): 10 a.m. Police have declined to release details of a 911 call that alerted authorities to the killings of four people at a North Dakota business. Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler speaks at a news conference in Mandan, ...

Update: Field searched near company where 4 found slain

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:17

The Latest on bodies found at a business in Mandan, North Dakota (all times local):3:10 p.m.State and local police have searched in a field about half a mile from a North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found slain.Gina Kessel, center, comforts her son Mitchell outside of ...

4 dead in ‘multiple homicide’ at North Dakota business

U.S. 04/01/19, 17:20

Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a "multiple homicide" at a North Dakota property-management business. Three men and a woman were found dead inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 just across the Missouri River west of Bismarck, Police Chief Jason Ziegler ...

North Dakota bookmobile services expand to meet demand

Tech 03/23/19, 00:06

Two local libraries are expanding their bookmobile services, revealing that interest in books is still strong even as people increase their screen time.The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is seeking proposals to replace the Burleigh County Bookmobile, which serves 9,000 visitors each year, the Bismarck Tribune reported.The 19-year-old vehicle has ...

Storm dumps more than foot of snow in parts of Upper Midwest

U.S. 03/10/19, 11:35

Interstates have reopened in North Dakota and South Dakota after a winter storm dumped more than a foot (0.3 meter) of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest.North Dakota transportation officials on Sunday reopened Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Fargo. I-29 was reopened from Grand Forks in North Dakota to ...

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit

U.S. 01/14/19, 15:49

North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it. ...

North Dakota residents ignore law making car-idling illegal

U.S. 01/04/19, 15:52

When the winds howl and the bone-numbing cold sets in, scores of North Dakotans willingly become lawbreakers by warming up their vehicles without being in them, ignoring a potential $1,500 state fine and 30 days in jail."It's ineffective. The people ignore it. Let's get rid of it," said Republican Rep. ...

3 killed in North Dakota air ambulance crash called heroes

U.S. 11/26/18, 18:05

Hundreds of mourners turned out Monday to remember three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota who were hailed as "heroes of the impossible." A crowd estimated at up to 1,500 attended a memorial for the victims at the Bismarck Event Center. Members of dozens of North Dakota ...

Update: Victims of air ambulance crash hailed as heroes

U.S. 11/26/18, 16:29

The Latest on a memorial service for three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota (all times local):3:15 p.m.Three people killed in an air ambulance crash in North Dakota have been hailed as "heroes of the impossible."A crowd estimated at up to 1,500 attended a memorial for ...

3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

U.S. 11/19/18, 15:36

An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed shortly after taking off in North Dakota, killing all three people on board, and military officials involved in the response said the plane may have broken up in midair. The twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about 10:30 ...

Bismarck schools prioritize student mental health services

Health 11/19/18, 02:06

A few years ago, Bismarck High School administrators and staff recognized a "critical" need for students: mental health services.A survey of a sample group of BHS students last year found 17.2 percent of students seriously considered attempting suicide. About 30 percent of students surveyed expressed prolonged feelings of sadness or ...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

U.S. 11/13/18, 14:04

North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge ...

Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest

U.S. 10/23/18, 05:59

Two members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the closure violated their and others' constitutional rights.The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court seeks unspecified monetary ...

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