Shooting at Ryder bar leaves two dead, public not at risk

A shooting last night in Ryder has left two men dead. The full news release from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department is below. — Official News Release, Ward County Sheriff’s Department — On Thursday night May 16, 2019 at approximately 10:15 pm, Ward County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a gun shots call at the Ryder

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ND highway fatalities at 8-year low through 1st half of 2018

Through the first half of 2018, traffic fatalities are at their lowest level in eight years. With the launch of the Governor’s Vision Zero initiative last year, the goal for traffic fatalities was set at the perfect-world goal of none. So, while the news is good, work remains.

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Minot Fire Department managing turnover with new training

Minot’s Fire Department has a lot of new faces. From retirements to firefighters pursuing opportunities in other places, the turnover rate has been higher than wanted in recent years. And one solution to keeping Minot and our first-responders safe and satisfied with their work — increased training. KX News has the story on how the

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Fires are torching Montana, and the money is running out

As the rain thankfully falls, there will be a small reprieve from the fire concerns. But single storm won’t right the rain deficit, and the fire threat is likely to remain through the fall. In Montana, where they’ve been fighting fires all summer, the resources are dwindling. Matt Volz with the Associated Press has the

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Earth Recycling Fire Draws Multi-Department Response

Correction: At the time of publishing, this article referenced the City of Minot Fire Department as one of the responding jurisdictions. That was partially incorrect. The City of Minot FD was on-site providing air-quality monitoring but did not contribute manpower or equipment directly to the fire response. A significant fire on Minot’s Northwest edge has

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DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion

A chemistry demonstration gone awry earlier this month at Dickinson State has university and safety officials taking a closer look at safety procedures to see if improvements can be made.

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Blacktail Creek Spill: Pipeline Allegedly Leaked for More Than 3 Months

It’s been almost a year since the discovery of a saltwater and oil spill on Blacktail Creek near Williston. In the days after the discovery, we learned that it was likely the largest spill in North Dakota history.  And now, as the state’s investigation draws to a close, we are starting to draw some conclusions

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ND DOT Launches DUI Crash Victim Memorial Website

The North Dakota Department of Transporation has launched an awareness initiative focused on the people and lives that have been changed in an instant on North Dakota roads. The message is simple and strong: slow down, put your phone away, buckle up, and don’t drink and drive. Visit the ND Code for The Road Website

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