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North Dakota Mourns Passing Of Local Motor Sports Legend

On Monday, Danny Schatz passed away after a multi-year battle with cancer. The Schatz family has left a historic impression not just in the world of Midwestern race tracks but in the entire world of motorsports. Danny Schatz was a Sprint Car driver in the 1970s but it wasn't his skills behind the wheel that would impact the sport, it was what he created with his son Donny that would dominate racing for decades.
MANDAN, ND
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NDGS Paleontology Is Hosting A ‘Public Fossil Dig’ In Bisman

North Dakota is known for many things, but arguably, one of the coolest is DINOSAURS. As soon as you enter Bismarck, you will notice a Triceratops head in a glass case at the Bismarck Airport. -- Yes, it's real. Dino-bones are being discovered all over. If you're lucky enough to find one on your land, you might even get quite a bit of money for the find.
BISMARCK, ND
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Whitesnake Cancels Shows After Battling Multiple Illnesses

Whitesnake has been forced to cancel a handful of performances after members of the band were “hit hard” by various health problems. “We have been rocking our way across the globe on the first part of our Farewell Tour giving all we’ve got to you, the fans,” explained a message posted by frontman David Coverdale to the band’s website. “The rigors of the road are the same for all of us and we have been trying to keep everyone healthy and safe. Unfortunately, we have been hit recently with a couple of situations that we have been dealing with the best we can.”
MUSIC

Are Talks Still On For A New State Park South Of Bismarck?

The Missouri River is absolutely a real treasure. But getting close to it has always been a challenge. Back in 2001, there was a decent strip of sand down by River Road that I could take my daughter and her friends down to splash around. But by a river's very nature, it rises and falls year after year. Making access to the river pretty hit and miss. For over a decade now there have been talks of creating the first new North Dakota State Park in 25 years. The idea is to put it on around 300 acres south of Bismarck. KX News reports that the problem is the proximity of the park to the Missouri River Correctional Center.
BISMARCK, ND

In BisMan – 5 Places NOT A Good Idea To Set Off Fireworks

We all knew since the weather was getting warmer, a couple of 90 + days about a weekend ago, that it's almost here!. However, the true feel of summer is of course the 4th of July weekend. It felt like forever to get here just a couple of months ago, and yet you blink an eye here and there, and now finally it's THIS weekend. So the big day rolls around and off you go spending a boat load of money on fireworks that will go off in seconds, but isn't that what life is all about?
BISMARCK, ND

2022 Spring Pheasant Crowing Counts Reveled For North Dakota

Every spring the North Dakota Game & Fish teams up with mail delivery drivers, and they survey the pheasant population with its spring crowing counts. Observers drive different routes over a specific 20-mile area over the state. They break it into the 3 major pheasant areas, the northwest, southwest, and southeast. They also survey the northeast, but that is considered a marginal pheasant habitat in the state.
ANIMALS

Live Theatre Performance Coming To The North Dakota State Capitol

You might be wondering why the group centers itself around William Shakespeare's work, specifically. Erin Weichel tells me his plays are still very relevant today. "He talks of love, desire, envy, and countless other emotions with such depth and feeling that you get sucked into the characters lives in a way that doesn’t happen with other playwrights. We also believe that the way he uses the English language and the poetry he creates is beautiful to listen to," said Weichel.
THEATER & DANCE

“F**K America” Said Billie Joe – Way To Stay Classy ( VIDEO )

Amazing what some people think is cool when they shout something out of their pie hole. We all know living in this country we call our own, the United States, for the most part, you have freedom of speech - you can pretty much state your mind on anything, for some the more controversial the better. I have no problems with people or organizations upset and sharing their disappointments, complaints, and negative comments, once again they are expressing their rights. But when an irritating little punk uses his fame and stardom on a stage in London and calls out the U.S., only then do I become irritated, big time.
CELEBRITIES

Protest To Be Held At North Dakota State Capitol

Independence Day is going to look a little different this year. No, not because we're finally out of the drought (but yes, that's awesome), but instead, because protesters will be gathering at our state's Capitol. Roe v Wade. Roe v Wade has been overturned, and some people are speaking out...
PROTESTS

Summer Outlook For North Dakota From Climate Prediction Center

North Dakota is officially out of the drought that plagued us the last two years. We sure paid the price last summer with the 90s and 100s temperatures for most of the summer. For those of you who love summers like that, this summer has been just a little different so far. Heck, we even had high temps in the 60s this past Saturday. That was unheard of last June.
BISMARCK, ND

Missouri River Getting Musical This Summer In Bismarck

It's Summer, and we're all looking for reasons and ways to get out to the river. If you're like me, this may be especially hard. Psst- I don't have a boat. The struggle is very real. I'm currently taking "Friend with Boat" applications to anyone interested. Anyway. there's an event...
BISMARCK, ND

North Dakota Man Win’s The 2nd Largest Jackpot In States History

It's been said, in order to win big, you have to allow yourself to lose big. Maybe that's why I never win big. To be honest, I'm not much of a gambler. I'm the type of person who puts down $20 bucks at the Blackjack table and when that runs out, I'm done. When I play slots, I'm playing the nickel slots and not the $5 dollar slots. Maybe, that's why I never win the aforementioned "big".

In BisMan – Was Yesterday “Hug A Moose Day”? ( VIDEO )

Today is Friday, June 24th, 2022 - There may be a few people wondering if yesterday was a special day they should have been celebrating. I checked every calendar in Bismarck/Mandan, and contrary to the nasty rumor, there is no such thing as "Hug A Moose Day". SO, I'm hoping someone didn't lure you over to the moose that paid a little visit to downtown Bismarck. No mention of whether the moose stopped by Gideon's Brewing for a quick cold one or not - one thing that was certain, weather conditions were tough on us all, with temps reaching almost 100 degrees.
BISMARCK, ND

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
CONGRESS & COURTS

FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
HEALTH