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Diocese of Bismarck Announce the Passing of Bishop Emeritus Paul Zipfel

Paul Zipfel served as the sixth Bishop of Bismarck for 14 years.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Diocese of Bismarck announced the passing of Bishop Emeritus Paul Zipfel Monday after an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He died peacefully at a nursing home near St. Louis. He was 83 years old. Bishop Zipfel served as the sixth Bishop of Bismarck for 14 years. The Diocese of Bismarck says he will be remembered for…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In 90 Degree Heat

No injuries are reported

Courtesy: GoFundMeMANDAN, ND — Firefighters battling a large apartment fire in Mandan in sweltering heat. Crews were called this afternoon to the fire at the 42-unit apartment near Mandan Middle School. The roof of the structure is gone. No injuries are reported. Several cats have been found alive in the building. Deputy Mandan Police Chief Lori Flaten says firefighters were…

Faces of the Fair: Artist Draws Red River Valley Fairgoers for More Than Two Decades

Toby Schnobrich is also a cartoon artist in St. Cloud

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair has been a central part of North Dakota summers for more than a century. But it’s the last 22 that have meant the most to St. Cloud cartoon artist Toby Schnobrich. “I started coming here I believe in 1997 back when it was in June and it was a nine…

Guests Evacuated After Water Heater Starts On Fire At Days Inn

Days Inn operators tell us the sprinkler system put the fire out and it didn't spread

FARGO, ND — A fire scare at Days Inn & Suites near Hector International Airport in Fargo. A water heater malfunctioned and started on fire. Guests were evacuated while fire crews were called to the hotel around 4 Sunday afternoon. Days Inn operators tell us the sprinkler system put the fire out and it didn’t spread. The hotel is without…

Chris Janson And Dustin Lynch Announced For 2020 ND Country Fest

The festival held at the Morton County Fairgrounds is billed as North Dakota's largest country music and camping festival

NEW SALEM, ND — ND Country Fest is already announcing its headlining acts for next year’s festival in New Salem, just west of Bismarck. In addition to Chris Janson the festival has also signed Dustin Lynch. Both singers will be in New Salem in July 2020. Tickets are already on sale on the North Dakota Country Fest website. The second…

Numerous Dumpster Fires Reported In Downtown Fargo Overnight

A single crew extinguished all of the dumpster fires before they caused any damage to nearby buildings and vehicles.

FARGO, ND — Fargo firefighters responded to a string of dumpster fires overnight Sunday in the downtown area. There were two dumpster fires near 1st Avenue North and Broadway at 2:30 a.m., a third dumpster fire near 20 8th Street South at 2:52 a.m., and a fourth dumpster fire near 404 8th Street South at 3:00 a.m. A single crew…

Dead Man Found After Storage Unit Fire

Fargo Police are working to identify the man

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo firefighters were called to a storage unit that went up in flames early this morning, only to find the body of a man inside. Firefighters say their first engine arrived four minutes after getting the call at 2:35 A.M. Crews put out the fire within ten minutes of the first engine’s arrival and then discovered…

Man Identified in Fatal Tractor Rollover Near Portland

North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson.

PORTLAND, N.D. — Authorities identify the man who died Friday evening after rolling his tractor near Portland, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson. Anderson was cutting grass in the ditch on 148th Avenue Northeast. Deputies say he went to turn to avoid a culvert at the bottom of the ditch. The front right…

Proposal at Fargo Invaders Game Ends With a ‘Yes’

Scott "Icon" Halmrast and his girlfriend Bernadette met over their love of Vikings football and have been together for 3 years.

FARGO, N.D.– Love is in the air and one football team is helping one of their water boys put a ring on it. Scott “Icon” Halm–rast and his girlfriend Bernadette met over their love of Vikings football. They’ve been together for three years. Scott works with the Fargo Invaders team during their season, and with their help, Scott was able…

Vendors Share Their Local Creations With Community at Red River Market

This is the 5th season of the market

FARGO, N.D. — It’s farmer’s market season, and the Red River Market had its grand opening for community members looking to find locally made goods. Food is something that brings everybody together. “What can you go wrong with candy, people love candy,” Jeremy Schwarzrock, co-owner of Rogue Candies, said. People at the Red River Market are sure indulging in plenty…