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President Trump Nominates Daniel Traynor For U.S. District Judge Seat

Traynor is a shareholder at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has nominated Daniel Traynor to become a U.S. District Judge for North Dakota. Traynor would fill the seat of Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck. Hovland announced in December that he would enter into semi-retirement since being on the bench since 2002. Traynor is a shareholder at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake. He…

Converting Railroad Bridge into Pedestrian Bridge Feasible but Expensive

The report concluded that repurposing the bridge would cost almost $6.9 million.

BISMARCK, N.D.– A study finds that converting a historic North Dakota railroad bridge into a pedestrian bridge can be done but it would be expensive. Landscape architecture professors at North Dakota State University looked at repurposing the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge as a footbridge. The Bismarck Tribune reports the report concluded that would cost almost $6.9 million. Proponents of saving the…

Inmate Accused of Assaulting Jail Guards

Knowles was in jail on two misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and giving false information to law enforcement.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Bismarck man is accused of assaulting two guards at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. Authorities say 27-year-old Efrain Knowles was being escorted by the guards Aug. 7 when he began resisting. After being taken to the ground, Knowles proceeded to kick the guards in the abdomen. The guards sought medical treatment. The Bismarck Tribune says…

Doctor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Clinic

Dr. Robert Roswick was awarded lost wages and benefits.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic’s board of directors for publicly opposing the…

Sen. Hoeven’s State of Technology Conference Stresses Agriculture and Technology Intersection

The 9th annual conference highlighted the work of more than 70 entrepreneurs

FARGO, N.D. — Tech companies from agriculture, cyber security, elderly care backgrounds and more are sharing their work at Sen. John Hoeven’s 2019 State of Technology Conference. The event stresses the importance of converging agriculture and technology. Some say that integration should start with young people. “Working together with our universities, with our community colleges, even with our high schools,…

Traffic At North Dakota’s 8 Commercial Aiports Increases In July

Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than 10 percent

BISMARCK, N.D. — Traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports was up 12 percent in July compared to last year. More than 110,000 people boarded planes in Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Bismarck, Minot, Williston and Dickinson in July. Williston had the highest percentage increase, of nearly 27 percent. Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than…

Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary In North Dakota To Open Tuesday

Harvest of Bismarck is located at 1207 Memorial Highway

BISMARCK, N.D. — The fourth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open Tuesday in Bismarck. Harvest of Bismarck is located at 1207 Memorial Highway. You must have a registry identification card to enter the dispensary. Over 900 cards have been issued to qualifying patients by the North Dakota Department of Health. Dispensaries are already open in Fargo,…

Ethics Commission Includes Former Mayor, Retired Judge And Others

The commission will oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen the panel for North Dakota’s voter-approved ethics commission. The panel members include former Williston mayor Ward Koeser, retired judge Ronald Goodman of Oakes and retired brigadier general David Anderson of Bismarck. Cynthia Lindquist of Devils Lake served as president of the community college in Fort Totten and Paul…

Concordia Sophomore Receives Award for Hunger Relief Efforts Totaling $115,000

19-year-old Lauryn Hinckley is from Bismarck

FARGO, N.D. — When Lauryn Hinckley was nine–years–old, a family caught her eye, but it wasn’t their appearance. “I actually witnessed a young family unable to afford their groceries at a local grocery store in my hometown of Bismarck. That wasn’t ok with me. It just did not sit right. I kept telling my mom ‘we need to do something,’”…