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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,’”…

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…

Walkaway Inmate From Bismarck Detained

David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night.

UPDATE: Authorities say David Gray was taken into custody Wednesday in Wahpeton.   BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a walkaway from the Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC) in Bismarck. David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night. MRCC is an unfenced, minimum security facility. Gray…

West Fargo Welcomes New Wing Joint

Buffalo Wings and Rings off of 32nd Avenue celebrated its grand opening

WEST FARGO, N.D.– A new wing joint is up and running in West Fargo and it has a little bit of everything on the menu. Buffalo Wings and Rings at 695 32nd Avenue East celebrated its grand opening at 11:00 Wednesday morning. The menu features wings, burgers, quesadillas and even cauliflower wings. This is not the first location in the…

Server Joins Lawsuit Against Restaurant Over Pregnancy

Davidson says she was fired just a few months after being hired in 2015 because she became pregnant.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal judge will allow a waitress who claims she was fired because of her pregnancy to join a lawsuit against a Bismarck restaurant. The judge decided Erica Davidson is within her rights to intervene in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit against the operator of 40 Steak & Seafood. The Bismarck Tribune reports the EEOC…

Chairman Wants Better Succession Planning For College & University Presidents

The search for a new president at UND is the fifth one since Nick Hacker was named to the board in 2015

BISMARCK, ND — The new chairman of the North Dakota Board of Higher education says one of his goals is to help address succession planning of college and university presidents. The search for a new president at UND is the fifth one since Nick Hacker was named to the board in 2015. He says he would like to see shorter…

Person Of Interest In Amber Alert Found Sleeping In A Camper

Cole Pfaff was taken into custody on three warrants not connected to the disappearance of 7-month-old LeahMae Morsette

BISMARCK, ND — A person of interest in Tuesday’s Amber Alert out of Bismarck has been arrested. Bismarck Police say 31-year-old Cole Pfaff was found last night sleeping in a camper in a backyard. He was taken into custody on three warrants not connected to the disappearance of 7-month-old LeahMae Morsette. She was dropped off by an unknown individual at…

Bismarck Teachers Report Hundreds of Incidents of Violence

Committee member Matt Fricke told board members that they've been working to encourage employees to report incidents.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Teachers in Bismarck Public Schools have reported hundreds of incidents of classroom violence since the district began collecting data in 2017. The school board’s Health and Safety Committee briefed members on two years’ worth of data this week which includes cases of students injuring teachers and throwing objects in the classroom. From July 2018 to last…

UPDATE: Bismarck Police Report Missing Baby Is Found Safe

Police say 7-month-old LeahMae Morsette was dropped off by an unidentified person at Sanford ER around 4:15 this afternoon.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE – Bismarck Police report the missing child has been found safe. Police say 7-month-old LeahMae Morsette was dropped off by an unidentified person at Sanford ER around 4:15 this afternoon. We’ll have more on this story tonight on KVRR Local News at 6. Original Story- In a statement police say seven-month-old LeahMae Morsette was…

Calcium Deposits Lead to Scrutiny of Bismarck Water

Bismarck's director of utility operations, Michelle Klose, says the residue does not present a health risk.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Some north Bismarck residents are complaining about calcium deposits in water from their faucets at home. Bismarck’s director of utility operations, Michelle Klose, says the problem has been identified in at least 64 mainly newer homes on the outskirts of the city. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Klose says the residue does not present a health…