BISMARCK — Nearly 180 Bismarck-Mandan students in sixth through 12th grade have taken up competitive clay target shooting: There numbers now comprise 13 percent of an entire state league. Century High School sophomore Blaine Howard posted the season's first perfect round, leading all competitors with a total of 46, during the group's first week of practice. He was followed closely by Mandan High School freshman Colton Ternes with a total of 45 on rounds of 24 and 21. Legacy High School senior Brady Thomsen rounded out the top three with a total of 43.
STANLEY, N.D. -- Landowners affected by energy development can connect with industry experts and state regulators at an event next week in Stanley. The Northwest Landowners Association is hosting an information expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Mountrail County South Complex. Chairman Troy Coons said the event offers an opportunity for landowners to get educated about oil and gas development and wind energy projects.
BISMARCK -- Bismarck police are investigating another bomb threat reported early Thursday morning, April 5, at Legacy High School, the fifth threat called into the school in the past two weeks. Bismarck Deputy Police Chief Randy Ziegler said the bomb threat was received at 6:27 a.m. Thursday. A school resource officer and the principal did a sweep of the building and determined there was no threat, he said.
BISMARCK—After spelling "millibars," Tobi Shorunke, an eighth-grader from Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo, was declared the state champion of the 2018 North Dakota State Spelling Bee, held in Bismarck on Monday, in the 14th round. As champion, Shorunke will travel to Washington, D.C., where he will represent the state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 27 to June 2. • Halle Rivinius, of Grant County, took second place and successfully competed in 13 rounds of the spelldown. Rivinius is an eighth-grader at Elgin-New Leipzig School.
BISMARCK -- As Bismarck Police were investigating a bomb threat at Legacy High School, all after-school activities, including parent-teacher conferences, were canceled. Students and staff evacuated from the school at 12:45 p.m. Monday. FBI agents joined the investigation.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health is accepting applications for two medical marijuana manufacturing facilities through April 19. A panel will review the applications, score and select two applicants that will be eligible for registration through the Department of Health. The application fee is $5,000.
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Two federal grants totaling more than $10 million will fund construction of elementary schools on the Standing Rock and Spirit Lake Indian Reservations, according to an announcement made Tuesday, March 13, by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The money has been awarded to Solen School District and the Oberon School District to construct new elementary schools due to the unacceptable conditions of the current buildings.
BISMARCK -- Police have tied a school-related gun threat made on social media to a Bismarck Public Schools student. The 16-year-old boy was cited Wednesday evening for terrorizing, a class C felony, after he allegedly posted a Snapchat photo in which he held a gun and made a threat against BPS, said Bismarck Police Lt. Jason Stugelmeyer.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported Tuesday an oil spill that occurred last month in Burke County is now estimated to be larger than initially reported. About 400 barrels, or 16,800 gallons, of oil spilled on Feb. 21 at a well about 4 miles north of Flaxton, or 2½ miles south of the Canadian border, according to an incident report filed Tuesday.
MINOT, N.D. — A Minot man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover crash on an icy highway in Ward County Sunday, March 4. Kenneth Forsman, 62, has died as a result of the crash, which occurred at 9:13 p.m.,16 miles south of Minot on Highway 23, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.