BISMARCK -- Fake $100 bills that appear to be props from a movie set are circulating in Bismarck, police warned Thursday. The phony $100 bills are stamped with “For motion picture use only,” yet at least one local business accepted a counterfeit bill this week, said Sgt. Mark Buschena. He estimates Bismarck police have received about six reports of the counterfeit currency in the past month.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Highway Hall of Honor, which has inducted 48 North Dakota men and women since its establishment in 1974, will add two new members on May 11. Receiving the award posthumously this year are John Windish, of Fingal, and Clifford Johnson, of Bismarck.
BISMARCK -- The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 47-year-old Lonnie Howard of Bismarck who reportedly assaulted a deputy on Saturday, April 14, during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 94 that escalated and ended with the suspect fleeing the scene.
BISMARCK -- Second Amendment supporters will rally at the State Capitol Saturday as part of a nationwide event. The Americans for America rally will start at 12:30 p.m. on the Capitol steps, mirroring similar events being held in every state capital at the same date and time, according to local organizer Dustin Amundson.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Rescue crews in Morton County continued to search Tuesday, April 10, for a 75-year-old Bismarck man who is missing after his boat capsized in the Heart River west of Mandan on Monday. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said ice on the river and a strong current were making conditions hazardous for searchers. Authorities also were expecting the river level to rise as much as 18 to 24 inches by Wednesday due to melting conditions.
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.