Residents Urged to Watch for Japanese Beetles
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:38:00 AM.


BISMARCK –(Michelle Mielke) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging North Dakota home and property owners to check recently purchased nursery stock for Japanese beetle infestation.

Cooling Assistance Available for Low-Income Residents with Medical Needs
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:34:00 AM.

BISMARCK, N.D. –(LuWanna Lawrence) - The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service would like to remind North Dakotans that cooling assistance is available for seniors and people with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Don Meyer Being Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 11:23:00 AM.
ABERDEEN, SD (AP) - Legendary men's basketball coach Don Meyer is being inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame.

National Guard Members Upgrading Wishek Airport
Posted by KSJB News on 6/28/2017 6:42:00 AM.


Spc. Drew Docktor  of Valley City (Spc. Thea Jorgensen)
WISHEK, N.D. —(William Prokopyk, NDNG) - North Dakota National Guard Soldiers from two North Dakota Army National Guard engineer units are refining their military skills during “annual training” this summer by making enhancements to the Wishek Municipal Airport.

Lawmaker says State Has Too Many Colleges
Posted by KSJB News on 6/27/2017 11:11:00 AM.
 Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck lawmaker says North Dakota has too many colleges.

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