Blake Nicholson, The Bismarck Tribune

Blake Nicholson

The Bismarck Tribune

Bismarck, ND, United States

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Recent articles by blake:

Severe drought expands in western North Dakota; wetland conditions below average

Severe drought has expanded over the past week to cover much of the western third of North Dakota. → Read More

Third bird flu case confirmed in North Dakota in past month; events still restricted in 12 counties

Bird flu continues a resurgence in North Dakota, with another case documented in the eastern part of the state. → Read More

North Dakota could see smoky skies again; rain could wash smoke away

Western wildfires could once again lead to smoky skies over North Dakota, though rain might wash the smoke away. → Read More

Moderate drought reemerges in western North Dakota; cooler weekend in store

Moderate drought has resurfaced in western North Dakota after disappearing four months ago following a wet spring. → Read More

Hot start to September in North Dakota; lack of rain could worsen drought

A heat wave settling over the western U.S. this week will result in a hot start to September in North Dakota. → Read More

Another warm week in store in North Dakota after chilly weekend

An unseasonably cool weekend is giving way to another warm week in North Dakota. → Read More

Under the heat dome: week of sweltering weather expected in North Dakota

A hot, dry week is in store for much of North Dakota as a mass of trapped warm air blankets the region. → Read More

Wet early July keeping drought at bay in North Dakota; crops are good, wildfires are low

A soggy start to July is keeping drought at bay in western North Dakota following a dry June. → Read More

City unveils walking maps, audio tour as part of Bismarck 150th observance

Bismarck residents have two new ways to explore their city's history, and a third is on the horizon. → Read More

July Fourth was wettest on record in Bismarck; stormy week expected

A record-wet Fourth of July in Bismarck is giving way to a stormy post-holiday workweek. → Read More

Start of summer sees end of spring planting in North Dakota

A soggy spring planting season in North Dakota is finally wrapping up as summer begins. → Read More

Daily oil production plummets amid April blizzards

A stormy April dropped daily oil production in North Dakota below 1 million barrels for the first time in two years. → Read More

Bismarck angler lands state record buffalo fish

Mitch Estabrook has been chasing a dream for a decade. Last month, he caught it. → Read More

Weekly COVID-19 cases number almost 1,000 in North Dakota; first case of BA.4 confirmed

COVID-19 cases are increasing along with coronavirus mutants in North Dakota. → Read More

Drought still diminishing in North Dakota; wet holiday weekend expected

Drought continues to disappear from North Dakota as wet spring weather persists. → Read More

Omicron mutants mount in North Dakota; COVID-19 severity remains low

Another coronavirus mutant descended from the omicron variant is present in North Dakota. → Read More

Drought diminishes in concern but flooding woes continue in North Dakota; millions in aid on its way

Nearly $1 billion in federal aid will soon be on its way to North Dakota farmers impacted by long-term drought. → Read More

Timeline of the past to become latest part of Bismarck history

For more than a year a small group of residents has been boiling down Bismarck's history, bit by bit by bit. → Read More

Remains of 2 missing people found; search continues for 2 others

Authorities have recovered the remains of two people who were reported missing in the region in separate cases, with no foul play suspected in either death. → Read More

Williston region in bulls-eye of latest blizzard; Bismarck-Mandan to get rain, lesser snow

The Williston region appears to be in the bull's-eye of the next spring blizzard to hit North Dakota. → Read More