Blake Nicholson, The Bismarck Tribune

Blake Nicholson

The Bismarck Tribune

Bismarck, ND, United States

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Past articles by blake:

Splonskowski resigns from Bismarck City Commission, will keep county auditor role

Bismarck City Commissioner Mark Splonskowski is resigning in the wake of attorney opinions that he’ll encounter conflicts of interest when he assumes the Burleigh County auditor/treasurer position in April. → Read More

Late-weekend accumulating snow, strong winds expected in southern North Dakota

Another round of accumulating snow is headed Bismarck's way. → Read More

Eckroth resigns from Bismarck School Board in wake of police run-in; recall group was near signature goal

Embattled Bismarck School Board member Emily Eckroth has resigned in the wake of her run-in with police late last year and a formal reprimand by her colleagues, and in the → Read More

Snow records continue falling in Bismarck, while drought persists; some nonprofits eligible for blizzard aid

Bismarck is continuing to set snowfall records even when it doesn't snow. → Read More

Biden declares disaster for 7 North Dakota counties due to early November blizzard

President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for seven North Dakota counties in response to a record-setting early November blizzard. → Read More

Bismarck falls off the pace of record winter snowfall; no injuries in squad car-semitrailer crash

Bismarck is no longer on pace for a record winter snowfall due to a mostly dry January. → Read More

Winter's official start will be brutally cold in North Dakota; Bismarck's blizzard snowfall surpasses 20 inches

Winter will officially arrive this week, and with it will come a blast of bitter cold more typical of midseason. → Read More

Emergency homeless shelter in Bismarck reopens 24/7; United Way secures needed funds

The nonprofit operator of Bismarck's lone emergency homeless shelter has reopened the facility during daytime hours for the winter, after months of fundraising and a day ahead of a weather → Read More

Shoppers hit Bismarck stores on Black Friday; retailers expect good holiday season

Francis Akazaawie was up earlier than most to be ready when Best Buy in Bismarck opened at 5 a.m. for Black Friday. → Read More

Newsroom Notebook: Big stink in Bismarck-Mandan; on the trail of a mystery stench

I thought I had a nose for news, but it turns out I'm not much of a bloodhound. → Read More

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