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Shoppers standing in the long line Thursday night at Target waiting for the doors to open for an early beginning to the “Black Friday” shopping spree in Bismarck used any way to ward off the freezing temperatures from jumping to covering in blankets and huddling in groups. A large crowd began waiting for the store to open hours before and wrapped around the corner of the building to the east.
(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Shoppers standing in the long line Thursday night at Target waiting for the doors to open for an early beginning to the “Black Friday” shopping spree in Bismarck used any way to ward off the freezing temperatures from jumping to covering in blankets and huddling in groups. A large crowd began waiting for the store to open hours before and wrapped around the corner of the building to the east.

(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

A wildfire destroyed the small southwestern North Dakota town of Bucyrus and moved toward Hettinger before firefighters said it was contained late Wednesday.
Adams County State’s Attorney Aaron Roseland said the state fire marshal was expected to arrive today to investigate the cause.
Roseland knew of no major injuries in the fire, but said the property loss was immense. “Bucyrus is almost a total loss,” Roseland said.
(Photo: Bismarck Tribune)

A wildfire destroyed the small southwestern North Dakota town of Bucyrus and moved toward Hettinger before firefighters said it was contained late Wednesday.

Adams County State’s Attorney Aaron Roseland said the state fire marshal was expected to arrive today to investigate the cause.

Roseland knew of no major injuries in the fire, but said the property loss was immense. “Bucyrus is almost a total loss,” Roseland said.

(Photo: Bismarck Tribune)

Bismarck businessman sells 20-year-old McJordan sauce for $10,000

Was it the special barbecue sauce that fueled Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships? Probably not, but for $10,000 you could find out.

Mort Bank of Bismarck has gotten national attention after selling a gallon of 20-year-old McJordan barbecue sauce for $9,995.

(Photos: Will Kincaid/Bismarck Tribune)

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With the giant teeth and jaw from the skeletal display of a Plioplatecarpus in the foreground, fifth and sixth grade students from the Gackle-Streeter Elementary School field trip view prehistoric fossils at the North Dakota Heritage Center Thursday in Bismarck. The main gallery will be open through Sunday before closing for renovation as part of the 97,000-square-foot expansion project scheduled to open in November 2014. Children’s events are scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 with a closing ceremony set for 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.
(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

With the giant teeth and jaw from the skeletal display of a Plioplatecarpus in the foreground, fifth and sixth grade students from the Gackle-Streeter Elementary School field trip view prehistoric fossils at the North Dakota Heritage Center Thursday in Bismarck. The main gallery will be open through Sunday before closing for renovation as part of the 97,000-square-foot expansion project scheduled to open in November 2014. Children’s events are scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 with a closing ceremony set for 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.

(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall, left, stands with U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to announce on Wednesday in New Town the beginning stages of the MHA Nations Clean Fuels refinery under Thunder Butte Petroleum Services, Inc.
(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall, left, stands with U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to announce on Wednesday in New Town the beginning stages of the MHA Nations Clean Fuels refinery under Thunder Butte Petroleum Services, Inc.

(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Although the flood washed away much of the Missouri River bottoms last year, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch refused to drown.

Because of the flood, operations were moved to Mandan last year, but due to cooperative weather this year the patch was able to return home, where it has been for 30 years.

Photos: (Will Kincaid/Bismarck Tribune)

Heit is turning a bus she bought from a local church into a mini boutique. In the spring Therissa Heit, of rural Bismarck, will take her mobile clothing and accessory store inside a remodeled bus on the road to park at community events and art fairs.
(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Heit is turning a bus she bought from a local church into a mini boutique. In the spring Therissa Heit, of rural Bismarck, will take her mobile clothing and accessory store inside a remodeled bus on the road to park at community events and art fairs.

(Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune)

Heritage Center employees Paul Baumgartner, left, and Duane Edwards take down light fixture tracking inside the area that was the Glass Box gift shop on Thursday afternoon. Other renovations to the area include removing the accordion glass panels as the area is transformed into a reception area for social functions at the heritage center.
(Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune)

Heritage Center employees Paul Baumgartner, left, and Duane Edwards take down light fixture tracking inside the area that was the Glass Box gift shop on Thursday afternoon. Other renovations to the area include removing the accordion glass panels as the area is transformed into a reception area for social functions at the heritage center.

(Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune)

This unique and whimsical building north of Grassy Butte on U.S. Highway 85 will be a landmark structure long after the boom is over. Its owner, Rick Hyce of Alaska, said it cost more than conventional construction, but it was worth it for its longevity.
(Lauren Donovan/Bismarck Tribune)

This unique and whimsical building north of Grassy Butte on U.S. Highway 85 will be a landmark structure long after the boom is over. Its owner, Rick Hyce of Alaska, said it cost more than conventional construction, but it was worth it for its longevity.

(Lauren Donovan/Bismarck Tribune)

Panhandler Chuck Ernest sits at the off ramp of I-94 and State Street in Bismarck on Wednesday, 9-26-2012. Ernest said he doesn’t like the proposed Bismarck city ordinance prohibiting certain forms of panhandling and certain designated locations in the city.
(Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune)

Panhandler Chuck Ernest sits at the off ramp of I-94 and State Street in Bismarck on Wednesday, 9-26-2012. Ernest said he doesn’t like the proposed Bismarck city ordinance prohibiting certain forms of panhandling and certain designated locations in the city.

(Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune)