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The Magic City Playmakers and Thespian Troupe 791 presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” tonight-Saturday, Feb. 18. Slapstick comedy paired with humorous romance will grace the stage of Arvel Graving Theater as the cast dedicates their performance to Alphonse Koenigsman.

Romantic comedy at Arvel Graving Theater

Slapstick comedy paired with humorous romance will grace the stage of Arvel Graving Theater, tonight- Sunday, Feb. 19 during the production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” by the Magic City Playmakers and Thespian Troupe 791. Set in a luxurious mansion, a family keeps the company of a ...

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Minot’s Heritage Singers prepare for tonight’s Variety Show, from 5-7 p.m. at The Vegas Motel.

Heritage Singers Variety Show returns to Minot

The Vegas Motel will feature the powerful vocal prowess of the Heritage Singers during their 44th Annual Variety Show, tonight to Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. Concertgoers can anticipate both a live and silent auction while enjoying a spaghetti dinner as they listen to Minot’s popular ...

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Guitaring sensation Aaron Fuller will be one of two musical guest performing at the Magic City Jazz Fest, Friday at 7 p.m.

Magic City Jazz Fest returns

Finger-snapping swing and toe-tapping bee-bop will resonate across Ann Nicole Nelson Hall as Minot-area schools perform popular jazz classics Friday at 7 p.m. This year’s Magic City Jazz Fest is hosted by Minot State University and will feature world-renowned trumpeter Larry Griffin ...

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This October 2016 photo shows filet mignon with basil pistou in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah E Crowder via AP)

Filet mignon can be an easy, classy crowd-pleaser

ssy, right? But look at the ingredient list — not too long. And look at the steps — pretty darn simple. My boys love all kinds of steaks, though a perfect, tender filet distinctively communicates "special occasion." They are no harder to cook than any other steaks; just make sure to have ...

This Jan. 13, 2017 photo shows Beef Stroganoff. This amped-up beef stroganoff is a 1-pot noodle dish made with filet mignon, dried mushrooms, tomato paste and Dijon mustard. It’s a perfect dish for Valentine’s Day. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KITCHENWISE: Amped-up Beef Stroganoff is a 1-pot noodle dish

Primed to romance your certain someone on Valentine's Day? Nothing says "I love you" more persuasively than a home-cooked meal. This one-pot noodle dish, a variation on Beef Stroganoff, is the ideal messenger. Although the roots of the classic recipe are certifiably aristocratic — a French ...

This November 2016 photo shows roasted pork shoulder with rosemary, mustard and garlic in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Fall-Apart Roasted Pork Shoulder

I was talking with a friend about perfect meals for entertaining, and we went through the usual suspects: lasagnas, chili, tenderloins. And then he mentioned that his favorite go-to entertaining dish was a pork butt or shoulder left in a low oven for so long that it practically fell apart. A ...

This Feb. 11, 2013 photo shows produce arranged at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Wash. Fresh produce can be attractively arranged in a way that is appealing to the eye, and even produce misshapen in appearance can be trimmed to look good or discounted to boost sales and reduce waste. Taste begins with the eyes and enterprising vendors can trim food waste by making produce look good. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Reducing food waste is good for the Earth AND your wallet

By DEAN FOSDICK Associated Press Remember how it was when you were a kid sitting at the kitchen table and your mother served up a healthy helping of rutabagas? Gross, right? You slipped them to the family dog or spooned them into a napkin to get them out of sight. But there was no ...

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The switch from compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs) to LEDs has happened rather quickly, said Tom Rafferty, member services and communication manager for Verendrye Electric Cooperative.

Some tips to help you save energy at home

People can save energy and money at home by using some low- or no-cost energy saving measures. Following are some tips to save on energy at home provided by Tom Rafferty, member services and communication manager with Verendrye Electric Cooperative. “The switch from incandescent to CFL ...

VEEDER: The new good ‘ol days are on their way

I was five years old when my little sister was born. I was at an age where only the big things stick with you as a memory moving forward, and her arrival was one of those big things. I remember the talks my family had about what we were going to name her if she was a girl or a boy. I remember ...

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Tom Rafferty, member services and communication manager for Verendrye Electric Cooperative, explains how SmartHub, a service offered by the cooperative to its members, is available for members to track their electricity usage.

Saving energy saves costs

From flipping a switch to shutting off unnecessary lighting to turning computers and monitors off when not in use helps save energy and money. There’s many ways to save on energy costs in your home as well as business and farm but first it’s a good idea to find out your usage of energy, ...

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A giant 5-foot plush teddy bear is a Valentine’s Day gift a special someone will always remember.

There’s still a few shopping days until Valentine’s Day

Flowers, candy, jewelry, plush toy animals, perfume and clothing are appropriate and popular gifts for Valentine’s Day. You only have until Tuesday but if you are looking for something else for a last-minute gift for that someone special, here’s a few ideas from the pages of the Minot ...

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Fort Stevenson to host Full Snow Moon hike

Fort Stevenson State Park is offering a special outdoor event on Feb. 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. Participants are invited to hike, cross country ski or snowshoe by candlelight during the full moon known as the Snow Moon. Park staff will provide candle luminaries to light the way followed by hot ...

North Dakota Earth Day patch contest

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2017 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15. The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in ...

Catch-and-release club

Here is the latest North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length: Erickson Lake yellow perch: John Aarfor, Bismarck, Jan. 1, 14 inches.

Outdoors Calendar

Saturday – Souris River Basin Longbeards Hunting Heritage Banquet, Grand Hotel, 721-5546. Feb. 17 – West Dakota Waterfowlers Banquet, Grand Hotel, 5 p.m., 240-8031. Feb. 18 – Spring Light Goose opens. Feb. 18 – Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Derby, Lake Audubon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ...

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Southside Church of the Nazarene pastor Scott Mehlhoff poses with a Towel and Basin sculpture that was a gift from his congregation to celebrate his 25 years of service at the church. The sculpture represents Jesus Christ calling on his followers to be servants.

25 years of service

Southside Church of the Nazarene Pastor Scott Mehlhoff thought he was going to a Valentine’s Day party last Sunday, but it turned out to be a celebration of his 25 years of service at the Minot church. “It was pretty exciting, definitely a surprise,” said Mehlhoff. Somehow, without ...

Roast beef dinner at Our Lady of Grace

The Knights of Columbus Council 4894 of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot will hold a roast beef dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the dining room at Our Lady of Grace, 707 16th Avenue SW, Minot, with proceeds going to Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot. Items on the menu ...

REFLECTIONS: Secure in God’s loving grip

My hand was held in my Dad’s warm grip. I felt secure. We briskly walked the usual short cut from England’s Liverpool Underground Railway Station through what appeared to be a rough section of the city center. We were headed to Liverpool’s University Hospital for one of what would prove ...

REFLECTIONS: Trust in Jesus to help conquer fear

The Apostle John was on the island of Patmos and “in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,” (Rev. 1:10) when he has a vision of Jesus Christ in glory: “his eyes were like a flame of fire . . . his voice was like the sound of many waters . . . . When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though ...

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New veterinarian at Core Animal Clinic

Veterinarian Audrey Raby joined Core Animal Clinic in Minot at the beginning of the new year. Raby is a member of the first graduating class from the Utah State University Veterinary Program. She completed her studies from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., where she received ...

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Jamey Backus, manager at the Leland Olds Station, talks about the history of Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the electrification of rural North Dakota.

Oldest large lignite-based plant among state’s cleanest

The Leland Olds Station can trace its roots back to the early 1960s when rural America was starving for electricity. Available electricity from dams on the Missouri River had been swallowed up by the farmers who found that power made their farm chores – such as milking cows and irrigating ...

First International Insurance named Advantage Agent

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson, Kansas, have announced that First International Insurance in Minot has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2017. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five ...

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MSO captures the magic of the classics

Concertgoers can anticipate a night of musical bliss, as Maestro Efrain Amaya directs the Minot Symphony Orchestra in their production “The Troublemakers,” Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. inside Anne Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Audience members will experience the magic ...

‘Student Body’ addresses sexual assault

Director Kevin Neuharth is challenging both his actors and audience members to face the morally gripping and heart-rending story of sexual assault on college campuses. From Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Saturday, Feb. 25, cast members will present Frank Winters’ “Student Body.” Throughout the ...

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Fargo native Nick Fink, stars in the award winning film titled “The Great & The Small.” Fink portrays Scott, a 26-year-old man who decides to walk away from a life of petty crime and restore the bond between his love interest and their infant son.

North Dakota natives make big screen magic

Cinematic genius matched by theatrical brilliance has garnered international stardom for North Dakota natives Dusty Bias, Nick Fink and his father Mitch Fink. From coast to coast, the film-making trio is capturing the hearts of moviegoers and imaginations of film critics. Rooted with North ...

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Award-winning ice carver Trevor Pearson to appear at the second annual Winterfest, Sunday Feb. 12, from 2-6 p.m.

Award winning ice carver Trevor Pearson to appear at Winterfest

Champion ice carver Trevor Pearson, will be a featured guest at the second annual Winterfest on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2- 6 p.m. Pearson, the five-time winner of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, continues to garner national acclaim for his impeccable technique and naturalistic design. Nicknamed ...