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Concertgoers can enjoy the legendary sounds of poet, songwriter and musician Rick Watson, Friday.

Classic Rock Coffee to host benefit concert

Classic Rock Coffee is providing the perfect blend of locally roasted coffee along with Magic City musicality Friday night, during “Coffee Lovers Unite,” from 7- 10 p.m. Throughout the festive evening, concertgoers can enjoy the legendary sounds of poet, songwriter and musician Rick ...

FILE - British actor Roger Moore, playing the title role of secret service agent 007, James Bond, is shown on location in England in 1972. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor.  Roger Moore's family said Tuesday May 23, 2017 that the  former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer  (AP Photo, File)

With an arched brow, Roger Moore found humor in Bond, life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Roger Moore always made sure to laugh at himself before the audience could. With a mere arch of an eyebrow, Moore, whose wit was drier than James Bond's martinis, could convey a skepticism of his accidental profession, disarming good looks and the suave characters he ...

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Marco’s Pizza owner Nathan Heinert prepares pizza dough as team members prep the sauce, cheese and toppings for a pizza order.

Marco’s Pizza opens at Oak Park Shopping Center

The amazing aroma of pizza, subs, chicken wings and salads is creating excitement at Oak Park Shopping Center, as Marco’s Pizza becomes the newest pizza parlor to open its doors in the Magic City. Nathan Heinert, owner of Marco’s Pizza, expressed great enthusiasm about the food and ...

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Prince Edward, portrayed by Kason Hanson, sweeps Ella Cinder, performed by Skyler Ballard, off her feet in the romantic and comedic musical “Ella Cinder.”

Modern Cinderella story comes to Minot

Timeless elegance, riveting dance and spectacular charm will grace the stage of Anne Nicole Nelson Hall, as the Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance and Ballet perform the Broadway classic “Ella Cinder.” Featuring a cast of more than 50 performers, “Ella Cinder” is a musical tour de ...

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WORLD OF WINE: Looking for a new wine to try? My latest taste-test results

My wine aficionados got together with us to sample some wines from eight different locations around the world. The wineries were mostly new to us, and certainly some of the wines we sampled were a new experience as well. The wines came from wineries in Argentina, Chile, Italy, Napa California ...

This April 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows Mexican-style corn salad in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by The Culinary Institute of America. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Two side salads that play nicely with grilled food

Mother's Day has really co-opted brunch (we get it — mimosas), but dads deserve their special thing, too. Luckily, Father's Day falls right in summer's sweet spot, just in time for June's inaugural grilling. It may be a cliche, but if your dad is like the ones we know, you're not allowed to ...

This May 2017 photo shows BLT chicken salad with basil dressing sandwiches in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: This chicken salad is served in a hot dog bun

Chicken salad, that summertime classic, often suffers from Chewy Chicken Syndrome, a pitfall that requires a tightrope walk to avoid. You want to build the recipe around white meat chicken — the perfect foil for its mayonnaise-based sauce — but you don't want to overcook it, an easy thing ...

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LOST ITALIAN: Nothing sour about these grapes

When I was growing up, you could always find a bowl of clean grapes in my mother’s and grandmother’s refrigerators during the summer months, and I’ve continued this tradition in my own family. We love grapes, but until a few years ago our experience with this sweet fruit was pretty ...

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Do you know proper way to display the U.S. flag?

With Memorial Day on Monday approaching, many people like to display the U.S. flag as well as on other special days or even daily. Do you know the proper ways to display the U.S. flag? The Minot State University Veterans Service Office has provided the following information: Federal law ...

Planting a natural dye garden can be easy and inexpensive

As interest in eco-friendly products and methods grows, it's no surprise that many artists and other creative types are planting natural dye gardens. Low-cost and easy to grow, dye gardens can be planted just about anywhere. Over the centuries, popular plants used for dyes included indigo, ...

For your own safety, don’t stand too close

So, I’m a klutz. Accident prone. A magnet for small disasters. A target for falling things. This is my confession and a quality that’s so much a part of me I often use it when introducing myself to large groups: “A little about myself? Uh, OK. I’m an over-sharer who often has big ...

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Growing tomatoes in container gardens enables gardeners to jump start the growing season. Photo from Gardener’s Supply Company.

Grow an abundant tomato harvest in a pot

Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside your kitchen. Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. You’ll enjoy the convenience of harvesting fresh tomatoes just a few feet away from where you prepare your meals. And your guests will enjoy ...

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Early memory issues alone shouldn’t force contented elder from home

Dear Carol: My dad is 81 and lives alone in his small home that he loves. What he can’t do, he hires done. He’s a positive person who is fun to be around, but he’s also proud. While his memory recall has slowed, that seems normal. He writes himself notes to remember to do what needs to be ...

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Prepare today for what you might need tomorrow

Face it: People are living longer than ever before, and health care costs are climbing higher every year. Which brings me to the subject of long-term care. You might assume it’s just about nursing homes, but it refers to more. Long-term care means getting the assistance you need at home as ...

Nebraska humane society assists animals with special needs

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Dex whimpers, using all his furry might to use his back legs to go forward. He wants to walk on all fours like he once did. He wants to run up to the Vienna sausages and chomp them up right away. But he can't — at least not yet. Dex is a German shepherd in the ...

MS.SIMPLICITY: Advice to my son as he graduates high school

Two weeks to go before the high school graduation for my youngest and I keep wondering if he knows some basic life skills. Yes, I am happy for him to start his next chapter. Yes, I am sad and a little overwhelmed that this fulltime parenting thing is almost over. I have put myself out of a ...

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The small steam-boat made famous on the big screen, the African Queen, still carries tourists out of Key Largo, Florida. The namesake of the 1951 film has been restored and is a popular attraction in the Keys.

Queen of the sea – film namesake is popular attraction

KEY LARGO, Fla. – At a distance it certainly looked misplaced on the water. Junky even. But, my oh my, as we drew closer what emerged was a magnificent piece of history. At least Hollywood history. First to come into clear view was the unmistakable colors of the large Union Jack, or British ...

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Shane Goodman, Minot, landed this nurse shark on the famed flats near Key Largo, Florida. A variety of sharks frequently hunt in the shallow water.

A two shark lunch

KEY LARGO, Fla. – It never gets old or monotonous or taken for granted. Not even close. For a North Dakotan it only gets better and better and better, especially in late April and early May when the sound of a forced-air furnace is replaced by the faint whisper of a light breeze flowing ...

Moose and elk lotteries held

North Dakota’s moose and elk lottery results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Applicants can find individual results by clicking “my account” under the buy and apply link. The bighorn sheep lottery is scheduled in September, after summer ...

Scholarships available for students

The North Dakota Game Wardens Association, Ray Goetz Memorial Fund and Kupper Chevrolet are providing $1,600 in scholarships to a graduating high school senior or current higher education student, majoring in fisheries, wildlife management or law enforcement. Applicants must be North Dakota ...

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Mormon President scales back duties

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon President Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age, church officials said Tuesday. Monson, 89, communicates with fellow leaders on matters as needed, according to a statement from Eric ...

REFLECTIONS: Being anchored to a firm foundation

“Is that patio table and chairs for sale,” I asked? “Yes, it is,” said a person overseeing the estate sale. My husband and I looked it over, asked the price and determined that it was fair. After paying we loaded the table on the back of our S-10 pickup. Then we added four chairs by ...

Bible school at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Minot would like to invite children ages 4 years through 5th grade to join them at their Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School to be held June 11-15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and snacks are planned. Enroll by calling the church ...

Senior adult ministry to meet at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church XYZ: A Senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Pastor Kent Hinkel of First Baptist will present a program of his recent trip to Greece. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at ...

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New health coverage enrollment options for small businesses

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a plan May 15 to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the federal exchanges, offering employers help in finding affordable insurance for their employees. The Federally-Facilitated ...

Conquer fear of credit cards now, reap benefits later

Young adults who are afraid of credit cards in the long shadow of the recession usually think only of the risks, rather than the role they play in establishing credit, consumer credit experts say. That can hold them back from building the credit history they'll need later on if they want to ...

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Dollar drops on Trump scandal The U.S. dollar and stock markets plunged last week as political scandals swirled in Washington, threatening to derail the Trump administration’s agenda. After President Trump’s election in November, the stock market and U.S. dollar have largely been climbing ...

Development Fund grants requests totaling $850,000

The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for three projects totaling $850,000 at its monthly board meeting held in May. The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides ...

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Entering their 96th season, the Minot City Band is hosting their first rehearsal of the season and band audition, Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., in the band room at Magic City Campus.

Minot City Band prepares for 96th season

As the Minot City Band approaches their 96th season, current band members are glowing with optimism about a new year with extraordinary possibilities. From saluting service members and military veterans at Roosevelt Park to marching in style in the State Fair Parade, the Minot City Band is ...

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All Aces to perform at The O

Playing hard and working hard appears to be the mantra of rising tribute band All Aces. Hailing from Bismarck, the frenetic rock band has earned a stellar reputation for their live shows and electrifying performances. Tonight and Saturday at 9 p.m., the Original Bar and Nightclub will host ...

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Pro-fisherman and celebrity Johnnie Candleback center, stands besides Austyn Kraus, left, Kolby Begg, Damian Emly during “Fish Fest” at the Scheels in parking lot located at Dakota Square Mall, Thursday afternoon.

Fish Fest

Considered a holiday to to fishing enthusiast across the state, Fish Fest is returning to Minot today through Saturday, at the Scheels parking lot located at Dakota Square Mall. Throughout the fishing festivities, visitors can enjoy the smoky aroma of grilled brats while exploring rows of ...

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Say hello to the bad guy

Ring rocking slams, fearsome submission holds and lofty ladders will be featured during “Fully Loaded Wrestling” at The Vegas motel, tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. with ringside tickets selling for $15 and general admission listed at $10. Among the exciting core of ...