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Meet the artist: Matt Doyle

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? Mattdoylefineart.com, various arts and craft shows across Montana. Do you have work for sale? Yes In what media do you work? Oil painting. How would you describe your style? I strive for realistic, high detailed wildlife ...

From catchphrases to fashion: ‘Scandal’s’ pop culture impact

NEW YORK (AP) — As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe. The finale ...

Spielberg taking on DC Universe film ‘Blackhawk’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg is flying into the DC Universe with the World War II action adventure "Blackhawk." Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio. The "Blackhawk" series started in 1941 ...

Pink, and her children, grace cover of People beauty issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink is on the cover of People magazine's beauty issue, and she's got some adorable company — her young children. The magazine has rebranded its "Most Beautiful" issue as "The Beautiful Issue" and features dozens of celebrities, including some posing with their best ...

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BBQ & Cocktails

SMOKED MARTINI Servings: 1 Start to finish: 10 minutes 2-4 ounces vodka 1 generous cup of ice 2 ounces smoky single-malt scotch such as Laphroaig 10-year 1 mini pickle or cornichon for garnish Special Equipment: Cocktail shaker Martini glass Atomizer (small spray ...

KitchenWise: Spatzle Primavera is made with vegetables, cream and cheese

Springtime is the right time for Pasta Primavera, which is, after all, the Italian word for spring. There's some controversy about who invented this wonderful dish, but everyone agrees that it was made famous in the late '70s at New York's Le Cirque restaurant. In any case, the recipe consists ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Simple Vegetarian Spring Pasta Salad

A great pasta salad is a beautiful thing. It anchors a picnic, potluck or buffet with aplomb. It's portable, flexible, and easily and often vegetarian. One of the first things I made for my then-boyfriend's (now husband's) parents was a pasta salad, and for whatever reason, it won them over ...

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Twelve must plant pollinator-friendly flowers

Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a nonprofit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the ...

Calving season brings mix of wonder and worry

WATFORD CITY — We’re in the middle of calving season here at the Veeder Ranch. And because we’re in North Dakota, our plans to calve mid-April didn’t necessarily get us out of the cold woods. Every coulee and protected place on the ranch is still full of snow, so every day is like a ...

On Arbor Day, plant a tree to plant a memory

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. It is a recognition of trees and their importance in our world. It is a good time to plant a tree or shrub. Trees are a great way to honor someone, either living or passed, as well as pets, and important life events. Colleen and I plant a tree or shrub for each ...

An ounce of prevention…

There are some garden problems that can be solved now before they happen later in the growing season. By taking a bit of time now, it will yield benefits of more and better garden produce later. Here are a few things that can help you have a successful gardening year. Hardening off ...

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7 ways to save on your next national park trip

America's national parks are brimming with natural wonders: cascading waterfalls, towering redwoods, white sand beaches. But visiting these gems can cost money and soon will get a little pricier: Many national parks will increase their entrance fees by $5 beginning June 1. In honor of ...

‘I climb for all women’: Single mom plans 9th Everest summit

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn't have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of ...

Males and laundry: know when to fold ‘em

When scientists explored the male genome – searching for the reasons why men are pathologically afraid of both crying females and asking for directions – researchers stumbled across another native trait. It was called the “Real men don’t sort” gene, and it was directly tied to a ...

Travel guidebook and tours for a new generation

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Steves grew up traveling with his dad, Rick Steves, the well-known guidebook writer, tour operator and PBS show host. But Andy Steves is now offering his own brand of travel advice and recommendations for a new generation. A second edition of his book, "Andy Steves' ...

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Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A change announced Thursday ...

Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday – Dis. 2 NDG&F Advisory Board Meeting, Verendrye Electric, Minot, 7 p.m. Tuesday – Dis. 7 NDG&F Advisory Board Meeting, Game and Fish, Bismarck, 7 p.m. Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club Oak Park Bird Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Nelson ...

NASP State Tournament results

While a spring snowstorm kept some of the record 750 registrants from attending, 600 archers did compete in the North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state bull’s-eye tournament in Minot March 23-24. Oakes students claimed top honors in the elementary (grades 4-6) and middle ...

Bighorn sheep population declines

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2017 bighorn sheep survey, completed by recounting lambs in March, revealed a minimum of 265 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, down 11 percent from 2016 and 9 percent below the five-year average. Biologists counted 91 rams, 149 ewes and 25 ...

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Women of the ELCA spring gathering set for April 28

“Hope in the Anchor for the Soul” is the theme for the spring gathering of the Western Prairie Cluster of the Women of the ELCA, which will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot. Each unit is asked to bring a prayer shawl for Hospice or ...

reflections: Faith and Money

Although the word “Money” is in the title, I hope you will keep reading because I promise I will not be asking you to give me any money! Bible Scholar and theologian Mark Allan Powell, in his book entitled, “Giving to God: The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life” shares a ...

Minnesota school bus driver removed after leading prayer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer. It is not the first time George Nathaniel, 54, has faced consequences ...

McCormacks to speak at XYZ event

First Baptist XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50 plus age group, will meet Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 200 3rd Street SW, in Minot. David and Helen McCormack of Minot will present the program “God’s Miracles in Missions.” ...

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When to ignore credit card advice

Conventional wisdom about credit cards is often black and white, from whether you should use cards at all to which types deserve a slot in your wallet. But personal finance is just that — personal, experts say. "Financial advice is best when it is not one-size-fits-all," said Bruce ...

Futures files

Coffee and sugar swirl lower Your morning fix of java and sweetener just got cheaper, thanks to rising production around the world. Coffee and sugar prices fell near 2 ¢ year lows last week as the markets adjust to oversupply. Hefty coffee harvests are expected this year in Brazil, the ...

China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, ...

Peskey promoted at American Trust Center

American Trust Center has announced that Jarrett Peskey has been promoted to trust administrator. Peskey has been employed with the American Trust Department since 2012 previously serving as a teller, personal banker and trust associate. Jarrett was raised in Minot and graduated from Minot ...

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WORLD OF WINE: 3 affordable wines to consider this spring

April 18 in history has two possible reasons to raise a toast. On this date in 1956, the beautiful actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco, depriving director Alfred Hitchcock of one of his favorite blonde actresses to use in his movies. It is also the date that San Francisco ...

Sunday Funday to raise awareness for elementary students in need

Minot State students will host a Sunday Funday carnival that features games, bouncy castles, music, and food at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Sunday, from 12-3 p.m.. The event aims to raise awareness and donations for Essentials for Learning, a new community program that will collect and ...

Book sales all around the town

Reading is known to be one of the best ways to gain knowledge and expand views, but sometimes purchasing books can be spendy. Through the weekend, though, some cheaper options where funds will go to a good cause will be available. The Minot Public Library started their Friends of the Library ...