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Chris Stroschein, a local country singer and songwriter will be performing at The Arlene prior to the performance of “Boom” for its final weekend.

‘Boom’ goes the music

Audiences are raving about ‘Boom’, the compelling and controversial play performed by the Mouse River Players. Described by director Joe Koppinger as a modern day Adam and Eve story, ‘Boom’ is a dark comedy that focuses on the interactions of Jo, a female journalist played by Ashley ...

Western Plains Opera to perform “Fiddler on the Roof”

Mark McQuade, the general director of the Western Plains Opera is delighted to present the legendary musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” Thursday, Jan. 26- Sunday, Jan. 29 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at MInot State University. During the large scale musical, audience members will experience ...

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TOP: Award winning caller Roger McNeil is known for his melodic voice and entertaining patter. McNeil will bring his flair for mixing traditional square dance with various genres of music to the Moose Lodge.

Swing your partner dosey doe

The Moose Lodge is inviting square dance enthusiast to enjoy a weekend of friendship and dance with award-winning caller Roger McNeil, Friday, Jan. 20- Saturday, Jan. 21. Lessons begin 7:30-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with a fee of $25 per person. Cyndee Beutler, an organizer ...

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Known for their electrifying stage presence and spirited vocals, Even5 will perform at The Grand tomorrow for the 3rd Annual Cause to Rock to Benefit the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

Even5 to play at benefit for domestic violence

Even5 continues to rise by delivering spirited vocals and electrifying performances. Known for their comical costumes, Even5 is serious about providing a good time and an exciting show. From 8 p.m.- midnight at The Grand on North Hill Minot, Even5 will perform crowd favorites ranging from ...

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Wine Gummy Bears

Great gummies of wine

Over the Christmas break, I had big plans to do fun projects with the kids. I purchased items to make homemade gifts, shrinky-dinks to make little plastic trinkets with the boys, gummy bear molds to show them how fun it is to make your own candy — and the list goes on. Needless to say, in ...

This January 2017 photo shows fried cauliflower "rice" in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Cauliflower is surprisingly verstile

Until pretty recently, there was nothing sexy about cauliflower. Boiled or steamed, it's bland at best. And if you overcook it, you'd better duck or suffer the smell of dirty diapers. But roasting or sauteing cauliflower is a different story. The veggie's natural sugars caramelize and its tasty ...

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Kale Broccolini 
Superfood Salad

A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home

As every new year starts, many of us tell ourselves we’re going to eat healthier – we’ll make homemade meals and stop hitting the drive-thru to shove french fries down our chubby throats. But then reality sets in, work gets busy, the kids need rides all over town and you just don’t ...

This Jan. 2, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows Chinese take-out chicken and Broccoli Rbe in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Celebrate Chinese New Year by pulling out the stir fryer

At the same time many of us are packing away our noisemakers and Champagne glasses, people all over the world are just beginning to prepare for the new year. Chinese New Year is a celebration of the lunar new year — the first day on a calendar based on the phases of the moon. The lunar new ...

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VEEDER: Life lessons learned on the backs of old horses

Every farm or ranch needs an old horse, an animal with a long story of seeing it all so that he can be trusted with the smallest rider or the most inexperienced visitor who wants to see the place on horseback, a request that can be sort of nerve-wracking if you don’t have a trustworthy ...

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Chappy Windsor wears arm warmers with a coat made of a combination rabbit and raccoon fur.

Dress for the cold

You can be “cozy and comfy and not frumpy and dumpy” when dressing for the cold weather, says a local businesswoman who is an advocate for wearing natural fibers. Chappy Windsor, owner of Dakota Chappy stores, one on North Broadway in Minot and another that opened last month in south ...

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A few top-to-bottom tweaks can help make you feel your best. The new year is a good time to do just that. Photo (c) Tamryn Miller.

Tips to refresh yourself in the new year

Want to update and improve yourself for the New Year? A few top-to-bottom tweaks can help you look and feel your best. Update Staples Staples and basics don’t need to change with the seasons, however it’s important to update these elements when they’re worn out, no longer fit, or are ...

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Growing together: Award-winning flowers, vegetables for 2017

What’s a gardener to do? Most of us fill our available yard space with our favorite flower and vegetable varieties that have bloomed beautifully and yielded well in the past. But seed catalogs and garden centers are filled with new varieties each year. Should we throw caution to the wind ...

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In this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Danny Miller gets "turns" in for November at the Mount Baker Ski Area near Deming, Wash. Miller makes a hobby of skiing a slope somewhere in the Pacific Northwest every month of the year. (Evan Bush/The Seattle Times via AP)

Washington man has gone skiing each month for 23 years

GLACIER, Wash. (AP) — Danny Miller isn't the smoothest skier. He bounces up and down on the slopes, popping his head up every so often like a prairie dog in his search for fresh powder. He's not the fastest — Miller doesn't even wax his skis. And his physique trends more toward dad ...

In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Jim Border, who volunteers to help members of the public spot whales during Spoken Here Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast, scans the horizon for signs of spouts from the tip of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore. (Zach Urness/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)

Now’s the time for whale watching on Oregon coast

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from Mid-December to Mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico. The mass migration creates the potential for one of ...

Hunters served gourmet meals at duck blind

TEKAMAH, Neb. (AP) — It's cold and dark as a group rolls out of pickup trucks, crunches through thin snow past oodles of bird decoys and huddles into a long, rectangular box placed just so, right under the horizon, near the banks of the Missouri River. Blue light starts to brighten the sky. ...

In this Jan. 2, 2016 photo, Adam Holt, of Bend, rides a fat bike on one of the groomed singletrack trails at Wanoga Sno-park in Bend, Ore. For those who just refuse to stop mountain biking, even when most Central Oregon singletrack is covered in snow — fatbikes are an option.  (Joe Kline/The Bulletin via AP)

Fatbike tracks make mountain biking a year-round sport

BEND, Ore. (AP) — For those who just refuse to stop mountain biking, even when most Central Oregon singletrack is covered in snow — fatbikes are an option. And soon, they will be able to ride those fatbikes on groomed singletrack snow. Again this winter, Bend's Gary Meyer will groom ...

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IF Gathering to be livestreamed at First Baptist on Feb. 3 and 4

S.H.E. Ministries of First Baptist Church in MInot will participate in the IF: Gathering on Feb. 3 and 4 via a livestream from an event in Austin, Texas. Registration is $15 per woman or teenage girl. People can register online at http://fbcminot.org/ministries/she-ministries. Yuki Johnson, ...

REFLECTIONS: Inaugural address

This week, a new president will be inaugurated in our great nation. It is customary for the new president to give an inaugural address in which he, and one day she, lays out a vision for the future of the United States of America during the president’s term. During an inaugural address, there ...

REFLECTIONS: Epiphany, The 12th Day of Christmas

Our hearts are filled with joy as we remember the angels, shepherds, sheep, donkey, Mary and Joseph, and the baby Jesus. Our churches celebrate the Christmas pageant and continue the Christmas journey to Epiphany, Jan. 6th, when we remember the Magi who followed the light of the Star in the ...

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The Vetters are teaching the word of God to the Slovenian people.

Missionaries to speak about Slovenia Sunday in Kenmare

Missionaries Dom and Linda Vetter of Bismarck will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Alive Christian Fellowship, located at 203 4th Avenue SE in Kenmare, about their mission trips to Slovenia. Dom Vetter said Wednesday that the couple has traveled to the former communist country up to 10 times ...

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Robyn Gust, left, Trinity Health Sports Medicine Manager, received the “Patriot Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. Gust was nominated by Ashley King, right, an athletic trainer with Trinity Health and member of the North Dakota National Guard.

Gust receives “Patriot Award”

Submitted Photo Robyn Gust, left, Trinity Health Sports Medicine Manager, received the “Patriot Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. Gust was nominated by Ashley King, right, an athletic trainer with Trinity Health and member of the North Dakota National Guard.

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Beans explode The USDA updated its estimate of last year’s soybean crop on Thursday morning, revising the crop size downward by 1.1% to 4.307 billion bushels. This news was especially jarring to the market, which expected this estimate to show an even larger harvest. While the 2016 ...

Key hires and promotions announced by First Western

Numerous promotions and new hires at First Western Bank and Trust and First Western Insurance in Minot have been announced. Mike Humphreys has been promoted to vice president of insurance at First Western Insurance. Humphreys is a Minot High graduate and has over 25 years of retail, wholesale ...

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Cognizant recently presented a check to Patricia Smith and Danielle Rued from the Souris Valley United Way at their Minot location.  Employees and vendors raised $15,223.00 which Corporate Cognizant matched for a total donation of $30,446.

Fundraising events were held all year with the biggest push during October’s Employee Giving Campaign. Heidi Llewellyn and Cara Olson co-chaired the campaign. Events held included: Pay to Dress Down, loose coin drive, silent auction that included reserved parking spaces, taco in a bag, bake sales, soup & chili cook off and sale, donut sale, purse drive and sale, 50/50 raffle, Pie in the Eye event, and Halloween costume contests. Many of these events included a friendly team competition. In addition, local vendors involved with the clothing sale and the book fair made donations on behalf of Cognizant.

Cognizant donates to United Way

Submitted Photo Cognizant recently presented a check to Patricia Smith and Danielle Rued from the Souris Valley United Way at their Minot location.  Employees and vendors raised $15,223.00 which Corporate Cognizant matched for a total donation of $30,446. Fundraising events were held ...

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Jo, played by Ashley Nilsen, right, and Jules, played by Joshua Snyder, share a tender moment on stage. “Boom” opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Arlene, in downtown Minot.

The Mouse River Players open 2017 tonight at The Arlene

Mouse River Players presents “sex to change the course of world,” in their production of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s “Boom,” Jan. 13-15 and 20-22. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. with special Sunday matinees performances at 2 p.m. at The Arlene theater in Minot. There will be preshow ...

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joey Anderson will perform at Souris River Brewing Co. Saturday at 7 p.m. The emerging country star infuses his Florida roots into his Minot sound.

Florida gent infuses North Dakota life into music

According to singer, songwriter and guitarist Joey Anderson, a person’s strength is found in their word. Heartfelt vocals alongside authentic lyrics accentuate the guitaring of the emerging country star. This Saturday at Souris River Brewing Co., audiences will be entertained by a ...

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World famous vibraphonist Kuba Kawnik, left, will perform with his wife and Broadway vocal sensation Rebecca Lowe, Sunday at Anne Nicole Nelson Hall. The musical pair is known across the world as Kubecca.

Kubecca is bringing a touch of Broadway to Minot

World reknowned vibraphonist Kuba Kawnik alongside Broadway vocal sensation Rebecca Lowe, invite concertgoers to experience Kubecca. Sunday at 3 p.m., audiences can witness musical mastery as Kawnik and Lowe merge their talents to produce an unforgettable show. Kawnik, a vibraphone virtuoso ...

Holiday Inn Riverside to host wedding extravaganza

Soon to be brides and grooms are welcomed to experience a wedding extravaganza hosted by the Holiday Inn Riverside Sunday, Jan. 8 from 3-6 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet professional wedding planners, discover the latest fashion trends and participate in workshops to answer ...