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Country singer Ned LeDoux looks forward to performing his latest hit “Forever a Cowboy” at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge.

A cowboy’s creed

Rising country star Ned LeDoux is blazing a trail of country hits with his latest album titled “Forever a Cowboy.” Inspired by the grit and wholesome wisdom rooted in farm life, the Wyoming native upholds the cowboy’s code of hard work, honesty and treasuring family. On Saturday at 4 ...

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World renowned soloist Alina Kiryayeva, will showcase her powerful command of the piano, Monday, March 27, at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located on the campus of Minot State University at 7:30 p.m.

World-renowned soloist Alina Kiryayeva to play at MSU

Audiences along with critics have praised Alina Kiryayeva, for her powerful command of the piano and electrifying stage presence. Monday at 7:30 p.m., Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall will host a world-renowned soloist, admired for enchanting audiences with her ...

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Susan Cleveland, a celebrated designer, author, teacher and inventor looks forward to teaching the latest quilting techniques at the 24th Annual Prairie Quilt Festival.

Quilt Festival returns to Minot

Colorful visions of spring paired with eye catching designs will be displayed during the 24th Annual Minot Prairie Quilt Festival Friday-Sunday at the Grand Hotel in Minot. For three days, visitors can observe the sight of vibrant honey bees basking in a floral paradise before visually ...

Steve Harvey, left, and Tyra Banks appear at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Burbank, Calif.  CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday, March 22, 2017, for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards.  The awards ceremony will air April 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

CBS and ‘Young and Restless’ lead with Daytime Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards. TV's remaining trio of soap operas, "General Hospital" (23 nominations), "The Bold and ...


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Asparagus Spring Salad

Fresh asparagus salad will make you sing spring

The official start of spring this year is March 20, and springtime veggies are already arriving at our local grocery stores, including our favorite, asparagus. How can you tell when a vegetable is in season? First, pay attention to what is on sale in the produce departments – you will ...

This March 2017 photo shows a Greek salad with flank steak in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Greek Salad with Flank Steak

Quite often, I think a simple Greek salad is perfect as is, no adornments needed. But you may notice that in many eateries, from diners to higher-end restaurants, you often get a choice of added protein, usually chicken, shrimp or steak. And it's true, that extra protein does make a salad feel ...

This February 2017 photo shows chickpea crepes stuffed with Indian spiced potatoes and peas in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KITCHENWISE: Chickpea crepes boast flavor — and nutrition

I've always loved crepes, those elegant, paper-thin French pancakes. They're great containers for any filling and — as long as you have the proper pan — they're really a cinch to make. But let's face it, the typical flour-based crepe is pretty bland. It's a messenger, not a message. We care ...

This Feb. 8, 2017 photo shows seared lamb chops with mint herb sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KITCHENWISE: Lamb Chops with Mint Herb Sauce is tasty St. Pat’s dish

St. Patrick's Day, aka the Feast of St. Patrick, is devoted not only to "the wearing o' the green," but the eating of the green. Both customs nod to the color of the shamrock, one of the great totems of Ireland, of which Patrick is the patron saint. Like the shamrock, mint is green, which ...

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Motherhood means holding on tight as you’re letting go

“One. Two. Threeee!!!” She yelled before she launched herself from the top of one big round hay bale and over the mud-filled gap to the next, landing safely on her knees before scrambling up to her feet to continue her race down the rest of the row of hay. I stood holding Edie on my hip, ...

In this undated photo provided by April Wagner, Wagner works with a blow torch and hot glass in her Detroit, Mich., studio. (Sebastian Sullen/April Wagner via AP)

Glassblowing’s gotten easier for amateurs to learn

BOSTON (AP) — On a chilly winter morning here, two furnaces inside the Massachusetts College of Art and Design burn at upwards of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat is palpable as you enter the room, but it doesn't seem to bother a group of students working nearby.   They're here learning ...

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Pamela Abrahamson of Minot has been quilting for many years. She is the featured quilter at this year’s 24th Annual Minot Prairie Quilt Festival.

Grandmother influenced festival’s featured quilter

When Pamela Abrahamson was growing up her grandmother, Clara Davick of Minot, was a big influence on her and her quilting life. “She’s the one who influenced me to proceed with quilting,” said Abrahamson. Her grandmother did many crafts as well as sewed clothes and quilted, which led ...

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Calvin Berry, co-owner of Green Thumb Greenhouse, west of Minot, said container gardening is a popular way to grow flowers and vegetables.

Springing ahead

Getting ready for spring starts early at Green Thumb Greenhouse, west of Minot. Actually, spring’s now just around the corner. The season officially begins on Monday. Calvin Berry, along with his wife, Ashley, own Green Thumb Greenhouse. This week, he talked about getting ready for the ...

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Pronghorn hunting season statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 73 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 730 licenses (474 lottery and 256 gratis), and 716 hunters took 523 pronghorn, consisting of 482 bucks and 41 does. ...

2016 bighorn sheep, moose and elk harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2016 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 97 percent for moose and 56 percent for elk. Game and Fish issued seven bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All eight hunters ...

Elk, moose, bighorn sheep apps available

North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, Paper applications are scheduled to arrive at vendors by March 10. The deadline for applying is March 22. A total of 389 elk licenses are available to ...

Outdoors Calendar

Friday – Pheasants For The Future Banquet, All Seasons Arena, Minot, 5 p.m., 240-8041. March 18-19 – Rolling Plains Sportman’s Club 3-D Archery Shoot, Stanley, 629-1475. April 1-2 – 46th Annual MRPC Minot Gun Show, State Fair Center, 9:00 a.m. both days. April 6 – Minot Rifle ...

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The Minot chapel staff poses in their juice and coffee bar where they serve airmen free refreshments at Minot Air Force Base, March 13, shown in this photo by Senior Airman Christian Sullivan. The staff was awarded with the Charles I. Carpenter Award for being the Air Force’s Outstanding Large Chapel Team.

Minot chapel named Air Force’s best large chapel

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Team Minot’s chapel celebrated winning the Charles I. Carpenter Award for being the Air Force’s Outstanding Large Chapel Team on March 2. Minot’s chapel had to beat out another large chapel team within Air Force Global Strike Command before getting to compete at ...

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Pictured in the front row are Lutheran Campus Ministry interns Cassie Stauffer, Adam Barden, Paige Dolan and Karen Langemo; back row, Rev. Christoph Schmidt, intern Nicole Klug and Dominique Buchholz, vocational internship director. The group is organizing an event celebrating the arts, For the Love of Arts, at Zion Lutheran Church on March 25.

Event on March 25 at Zion Lutheran will celebrate faith-inspired art

Area faith inspired artists will share their gifts from 2-9 p.m. March 25 at Zion Lutheran Church during the first For the Love of Arts event. Interns with Lutheran Campus Ministries Vocational Internship Program are helping to organize the event, said Cassie Stauffer, one of the ...

Right to Life Banquet to be held April 3 in Minot

The North Dakota Right to Life Annual Spring Banquet will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. To reserve seats for the banquet, email or call 258-3811 or 838-1038. There is no cost to attend the banquet, but a request may be made for a ...

Spring meatball dinner at Carpio Lutheran Church will be held March 26

The annual spring meatball dinner at Carpio Lutheran Church will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at the church in Carpio. Meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, homemade lefse, homemade buns, green beans, corn and coleslaw will be served. Homemade fresh pies including pumpkin, apple, ...

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Futures File

Stormy outlook for USDA Under President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018, the USDA would see a sharp 21% decrease in funding. This news was initially met with trepidation by rural communities, but the plan is unlikely to have as severe an impact as the topline number might suggest. The ...

Financial Preparedness in a Disaster

It is never the wrong time to prepare for an emergency. That is why the Independent Community Bankers of America offer tips to help consumers get their financial documents in order, in case a natural disaster were to occur. While the first priority is the safety of you and your family, ...

Three-peat for Minot’s Tschetter

For the third consecutive year, Edward Jones financial advisor Greg Tschetter of Minot has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Tschetter, who has served area investors for the past 16 years, ranked No. 4 in the ...

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Nyla Stromberg starts her magic on a cake in her home kitchen where Minot’s queen of cakes struck out on her own in January, opening Oh, Nyla Cake Designs.
“This little kitchen is a very busy place,” she said.

Oh, Nyla

There is a longtime cake decorator in Minot whose name is so synonymous with fancy cakes that it was the key ingredient for the name of her new business. Where did you get your cake? “Oh, Nyla.” As in, “Of course, it is a creation of Nyla Stromberg.” Nyla Stromberg has been in the ...

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Gospel rap artist Tru-Serva, will perform popular hits from his album “The Surrender of Sound”, along with a set of newly released singles at The Rock, tonight.

Rapping the gospel

For gospel rap sensation Tru-Serva, touring is more than putting on a great show, it’s an opportunity to uplift communities by sharing the ministry of Jesus Christ. Tonight at The Rock, the Minnesota rap artist will perform popular hits from his celebrated album “The Surrender of ...

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Dan Hansen is the founder of Beardstock.

Power of the beard

Throughout Minot, Beardstock is considered an unofficial holiday that welcomes the warmth of spring, the sounds of bands and the sight of wooly beards. For nine years, Beardstock has celebrated hair, culture, music and diversity. Dan Hansen, the founder and coordinator of Beardstock, ...

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Chris Janson looks forward to performing smash hits “Buy Me a Boat” and “Holdin’ Her,” Saturday at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge.

Chris Janson to perform at 4 Bears

Considered a voice for today’s generation, country music star Chris Janson, continues to echo the hopes, dreams and electrifying spirit of today’s country music listeners. From his 2015 smash hit “Buy Me a Boat” to his current top 20 single “Holdin’ Her,” Janson’s clever ...