Arts and Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Submitted Photo
Guests at the Great Tomato Festival explore a combination of cook books, gift baskets and menu which consists of smoked pork chops cooked to perfection by master chefs, a top secret recipe of roasted tomatoes stuffed with rice,along with chips and salsa, tomato and cucumber salad, beer batter bread and brownies. The 29th annual Great Tomato Festival will be held on Aug. 9, at the North Dakota State Fair Center, 4H Hall, 2005 Burdick Expressway East.

Great Tomato Festival returns Aug. 9

The 29th annual Great Tomato Festival will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the ND State Fair Center, 4-H Hall, 2005 Burdick Expressway East. This classic community fundraising event was established in 1989 by Jeff and Peggy Miller. It has become the annual end of summer gourmet picnic to ...

Submitted Photo
“Black Gold in North Dakota,” by Joe Field, is the sequel to Field’s debut book, “Brown Sugar in Minnesota,” and part of a series starring Cooper Smith, a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. Throughout Field’s latest thriller, many of the stories are inspired by true events which reflect the issues associated with the booms and busts of the Bakken oil field.

Duluth author creates a thriller in the Bakken

Last summer, the world was watching as massive protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, brought national and international attention to the state of North Dakota. Joe Field, a rising crime and thriller author hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, has been ...

Submitted Photo
Vanessa Andrea, a singer and songwriter residing in Minot, looks forward to providing an evening of exceptional guitaring, dynamic vocals and expressive lyricism at the Pour House, Friday, at 9 p.m.

Magic City songstress to perform

Spirited vocals paired with melodic guitaring will resonate across the Pour House, Friday night, as singer and songwriter Vanessa Andrea performs a stirring mix of original music ranging from blues infused country to folk inspired rock. From the San Joaquin Valley in California to “The ...

Sitcom ‘Odd Mom Out’ back for season 3; NY’s rich, watch out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jill Kargman knows what it's like to be an ill-fitting peg, an experience she brings to brilliant comedic life in Bravo's "Odd Mom Out." The sitcom lampoons snooty New Yorkers whose parenting skills are not enhanced by their wealth, in contrast with the comfortably off ...

Food | VIEW ALL

IMG_8671

KitchenWise: Cheese Sandwich Souffle is easy weeknight meal

One time many years ago, I was riffling through my grandmother Ruth's box of handwritten recipe cards when I pulled up short at the sight of the title of this recipe for Cheese Sandwich Souffle. Souffle? Fancy! But reading the details, I quickly understood that this item was nothing more or ...

IMG_8670

Sweet and savory: Fluffy Coconut Pancakes

We love pancakes and have enjoyed them in both sweet and savory varieties. We also love coconut, whether it’s in cookies, bars, pies or just toasted and sprinkled over ice cream. This week we’re sharing a recipe for Fluffy Coconut Pancakes that combines both of these favorites to create a ...

Watermelon can be used in many ways in the kitchen

By Nyanyika Banda Forum News Service In the U.S., watermelon seems to be the quintessential fruit of the season. It wasn’t until I spent a summer in San Francisco about six years ago and learned a variety of preparations of watermelon that I was able to view the fruit as more than the ...

12fare

PRAIRIE FARE: Have you enjoyed any anthocyanins lately?

“What color scheme should we have this year?,” I asked my older daughter as we surveyed the flower pots we needed to fill earlier this summer. “Mom, you always get pink and purple flowers,” she replied with a grin. Yes, she knows her mother. I usually fill my cart with pink and ...

#Living | VIEW ALL

Eloise Ogden/MDN
Common milkweed is best known as the food source for Monarch butterflies. It and other weeds become an annoyance when they show up in lawns, gardens or flowerbeds.

Controlling weeds takes time, persistence

Getting rid of weeds is a problem. Common milkweed is primary food source for the monarch butterfly but this wide-leafed weed can be an annoyance when it pops up in lawns, flower beds and gardens, it can be an annoyance. When milkweed is in a lawn, Ken Eraas, horticulture assistant with ...

This rugged imperfect place

They left me with a plate of Snickerdoodles, a fridge full of half-finished dips, opened bottles of white wine, sheets to be washed and a heart full and lonesome at the same time. A group of eight of my friends made their way to the ranch from Colorado, Minnesota and eastern North Dakota last ...

Submitted Photo
Wood mulch is better to use around a tree than rock mulch. Photo by Ken Eraas.

Keeping trees healthy

We all want our trees to grow fast and provide us with shade and add beauty to our yards. With our short growing season and dry weather such as we are having now, trees need all the help we can give them to prosper. There are a couple of lawn tasks that we do regularly which are very harmful ...

071617.F.FF.VEEDERCOLUMN

VEEDER: Sweetclover under my skin

I imagine everyone has some familiar scent that hits their lungs and brings them back to a time in childhood when they felt so deeply loved, so overwhelmingly safe, so much themselves. So free. Maybe it’s your grandmother’s warm cookies from the oven or the smell of a diesel tractor ...

Etc | VIEW ALL

Tips: Take better photos of your garden and wildlife

So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighborhood. And you'd love to capture all this natural beauty in photos. It's so easy these days to pull out a phone and take pictures of anything anytime, but a little time and thought can ...

The real America refers to many versions Homegrown Hollywood:

I’ve always loved the Fourth of July. Growing up in my small town, the Fourth meant three-legged races, watching the parade on Main Street and covering my ears during fireworks. Eating corn on the cob in my flag shirt with butter dripping down my face, I remember feeling so grateful I ...

Dolley Madison: the White House’s first power hostess

Sometimes, thoughtful decor, elegant tableware and gracious entertaining can come together into something truly powerful. An exhibit in New York argues that Dolley Madison's prodigious domestic, social and political talents helped define and unite a fledgling nation. Madison was the first ...

Revelers run in front of Cebada Gago fighting bulls during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Pamplona’s festival, the fiesta of a lifetime

fter I first started covering the San Fermin running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain for The Associated Press, the same sense of anticipation haunts me on the eve of July 6. The night before the launching of the "Chupinazo" rocket that kick-starts the festival is always one of ...

Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Kim Fundingsland/MDN
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 ...

Kim Fundingsland/MDN
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 ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

Amazing Grace Missionaries at Minot Baptist Church

Missionaries from Amazing Grace Ministries will be at the Minot Baptist Church and the North Dakota State Fair in Commercial Building III from July 21 through the end of the fair. For further information please call Pastor David B. Miller at 839-1351. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., Morning ...

First Baptist annual fried chicken picnic set for Thursday

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over age 50, will hold the annual Southern Fried Chicken Picnic on Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The event will be held indoors. A musical program will be presented by Sue Gunderson-Kranz of Powers Lake. The cost is ...

Business | VIEW ALL

July Eagle Award recipients

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are Devin Drakeford, AT&T; Rebecca Ruzicka, All American Trophies & Screen Printing; Mitch Hamilton, BeMobile; Rod Loken, Gooseneck Implement - Velva; Ruth Stavros, TJ Maxx; Jodi Wright Burtch, Target; Audrey ...

Minot hotel earns Above and Beyond Award

The Grand Hotel is being recognized for their Shuttle Series, a project they have taken upon themselves to market Minot. They have selected various points of interest to share with their guests but more importantly, on their social media which is also viewed locally. The Grand highlighted ...

Nodak Insurance Company named one of nation’s top insurers by Wards 50

For the fifth consecutive year, Nodak Insurance Company has been named to the 2017 Ward’s Top 50 Property/Casualty Insurance Companies. Ward’s annually recognizes the top 50 performing insurance companies out of more than 3,000 doing business in the United States. Nodak Insurance is now a ...

Futures Files

Lumber market on fire The lumber market roared near a three-month high last week as wildfires threatened forests and sawmills in British Columbia. There are nearly 400 wildfires ablaze in the Canadian province, which is one of the world’s largest exporters of softwood lumber. Lumber ...

Weekender | VIEW ALL

Submitted Photo
Little Big Town will kick-off the State Fair, as they perform smash hits "Little White Church,, "Tornado," and "Girl Crush" along with singles from their latest album The Breaker, tonight at 8 p.m. at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand.

Superstars open State Fair Weekend

Opening weekend will showcase the legendary talents of Little Big Town, Fergie and the Brothers Osborne, as they grace the Grandstand at the North Dakota State Fair between tonight and Sunday. Proclaimed as "The place where summer shines," this year's Grandstand will feature a trio of ...

Saturday, from noon- 3 p.m., Daniel Starks will showcase his exciting blend of toe-tapping folk rock and soul-stirring gospel at Dakota Square Mall.

Submitted Photo

Rising folk singer returns to Minot

For singer and songwriter Daniel Starks, music is more than a passion, it’s a personal calling. Saturday, from noon- 3 p.m., Dakota Square Mall will feature Starks’ exciting blend of toe-tapping folk rock fused soul-stirring gospel. Dan Hansen, the founder and coordinator of RTL ...

Submitted Photo
Cast members dazzle during a performance of “Rock of Ages.” Theatergoers can see “Rock of Ages” tonight through Sunday night, box office open 7:30 p.m. and showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Summer of rock n’ roll: MSU Summer Theatre performs ‘Rock of Ages’

Classic rock, riveting romance and show-stopping comedy will be featured during the Broadway smash hit “Rock of Ages,” performed by the Minot State University Summer Theatre, tonight-Sunday at the MSU Amphitheater. Throughout the rock n’ roll showcase, theatergoers can anticipate the ...

Audience members can cheer for a variety of drag queens as they model chic outfits on the runway before providing fun entertainment on the Coliseum Room stage at the Holiday- Inn Riverside in Minot, Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Submitted Photo

Queens to grace the stage in Minot

Fierce talent, stunning style and elegant fashion will grace the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot, Saturday night, as LOUD & Proud Productions hosts “Minot Is A Drag,” inside the Coliseum Room at 8:30 p.m. Throughout the glamorous event, audience members can cheer for a variety of drag ...