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Ben Gulley and the Timeless Trio will bring talents to Minot

Accomplished American tenor, Ben Gulley, will be performing alongside the Timeless Trio at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes in advance with no reserve seating. Single event tickets are available at $30 per adult and $15 ...

‘The Charm of Preparedness’ takes the stage

Would a preparedness drill actually prepare anyone for anything? In Jorge Ignacio Cortinas’ “The Charm of Preparedness,” a college is turned on its head when a pre-med student, Tariq, organizes a campus-wide preparedness drill. The drill could be a serious endeavor, or simply a ruse to ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra opens 94th season with ‘Homegrown’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents its 94th season opener, “Homegrown,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The symphony will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a festival of our country’s cultures featuring all American composers. The ...

Annual fall, winter classes offered at Taube

The Taube Museum of Art is currently offering a variety of art classes for the 2019 fall and winter season. A Start in Art is an annual program, which runs twice a month from September to May. Children listen to stories or meet animal friends from Roosevelt Park Zoo, then create a hands-on ...

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Put down that takeout menu: Stir-fry basics for home cooks

For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry . and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu. Stir-fry technique has many people intimidated. But if you can slice and stir, ...

Yes, there is an art to the perfectly peeled egg

NEW YORK (AP) — I love eating deviled eggs and egg salad, but I had been avoiding making either because it was so much trouble peeling the eggs. I researched the subject online and tried many of the techniques that promised perfectly smooth eggs. I even went so far as to purchase an egg ...

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Apples, the jewels of fall

It’s early October. I’m standing by an overloaded apple tree that has clusters of blushing globes, moderately large, with an inflamed tone that fades to rose. A close look reveals their streaked underside canvas that features the primary colors of red and green – not to be ignored are the ...

Without a magic wand, transforming pumpkins isn’t easy

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It might be easier to transform a pumpkin into Cinderella's coach than to turn one into a mercury glass decoration. Hoping to add elegance to seasonal decorations that can stretch from early fall through Halloween and Thanksgiving, I decided to try recreating the look ...

VEEDER: If you need someone to build an ark …

“We’re supposed to get 1 to 3 inches of snow today,” he whispered, his shadow looming over me as I rubbed my eyes in the dark of the early morning, removed the toddler foot lodged in my ribs and tried to make sense of the horror of the first words I heard in my waking moments on the ...

Garden Slugs — UGG!!

The recent rains have been a mixed blessing. For home gardeners, the wet conditions have brought a host of damaging pests out of dormancy; SLUGS!! These slimy creatures look like snails without a shell. They are gray, brown and other earth tone colors. This makes them difficult to see on ...

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Kindness is Contagious: Who knew Laffy Taffy could spread kindness?

Every time I see banana-flavored Laffy Taffy, I feel a little tug on my heart. It’s especially prominent now that my family has moved from Ohio to South Dakota. I left a dear friend in Ohio named Liz. Liz was my son Charlie’s third grade teacher and I spent a lot of time in her classroom. ...

Terracotta makes a color comeback

There was a time not that long ago when designers were tearing out anything terracotta-colored, whether it was tile, painted walls or upholstered furniture. A darling hue of the ‘80s, the brownish orange — evocative of terracotta earthenware — was considered dowdy and done. But like so ...

MindingOurElders: Staff use of pet names for mother annoys caregiving daughter

Dear Carol: My mom, who’d been healthy all her life, recently suffered a stroke which requires the skilled care available in a nursing home. Her overall care seems good, but I’m irritated by how they address mom because some of the aides call her “Dear” or even “Hon.” I know that ...

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Hunters urged to watch travel conditions

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to monitor on- and off-road travel conditions as many hunting seasons open this weekend. Recent moisture will make travel difficult on section line trails, unimproved roads and in harvested grain fields where hunting might take ...

Like father, like son

He’s fished 43 of 44 Governor’s Walleye Cup tournaments. His son was his fishing partner each and every time. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Seventy-five years old now, and with countless hours of enjoyment on the water, Chuck Berntsen of Minot treasures every opportunity to fish ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Elk Archery Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2,E6. Friday – Elk Regular Season opener, E3, E4. Friday – Moose Archery Season opener. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Audubon, 6:30 a.m. Sept. 11-13 – Cabela’s National Walleye Tour, Grahams Island State Park, ...

Hunters reminded of big game transport rules

Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota, as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease. Hunters are prohibited from transporting into or within North Dakota the whole ...

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You will never know unless you go

In April of 2000 I resigned from my engineering job in Minneapolis. Our family loved living in the Twin Cities. We were near family for the first time in our married life, had a great church home, good friends and good jobs. We were comfortable. But in 1993, we accepted a mission God placed on ...

Catholic Foundation changes name

The Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck, which for over the past six years has served the Catholic people and entities with its charitable giving, has a new name: Catholic Foundation of Western North Dakota, according to a press release from the diocese. Foundation ...

Our Lady of Grace, Minot, to host Sept. 8 Family Day and MJM7 concert

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, will host a Family Day and MJM7 concert at the church on Sunday, Sept. 8. Family Day begins at 4 p.m. with a taco-in-a-bag meal, games, face painting, and entertainment including learning sign language to parts of the Mass, singing Sonshine Camp songs, ...

Rev. Gerjets: Church members called upon to ‘love our neighbors’

Rev. Brandy Gerjets, lead pastor at First Lutheran Church in Minot, said in an email last week that she doesn’t think day to day operations at the local church will be much changed by an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America resolution in support of undocumented immigrants. However, Gerjets ...

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Futures Files

Chinese talks lift soybeans Top leaders from the U.S. and China are meeting in Washington to try and strike a deal and end the 18-month trade war. Initial reports suggest that the two sides are finding some common ground, with the U.S. offering to reduce tariffs in exchange for China buying ...

Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote

(AP) — Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there's little the federal government can do now for the 2020 elections. ...

Streyle promoted at United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced that Roscoe Streyle has been promoted to senior vice president. Streyle has been employed with UCB for over 20 years, most recently as chief information officer. In this new position, he will take on an expanded leadership role within the bank and provide a ...

Town and Country now has three locations in Minot

Town and Country Credit Union’s third Minot location opened Sept. 30 near Dakota Square Mall, just west of Target. It is a full-service location with staff on site who can help members with consumer loans, new deposit accounts, mortgages, credit cards and all their daily transactions. There ...

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ND National Guard engineers assist Triangle Y Camp

GARRISON – About 25 soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard’s Wahpeton-based 188th Engineer Company (VERTICAL) assisted the Minot YMCA by improving the grounds of the Triangle Y camp near Garrison, according to a news release. The area is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and ...

Ground to be broken for new firing range at Minot AFB

Sen. John Hoeven will help break ground on a new indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base on Monday, according to a news release from his office. The new range will allow the consolidation of four existing buildings while also reducing air quality concerns, providing higher quality training ...

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Colton Dixon to rock the Magic City

Greater Minot Concerts is bringing a family-friendly night of music to the North Dakota State Fair Center Theater Room Sunday. Colton Dixon, a finalist in season 11 of the television contest series “American Idol,” will headline the night along with performances from Manic Drive, Tru Serva ...

Welcome to the Asylum

Ready to be diagnosed and treated for your biggest fears? Northwoods Candy Emporium and the Paranormal Investigators of North Dakota have teamed up to create The Asylum of Fear at Dakota Square Mall. The haunted house is being held in what used to be Sears. Those who dare will enter through ...

ND Brewers Guild presents Oktoberfest

The North Dakota Brewers Guild chose Minot for their inaugural Oktoberfest that will be taking place tonight. Each year, the guild plans to host a yearly Oktoberfest celebration in a different city. The event in Minot will take place today at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center from ...

Celebrate Halloween early with Magic City Misfits

The Magic City Misfits will be celebrating Halloween early with a shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night at the Mouse River Players Community Theater in Minot. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for ...