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Meet the artist: Clint Whitmer

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? I have western North Dakota images up in the Public Arts Commission display in Grand Forks, N.D. I also have “Sentinels of the Plains” (grain elevators) images up at the Livingston Center for the Arts in Livingston, MT. Do you have ...

Meet the artist: Hannah Auer

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? I am new to Minot, so I do not currently have any work up in galleries, but I hope to soon to help make a name for myself. However, I will be at ARTMAIN displaying and selling art for the first Thursday of June. Do you have work for ...

Northwest Arts Center receives $1,000 grant

To develop current leadership capacity through lifelong learning, the Northwest Arts Center has been awarded a $1,000 professional development grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). This grant provided funds to the Northwest Arts Center for the director to attend the 2019 ...

Minot Public Library features Celtic guitarist

The Minot Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow to the library. Barlow will perform a concert on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the Minot Public Library. The program is sponsored in part by Hyatt House and is free to the ...

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Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to ...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

NEW YORK (AP) —Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What’s Gaby Cooking . The show is under an hour and Dalkin’s husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from ...

‘Sell By’ or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

NEW YORK (AP) — If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people ...

Home With TheLost Italian: Super spud side dish

FARGO — We featured several North Dakota crops and products at last week’s dinner event at the Coteau des Prairies Lodge in Havana, N.D., and while nearly all of our creations were consumed that evening, we were delighted to find that we still had a fair supply of creamy red Buxton potatoes ...

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Living with gophers

The prairie animals that most of us call “gophers” are properly named Richardson Ground Squirrels. Their normal home is in a short grass pasture or field in the country. But they seemed to have learned from their neighbors, the deer, Canada geese, and wild turkeys, and have moved into ...

Prevent tick-borne diseases while enjoying the outdoors

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit ...

Remove grass from around browning evergreens

As we move into the third year of drought, the lack of water, past cold winter temperatures and this unusually hot early summer has damaged and is still damaging many evergreens. It seems that most any evergreen somewhere is affected. The rapid drying and browning on the south and south west ...

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Save the bees (and time and money) by creating a bee lawn

Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less maintenance. That makes them cost-effective, too. Bee lawns are turf grasses blended with low-growing ...

For 20 years, yoga was a no-go … until now

I like to joke that I’ve been doing yoga for 20 years and it’s never done me a bit of good. And then a good friend will gently remind me that in order for this practice to give you any real benefit, you have to do it more than once every three years. I don’t know why I haven’t already ...

Microgreens: a tiny, nutritional, easy-to-grow crop all year

If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and their nutritional power exceeds that of the adult plants. Use them as garnish, sprinkle them onto salads and soups, add ...

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CATCH-n-RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for May: Spiritwood Lake northern pike: Stacy Harr, Jamestown, May 26, 42 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Cody Humann, Bismarck, May 4, 17 inches. Lake Darling smallmouth ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for May: Missouri River brown trout: Grant Meyer, Minot, May 9, 8 lbs., 8 oz. Robert Bullinger, Mandan, May 19, 14 lbs., 8 oz. Missouri River rainbow trout: Bradley Markwardt, Hazen, May 13, 10 ...

Walleye studies at Sakakawea, Alkaline

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently tagged approximately 3,000 walleyes in Lake Sakakawea - 1,000 each in the upper, middle and lower regions of the lake. Managers plan to continue tagging 3,000 walleye from Lake Sakakawea each year through 2022. This four-year ...

Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest for 2019 is now open for submissions. The contest has categories for nongame and game species, as well as plants/insects. An overall winning photograph will be chosen, with the number of place winners in each ...

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Ways one should not process pain

In this world, we will have heartache and pain. When we face pain we need two things. We must suspend our analysis, seek comfort and process the pain. Jesus experienced much heartache and pain, and he promised to leave us with peace. John 14:27 states, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I ...

Program at First Baptist June 20

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people ages 50 and over, will meet Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Danielle and Heidi Olson from Anamoose will present a musical program. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street ...

Christian Center expansion

A campaign goal of $4.5 million has been reached that will fund improvements and expansion to facilities at Metigoshe Ministries’ Pelican Lake summer camp site and the Christian Center on Lake Metigoshe. According to a press release, the completed projects at Camp Metigoshe include 16 new ...

What do we do with our pain?

A month ago, I hung up a wood message board in my 10-year-old daughter, Brooke’s, bathroom. A week later, as she was getting ready for school, we heard a loud bang in her bathroom. Soon after, she came out with tears in her eyes and a red mark on her foot. My wife, Teri, gave her a hug. After ...

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Mack promoted to VP at United Community – Drake

United Community Bank has announced that Marlene Mack has been promoted to vice president within the Drake location. Mack has been employed at UCB for nearly 30 years, originally starting as a customer service representative. “Marlene’s commitment to the Drake community and her ...

FUTURES FILES

Job market shakier The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest monthly estimates on the U.S. employment situation, showing a gloomier outlook. While unemployment remains at a 49-year low of 3.6%, very few new jobs are being created and wages are increasing tepidly. The newest ...

90 years of family and growth

As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, many people in Minot have turned to Lowe’s Garden Center to help kick-start their gardening season. The garden center has been a locally owned and operated business in Minot for the past 90 years and will be celebrating their 90th ...

Third location coming for Town & County Credit Union

Town & Country Credit Union is set to open their third location in the Minot area this fall, next to Dakota Square Mall. The new location at 1525 24th Avenue SW will include lobby and drive-thru hours, as well as a 24-hour ATM to accommodate members’ needs. “The Minot community has ...

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Minot City Bands performs two concerts

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present their fourth and fifth concerts of the season at Oak Park on Sunday. The two concerts will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the old band shell by the splash park and playground. The Minot City Band will perform a ...

‘Western Stars’ new path for Bruce Springsteen

(AP) — Bruce Springsteen's new studio release breaks fresh ground for the veteran rocker, who turns his back not only on the blistering sound of the E Street Band but also abandons the haunting acoustic moods pioneered on "Nebraska" and fine-tuned on later solo efforts. After the ...

Ribs, chicken, pork: Ribfest brings it all

Go and get succulent ribs, barbecue chicken and sweet pulled pork at the third annual Minot’s Ribfest taking place all weekend. Starting today at 11 a.m. and running through Sunday night at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, Minot’s Ribfest will feature plenty to eat and a variety of ...

‘Chasing the Moon’ takes a look at the history of rocketry

(AP) —This companion book to the upcoming PBS film showcases well-known individuals and some forgotten names that were just as essential in keeping the dream of sending a man into outer space. The first known scientific look at the practicality of rockets came in 1903 when Russian Konstantin ...