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Meet the artist: Ashley Nilsen

Current Hometown: Minot What kind of art/arts do you practice? Theater How did you get started? I was always interested in performing from a young age, I would watch movies and see these actors living these different lives through the characters they created and decided it was what I ...

Meet the artist: Devan Shumway

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? You can view more of my photographs and videos online at my website. (https://devanshumway.wixsite.com/dsfilm) Do you have work for sale? I am more than happy to make prints of my previous work if someone is interested! I also love ...

From “Sister Act” to “Seussical,” summer theater is here

Summer is underway as June continues on and what that means for Minot State University is the beginning of their Summer Theater’s play performances for Season 53. Starting June 12, the MSU Summer Theater will begin bringing their four summer plays to the stage. The plays they’ve chosen are ...

Art from a female perspective

Summer exhibits at the Northwest Arts Center showcase art with a female perspective, with photographs by Williston artist Jamie Azevedo plus a selection of 25 works by women represented in the Minot State University Permanent Art Collection. The exhibits will hang in the Walter Piehl Gallery in ...

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American Table: Asparagus sings with a red pepper, almond and tomato sauce

It's time to revisit grilled vegetables! I was recently tagged in a post where the author said that she was taught to grill vegetables dry and then season them when they come off the grill. I don't know what she was grilling and she seemed very happy with that method but it made me think ...

Home With The Lost Italian: Southern from scratch

One of my son Gio’s favorite Southern specialties is biscuits and gravy, but up until last week, I’d always made it for him using a tin of pre-made biscuits with a homemade sausage gravy that was featured in this column in January 2017. But when he requested biscuits and gravy for his ...

Follow these tips for a rack of lamb that’s juicy inside

Rack of lamb and the grill have great chemistry. The intense heat of the coals produces a bold crust and melts away the meat's abundance of fat, distributing flavor throughout while imparting a smokiness that's the perfect complement to lamb's rich, gamey flavor. But the rendering fat can ...

KitchenWise: Serve pink sangria straight up or topped with bubbly water

Nothing spells summertime like sangria, the chilled and refreshing wine-based fruit punch from Spain that landed on our shores to stay via the 1964 World's Fair. In its classic form — a mix of red wine and chopped fruit that's sometimes further glorified with orange juice and brandy — ...

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Organic prevention, management of powdery mildew on plants

Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses. ...

Pesticides – always use carefully

Pesticides are used by many home gardeners and home owners. They are used outdoor and sometimes indoors. Used properly according to the product’s label, they can be a great help to home owners and gardeners. Before buying a pesticide, learn more about it and the pest it will control. There ...

Dakota Handcrafters

How would you describe your specialty handcraft? Woodworking What or who inspired you to become involved in it? I started woodworking because my wife and I needed a cabinet. After I made that, I was hooked. How long have you been doing this type of work? 1 year Do you do it for your own ...

Never mind the weeds

Last night, I put the girls to bed before the sun set and headed out to the garden. It had been an entire week since I had a chance to dig in that dirt in an attempt manage my little crop of vegetables, and I could see from my window all the rain gave the weeds permission to set up ...

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How to know if your pet will dig a subscription box

The doorbell rings. Your dog barks up a storm as the delivery person drops off a package. But unlike the other times your loyal companion watched as you received a delivery, this time the box is for her. With companies like BarkBox, PupBox and Meowbox, pets now can get their own monthly ...

Once sidelined, romantic comedies rise again this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple ...

Kindness is Contagious: Kindness crosses a variety of comfort zones

I’m a pretty outgoing person. There are certainly things that heighten my anxiety, but talking to strangers isn’t one of them. I have to remember that just because my comfort zone covers a four ZIP code-area, not everyone is wired the same way. For some people, making eye contact and ...

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Fort Stevenson State Park National Marina Day event

Fort Stevenson State Park will host its National Marina Day event on Saturday, June 9, in the Garrison Bay Marina beginning at 1 pm. Children are encouraged to participate in the rain gutter regatta and minnow races. There is no fee to attend the event. The park charges a $7 vehicle ...

Outdoors Calendar

Friday-Saturday – Van Hook Classic Fishing Tourney, New Town, 629-0080. Saturday - Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Darling, 426-1829. Saturday-Sunday – Spirit Lake Marina Walleye Classic, Devils Lake, 766-4747. June 16-17 – Rugby Invitational Fishing Tourney, Devils Lake, ...

Fishing for free June 2-3

North Dakotans who want to give fishing a try are reminded they can fish for free June 2-3. That is the state’s Free Fishing Weekend, when all residents age 16 and over can fish any North Dakota water without a license. Residents age 15 and under do not need a fishing license at any time of ...

Some lakes suffer winterkill

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists investigated winterkills at 13 lakes this spring, and some were considered significant enough to affect the quality of fishing. Popular fishing lakes that appear to have suffered a significant kill include Spring Lake (Bowman County), ...

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Unable to speak, pastor’s voice stronger than ever in his books

It’s been nearly 15 years since the Rev. Lyle Kath learned his swollen glands indicated he had esophageal cancer. Though the necessary treatment changed his life dramatically — he can no longer eat food except through a tube inserted into his stomach, can’t drink and no longer speaks ...

Big Smoke to be held July 9

The Big Smoke will be held July 9 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot. The event is sponsored by the Serra Club of North Central North Dakota. The event supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Bismarck Diocese According to a press release, the activities ...

Does anyone care?

Our 4th-grade daughter Brooke started Taekwondo in January and she has learned several self-defense patterns. She will ask me at home, at the grocery store, anywhere the two of us are together, “Dad, can I show you my new pattern?” Children love to have their mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, ...

Krebs to celebrate 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, July 11, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will host a celebration for Father Bruce Krebs in recognition of the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, according to a press release. The celebration will begin with Mass at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 707 16th Ave ...

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New hires, promotions at Town and Country Credit Union

Town and Country Credit Union has hired two new staff members in Minot and promoted two existing employees in Kenmare and Stanley. Meli-ssa Hubble joined Town and Country Credit Union as a plastics specialist in the Minot Main location. Hubble began her career in banking as a teller at Town ...

Stober, Keller hired at Gate City Bank

Cole Stober was hired at Gate City Bank as a mortgage loan officer. In his role, Stober will help customers that are purchasing or refinancing a home. A native of Alberta, Canada, Stober graduated from Minot State University in 2013. Also hired as a mortgage loan officer was Heather ...

CDC certifies Trinity’s diabetes prevention program

Trinity Health’s Center for Education has received certification from the Center for Disease Control for its diabetes prevention program, Weigh 2 Change, according to a press release from Trinity. Weigh 2 Change is a yearlong lifestyle intervention program that helps people, especially ...

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On ‘Liberation,’ Christina Aguilera is resilient

(AP) — Dear Christina, It's been some time, but I'm glad you're back. You lost me a bit on 2012's "Lotus" and threw me for a loop in 2010 with "Bionic." Not sure if it is because you took six years in between your last album and your new album, or if you're in a different place in your ...

Radio Stars return to Sibyl Hall

STANLEY – The Radio Stars, a perennial favorite at the Sibyl Center in Stanley, will make a return performance visit Sunday at 3 p.m. The band features Stanley native, now of Fargo, Merrill Piepkorn and his longtime friends. Combine a lot of energy with a distinctive take on modern and ...

‘The Anomaly’ slowly simmers as story groundwork is set up

(AP) — Rumors have swirled that early in the 20th century an explorer on the Colorado River discovered a cavern high up in the rocks of the Grand Canyon. The stories of what he found are fantastic and hard to believe, which is perfect for Nolan Moore, an archaeologist who hosts a conspiracy ...

Benefit being held for boy with Batten Disease

Having a child or young family member faced with hard medical problems isn’t easy for anyone. For the families, it can be costly and stressful to give the child what they need to live with what has happened. For the Lawson family, the disease that has affected their six-year-old son is Batten ...