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Mindblowing costumes, must-see collectables and festive contests will be presented at iMagicon, Friday, April 28- Sunday, April 30 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot.

iMagicon returns to Minot

iMagicon, Minot’s comic and gaming convention is back and expanding. With an eclectic focus on fandom, iMagicon has quickly grown to be a big attraction in the Magic City. Starting Friday, April 28 and running through Sunday, April 30, the Holiday Inn-Riverside will feature LAN parties, ...

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Minot State University’s principal cellist, Erick Anderson, will perform the most well-known and monumental cello concerto in the repertoire, “Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor,” during the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s production of “Storytellers,” Saturday, April 29.

The magic of ‘Storytellers’

A night of musical magic and spectacular stories awaits audiences as the Minot Symphony Orchestra closes out the 2016-2017 concert season with their production of “Storytellers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Concertgoers can anticipate ...

In this image released by Hulu, Jessica Brown-Findlay portrays Charlotte Wells, an 18th-century prostitute in Hulu's drama series "Harlots." (Liam Daniel/Hulu via AP)

Lady Sybil no more: ‘Downton’ star shifts to ‘Harlots’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there's any doubt that Jessica Brown-Findlay has left Lady Sybil of "Downton Abbey" far behind, consider a recent interview with her by phone from London. Findlay was discussing her role as Charlotte, an 18th-century prostitute in Hulu's drama series "Harlots," while ...

This image released by Discovery Channel shows a crane removing a pot from the stack as the Summer Bay crew sets its gear in "Deadliest Catch."  Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of "Deadliest Catch," with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery's most enduring and popular shows forced to deal with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous water. The show's 13th season debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. (Discovery Channel via AP)

Climate change a character in Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of "Deadliest Catch," with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery's most enduring and popular shows forced to deal with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous ...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar still has awesome skills with a skewer

NEW YORK (AP) — As a vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar learned the value of an old-fashioned wooden stake. As a mom of two children, she's still pretty handy with a good stick — only this time it's in the kitchen. Gellar skewers all kinds of things in her new cookbook, "Stirring Up ...

WORLD OF WINE: Spring flavors bloom with rosé wine varietals

As the vines slowly come out of dormancy and begin breaking bud, this isn’t the first activity to occur since last fall’s harvest. The harvested grapes have completed their fermentation, a task that has been going on during our winter months. The end product – wine – is now ready to ...

Rappers becoming fixtures on food scene

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg furiously stirred flour into a creamy bechamel sauce, a whisk in one hand and a microphone in the other during a cooking demonstration with chef Guy Fieri. He tossed herbs into the mac and cheese and spicy wing dishes with the dramatic flair of ...

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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Guilt-free Mediterranean steak salad

Summer is just around the corner, and that means the season for shorts and swimsuits is almost here. While we love pasta and potatoes (and you know we do), this spring we’re turning our focus to recipes that will pack a big punch of flavor without pinching our waistline. Transforming a salad ...

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FIELDING QUESTIONS: Corn gluten meal can prevent crabgrass

Q: I purchased a product called Maize Weed Preventer at a local nursery to apply in hopes of preventing annual crabgrass seeds from sprouting in the lawn. Does this product work? When is the right time to apply? – Sandy Gjervold, Fargo. A: The product contains corn gluten meal, which was ...

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VEEDER: How a dog’s life measures time

The first year my husband and I got married, we lived in the little house in the barnyard where my dad was raised, unloading all the earthly possessions a pair of 23-year-olds can acquire in the short and broke spans of our adult lives – hand-me-down lamps and quesadilla makers. By the time ...

Use care while cleaning to avoid hantavirus disease

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health reminds everyone of the importance of protection against hantavirus disease. As spring begins, many people will be cleaning cabins and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. These are places where one is more likely to be exposed ...

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What to do if your identity is stolen

BISMARCK – Do you know what to do if your identity is stolen from you? Identity thefts do happen in North Dakota. “We processed 102 ID Theft Affadavits for calendar year 2016 and 2017, year to date, we have processed 24,” said Liz Brocker, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Attorney ...

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This photo provided by Amazon shows a demonstration of the company's new parent dashboard tool, on a smartphone. Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch. Parents first have to sign up with Amazon’s FreeTime service, a set of tools for pre-approving how much time kids spend on a tablet and what they do with it. The FreeTime service is free, as is the new dashboard tool. Then they’ll be able to view each child’s activities through Amazon’s website. (Amazon via AP)

Amazon aims to help parents monitor – and talk to – kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company's Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch. Parents first have to sign up ...

MINDING OUR ELDERS: Proper legal documents important for loved ones

Dear Carol: As my parents aged, we all thought that we were taking care of the legal issues necessary so that I, as Durable Power Of Attorney (DPOA) could handle anything that came along with their finances. Dad died two years ago, and Mom and I got through it. Now, Mom’s health is ...

Lilian Pintea, chief scientist with the Jane Goodall Institute, demonstrates features on Google Earth, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in New York. Google Earth is getting a revival, with the mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC, NASA and the producers of "Sesame Street" to mix in video clips, photos and text narratives. The Jane Goodall Institute, for instance, lets you journey to spots in Tanzania that inspired the chimpanzee expert. (AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun)

Google Earth invites you to ‘get lost’ exploring the planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Google Earth is getting a revival, as the 3-D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration. A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos ...

Life as a costume character isn’t all hugs and high-fives

I recently embarked on a whirlwind, multi-city tour with a big celebrity. Everywhere we went, girls screamed and boys jumped up and down in excitement. Crowds gathered around his dressing room, struggling to peer into his window and breathlessly anticipating his next entrance. Children stood ...

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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, gf.nd.gov. 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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National Day of Prayer to be held May 4

The National Day of Prayer will be held May 4 in Minot, according to Rev. Shane McLoughlin of the Bethel Free Lutheran Church. Christians will gather at the Minot City Auditorium, located at 420 3rd Avenue SW, room 201, at noon that day to pray for the city governments, the military, first ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m at First Baptist Church in Minot. Teen Challenge from Mandan will present the program “Testimony and Song.” Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is ...

REFLECTIONS: When we are bumped, what do we spill?

A friend and I were recently talking before church when she suddenly looked down and exclaimed, “I bumped my coffee and I was afraid I spilled it!” Sometimes that happens, but I began to wonder what we spill when we are bumped? What bumps did Jesus experience from birth to resurrection and ...

Living Stations of the Cross on Sunday at Our Lady of Grace

The Living Stations of the Cross will be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707 16th Ave. SW, Minot. In this performance, Minot area youth act out the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Silent actors and actresses ranging in age from elementary through ...

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Futures Files

Beef slices higher Cattle futures charged over $1.30 per pound last week, reaching a 12-month high. Cattle are rallying as steer weights decline and beef export sales continue to boom. Alongside rising beef prices, cattle producers received more great news this week as corn prices fell near ...

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Hoeven honors Crosby native Bruce Gjovig at his retirement

Sen. John Hoeven joined the Grand Forks community in honoring Bruce Gjovig, director of the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation last week. Gjovig, who founded the Center for Innovation in 1984, is retiring in May. Hoeven said of the Crosby native, “Bruce has served UND ...

KX News names Jim Olson station manager

Nexstar Media Group Inc. announced last week that former KX News news director Jim Olson has been appointed station manager of CBS affiliate KXMC and KXMD serving Minot and Williston. Olson started his broadcast career in radio in Minnesota. He was hired as the sports director at KXMC in ...

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	The Microtel Inn & Suites at 414 37th Avenue SW announced that it has been awarded the BEST OF THE BEST by Wyndham Hotel Group Worldwide, which recognizes the hotels Commitment to Excellence, Guest Reviews and Satisfaction, Hotel Quality Assurance, and Wyndham Rewards Enrollments.
	“This is a great honor for our hotel and a direct result of hard work of our wonderful staff,” said Karen New, the hotel’s General Manager. 
	This year is Minot Microtel’s 3rd year in a row receiving the “BEST OF THE BEST” award. Earlier this year the hotel was also recognized by Booking.com for a 9.1 out of 10 review score and received a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

Minot hotel ‘Best of the Best’ again

Submitted Photo The Microtel Inn & Suites at 414 37th Avenue SW announced that it has been awarded the BEST OF THE BEST by Wyndham Hotel Group Worldwide, which recognizes the hotels Commitment to Excellence, Guest Reviews and Satisfaction, Hotel Quality Assurance, and Wyndham Rewards ...

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Lori Haagenstad, left, and her husband,
 Norman Haagenstad, operate the newly installed pop machine at AMC Dakota Square 9.

Coming attractions

The aroma of freshly prepared popcorn along with recently added upgrades, continues to draw crowds to AMC Dakota Square 9. Brandon Welsh, general manager of AMC Dakota Square 9, reported favorable reviews of the latest items installed. “We have three new soda machines that offer 100 ...

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Rubberto Toez, left, and Cadiey Stressman are a singing and songwriting duo of Yeah Dawgs and the Goons. The two performers have taken a temporary vow of homelessness to spread musical messages about personal happiness and following one’s passion.

Blues travelers

Songwriters Cadiey Stressman and Rubberto Toez, their love for life is inspired by their fiery passion of music. From coast-to-coast, Stressman and Toez, musically known as Yeah Dawg and the Goons, have serenaded audiences on street corners, roof tops, parks and beaches. Fusing elements of ...

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The Souris Valley Animal Shelter will celebrate its 40th anniversary by raising funds to expand the size, services and resources of its shelter during the 11th annual “Evening to Paws,” Saturday evening at the Grand Hotel in Minot.

Souris Valley Animal Shelter hosts 11th annual gala

Saving lives by building for the future is the maxim held by the Souris Valley Animal Shelter as they present their 11th annual “Evening to Paws,” Saturday night at the Grand Hotel in Minot. During the gala, the Souris Valley Animal Shelter will celebrate its 40th anniversary by raising ...