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Comedy superstar Jeff Dunham to bring laughs to the Norsk Høstfest

On Thursday, Sept. 28, international comedy sensation Jeff Dunham will rock the house with laughter at the Norsk Høstfest. Jeff continues to play to sold out audiences worldwide. Dunham along with his cohorts are currently on the second leg of their wildly successful “Perfectly ...

Chamber Chorale season launches Oct. 6

Minot’s Chamber Chorale will be setting off their season on Oct. 6 with their yearly Fall Pops Concert at The Grand Inn. The Minot Chamber Chorale was founded in 1972 to provide chorale music to the community. It is the only mixed choir in Minot and the singers make a commitment to perform ...

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Minot Symphony Orchestra opens 92nd season

Minot Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Efrain Amaya, invites you to the season opener of their 92nd season, The Wheel of Fortune: Forever Love, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The Minot Symphony Orchestra will be presenting two ...

Performers practice for Mouse River Player’s season opening play, “A Year with Frog and Toad.”

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Mouse River Players kick off season tonight

rns for their 2017-18 season today with the first performance, “A Year with Frog and Toad” at 7:30 p.m. Director Brittany Knickerbocker says the play will be family friendly. All the actors are adults, but the story and characters will span all generations. “I had recently become ...

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Oak Ridge Boys returning to Høstfest

The Norsk Høstfest always brings popular artists and performers and one of the most recognizable names this year is the Oak Ridge Boys. Consisting of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban, the group has been a band for nearly 44 years and is still going ...

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Corn maze open at Berry Acres

For the sixth year, Berry Acres has provided its annual corn maze for everyone to venture through. Berry Acres is owned and run by Ashley and Calvin Berry. They opened in 2010, but were unfortunately flooded for the 2011 season. They started the maze as a fun family place where everyone ...

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Do’s and don’t of dorm decor at Minot State

With the new school year having started, most college students are already in their residence halls and adjusting to the new year. Most college residence halls can be plain and straight forward, so it can make it hard to feel at home in a room so different than from their old ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Brewing way up north

As the leaves start to turn, folks will head north to check out the fall colors. Those who want to grab a beer can pick from the many great Minnesota breweries that are flourishing or about to open north of the Twin Ports. Bemidji Brewing Co., Bemidji The four-year-old brewery has been a ...

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Walk’s aim is to lead from darkness

On Oct. 10, 2015, the Thomas Family faced the first day of a world completely changed. Jocelyn Thomas lost her battle with her mental illness, leaving behind her family and friends 10 days before her 19th birthday. She had struggled with mental illness since as early as preschool, ...

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Review: A few good scares can’t hold ‘It’ together

Here's the good news: Pennywise is as creepy as ever in the new "It ." Thanks to a bigger budget and some improved special effects some 27 years later he really gets the chance to spook the kids of Derry, Maine. Bill Skarsgard (Son of Stellan, brother of Alexander) has infused Stephen King's ...

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Johnny Collier brings his country soul

Country music that is described as a “passionate and soulful adventure” is coming to Minot Sept. 5. Johnny Collier is a musician that is very popular in Alabama, Tennessee, and surrounding states. He will be performing here in North Dakota for the second time. “We loved North ...

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Video game history in focus at public library

The Minot Public Library will be hosting an event for all video game enthusiasts to attend to learn about the history of video games. The event will have guest speakers Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, and Tristan Donovan, author of Replay: A History of Video ...

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Book Review: How Nora Ephron’s comedies rebooted the rom-com

phron really save the romantic comedy? Are the three movies detailed here — "When Harry Met Sally ...," ''Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" — really iconic? Are we really going to nitpick about this? Let's not, especially if you are a fan of Ephron, her films or romantic ...

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It’s open carry at Oak Park: Second Annual Water Gun Fight seeks competitors

What happens when you combine water guns. a bunch of people, and the Minot Food Truck Festival? You can find out this Sunday at Pride Minot’s Second Annual Water Gun Fight. The fight will take place at the same time as NDstrong’s Minot Food Truck Festival. “We are looking forward to the ...

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Family and friends of Debby Olson are joining together for the Minot Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday in Oak Park.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s this weekend

Two years ago, Chennille Currier, Williston, began noticing changes in her mother, Debby Olson. “We realized something was... not right,” Currier said. “She was let go from a position in a field she’d worked in for 15 years, because she wasn’t catching on to the ...

Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, "Reputation," and announced online it will be out Nov. ...

Film Review: Animated ‘LEAP!’ sets a low barre

An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''LEAP !" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s, in Brittany and Paris, and contains nods to that general time — like an under-construction ...

Minot State University Choir Director Carlos Vieira and Luminus member Dianna Anderson.

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Recital introduces something new to ND audiences

Take an accomplished choral performer, a much sought-after pianist and a professional contemporary dancer; then place them onstage together, and what you get is something unique in our region. On Sunday at 3 p.m., Minot State University Choir Director Carlos Vieira and Luminus member Dianna ...

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Shades of Summer showing at the Taube

The Taube Museum of Art Lower Gallery will feature acrylic paintings by internationally exhibited artist Hooshang, Khorasani of Ruston, Louisiana during the month of August. Hooshang’s work reflects a bold contemporary style, with hues alternating between muted and highly energized. His ...

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Western Plains Children’s Choirs seeking new members

Western Plains Children’s Choirs includes area singers in grades 3 through 12 from public, private, and home schools. Fall 2017 marks the beginning of their our 27th season of joyful music-making. Singers come back year after year from as far away as Velva, Max, Mohall, and Stanley. They ...