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Ned LeDoux continues on his father’s path

Ned LeDoux is following in his father’s footsteps and taking over as a country singer. The son of the famous country singer Chris LeDoux, Ned LeDoux grew up with a passion for music. When he was 5, he got his first drum set. From there he joined a band in his teens and in the late ’90s, ...

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Story Hour hopes to connect Minot residents

The Minot Public Library will host the first event for The Minot Story Hour’s fourth season on Saturday. The Minot Story Hour gives those in the community a chance to tell a story about their life in 10 minutes and listen to other stories. It was started four years ago with the goal of ...

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Mouse River Players opens second play of the season

A Christmas Carol is to be performed by the Mouse River Players starting today. The play will run today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The weekend of Nov. 24, it will run Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play will be performed at the Mouse River ...

WORLD OF WINE: If wildfire smoke bothers eyes, if could affect wine, too

The wildfires of this past summer in western Canada, and the recent tragedy of wildfires in California, have affected growers and producers of wines. The worst case of destruction was in the Napa and Sonoma wine growing regions where vineyards, wineries, homes and lives were destroyed. Where ...

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Broadway veterans coming to Minot for a toe-tapping performance

Two on Tap is coming to perform at Minot State University for guests to enjoy classic song and dance performed by Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano. The duo has been performing together for around nine years now in Two on Tap. They dance and sing songs from 1920s to the ...

Holiday Showcase returns to State Fairgrounds

BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday. “This is the time and place for your holiday shopping,” said Doug Goehring North Dakota Agriculture commissioner. ...

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp

(AP) — Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express " is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would make a straightforward, classical whodunit with a budget ...

WORLD OF WINE: Don’t overlook fruit wines — they offer intense flavor

When asked what got me started on my interest in wines, I say something about how it started in Italy while in the Navy, enjoying their bubbly and Chianti. Or, when I experienced rhubarb wine from the Maple River Winery in Casselton, N.D. The taste of rhubarb wine was one of those “Wow” ...

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A place for children to discover and learn

The Magic City Discovery Center will open its doors for its fourth season at 10 a.m. Saturday. The center has been running for the winter months since 2013, giving children a fun, educational place to play indoors. It runs from November to March, open Wednesday through Sunday. It is open ...

Pair with a partner and learn to square

If you are looking for a fun way to get out and learn something new, the Minot Magic Square will be giving square dance lessons starting Sunday. Minot Magic Square has been around for years but recently had a restart. “It was going since way back when in the ’50s but it disbanded ...

WORLD OF WINE: Holidays are for pleasurable but responsible drinking

The holiday season is upon us with ever more opportunities to consume alcohol in greater quantities. While I celebrate the moderate consumption of wine based on the pleasure that such consumption brings, I temper my promotion of wine with the reality that I have an alcoholic son. For those ...

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Spooky events to end October

With Halloween almost upon us, the weekend and beginning of next week is full of activities and spooky fun. Today Starting off the Halloween weekend at 4 p.m. today, the Central Avenue Ramp is holding a Haunted Halloween Family Event. They are providing a variety of different haunted houses ...

Head-to-toe tips for a safer Halloween

Injuries can end up being the Halloween trick nobody wants. Every year, ill-fitting costumes are blamed for cuts and fractures that send disappointed trick-or-treaters to the emergency room. There are some simple things you can do before Halloween to lessen the chances of bumps in the ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Great flavors to be found in light lager beers

This week I am going to talk about a style of beer enjoyed by nearly 90 percent of regular beer drinkers: light lager. Just for a little reference, according to the Brewers Association, all-malt—or craft beer, continues to grow quickly in popularity. In 2016, it carried about 12 percent ...

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‘Only the Brave’

(AP) — Firefighters must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that's on fire, for heaven's sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved or who have managed to stay untainted. What they surely don't need is the old fashioned ...

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He’ll be back, but not like before: Groff plays an FBI agent

NEW YORK (AP) — His TV fans know him as Patrick in HBO's "Looking," and as Jesse St. James in "Glee." His movie fans know him as the voice of Kristoff in "Frozen." And his theater fans? They know him as the pouty, thoroughly annoyed King George in "Hamilton." This week, fans will see ...

Busy weekend for kids, families in Minot

As the weekend begins, families will have a lot of options for things to do all weekend. There are a few family things and a few age range activities, so every member can have an activity. Friday, families who want a fun, hands-on activity for their kids, the Roosevelt Park Zoo will be ...

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Country star to fill 4 Bears stage

Dustin Lynch will fill the 4 Bears Casino with country music on October 14. The country star made his musical debut in 2013 and after five years, he’s gained a fairly large fan base with three albums and many hit songs. Of course, music has always played a large role in Lynch’s life. ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: The basic art of a beer dinner

Attending or hosting a beer-themed dinner at a restaurant or at home always makes me excited. The prospect of a special meal prepared with food courses that complement beers which are individually paired with each plate is a truly awesome gastronomic experience. Beer has many components that ...

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Romance, survival mix in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other. No, no, no. Are you crazy? They fall in love — ...