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Visitors in snowshoes make their way through the trees and snow in the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge.

Snowshoe through nature at the local wildlife refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It’s habitat is managed to provide a haven for all wildlife, but while the wildlife do come first, the refuge is open for people visitors. On Jan. 20, ...

WORLD OF WINE: Pursuing the perfect pinot noir

It all started with the movie “Sideways” when Maya asked Miles why he was so into pinots. Miles responded: “It’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet that can grow anywhere and thrive even when neglected. Pinot ...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Chris Hemsworth, center, in a scene from "12 Strong." (David James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in ’12 Strong’

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and ...

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Women’s Invitational Exhibit opens 2018 season at the Taube

The 2018 Exhibition Season at the Taube Museum of Art will feature a Full Gallery exhibition and a Women’s Invitational Exhibition featuring 19 local and regional women artists displaying a diverse range of mediums. The exhibition opened Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 16. The women in this ...

Western Plains Opera holding less formal gala

will host a gala at the Taube Art Museum tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. They invite anyone interested to come and get to know the cast of their upcoming performance, “The King and I.” DeVera Bowles, professor at Minot State and costume designer for the performance, said that this year’s gala ...

WORLD OF WINE: Greek wines bring history to the dinner table

Consider adding Greek wines to your testing/taste palate. You may or may not like them, but at least give them a chance to win you over, for a number of reasons: 1. Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. They are the ones who introduced wine to Europe, some 6,000 ...

This image released by Lionsgate shows Vera Farmiga, left, and Liam Neeson in a scene from "The Commuter." (Jay Maidment/Lionsgate via AP)

Liam Neeson rides again in ‘The Commuter’

The tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller "The Commuter" — "Lives are on the line" — feels like a missed opportunity. I would have gone with: "The quiet car is about to get loud." It's been ten years since Neeson's unlikely reign as the movies' best action hero began with ...

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Actors in “The Odd Couple” practicing for the performance.

The Odd Couple is coming to town

Mouse River Players will hit the stage tonight for the first time this year with their newest production, Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” The play will run today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and then on Sunday at 2 p.m. It will be performed Jan. 12-14 with Friday and ...

WORLD OF WINE: Oregon wine mavens successfully address challenges

Welcome to 2018! The wine world embraces it with the hope that fewer disasters will be experienced this year than what took place in 2017. While the well-publicized wine region fires in California have had a devastating impact, long-term concern is beginning to focus on what is happening to ...

The new year is here and Magic City Misfits is dragging it in

With 2018 finishing its first week, Magic City Misfits are planning to celebrate the new year with local Kings and Queens of drag. On Jan. 6 starting at 8 p.m. at the Vegas Motel, Magic City Misfits will put on its first drag show, “Drag Me Into The New Year!” Though this isn’t the ...

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New year, new art and new exhibit space at Northwest Arts Center

The Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University will showcase contemporary art from across the country and a solo exhibit by an internationally recognized North Dakota artist to kick off the new year and a new exhibit space beginning Tuesday. “Americas 2018: Paperworks,” the 47th ...

In this image released by AMC, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan appears in a scene from "The Walking Dead." Morgan maintained his hitting streak as series returned in February with him back as arch-villain Negan, a grinning, swaggering brute whose non-regulation barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat named Louise. (Gene Page/AMC via AP)

Out of all too many, 9 memorable TV moments in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a wild and wearying year in the world of TV, with memorable moments by the dozens. Here are nine signal moments (though a few of them are perhaps best forgotten): HE'S FIRED? Before ascending to the presidency early last January, Donald Trump played TV critic by ...

WORLD OF WINE: These wines will help you toast 2018

Many people who will celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 will do so with a bubbly of some sort. A Prosecco? A fizzante? Champagne? Or, how about a Sekt, Leitz 2016 Rudesheimer riesling trocken from Rheingau, Germany? For those who are confused by terms ‘Sekt’ and ...

Events to kick off the New Year celebration

With the new year approaching, many places here in Minot are preparing to celebrate the end of 2017. If you are old enough to go out, here are a few of the events happening this weekend at Minot bars and other places that serve alcohol. Off The Vine will be starting the New Years festivities ...

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Dinosaurs return to Minot

On Friday through Monday, Jurassic Quest will be returning to Minot for its third time. With more than 80 life-size dinosaurs, it’s sure to be an explorative, fun time. Jurassic Quest will take place at the North Dakota State Fair Event Center. Friday through Sunday, it will be open from ...

This image released by Netflix shows Will Smith, left, and Joel Edgerton in a scene from, "Bright." (Matt Kennedy/Netflix via AP)

‘Bright’ is when Harry Potter vomits on a cop flick

That old Hollywood standby, the venerable buddy cop movie, may have met its anguished demise this holiday season. Will Smith just killed it. Virtually every permutation of the genre has been done — we've seen black cops teamed up with white cops, black cops with black cops, white cops and ...

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." (Frank Masi/Sony Pictures via AP)

‘Jumanji’ sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, "Jumanji" has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a "modern" twist. The result, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ," is a very sweet, and ...

In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, photo, Pokemon Go is played at a park in San Francisco. Pokemon Go is unleashing its digital critters in Apple’s playground for augmented reality, turning iPhones made during the past two years into the best place to play the mobile game, according to the CEO of the company that makes Pokemon Go. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

‘Pokemon Go’ unleashes its critters in Apple’s AR playground

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Pokemon Go" is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of digital critters. An upcoming game update relies on built-in Apple software called ARKit that gives the iPhone's new ways to ...

This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in theaters on Dec. 15. (Lucasfilm via AP)

‘The Last Jedi’ a welcome disturbance in the Force

A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet. Not the exercise in nostalgia that was J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," Johnson's Episode VIII takes George Lucas' space opera ...

Magic City Discovery Center has one thing in mind: Snow, Snow, Snow

covery Center will be holding their Snow-tacular event for kids to learn and enjoy science mixed with fun wintry weather. Elizabeth Weeks, who is the event coordinator, said that the Discovery Center did a similar event last year and that everyone had much fun. This year it is back and with ...