Weekender

Ribs, chicken, pork: Ribfest brings it all

Go and get succulent ribs, barbecue chicken and sweet pulled pork at the third annual Minot’s Ribfest taking place all weekend. Starting today at 11 a.m. and running through Sunday night at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, Minot’s Ribfest will feature plenty to eat and a variety of ...

Minot City Bands performs two concerts

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present their fourth and fifth concerts of the season at Oak Park on Sunday. The two concerts will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the old band shell by the splash park and playground. The Minot City Band will perform a ...

‘Chasing the Moon’ takes a look at the history of rocketry

(AP) —This companion book to the upcoming PBS film showcases well-known individuals and some forgotten names that were just as essential in keeping the dream of sending a man into outer space. The first known scientific look at the practicality of rockets came in 1903 when Russian Konstantin ...

‘Western Stars’ new path for Bruce Springsteen

(AP) — Bruce Springsteen's new studio release breaks fresh ground for the veteran rocker, who turns his back not only on the blistering sound of the E Street Band but also abandons the haunting acoustic moods pioneered on "Nebraska" and fine-tuned on later solo efforts. After the ...

Emma Thompson kills in ‘Late Night’

Watching "Late Night," an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire, a persistent thought runs through your head: How have we been abiding without a steady supply of leading roles like this for Emma Thompson, and why haven't we by ...

Pancakes for Project Ignite Light being held Saturday

According to Jolene Haffner, around 3.2 million children are seen at advocacy centers for abuse each year in America. In Minot, around 400 children a year are seen at advocacy centers due to abuse. For this reason, Haffner and Dough Thompson decided to host a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds ...

The Replacements to perform Sunday at Sibyl Center in Stanley

The Replacements are scheduled to perform at the Sibyl Center in Stanley Sunday at 3 p.m. A welcome sight to area audiences, the Replacements bring upbeat hearts and fun personalities to the stage, The Replacements perform a large variety of music including 50’s and 60’s music, country, ...

Minot City Band takes on Oak Park

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present the second and third concerts of the band’s 98th season on Sunday. Both performances will be held at the Oak Park Band Shell with the first starting at 4 p.m. and the evening concert at 7 p.m. The Minot City Band was ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Beer-drinking history & culture outside the US

Today I’m covering a small snapshot of the beer world outside the United States, including some of the influencers that have helped shape beer-drinking culture here in the USA as well as around the world. The hyper-hot craft beer industry in the United States probably makes you think that ...

Oak Park to fill with music

Minot Area Council of the Arts and Minot Parks District pair up for another year of summer concerts in Oak Park. This Sunday, they will kick off another year of Arts in the Park with karaoke starting at 4 p.m. and a performance by Dean and the Badlands Express at 7 p.m. Arts in the Parks was ...

Dakota Drifters heads to Stanley

Country band Dakota Drifters returns to the Sibyl Center in Stanley Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. The Sibyl Center favorite will play a variety of country, gospel, rock-a-billy and even some rock ’n’ roll. Fans of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins and similar music will enjoy Dakota ...

Danger, beauty, suspense in ‘The River’s’ wilderness

(AP) — This novel about two Dartmouth College students on a canoe trip gone badly awry is partly an ode to the Northern wilderness, partly a survival how-to, and mostly a thriller — suspenseful and gut-wrenching. Best friends Wynn and Jack take a late-summer trip to Canada, paddling down ...

Justin Rutledge turns the pages in ‘Passages’

Justin Rutledge stands in a strong tradition of literate Canadian singer-songwriters — think Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell or the late Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. Like the Hip, whose Rob Baker plays guitar on Rutledge's new album, he deserves to be better known outside his ...

Get ready to let your kites fly

Taking advantage of a long weekend and a reason to celebrate, Fort Stevenson State Park will be spending another year filled with kites. From kites that are large and take charge of the sky to smaller, more child sized kites, any are welcome and all are encouraged to soar. SkyFest will take ...

Get the family together and sing

Get ready to sing and relax at The Putt District tonight as they hold their third official Karaoke Night. Music will start at 8 p.m. and is open to the whole family. The event will take place in The Putt District’s refurbished basement where guests can relax and sit at painted tables or on ...

Recreating ‘Aladdin’s’ magic with Will Smith

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, ...

The creator of ‘Hannibal’ returns with new monster

(AP) — In Thomas Harris' new novel, Cari Mora escaped a violent past and now lives in Miami. She can stay in the United States thanks to a temporary protected status, but she still fears being sent back to her native country. She works as caretaker of the house that was once owned by drug ...

The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 years

(AP) — After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly fine form. The boys who brought rockabilly back into the mainstream in the 1980s haven't lost a spare snare. The simple, elegant rhythm section of drummer Slim Jim Phantom and bassist Lee ...

Bloom celebrates caregivers

Minot Center for Pediatric Therapy wants to celebrate moms, foster moms, grandmothers, aunts and other caregivers of individuals with disabilities. To do so, they will be hosting their fifth annual Bloom event today at the Grand Hotel from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event will give attendees a chance ...

Gymagic Gymnastics hosts first Nerf Wars event

Boys and girls ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to prepare their Nerf guns and get ready for war at the Gymagic Gymnastics first ever Nerf Wars event. The event will take place Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the gymnastics gym. The event is open to anyone within the age range and costs $15 to take ...