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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 — ...

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Pink resurfaces with a slick and gloomy new CD

Things are not as perfect as they might seem in the land of Pink. The three-time Grammy winner may have loads of money, two kids and an 11-year marriage, but her new album is filled with unease and regret. "Freeze frame, pause, rewind, stop," she sings on "Beautiful Trauma," a 13-track CD ...

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Upcycled Custom Guitar Exhibition

The Taube Museum of Art Main Gallery will feature Williston artist Beau Theige’s Custom Guitars Oct. 17- Nov. 17. Theige is a husband, father, and hobby rancher on the windswept plains of North Dakota and says, “Although I am not a guitar player myself, I was instantly intrigued by this ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Coffee + beer = coffee beer

DULUTH — Two of the most enjoyed beverages in the world are certainly beer and coffee. This week, I enlisted help to talk about how to join these two great beverages. I asked coffee expert Eric Faust of Duluth Coffee Co. about the coffee and beer partnership. Here's Faust’s take: In ...

Magic City Misfits bringing fun and fantasy for Halloween season

All zombie lovers and horror fans be aware, the Magic City Misfits are bringing a screening of Night of the Living Dead to Minot. The movie will be screened on Oct. 6 at the Vegas Hotel in the Monte Carlo Room at 8:30 p.m. The Magic City Misfits encourage those attending to dress up as ...

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Minot Symphony Orchestra starts their 92nd year

On Oct. 7 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, the Minot Symphony Orchestra will play its first performance of its 92nd season. The season is named The Wheel of Fortune with the first performance called Forever Love. “The whole season is called The Wheel of Fortune mainly as a reference to our ...

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County, classic rock headlining Høstfest this weekend

Today and Saturday are the last two days for people to attend this year’s Norsk Høstfest. Even with the festival winding down to its end, though, there remains a spectacular weekend ahead. Today, Joe Diffie and John Michael Montgomery will be perform at the Great Hall of the Vikings. ...

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In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruise

There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens up or slows down — the most unfathomable thing of all in Cruise's world. But most of Cruise's best and most ...

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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 ...