Weekender

Fundraiser to help Men’s Winter Refuge

hrough April 30, the Minot Area Men’s Winter Refuge has been helping men in need since 2013. Offering a variety of services, they run off of special funding from different groups, donations, and fundraisers. Hosting three annual fundraisers a year, one of their newest will take place this ...

Fitness, sportsmanship and time together

As the weekend of Aug. 10 through Aug. 12 begins, so do the 2018 Magic City Games across Minot. Each day starting at 8 a.m. and running until 10 p.m., the games offer a place for local athletes, whether amateur, more, or less, to get together and enjoy a few days of sports and games. Events ...

‘Under a Dark Sky’ has shrewed plot, realistic characters

(AP) — 'A dark sky park where even the slightest glimmer of light is blocked out provides a fascinating backdrop for Lori Rader-Day's inventive fourth novel. The darkness that permeates the park's environs also works as an imaginative metaphor for murky emotions and concealing secrets, even ...

A powerhouse debut from duo The War and Treaty

(AP) — Along with his considerable talents as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, bandleader and radio host, Buddy Miller is an excellent talent scout. In the case of the War and Treaty, Miller gave his stamp of approval — and a helping hand — to an act beyond his usual Nashville ...

Annual summer gourmet picnic

The 30th Annual Great Tomato Festival will be held on Wednesday at the N.D. State Fair Center in the 4H Hall. This classic community fundraising event was established in 1989 by Jeff and Peggy Miller. The gourmet picnic has become the annual end-of-summer event to attend. The menu will ...

TV CRITICS WATCH

BACK TO THE BLACK HILLS "Deadwood" fans can exhale. HBO says it's greenlighted a long-discussed movie based on the Western drama that ended a dozen years ago. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said that production is scheduled to begin in October. An air date has yet to be set but it ...

Lonely Planet launches guidebooks to cruising

(AP) The travel publisher Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising. The three new books out this summer are "Cruise Ports Alaska," ''Cruise Ports Caribbean" and "Cruise Ports Scandinavia & Northern Europe." The books include color maps, reviews, recommendations for ...

On ‘Vicious,’ Halestorm rides on elevated thrash-pop

(AP) — "Vicious" comes five years after Halestorm's Grammy-winning hit "Love Bites (So Do I)" became the group's standing claim to mainstream fame. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains, "Vicious" is a jump in sonic variety since the ...

Nickelback rocking NDSF Grandstand Saturday

No North Dakota State Fair performer list is complete without the token rock/pop act and for 2018, that act is Nickelback with Pop Evil as their opener. They will be performing tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Nickelback has been performing for over 23 years since forming in Canada. The four-man band ...

Dierks Bentley taking the stage tonight at NDSF

The North Dakota State Fair is winding down and so are the performers, but that doesn’t mean the final two on the roster won’t bring the energy, talent, and music to the Grandstand on these final two days. Taking over the stage tonight at 8 p.m. will be Dierks Bentley. A ...

Relationships are tested in ‘How to Love a Jamaican’

(AP) — Alexia Arthurs' short story collection "How to Love a Jamaican" is a timely exploration of multigenerational waves of immigration, the impact separating families has on children and the desire to be included. Arthurs' debut follows a variety of characters young and old, men and ...

Boz Scaggs revisits influences on ‘Out of the Blues’

(AP) — Sometimes with more gloss, at times with more grit, but always with great feeling, Boz Scaggs has kept some form of the blues close to the surface during most of his career, which has already sailed past the 50-year milestone. On "Out of the Blues," the last of an informal trilogy ...

State Fair taking over with food, music, and rides

The North Dakota State Fair is here. From today through Saturday, July 28, everyone can head to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for fun, food, music, rides, and more. Each day offers something new to see or do alongside the annual rides and shopping that only appears at the fair. The fair ...

Furniture, jewelry, bathbombs and more

Tomorrow, vendors from around the area will be heading to The Spot Pool Hall for a new market to purchase handmade merchandise. The Peddlers Market, created by Engage Marketing and The Spot Pool Hall, will begin at 10 a.m. and give shoppers until 4 p.m. to make it down to peruse and purchase ...

Ace Atkins’ ‘The Sinners’ is action-packed

(AP) — Mississippi's rural Tibbehah County — the evocative setting for Ace Atkins' superior series about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff — is the crossroads of all things good and evil. Here, ordinary people too often intersect with members of the crime syndicate and ...

Cowboy Junkies’ ‘All That Reckoning’ instantly great

(AP) — Cowboy Junkies return from a yearslong recording sojourn with "All That Reckoning," one of the best albums of their extended career. Occasionally ramping up the quiet, haunting sounds of "The Trinity Sessions," their 1988 classic, with doses of tougher arrangements and topical themes, ...

Scavenger hunt, birds, painting and exercise

Every month celebrates something and for the month of July that celebration is Parks and Recreation. To honor that and the Minot Parks and Recreation, the Park District has planned a variety of events that will kick off with a Scavenger Hunt on Sunday. Taking place at Roosevelt Park, the ...

Independence, Inc. hosts 8th annual Celebrating Independence picnic

Independence, Inc., a Minot-based disability rights organization, will host the eighth Annual Celebrating Independence Picnic on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Roosevelt Park shelter No. 3 and No. 14. The theme for this year’s event is “We Do Disability Right” and will focus on disability ...

Minot City Band performing concert at Oak Park

With the weather warm and the days long, it is the time to be outdoors. On Sunday, the Minot City Band will be adding music to the warm days to give concert goers a relaxing, outdoor experience. Taking place in Oak Park, the band will perform two concerts in the band shell. One will take ...

In ‘Skyscraper,’ The Rock towers over action tropes

NEW YORK (AP) — I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of "Skyscraper," the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior of a high-rise with helicopters and klieg lights swirling, woundedly mumble, "Hey, ...