Weekender

Jane Hawk continues quest in ‘The Crooked Staircase’

(AP) — Jane Hawk continues her quest to bring down a vast conspiracy in "The Crooked Staircase" by Dean Koontz, a follow-up to "The Silent Corner" and "The Whispering Room." Hawk is the most wanted woman in America and being on the run makes it hard to rest or trust anyone. She can't see ...

Luke Winslow-King’s ‘Blue Mesa’ simple and effective

(AP) — Don't look for ferocious twists and turns on Luke Winslow-King's "Blue Mesa." Though he well knows life is usually far from trouble-free, this is a collection of soulfully simple and effective songs with a wide range of guitar sounds and a mix of blues, rock, folk and ...

12 Angry Jurors take the stage in judicial drama

Mouse River Players is bringing another show to the stage for the community of Minot to enjoy. “12 Angry Jurors,” which is directed by Tim Knickerbocker, sets the stage in a court room as the 12 jury members go over the case of a 19-year-old who is accused of stabbing his father. It ...

Senior Coalition puts together Salute to Seniors

On Tuesday, the Minot Senior Coalition will be bringing their annual Salute to Seniors to the Minot Municipal Auditorium starting at 9 a.m. with a day full of events and entertainment. The theme of the 22nd annual event is “Salute to Farmers and Ranchers.” The event coordinator of the ...

Grocery Tour and Tasting look at gluten-free foods

Trinity Health’s Nutrition Services Department will offer a grocery store tour Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. focusing on celiac disease and gluten intolerance. In addition, there will be a gluten-free taste testing Monday at 5 p.m. Both events are free and will be held at MarketPlace Foods, 1930 S. ...

‘Tully,’ a rare close-up of postnatal motherhood

NEW YORK (AP) — The title character of Jason Reitman's "Tully" descends not from the clouds, carried by an umbrella in the wind, but glides cheerfully through the front door on a black night. She arrives just as Marlo (Charlize Theron), the mother of two plus an unplanned-for newborn, is ...

WORLD OF WINE: Drink these wines on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday and, along with some fantastic Mexican styled food, there are some great wines to enjoy as well. Not to be confused with Mexico's Independence Day (Sept. 16), Cinco de Mayo celebrations the outnumbered and under-armed Mexican army's unlikely victory over the vastly ...

iMagicon is taking over

Starting today at the Holiday Inn-Riverside, the doors will be opening for all comic, scifi, gaming, and any other fandom fans to take in all it has to offer and spend the weekend hours among friends. The 2018 iMagicon convention has worked to bring a wide range of entertainment for guests ...

Star Wars fans worldwide team together for good

Star Wars has been around since the very first movie premiered in 1977. From there, generations have grown up on the stories and the movies that have come from it and they likely played a big role in many lives. Generations of fans have devoted their time and energy to the galaxy far, far ...

WORLD OF WINE: When it comes to wine, what are tannins?

Tannins are part of the biochemical makeup of living, fruit-producing plants. In high concentrations in under-ripe fruit, they remain unpalatable until a particular level of ripeness takes place. The fruit is considered most highly edible with a sugar content and acidity level that makes them ...

Book sales all around the town

Reading is known to be one of the best ways to gain knowledge and expand views, but sometimes purchasing books can be spendy. Through the weekend, though, some cheaper options where funds will go to a good cause will be available. The Minot Public Library started their Friends of the Library ...

WORLD OF WINE: 3 affordable wines to consider this spring

April 18 in history has two possible reasons to raise a toast. On this date in 1956, the beautiful actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco, depriving director Alfred Hitchcock of one of his favorite blonde actresses to use in his movies. It is also the date that San Francisco ...

Earth Day celebrating 48 years of environmental support

Starting in 1970 on April 22, people worldwide began to celebrate nature and hold events that demonstrate and support environmental protection. To celebrate Earth Day 2018, many places will be holding some kind of event. The North Dakota Department of Health sent out a press release ...

Boom Slam! Poetry Slam

April is National Poetry Month and every year since 2012, a local Poetry Slam has been held for students to practice their poetry writing and reciting skills. The 2018 Boom Slam! Minot’s Sixth Teen Poetry Slam will take place on April 29 in the Minot State University Beaver Dam starting ...

Sunday Funday to raise awareness for elementary students in need

Minot State students will host a Sunday Funday carnival that features games, bouncy castles, music, and food at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Sunday, from 12-3 p.m.. The event aims to raise awareness and donations for Essentials for Learning, a new community program that will collect and ...

Celebrate Shakespeare at upcoming play at Minot State

In 1914, Minot State University held it’s first ever Shakespeare Festival. Now, 104 years later, they will be kicking off another year of celebration on April 19 with the first performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. in Aleshire Theater. Directed by Aili ...

WORLD OF WINE: Wine bottle shapes communicate quality and content

When in the Burgundy or Bordeaux regions of France, the bottles of wine from those particular regions have distinct shapes. The high-shouldered Bordeaux bottle (also called the Claret) communicates the Bordeaux wines that make up the blend. The same goes for the sloped-shouldered Burgundy ...

The Quebe Sisters to perform at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall

Nashville, Tenn. – As three of the fastest rising stars of their generation, The Quebe Sisters have made their presence known in the country music scene. The fiddling siblings will be showcasing their tight harmonies and innate talent in a concert at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Tuesday at ...

Walk for Autism to take place saturday

According to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children will be identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One in 42 boys and one in 189 girls will be diagnosed with ASD. To bring awareness to ASD, Minot Center for Pediatric Therapy is pairing with Shannon Schmidt ...