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Full Steam Ahead

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“Workforce is the new challenge for growing our economy,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer, keynote speaker for the Minot Area Development Corporation’s annual meeting. “Minot has always been an example of being on offense,” he said. He also told the group North Dakota leads the nation in ...

Local decision-making

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In support of local people making local decisions, the Minot City Council postponed a decision on hiring a consultant to assist a steering committee that is rewriting the zoning ordinances. Council President Mark Jantzer mentioned how quickly an earlier consultant-assisted rewrite failed in ...

Bradley Morales appeals murder conviction to Supreme Court

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A defense attorney for a Minot man convicted of murder last year is arguing that the presiding judge violated his constitutional right to a public trial by closing the courtroom on multiple occasions without first considering alternatives and by denying his request to represent ...

State legislator survives moose crash

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He is back at work at the state Legislature. Quite lucky to be too. Rep. Marvin Nelson, District 9 Democrat from Rolla, survived a highway collision with a moose while returning home from a legislative session in Bismarck last Friday. Nelson had slowed slightly as a moose crossed the roadway ...

Five years of exceptional work

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Ever wonder how a print studio can educate, inspire, create and collaborate? What happens when you take professional artists, mix in a creative community of artists, students and faculty, add ink and paper and turn them loose? The result is “How the Beaver Got its Flat Tail,” an ...

Raleigh Hastings, Minot, charged with terrorizing

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Raleigh Douglas Hastings, 37, Minot, is accused of brandishing a handgun and making threats against a man who allegedly had cut him off in traffic on Saturday. Hastings is charged with two counts of Class C felony terrorizing in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause ...

Levi Hillestad, Minot, sentenced for aggravated assault

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Levi James Hillestad, 37, Minot, entered an Alford plea to a Class C felony aggravated assault charge on Wednesday and was sentenced to 360 days in jail, all suspended but 30 days, and 18 months supervised probation. North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar also ordered Hillestad to ...

Crystal Johnson, Minot, sentenced to jail for multiple offenses

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Crystal Amanda Johnson, 34, Minot, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fleeing a police officer at a high rate of speed early Tuesday morning, for a fifth offense of driving with a suspended license within five years, and for refusal to halt. Johnson pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday ...

Michelle Red Eagle charged with delivery of oxycodone

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Michelle Red Eagle, 27, is accused of delivery of oxycodone to a confidential informant working for the Ward County Narcotics Task Force in Minot in December 2017. Red Eagle is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Minot. She allegedly sold 10 oxycodone tablets to the informant ...

Floodplain fix

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The City of Burlington is looking to fix a building permit snafu that – in a worst case scenario – could cost residents their flood insurance discount or even raise their premiums. Amanda Schooling, Ward County Emergency Management director, sought and received permission from the Ward ...

Minot area Democrats to hold reorganizational meetings

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Democratic-NPL Districts 3, 5, 38, and 40 will hold reorganizational meetings this Sunday at the IBEW Local 714 hall at 125 35th Ave. NE in Minot. The purpose of the reorganizational meetings, which are required to be held every two years, is to elect officer positions within each district.

For young zoogoers

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Magic City Lions Club is investing $12,500 toward the “Little Lion’s Den” at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. Officers presented the check to Zoo Director Becky Dewitz on Tuesday morning. The new African Lion Savannah will feature a 3-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot cave with a viewing window for ...

Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins ...

Ward County 4-H members win at Stanley & Bismarck Hippology Contests

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Seven Ward County 4-H members traveled to Stanley for the Hippology and Horse Quiz Bowl contests. The contests were held at the Mountrail County South Complex on Feb. 2. Hippology is divided into four categories: horse judging, written test, team problem and stations. At the Stanley contest, ...

‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

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CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said ...

Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the ...

Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it’s far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will provide ...