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With a photograph of homicide suspect Kommika Gregory on a screen, Capt. John Klug, Minot Police, provided information to the press about a Thursday morning shooting in south Minot that left one man dead.

Homicide suspect captured

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An alleged killer that slipped out of Minot was captured several hours later at New Town. Taken into custody about 4 p.m. Thursday was Kommika K. Gregory of Minot. Minot Police had been searching for her since receiving a call of a shooting in the 1800 block of South Main Street shortly ...

Local Markets 11-16

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Local Cash Grain (Tuesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.65 Winter wheat, 2.97 Soybeans, 8.52 Corn, 2.52 NuSun sunflowers, 15.30 Canola, 16.95 Durum, 6.25 Barley Malt, ...

Local Markets 11-17

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Local Cash Grain (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.70 Winter wheat, 3.02 Soybeans, 8.71 Corn, 2.58 NuSun sunflowers, 15.30 Canola, 17.00 Durum, 6.25 Barley Malt, 2.20 Feed, ...

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Steven Mullen with the North Dakota Department of Transportation points out statistics on transit ridership in 2016 at a public open house in Minot Wednesday.

State studies ways people want to move

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More biking and walking trails would be welcomed by Minot-area residents who turned out to provide input on a statewide plan for active and public transportation Wednesday. The North Dakota Department of Transportation is developing ND Moves, a first of its kind plan that will guide the state ...

Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower

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NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, ...

Cynthia Wilder changes plea to guilty of conspiracy to commit murder

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A 27-year-old Minot woman admitted Thursday that she helped plan the brutal stabbing murder of her husband’s ex-wife, but claims she exaggerated what happened to impress her old boyfriend. Cynthia Louise Wilder entered an Alford plea to Class AA conspiracy to commit murder and Class C felony ...

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The state’s oil production continues to make a slight rise. This photo was taken in southwest North Dakota. Oil price weakness is still anticipated to last through 2017, according to Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.

Oil production continues to climb

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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil production is continuing to make a slight increase with 1.107 million barrels a day produced in September, the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources reported Wednesday. The September numbers are the most recent production numbers. In August the state ...


More snow, colder says latest outook

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The latest long-range weather outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center isn’t good news for those wishing for a mild winter for North Dakota. The outlook calls for an enhanced chance of colder than normal temperatures and the possibility of greater than average snowfall for the period ...

Mother, son plead not guilty to robbery, aggravated assault

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A mother and son entered not guilty pleas in district court Thursday to charges that they robbed a north Minot apartment storage unit on Sept. 4, physically assaulted a 22-year-old woman and interfered with 9-1-1 calls. Vaneica Ann Erickson, 46, and her son, Scott Ramon Parizek, 27, are ...

Educators selected for STEM fellowships

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WILLISTON — Two area educators have been selected to receive fellowships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-related education through the Statoil North Dakota Charitable Fund. JL Garman of Watford City Public School and Lesa Gowing of Alexander Public School were selected ...

Woman sentenced for child neglect

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A 28-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to a suspended jail sentence and three years supervised probation for failing to get immediate treatment for a boy who was injured on May 21, 2016. Tiffany Jayne Frederick pleaded guilty to Class C felony child neglect in district court in Minot on ...

Free vein screening Dec. 7

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Trinity Health will offer a free vein screening for the community Thursday, December 7, at the Advanced Imaging Center at Town & Country Center, according to a press release. The screening, for people with varicose veins, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Appointments are available by calling ...

Man sentenced on delivery of oxocydone charge

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A 26-year-old Minot man was sentenced to time served and three years supervised probation for delivery of oxycodone in Minot on March 16, 2016. Craig Anthony Martin pleaded guilty to one count of Class B felony delivery of a controlled substance in district court in Minot on Wednesday. Judge ...

Grant writing boot camp set for Minot

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Strengthen ND is partnering with the Northwest North Dakota Grant Writers Roundtable to host a Grant Writing Boot Camp for nonprofits on Dec. 13 at the Roosevelt Park Zoo. The retreat will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Megan Laudenschlager, executive director of Strengthen ND, ...

Jacqueline Clouse of Burlington keeps Wasabi, an 8-1/2-year-old American pit bull terrier, as a service dog.

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Going after bad dogs

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Minot needs a stronger dangerous animal ordinance, regardless of whether it keeps a breed-specific law banning pit bulls, according to a city committee examining the issue. The Minot Animal Ordinance Committee voted Wednesday to draft new rules for pets and their owners while deciding to ...

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Nuisance Animal Committee Chairman Josh Wolsky, left, addresses the committee Wednesday. Shown are members Chuck Emery and Greg Gullickson.

City committee discusses wildlife management plan

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A city committee made headway Wednesday in crafting a wildlife management plan for Minot that would allow for certain types of bow hunting. The Minot City Council approved an ordinance earlier this month that makes it an infraction, subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000, to bow hunt on ...

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

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U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market's gains, which helped lift the Nasdaq composite to its first ...


Fire damages southeast Minot apartment

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A fire caused significant smoke damage to an apartment at 631 19th Avenue SE in Minot on Wednesday morning. No one was injured and other residents of the apartment building were able to return home after the fire was put out. Minot Fire Department Battalion Chief Lonnie Sather said fire ...

Update: Kommika Gregory taken into custody


UPDATE: Kommika Gregory was taken into custody without incident by law enforcement near New Town at about 4 p.m. today. The Minot Police Department issued the following news release this morning: Today at 7:55 a.m. officers were dispatched to a shooting at South Main Street in Minot. ...