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A former WCE Oil Field Services employee holds his check as he prepares to record his thanks to an anonymous donor at a labor union event in Minot Monday.

Unpaid oil field workers welcome donor’s help

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Twenty oil field workers who lost back wages when their company folded were all smiles Monday in Minot when presented with checks from an anonymous donor. In December, the Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota and Labors’ Union Local 563 announced that a donor tied to the ...

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Oilseeds (Thursday’s closing canola prices at Archer-Daniels-Midland, Velva.) Canola 17.83 for January and February delivery; canola meal, 208.90 per ton; pellets, 213.90 per ton. Normal seed receiving hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 338-2491 for contract information ...


Alleged gunman facing multiple charges

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A 29-year-old Minot man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he fired shots in Northland Trailer Park on Tuesday afternoon, according to Minot police. James Milton Blue II is charged with seven counts of reckless endangerment, each a Class C felony; four counts of contact by bodily fluids, ...

This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. World stocks were mostly lower Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, ahead of comments from the European Central Bank's president and after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled more interest rate increases in the months to come. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Dow erases gain for 2017 as stocks fall, bond yields climb

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes as Treasury yields continued their upward march. Losses were widespread, with three stocks falling on the New York Stock ...


Minot man sentenced for assaulting cop

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A 44-year-old Minot man entered an Alford plea in district court in Minot Wednesday to assaulting a Minot police officer at the Blind Duck bar in Minot last September. An Alford plea means that Samuel Clay Savelkoul maintains his innocence but acknowledges that the state has enough evidence ...

Sheriff’s deputy and suspect killed in shootout

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ROLLA (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota. WDAY-TV reports four law enforcement officers chased a man in a pickup truck that was reported stolen from Devils Lake around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. KXMC-TV reports that ...

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Derrill Fick, Ward County weed officer, speaks to a city committee Tuesday about noxious weed control.

Minot explores options for weed control with Ward County

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A committee investigating better control of nuisance weeds in Minot gained some insight Tuesday into the work of the Ward County Weed Board and how the city and county might work together. Derrill Fick, Ward County ward control officer, spoke to the committee about the board’s efforts to ...

Sheriff’s deputy killed in shooting incident identified

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FARGO (AP) — A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota in which several officers opened fire, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Thursday. Deputy Colt Allery, 29, was killed Wednesday evening after he and three ...


Man awaits trial on sexual assault charge

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A 69-year-old Minot man is set to go to trial March 20 on a charge that he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl more than a year ago. The trial is projected to last five days for Lorin Walter Hove. Hove is charged with a Class AA felony that could send him to prison for life without ...


Dem-NPL leaders respond to Burgum’s Medicaid stance

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BISMARCK — Senate Democratic-NPL Leader Joan Heckaman (D-23) and House Dem-NPL Leader Corey Mock (D-18) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Doug Burgum’s decision to include continued funding for Medicaid expansion in his executive budget proposal: “As we review and ...

Pam Carswell, Minot Public Library Teen Librarian

Bucking tradition

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This winter, the Minot Public Library is venturing beyond traditional library programing (and traditional hours) to connect people, enrich lives and inspire minds! The first nontraditional library program of 2017 is an afterhours teen and tween mini-golf course on Friday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 9 ...

Bremer Trust invests $47 million in grants, programs

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $47.3 million in grants and program-related investments in 2016 to more than 550 organizations in North Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This is the largest annual distribution total in the history of the organization. Of that amount, ...

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups. The justices heard arguments in a dispute ...

Accused knife-hurling girlfriend headed to court

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A 21-year-old Minot woman is accused of throwing a knife at her boyfriend on Saturday and hitting him in the left arm. Miranda Anne Overlie is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to a probable ...

Man pleads guilty to cashing check meant for Bismarck brother

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A 76-year-old Minot man received a suspended one year sentence and 18 months of supervised probation Wednesday for illegally cashing a check that was mistakenly sent to Cashman Nursery in Minot instead of to Cashman Nursery in Bismarck. Timothy Joseph Cashman pleaded guilty to theft of ...

Contained release occurs near Portal

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PORTAL – A contained release of 16,800 gallons of saltwater ocurred at a saltwater disposal well about eight miles east of Portal, Tuesday. North Dakota Oil and Gas Division officials said RIM Operating Inc. reported the saltwater was released, contained and recovered after an equalizer ...

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There was a heavy presence of law enforcement personnel at a north Minot mobile home park Tuesday afternoon, including the Minot Police mobile command unit, following a report of shots fired. One suspect was later transported to Trinity Hospital.

Shots fired in north Minot

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Minot Police took one person into custody following an armed confrontation in north Minot Tuesday afternoon. The first report of an unknown number of shots fired came shortly before 3 p.m. from Northland Trailer Park. Law enforcement converged on the location and sealed it off from the ...

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Oilseeds (Wednesday’s closing canola prices at Archer-Daniels-Midland, Velva.) Canola 17.84 for January and February delivery; canola meal, 208.90 per ton; pellets, 213.90 per ton. Normal seed receiving hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 338-2491 for contract information ...


Supreme Court to rule in sheriff case

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The charges pending against Ward County Sheriff Steve Kukowski have reached the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court is being asked to decide whether or not the state should be allowed to amend an incorrect date on a document. On February 17, 2016, Kukowski was charged with two counts of ...

Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Bad day for bank stocks drags down indexes; dollar drops

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since Election Day last year snapped into reverse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.96 points, or 0.3 ...