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Taxes trend higher in Ward County

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With some rare exceptions, Ward County taxpayers will see higher mill levies and, in most cases, higher taxes when their tax statements begin arriving this coming week. The Ward County Auditor’s Office reported tax statements have begun going out to property owners. Residents of the city ...

Zoo work progressing

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Construction is advancing on the buildings in the new habitats for lions and tigers at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. The new habitats are being constructed simultaneously. Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director, said the structures are up and enclosed for both the tigers and lions. ...

Enjoy Holiday Train’s visit but be careful by the tracks

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Minot today at 6:30 p.m. The show will take place at the Main Street railroad crossing, next to the old Soo Line depot and is a great way to celebrate the holidays and help your neighbors in need. All proceeds will go to the Minot Area Homeless ...

Williston man injured in truck rollover

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A 42-year-old Williston man was injured when a tire burst on the loaded concrete truck he was driving and he lost control of the vehicle, went into the ditch, struck a power pole and rolled the truck onto its driver’s side in McKenzie County on Thursday. Alexis Ceballos was flown to Trinity ...

SRJB warns public to stay off river in project area

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As construction work continues through the winter on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, the safety and integrity of the ice along the Mouse River within the city of Minot has been compromised. Placement of rip rap along the river has weakened the ice and created unsafe ...

Minot Camera Club members place in photo contest

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Minot Camera Club winners received People’s Choice awards this month. Steve Silseth won first place in the color print category with a photo is “Dark Eyed Junko.” Richard Debertin of Berthold won in the altered reality print category with a photo entitled “Into the Color.” Richard ...

Jeremy Feller charged with assaulting girlfriend, drug offenses

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Jeremy Bryan Feller, 32, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute on Oct. 31 at the Guest Lodge in Minot. Feller is charged with a Class A misdemeanor in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Feller had accused the ...

Pedestrian safety

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BURLINGTON – Concerned about safety as their city grows, Burlington residents are looking for funding for a proposed pedestrian bridge across U.S. Highway 2 & 52. The City of Burlington has submitted an application to Ward County, requesting sponsorship of its request for up to $200,000 ...

El Nino creep continues

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It keeps creeping toward reality. Tantalizing. Teasing. The Climate Prediction Center continued their El Nino watch in their monthly update issued yesterday. The watch has been in effect for several months as El Nino conditions persist but have yet to reach what all indicators point to a ...

Higher temps to continue

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Our unseasonably warm weather is about to get even better. Forecasters say temperatures well above normal can be expected to last at least through next Friday. “It is going to be warm and there’s no precipitation in the forecast for the foreseeable future,” said Bill Abeling, National ...

TGU voters reject school bond issue

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Voters in the Towner-Granville-Upham school district resoundingly rejected an $8.9 school bond issue on Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 693 voters voted against the bond issue and 439 people voted in favor of it. The bond issue had a 38.7 percent approval rate and needed 60 percent or ...

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the ...

McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year

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PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. Jon Kyl, announced his resignation Friday from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, giving Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey a second opportunity to fill the slot. Kyl, 76, had said he was only serving through the end ...

Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the “young miracle.” A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo’s health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world’s second-deadliest Ebola ...

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District ...

Trump picks budget director Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” ...

Migrant girl’s death raises questions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says a 7-year-old girl who died while she was in custody appeared to be in good health when she was first detained along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. An intake form signed by the girl’s father said she wasn’t sick, wasn’t sweating ...