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Minot’s Memorial Day program will be held on Monday at the original Veterans Section in Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot, shown in this photo taken Thursday.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sinn to speak at Minot’s Memorial Day program

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry L. Sinn, vice president for finance and administration, and corporate treasurer of the Association of the U.S. Army, will give the address at Minot’s Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. at the original Veterans Section in Rosehill Memorial Park on Monday. A 1963 ...

Dr. Marc Eichler sentenced on child porn offense

A federal judge sentenced disgraced former Minot neurosurgeon Dr. Marc Eichler on Thursday to 36 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to court records. Eichler will be given credit for time served in prison. Eichler will be on supervised probation for five years ...

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People attending a ceremony at Minot State University to mark Poppy Day tuck red poppies into their lapels on Friday.

Minot State University marks Poppy Day

Minot State University celebrated Poppy Day in honor of veterans on Friday. Attendees at a brief ceremony wore poppies in their lapels and listened to MSU President Steve Shirley recite the moving poem “In Flanders Fields.” The poppy is symbolic of the blood shed by those who served in ...

Kites, kites, kites

People of all ages were flying kites of all sizes, shapes and colors at the annual SkyFest Over Fort Stevenson on Saturday. The annual event is held at Fort Stevenson State Park, south of Garrison. Admittance to the park is with a park pass or purchase of a pass but admission to the event ...

Salvation Army Minot Match announced

Thanks to a partnership with the Minot Junior Golf Association, people can help the Minot Salvation Army make up for a shortage in its donations. Every gift made to the Minot Salvation Army between now through Aug. 1 will be matched by the Minot Junior Golf Association and Wee Links – up ...

Repp makes court appearance in possession of stolen property case

As much as $100,000 in property might have been taken from Tom’s Coin Shop in Minot on Feb. 25. On Thursday Timothy Gene Repp, 27, who is accused of being in possession of some of the loot, made an appearance in district court in Minot. Judge Gary Lee said he wasn’t comfortable ...

Area communities receive MAGIC funds

Minot’s MAGIC Fund Screening Committee approved $45,700 in rural marketing match grants to 16 communities Friday. The awards were: – Flaxton, $2,500 for a Marketing Hometown America program offered through the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Community Vitality. – ...

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The reader who has guessed the date this massive mound of snow at the North Hill sports complex melts will win a special gift from I. Keating, an outdoor patio set with four chairs and a fire pit. Contest entry is now closed and a winner will be named... when snow mountain melts!

Contest closed

Elaine Gunderson/MDN The reader who has guessed the date this massive mound of snow at the North Hill sports complex melts will win a special gift from I. Keating, an outdoor patio set with four chairs and a fire pit. Contest entry is now closed and a winner will be named... when snow ...

Dakota College at Bottineau undergoes summer renovations

Renovations will be in progress this summer at Dakota College at Bottineau, according to a press release from the college. Contractors have been on campus this spring to replace the roofs on the central heating plant, greenhouse, and north end of Thatcher Hall. New entrance doors will be ...

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The Veterans Memorial Area with a monument, benches and flagpoles will be dedicated on Memorial Day in Berthold.

Berthold to dedicate Veterans Memorial Area

BERTHOLD – The Berthold community will honor Berthold veterans on Monday, Memorial Day, with the dedication of the Veterans Memorial Area. The area is located next to Berthold City Hall. A program will begin at 1 p.m. with the Berthold Color Guard, Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard and other ...

Minot man charged with possession of child porn

A 40-year-old Minot man is accused of downloading child pornography from the internet that featured sexually explicit images of girls who were toddlers up to the age of 14. Richard Lyle Thompson is charged with 10 Class C felony counts of possession of child pornography. Each Class C felony ...

Williston man found guilty of sexually abusing young girl

A jury has found a 59-year-old Williston man guilty of sexually assaulting a girl on different occasions in Mountrail County in 2012 when she was 10 and 11 years old. Clyde Edward Pickens went on trial this week in Stanley. He was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of Class AA felony gross ...

Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff on Memorial Day

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff until noon on Monday, at which time they should be raised to full staff in observance of Memorial Day. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a ...

Produced water spill occurs near Powers Lake

POWERS LAKE – A pipeline leak at a well pad is attributed to a produced water spill about nine miles southwest of Powers Lake Thursday. The well pad is owned by Oasis Petroleum. North Dakota Department of Health officials said the spill was reported Friday. Produced water is a by-product ...

Minot AFB to perform Indy 500 flyover

The 5th Bomb Wing’s 69th Bomb Squadron at Minot Air Force Base will be performing the flyover at the Indianapolis 500 this year. It will be carried on ABC-TV this Sunday. The men and women of the 69th will also be conducting a second flyover this weekend in Washington D.C. The B-52 ...

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Council candidate Shaun Sipma speaks at a forum Wednesday as, from left, Shannon Straight, Josh Wolsky, Mark Jantzer, Lisa Olson and Stephan Podrygula listen.

Common ground

Minot’s city council candidates agreed at a forum Wednesday that a public gathering space next to Broadway would be a bad idea while automated garbage collection could prove to be a smart move. Candidates didn’t show wide differences of thought on topics ranging from the MAGIC Fund to ...

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Ward County employees exit the Ward County office building shortly after 10 a.m. The court house and the office building were both ordered evacuated for about two hours Thursday after a bomb threat was called in to the courthouse. No bomb was found and Sheriff Bob Barnard gave the all clear for people to return to work shortly before noon on Thursday.

Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

The Ward County Courthouse and office building was evacuated after a bomb threat was made Thursday morning. Sheriff Bob Barnard said a call came in to an office in the courthouse shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday. A bomb squad including people from the Minot Police Department and Ward County ...

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Workers pour concrete into a form to create a pier for the east Broadway Bridge Thursday while traffic moves over the west bridge.

New Broadway Bridge begins to take form

A major milestone in the construction of the Broadway Bridge occurred Thursday when crews began pouring a new pier column for a section of the bridge just south of the Souris River. Piers and abutments form the substructure of the bridge. The new bridge will have six piers and two ...

Emulsion spill in Burke County

The North Dakota Department of Health was notified Sunday of a 100-barrel oil emulsion spill in Burke County, about 6.5 miles southwest of Bowbells. The spill resulted from an equipment failure at a well pad operated by Cornerstone Natural Resources LLC. Oil emulsion is a mixture of crude oil ...