Local News

Residents want new landfill

The City of Minot has only begun to consider its future landfill options, but residents at a public meeting Tuesday made it clear that expanding the existing facility is not a good idea. The city held the meeting to explain the expansion plan, which was placed on hold earlier this year, and ...

Bommelman re-enters mayoral race

Nancy Bommelman announced this week she is back in the race for Minot mayor. Bommelman had filed to run but withdrew on April 16, citing family reasons. Her name remained on the ballot but she had not intended to campaign. However, she said Tuesday that she has addressed her immediate ...

MSU softball falls in home finale

Sophomore Julia Suchan recorded six hits and Skyla Neubauer drove in four runs, but Minot State dropped a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader to Northern State on Wednesday in the Beavers home finale at the South Hill Softball Complex. Minot State had a late rally fall short in ...

Equine disease of concern in area

The death of a barrel-racing horse in Bowman County has captured the attention of veterinarians throughout the state. The horse was stricken with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, known as EHM. Once the disease was identified the horse was quickly euthanized. Because the disease is ...

Memory Masters

Memory Master” is an honor bestowed to students who have mastered all the memory work learned through the national Classical Conversations (CC) classical homeschooling curriculum, according to a press release. CC combines classical learning with a biblical worldview and believes the ultimate ...

Students receive SRT Scholarships

Area students have won SRT College Scholarships. Nicholas Effertz, Velva High School, is the recipient of the 2018 SRT $2,500 Technical Scholarship. Recipients of the 2018 SRT $1,500 Scholarship are Stephen Ellingson, MLS-Mohall High School, Gage Jaeger, Minot High School, Ryleigh Popinga, ...

Man charged with stealing car

A 24-year-old Williston man is accused of stealing a relative’s car in Minot on Dec. 9, 2017. Zebulin Michael Ziesemer is charged with Class C felony theft of property in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the relative told police that ...

Woman sentenced for criminal facilitation, drug paraphernalia

A Minot woman was sentenced to time served and 18 months supervised probation on Wed-nesday for Class A misdemeanor criminal facilitation and Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Kristine Kay Machado, 51, was given credit for 56 days already served in jail and was ordered to ...

Construction on pump station to begin

Construction on the Broadway Pump Station is scheduled to begin this week. The location of the storm water pump station is the southwest corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The pump station is one component of the first phase of Minot’s flood protection project. The pump station is ...

Severe weather awareness week

The week of April 30 through May 4 has been designated North Dakota Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week by the National Weather Service. Several agencies are involved in the week, including the NWS, Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, North ...

Man sentenced for possession of stolen car, fleeing from police

A 23-year-old Minot man was sentenced to about 20 months in prison for possession of a stolen car and fleeing a police officer in October 2016. Eric Lee Skorick pleaded guilty to both Class C felony charges on Wednesday as well as guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended ...

Woman sentenced to time served, fines for tampering with evidence

A 46-year-old Minot woman was sentenced to time served of eight days in jail and ordered to pay $500 in court costs for tampering with evidence by flushing a meth pipe down a toilet on Feb. 14. Amy Anne Feland pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence, a Class A misdemeanor, in ...

Cemetery near Ross considered for National Register

ROSS – The Assyrian Muslim Cemetery near Ross will be reviewed for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. On Friday, the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. in Lecture Room A in the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, for the ...

Vandal inducted into honor society

Dakota College at Bottineau nursing instructor Joanne Vandal was inducted into Minot State University’s Omicron Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing during a ceremony held April 17 at Minot State University, according to a press release. Vandal was inducted as ...

Minot woman charged with intending to deal meth and heroin

A 31-year-old Minot woman is accused of intending to deal heroin and methamphetamines in Minot last week. Laura Jean Nelson is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of meth with intent to deliver, both Class B felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a ...

Man given probation, deferred sentence for dealing pot

A 19-year-old Minot man was given a deferred imposition of sentence for two years Wednesday on a Class B felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Ian Michael Oja will be on supervised probation for two years, according to court records, and must also obtain a chemical ...

Attention to conservation

Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot raised $1,750 for conservation during Earth Day held at the zoo on Sunday. This year’s zoo conservation fund is dedicated to the black-footed ferret, said Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director. “We had about 630 people here on Sunday which is ...

Contractor bids awarded for new lion, tiger habitats’ construction

Construction will start soon on new lion and tiger habitats at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, according to zoo officials. The New Habitat for a New Century Centennial Capital Campaign is halfway to the goal, having raised $3.2 million for two new habitats: one for Amur tigers and one for ...

Bommelman re-enters mayoral race

Nancy Bommelman announced this week she is back in the race for Minot mayor. Bommelman had filed to run but withdrew on April 16, citing family reasons. Her name remained on the ballot but she had not intended to campaign. However, she said Tuesday that she has addressed her immediate ...

Tick time returns

While North Dakotans were anxiously awaiting warmer weather so too were those creepy, crawly, disease laden dwellers of the grass and twigs and leaves. Tick season has arrived. Though small in size, for many people ticks have the fear factor of a charging lion. Tick bites can be alarming too ...